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 79.95 37.52
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 65.00 30.77
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 69.00 28.99
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 104.42 28.73
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.45 28.72
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.99 28.57
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 107.00 28.04
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 107.99 27.78
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.99 27.28
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 74.49 26.85
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 74.99 26.67
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 77.09 25.94
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
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 84.00 23.81
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.99 23.53
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 85.00 23.53
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 88.45 22.61
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 92.45 21.63
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 94.29 21.21
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 94.99 21.05
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 95.00 21.05
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 96.16 20.80
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 109.19 18.32
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 117.09 17.08
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.68 16.71
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
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 131.20 15.24
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 132.00 15.15
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 139.99 14.29
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723020ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 139.99 14.29
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 141.50 14.13
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 145.25 13.77
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 149.00 13.42
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 149.99 13.33
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 156.00 12.82
Western Digital WDBSLA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 158.99 12.58
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 165.00 12.12
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 170.00 11.76
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 179.95 11.11
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 185.50 10.78
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000646NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 198.74 10.06
Seagate Constellation ES ST2000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 217.99 9.17
Western Digital WD RE WD200MFYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 240.99 8.30
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 3 244.69 8.17
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 77.24 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 109.21 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-09-15 $94.29 -5.70
2014-09-15 $99.99 -0.01
2014-08-20 $100.00 +11.00
2014-08-19 $89.00 -11.00
2014-08-19 $100.00 +0.01
2014-08-18 $99.99 +5.00
2014-08-09 $94.99 -0.01
2014-08-08 $95.00 -60.00
2014-08-08 $155.00 -0.25
2014-08-05 $155.25 +6.50

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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