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Reduced power consumption - WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to standard desktop drives with the combination of WD's IntelliSeek, NoTouch, and IntelliPower technologies.
Helps enable eco-friendly PCs - WD Caviar Green drives yield an average drive power savings of 4-5 watts over standard desktop drives making it possible for our energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
Cool and quiet - WD GreenPower Technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
Massive capacity - Capacities up to 3 TB offer the most available capacity for storage-intensive programs and space-hungry operating systems, like Windows Vista®, with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video.
Perfect for external drives - External drive manufacturers can eliminate the need for a fan in a high-capacity product with a WD Caviar Green drive, the coolest and quietest in its class.
IntelliPower - A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance. IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration.
NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit. Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) - Employs PMR technology to achieve even greater areal density.
StableTrac - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations. (2 TB models only)
Low power spin-up - WD Caviar Green drives consume less current during startup allowing lower peak loads.
Advanced power technology - Electronic components deliver best-in-class low power consumption for reduced power requirements and increased reliability. Ideal For
Environmentally friendly PCs and external storage requiring lower power consumption and cool, quiet operation.
|Device Type||Hard drive - internal|
Expansion / Connectivity
|Interfaces||1 x Serial ATA II - 7 pin Serial ATA|
|Compatible Bays||1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H|
|Service & Support||2 year warranty|
|Service & Support Details||Limited warranty - 2 year|
|Sound Emission||34 dBA|
|Min Operating Temperature||5 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||55 °C|
|Humidity Range Operating||5 - 95%|
|Shock Tolerance||65 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 250 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)|
|Vibration Tolerance||0.75 g @ 20-300 Hz (operating) / 4 g @ 20-500 Hz (non-operating)|
|Form Factor||3.5" x 1/3H|
|Features||Data Lifeguard, Shock Guard, SecureConnect, FlexPower, WhisperDrive, Soft Seek|
|Interface Type||Serial ATA 6Gb/s|
|Connactor||22-position Serial ATA (SATA) plug|
|Drive Transfer Rate||600 MBps (external) / 100 MBps (internal)|
|Seek Time||8.9 ms (average) / 21 ms (max)|
|Spindle Speed||7200 rpm|
|Track-to-Track Seek Time||2 ms|
|Average Latency||4.2 ms|
|Non-Recoverable Errors||1 per 10^14|
|Start / Stop Cycles||50,000|