Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX (2000 GB)

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Item 6355: Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB WD20EARX
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyCaviar Green
PartWD20EARX
Size2000 GB
Cache64 MB
RPM
Form Factor3.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
Warranty2 year
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 81.95 36.61
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.99 31.75
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 64.00 31.25
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 66.00 30.30
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 68.37 29.25
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 86.61 28.87
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 73.03 27.39
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 74.99 26.67
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 75.99 26.32
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 77.44 25.83
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 78.01 25.64
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 79.95 25.02
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 79.95 25.02
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 79.99 25.00
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.84 23.85
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 84.20 23.75
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 89.45 22.36
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 90.00 22.22
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 94.99 21.05
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 96.00 20.83
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 104.67 19.11
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 106.60 18.76
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 109.00 18.35
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 110.00 18.18
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.65 16.72
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 129.00 15.50
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 129.00 15.50
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 132.99 15.04
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 140.56 14.23
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 144.00 13.89
Western Digital WDBSLA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 149.99 13.33
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 151.50 13.20
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 159.00 12.58
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 159.61 12.53
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 165.00 12.12
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 170.00 11.76
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 174.00 11.49
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 3 194.41 10.29
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 195.00 10.26
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000646NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 198.74 10.06
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 225.00 8.89
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 69.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-11-25 $73.03 +4.34
2014-11-25 $68.69 -4.34
2014-11-23 $73.03 -0.99
2014-11-23 $74.02 -0.98
2014-11-21 $75.00 -1.00
2014-11-20 $76.00 -1.48
2014-11-20 $77.48 -0.52
2014-11-18 $78.00 -0.03
2014-11-18 $78.03 -2.97
2014-11-16 $81.00 -2.00

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity2,000,398 MB
User Sectors Per Drive3,907,029,168
Capacity2 TB
Performance
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)6 Gb/s (Max)
Rotational SpeedIntelliPower *
Buffer Size64 MB
Power
Standby0.70 Watts
Read/Write5.30 Watts
Sleep0.70 Watts
Idle3.30 Watts
Acoustics
Seek Mode 325 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 029 dBA (average)
Idle Mode24 dBA (average)
Physical
Width101.6 mm
Depth147 mm
Weight0.64 kg
Height26.1 mm

External links

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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