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 75.00 40.00
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 65.00 30.77
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 101.00 29.70
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 69.00 28.99
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.98 27.28
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 109.99 27.28
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.99 27.28
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 110.00 27.27
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 74.49 26.85
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 80.00 25.00
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 80.17 24.95
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 81.99 24.39
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.18 24.04
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.50 23.95
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 86.00 23.26
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 87.92 22.75
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 89.99 22.22
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 90.00 22.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 90.00 22.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 91.50 21.86
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 93.99 21.28
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 94.00 21.28
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 94.00 21.28
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 94.99 21.05
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 98.94 20.21
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 99.00 20.20
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 100.00 20.00
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 Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 132.99 15.04
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 137.63 14.53
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 139.00 14.39
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 141.50 14.13
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 143.50 13.94
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723020ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 144.99 13.79
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 149.99 13.33
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 152.00 13.16
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 155.45 12.87
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 156.00 12.82
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 156.00 12.82
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 165.00 12.12
Western Digital WDBSLA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 174.00 11.49
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000646NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 198.74 10.06
Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 199.95 10.00
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000645NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 215.37 9.29
Western Digital WD RE WD200MFYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 225.99 8.85
Toshiba MKx002TSKB Series MK2002TSKB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 249.99 8.00
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
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 3 349.98 5.71
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 3 2800.00 0.71
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 77.99 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 107.90 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-08-22 $94.00 -5.00
2014-08-19 $99.00 -20.99
2014-08-18 $119.99 -9.01
2014-08-17 $129.00 +28.01
2014-08-16 $100.99 +2.00
2014-08-16 $98.99 +20.92
2014-08-15 $78.07 +6.07
2014-08-15 $72.00 -6.07
2014-08-14 $78.07 -16.93
2014-08-14 $95.00 +16.93

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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