Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS (2000 GB)

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Item 3542: Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB WD20EARS
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyCaviar Green
PartWD20EARS
Size2000 GB
Cache64 MB
RPM
Form Factor3.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty3 year
WD20EARS Reviews4
Disk Interface RPM Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Hitachi Ultrastar HUA723030ALA641 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 83.00 36.14
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 65.00 30.77
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 102.99 29.13
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.45 28.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 104.99 28.57
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 107.99 27.78
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 75.00 26.67
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 77.09 25.94
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 77.50 25.81
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 81.99 24.39
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 82.99 24.10
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.00 24.10
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.24 24.03
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 84.00 23.81
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 84.99 23.53
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 85.00 23.53
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 85.20 23.47
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 88.00 22.73
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 93.99 21.28
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 94.99 21.05
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 96.96 20.63
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 98.00 20.41
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 98.89 20.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 109.19 18.32
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.68 16.71
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 121.51 16.46
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 129.00 15.50
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 129.00 15.50
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 132.99 15.04
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 133.85 14.94
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 134.00 14.93
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 138.99 14.39
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723020ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 139.99 14.29
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 143.00 13.99
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 143.75 13.91
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 149.99 13.33
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 154.99 12.90
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 161.31 12.40
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 162.00 12.35
Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 169.95 11.77
Western Digital WDBSLA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 174.00 11.49
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 179.95 11.11
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000646NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 198.74 10.06
Western Digital WD RE WD200MFYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 212.72 9.40
Seagate Constellation ES ST2000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 214.55 9.32
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 3 245.07 8.16
Toshiba MKx002TSKB Series MK2002TSKB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 249.75 8.01
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000645NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 275.00 7.27
HP StorageWorks P2000 AW556A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 2000 299.99 6.67
Seagate Barracuda ST320005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 324.98 6.15
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 77.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-09-23 $88.00 -7.00
2014-09-23 $279.95
2014-09-21 $95.00 +1.00
2014-09-21 $94.00 -1.00
2014-09-17 $95.00 -2.00
2014-09-17 $97.00 -1.99
2014-09-17 $98.99 +0.99
2014-09-17 $98.00 -1.00
2014-09-16 $99.00 +4.71
2014-09-15 $94.29 -5.70

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity2,000,398 MB
User Sectors Per Drive3,907,029,168
Capacity2 TB
Performance
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)3 Gb/s (Max)
Buffer Size64 MB
Power
Standby0.80 Watts
Read/Write6.00 Watts
Sleep0.80 Watts
Idle3.70 Watts
Acoustics
Seek Mode 325 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 029 dBA (average)
Idle Mode24 dBA (average)

External links

Western Digital WD20EARS Reviews & Benchmarks

Silent PC Review - New high areal density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD | silentpcreview.com - Dec. 7, 2010
StorageReview.com - Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Review (WD20EARS) - June 24, 2010

Other Western Digital Caviar Green Reviews & Benchmarks

Hot Hardware - 3TB Hard Drive Round-up: Hitachi, Seagate, WD - Sept. 7, 2011
Hardware Heaven - Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive Review - Jan. 1, 2011
Hot Hardware - WD Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive Review - Oct. 19, 2010
Legit Reviews - Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green Hard Drive Review - Oct. 19, 2010
Hot Hardware - WD Caviar & RE2 GreenPower 1TB HDs - March 24, 2008
ExtremeTech - RAID Class Terabyte Hard Drives - Nov. 29, 2007
Tom's Hardware - The Terabyte Battle - Nov. 5, 2007
Tom's Hardware - WD Caviar GP: The "Green" 1 TB Drive - Oct. 11, 2007

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