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Western Digital WD Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 64MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 2 years limited
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  • newegg GreenPower Technology With GreenPower technology, the Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
  • newegg Reduced Power Consumption Combined with WD's IntelliSeek, NoTouch, and IntelliPower technologies, the Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to standard desktop drives.
  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS features the SATA II interface supporting up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Perpendicular Magnetic recording technology enables industry-leading capacity in existing standard form factors and improves performance by increasing data density while reducing moving parts for enhanced reliability.
  • newegg StableTrac technology The Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS features the StableTrac technology to secure the motor shaft at both ends, reducing system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations.


Learn more about the Western Digital WD20EARS

Model

Brand
Western Digital
Series
WD Green
Model
WD20EARS
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity
2TB
Cache
64MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Colby O.
  • 2/16/2014 6:44:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Affordable, quiet, high capacity.

Cons: 1 of 1 drive worked for 28 months before it failed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/12/2014 2:12:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill work after 4 years

Pros: Still work fine after 4 years.

Cons: The number of bad sectors is slowly increasing on these drives (of which I have 2), but they've been otherwise reliable. I have lost a couple large files (5+ gb) due to corruption, but I've always had back ups so no permanent loss.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't put all my eggs in one basket with any hard drive. These are reliable for sure with some layers of redundacy.

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  • Douglas E.
  • 2/10/2014 5:51:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Ran quiet.

Cons: My first drive needed to be RMA'd a little over a year after I bought it. The second drive was OK. Date of manufacture on the second one is 13 Mar 2012. It died yesterday. I expected a little better quality out of WD. I will never buy a another WD drive.

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  • Ed T.
  • 2/4/2014 6:57:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

Pros: Western Digital no longer makes the green line, but the Red drives are pretty much the same and I only buy Red Drives now for media storage.

The Green drives I got were only 2TB (the biggest available at the time) which is the only reason I don't use them any longer.

Cons: None.

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  • Sean P.
  • 1/13/2014 1:56:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsway too slow

Pros: It's nice and big, quiet... and has a green label on it.

Cons: I was only getting 35 MB/s sequential read speed. That means getting my data off this drive took 16 hours!

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  • Andrew A.
  • 1/11/2014 5:26:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWD poor reliability poor quality

Pros: Good price. Green.

Cons: I bought five of these. One of them failed within one year. All the rest failed shortly after the original 3 year warranty (not 2). Will not buy again. Disappointed in the poor reliability of Western Digital. Even the drives that spent more time off and had less than 180 days of run time failed.

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  • Martin S.
  • 1/8/2014 3:09:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWD RMAed my bad drive

Pros: An update to my 12/5/13 review below: WD invited me to their support site, which told me that my failed drive had a THREE-year warranty, not just two. I sent it in, and the company shipped me a 2TB version of a newer model of Caviar Green. It passed all the relevant tests in SeaTools. Thanks, WD!

Cons: None so far with the new drive.

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  • Leslie B.
  • 1/5/2014 8:39:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad hard drive

Pros: Lasted up till the warranty period

Cons: After warranty, hard drive failed. Like it is programmed into them. I'll not buy WD hard drives they are junks.

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  • LUKE T.
  • 12/26/2013 11:18:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Media Drive

Pros: This is a great hard drive for the price. The large size, and lower power consumption make it great for an always-on media, or home theater PC.

Cons: If you are looking for high speed read/write then I would recommend a faster drive.

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  • Worth K.
  • 12/8/2013 8:43:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs2yr warranty, lasted 3yrs3months

Pros: very quiet, decent speed for storage (not main drive)

Cons: lasted 3years & 3months, most of my other drives have lasted 10yrs+

firmware keeps trying to read spots IT OBVIOUSLY CANT read, probably damaging drive more, not allowing me to copy off things more important to me

Other Thoughts: I will now only buy drives with 5yr warranties.
I wish drive manufactures would make software to interact with a drive going bad, so you could just have it avoid bad areas instead of the whole thing locking up at times.

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