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Western Digital Green WD20NPVT 2TB IntelliPower 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Cool, quiet operation for efficient eco-conscious computing
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Eco-conscious design
  • Height: 15mm
  • 2-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Ahmad D.
  • 10/13/2013 5:00:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

Pros: Whopping 2TB of storage in a very small form factor. Travels great, powers right out of the USB port.

Cons: The other reviews are right -- 15mm height means you had better double check your application to make sure this drive will fit. I had to modify my portable, external USB hard drive enclosures to make these drives fit ... but it was only a few mm additional and doubling my capacity was well worth the time invested.

Another thing to be aware of, I'm no expert on IntelliPower but consider this qualitative data. I was previously running a 1TB external drive as my boot drive, Mac OS. 8MB cache, 5400 RPM. The boot-up time on this drive (which has 8MB cache and is supposed to vary between 5400 and 7xxx RPM) is actually slower than the 5400 RPM drive. (I believe all other variables held constant.) However, once the drive gets booted up, performance is indistinguishable. Perhaps the IntelliPower algorithm needs to get used to the workload? Dunno... your mileage may vary.

Other Thoughts: All in all, this is an awesome drive that will meet or exceed your expectations ... IF YOU GO INTO IT with your eyes open and set your expectations appropriately.

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  • Paul B.
  • 9/4/2013 9:08:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsthen CHANGE the product title

Pros: I'll take on faith it probably works as a HDD should.

Cons: product title: "Western Digital Green WD20NPVT 2TB ...INTERNAL NOTEBOOK HARD DRIVE"

As several others have already complained, it DOES NOT FIT in many (most?) laptops. I have a over a dozen notebooks around here, only one it fit into was a massive Toshiba Qozimo with 2x 2.5" SATA bays. I understand, as some have corrected, that the details of the product warn against this, but when the item's title reads "INTERNAL" then you're going to mislead an unacceptably high % of buyers, whom (like me) regularly requisition hardware from NewEgg, are plenty competent, and trusted both the (a) product description and (2) title. And this will continue until NewEgg and/or WD warns against this 'above the fold'.

Manufacturer Response:

rpupkin, please note that even thought the WD Green 2.5" drive might not be physically compatible with some laptops, we recommend contacting your laptop manufacturer in order verify the physical requirements for their particular form factor. For more information regarding the different 2.5 inch hard drive models and their physical specifications, use the following link.
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/internal/mobile/
The physical dimensions and specifications of each device can be found there.

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  • Richard F.
  • 6/10/2013 7:39:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs15 mm

Pros: Nice Drive. Data transferred nicely.

Cons: The Computer needed a 9.5 mm drive and it wasn't until after I transferred all the data (cloned the drive) that I saw that the drive was much bigger than the one that would fit. This drive is really thick, 15 mm. Caveat Emptor.

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  • Richard S.
  • 4/14/2013 7:09:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfits in my m18x

Pros: 2GB
Can fit all my Steam library on one drive.

Cons: I wish they would start designing the gaming laptops to accommodate 15 mm in their bays

Other Thoughts: I managed to get this in my Alienware m18xr1 in the cdrom bay with one of those converter things. Had to mod it a bit, plus I used slices of electrical tape to make spacing for the pressure holes.

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  • John B.
  • 4/2/2013 12:17:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsBought 18 of these baby's

Pros: We bought these and enclosures/controlers/bays for our HP DL series servers.

Perfect, we now have 18 running within two bays.

VMWARE 5.1 has two 12TB data stores with raid 5.

Cons: These are not fast, they are also not going to fit into a notebook. But they fit perfectly in the HP drive enclosures.

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  • Phillip H.
  • 3/29/2013 9:18:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggswon't fit in normal laptop

Pros: See below

Cons: See below

Other Thoughts: Please people... Stop docking eggs because it won't fit in your laptop. Newegg clearly says in description that its 15mm and won't fit in most laptops. It's not the product's fault and therefore shouldn't affect rating.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/19/2013 8:53:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoesn't fit in notebook

Pros: 2TB 2.5" hard drive

Cons: Won't fit in notebook, for enclosures.

Other Thoughts: Newegg should really remove "Internal Notebook Hard Drive" from the title. It will NOT fit in a standard notebook.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Green, as this is not the typical experience with the product. Please note that even thought the WD Green 2.5" drive might not be compatible with some laptops. We recommend contacting your laptop manufacturer in order verify the physical requirements for their particular form factor. For more information regarding the different 2.5 inch hard drive models and their physical specifications, use on the following link.
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/internal/mobile/
We would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • Ronald J.
  • 3/5/2013 9:46:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME

Pros: 2TB on a 2.5" drive!

Cons: Never intended for laptops. This is western digital saying this, not me. Newegg, please remove the notebook reference from description.

Recommended use.
WD Green hard drives are tested and recommended for use in custom-built enclosures and other applications that require cool and quiet operation.*

*Cannot be used in laptop or notebook computers. Designed for PCs and custom external enclosures. Consult system specifications for maximum allowable drive height before attempting to install.

Other Thoughts: I have one of these I bought elsewhere when they first came out as newegg didn't have stock yet.

I have it in my home server and it works wonderfully.

I wanted a second one but too short on funds this month. Hopefully next month most likely here at the egg. Will get the extended warranty for sure as this is new and unproven. Do yourself a favor and pay for the egg's extended warranty. They are way better than manufacturer warranty by far.

Just wish newegg would offer a 2-year or more extended warranty.

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  • Mario C.
  • 2/22/2013 7:55:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsClevo P370em

Pros: Lots of space, quiet, cool.

Cons: Height, relatively slow, but im using it as a storage drive so its no big deal.

Other Thoughts: in case you all are wondering, i know i was, this drive fits inside a Clevo P370em in the ODD Bay using a HDD Caddy, barely fits but it goes in.

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  • Adam H.
  • 1/14/2013 12:00:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThis drive WILL NOT fit!!

Pros: Great storage size

Cons: This drive IS NOT a standard size 2.5" drive.

Other Thoughts: Despite being sold as a "notebook" drive, this is easily twice as thick as every other "notebook"drive. It will not fit in ANY of my laptops, it will not fit in ANY of my external 2.5in enclosures. In fact, I cannot find ANY external enclosure online that appears will fit this drive. If you are looking for a large hard drive for your laptop, look elsewhere. This one is "too good to be true," and will not fit. I don't know what sort of device this drive is intended for, but it certainly doesn't fit any laptop I've ever seen. Waste of my hard-earned money.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Green 2TB, as this is not the typical experience with the product.
Please note that even though a hard drive model may be compatible with most laptops, we always recommend contacting your laptop manufacturer to verify installation height and depth requirements.
For information about the applications for this particular device, you may follow this link.
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=830&wdc_lang=en
We would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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