The Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB (aka the WD20EARS) is the current top-shelf storage system in the manufacturer’s Caviar Green lineup of eco-conscious drives, sporting 2.0 TB of storage capacity and a 64 MB cache. Visually, the 3.5 inch form-factor drive looks almost identical to Caviar devices in other colors (and to most other consumer- and business-grade desktop drives as well). WD cleans up the appearance slightly with black adhesive dots that cover the drive’s fasteners – a visual finishing touch we’ve seen on WD’s Caviar Black drives as well. In fact, excepting the green label used here (which bears the drive’s identifying information), the WD20EARS is a dead ringer for a member of the Caviar Black family of devices.
- 2 TB of desktop storage
- Reduced power consumption
- SATA 3 Gb/s interface
- WD GreenPower Technology
Leading the way to green hard drives
WD led the industry in creating a new category of hard drives that use less power and help reduce the world's energy demands one computer user at a time. These drives consume significantly less power than standard drives spinning at 7200 RPM. All WD Caviar Green drives are lead and halogen free, resulting in less pollutants getting into our environment. Beyond the product level, WD's green initiative goes even further focusing on recycling and improving the cleanliness of the air, water and land in the locations surrounding WD facilities.
Upgrading your drive is easy
WD Acronis TrueImage, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive
The WD advantage
WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. On average, each new product goes through 600,000 hours of testing. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles. You can also call toll-free support 7 days per week in the U.S. and Canada. See the WD Support site for full details.
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.
- Capacity: 2TB
- Speed: 5,400RPM
- Interface Types: SATA
- Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive
- Sector Size: 512 / 512e
- Sustained Throughput: 110
- Electrical Interface: SATA 300 - 3.0Gbps
- On-Board Cache: 64MB