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WD Green WD20NPVX 2TB 8MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Hard 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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SATA 6.0Gb/s

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Form Factor


Cooler and quieter - WD Green is simple high capacity storage that runs cooler and quieter than traditional 7200 RPM drives.

Eco-conscious design manufactured lead free, halogen free and with conflict free materials

These drives are 15mm high, and will not fit into laptops/notebooks

2TB capacity holds up to 400,000 digital photos, 500,000 MP3 files, and 240 hours of HD video.

Quick Info


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

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  • John B.
  • 4/9/2014 6:38:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsAnother Failure

Pros: They fit into my HP G5 ML370 and other HP servers. Just add the drive caddies.

Cons: I just bought 8 to fill the drive bays of my personal file server. One drive has already failed, it just clicks and there is way to get error codes from smart. I've fitted my workplace with these drives and I've had two other failures.

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  • Michael B.
  • 2/2/2014 1:01:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggs1 of 4 failed

Pros: 3 of 4 are working well in a PERC raid array. Isn't it sad that a 75% success rate is good for mechanical hard drives these days?

Cons: 1 of 4 failed.

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  • R R.
  • 10/18/2013 5:21:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for what I needed

Pros: Gives you 2T in a 2.5" space IF it will fit in the required space. I purchased 3 of these to be used as a software RAID-5 on a refurbished DL-380 G5 for use as an iSCSI target. Because of the extra height, I removed the metal shield portion of the carriage and they installed just fine. I now have almost 4T of RAID-5 with 5 bays open for expansion.

This use is what it appears the drives are designed for. They are not laptop drives unless your laptop has the extra height to allow their use.

Cons: Out of the three drives, one was DOA. Knowing NewEgg honors their warranties, I went ahead and set it up as a degraded RAID-5 (ie, only two drives), got an RMA from NewEgg and returned it. When the replacement came in soon after, inserted the replacement drive, rebuilt the RAID set and all was good. However, it cost me shipping (minimal) and the extra hassle of waiting and then going to the NOC to replace it was not good. However, I had read the other reviews here and was prepared for this.

Other Thoughts: Took off one egg for the DOA, but I'll buy more of these. The access time is adequate so far for my iSCSI application (I have 16G of RAM for caching). The only time the speed made any difference was when initializing targets by copying large amounts of data, but that is infrequent. I intend to create a second iSCSI device and set it up as HA, and will purchase the same drives for that, and also when I extend my RAID set on both machines. Just be prepared to RMA drives when (not if) they show up DOA.

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