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 58.90 50.93
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 84.00 35.71
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 58.75 34.04
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 59.95 33.36
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 59.99 33.34
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 89.99 33.34
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 90.88 33.01
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 97.99 30.62
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 98.99 30.31
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 66.20 30.21
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 69.95 28.59
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 70.01 28.57
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 72.99 27.40
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 73.99 27.03
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 75.00 26.67
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 76.01 26.31
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 76.65 26.09
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 79.98 25.01
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.99 25.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 80.00 25.00
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 82.45 24.26
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 85.99 23.26
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 89.00 22.47
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 89.99 22.22
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 89.99 22.22
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 95.78 20.88
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 99.50 20.10
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 99.95 20.01
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 99.95 20.01
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 107.80 18.55
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 113.00 17.70
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.57 16.87
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.78 16.84
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 124.98 16.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 125.00 16.00
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 134.41 14.88
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 135.71 14.74
Western Digital WD RE WD200MFYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 137.99 14.49
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 140.00 14.29
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 140.00 14.29
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 145.00 13.79
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 148.53 13.47
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 164.00 12.20
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000645NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 169.44 11.80
Toshiba MKx002TSKB Series MK2002TSKB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 179.94 11.11
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000646NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 194.77 10.27
Seagate Barracuda ST320005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 197.30 10.14
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 248.59 8.05
HP StorageWorks P2000 AW556A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 2000 279.99 7.14
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 3 408.59 4.89
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 74.99 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 99.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-04-14 $80.00 -0.95
2015-04-09 $80.95 -0.01
2015-04-08 $80.96 -0.01
2015-04-08 $80.97 -0.01
2015-04-08 $80.98 -0.01
2015-04-06 $80.99 -0.51
2015-03-30 $81.50 -0.49
2015-03-29 $81.99 -0.01
2015-03-27 $82.00 -0.51
2015-03-26 $82.51 -0.99

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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