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Western Digital 2TB Green Drive



Performance Specifications
Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 3 Gb/s (Max)

Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity 2,000,398 MB
Capacity 2 TB
Interface SATA 3 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive 3,907,029,168

Physical Dimensions
Height 1.028 Inches
Length 5.787 Inches
Width 4.00 Inches
Weight 1.61 Pounds
Height 26.1 mm
Length 147 mm
Width 101.6 mm
Weight 0.73 kg

Environmental Specifications
Operating Shock (Read) 65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock 300G, 2 ms
Idle Mode 25 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 29 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 3 26 dBA (average)
Linear 20-300 Hz, .75G (0 to peak)
Random 10-300 Hz, 0.008 g² / Hz
Low Frequency 5-20 Hz, 0.195 inches (double amplitude)
High Frequency 20-500 Hz, 4.0G (0 to peak)

Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
Power Dissipation
Read/Write 6.00 Watts
Idle 3.7 Watts
Standby 0.80 Watts
Sleep 0.80 Watts

As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.

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12 Comments... What's your say?

  1. I bought the 1.5TB version and put it in an external enclosure, hooked up to my laptop through usb. It’s very nice for storage, but playing FLAC off of it is very irritating: VLC will load part of the file, and then the drive goes back to sleep… 8 seconds later VLC wants the next part and the music will pause for a splitsecond while the drive powers up again, it will do this 2 or 3 times before finally working properly the rest of the song…

  2. The IntelliPower feature means that, depending on how the HD is used, it can speed up from it’s default speed of 5400 to 7200 rpm, so do NOT expect this to be fast; instead, use this drive primarily for storage!

    Unfortunately, WD does NOT state this @ their webiste which is VERY MISLEADING!

    People are buying SLOW drives at the cost of “environment friendliness” (i.e.low energy consumption device)!

  3. I have bought this peace of crap few months ago! And I really hate it, because when it gets to the point of 1/2 capacity it’s stops working! I can’t download anything after it reaches 1TB level, so basically it’s not a 2TB hard drive, it only gives you 1TB capacity! It was just a waste of my time and money! Don’t buy this crap!

  4. Ah I didn’t see the last page stating the price, sorry. That’s really not that bad considering I paid around $80 for 500gb early this year. Which now I could probably pay upwards of $90 for 1tb now lol. I like the whole “green” idea of hard drives now.

  5. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed reading this Review. I think you should post more frequently, you obviously have natural ability for reviewing Hardware. Maybe you could Review mine sometime…

  6. Vista this, XP that.

  7. This drive looks cool, but who really needs a 2TB Drive. for their own computer?

    I have a 500 GB and that does more than fine for my music, back up, and some TV shows that i downloaded.

    • This drive works really well in NAS systems and Home Theater PCs where you want the machine to be low power and have a small profile ideally. Like I said in the conclusion, it also works very well for datacenters where they need as much storage density as possible so they can save floor space.

    • Actually I passed the 1tb years ago and now even 3tb of storage is a bit constraining. You might not need more than 500g, however add in the whole family with kids and soon with those games (gigabytes just to install games not to mention saved games, whole music selections in flac, copies of dvd for streaming, family pictures, etc.) And that 3tb is just my computer, add in the kids and for my household it’s over 6tb of storage.

      • I completely agree…I have a 1TB Drive that I use as a back up drive, and its full…all the time. I sometimes find myself deleting stuff just so I can fit newer stuff in. I wish i had one of these…lol…

  8. Sounds nice buts what’s the price on this beast?

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