Western Digital Caviar GreenPower 1TB SATA Hard Drive - 5400 RPM, 16MB WD10000CSRTL
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Product Description

1TB = 1000GB. That's a comfortable storage capacity for lots of audio, video, and photo downloads. The Western Digital WD10000CSRTL Caviar GP 1 TB Hard Drive is designed to install into an available 3.5" internal drive bay of your desktop PC. Using SATA connectivity, data transfer speeds can zoom up to 3GB per second. IntelliPower adjust drive rotation speed from 5400 to 7200 RPM to maximize energy efficiency without compromising performance and speed. So now you can download more movies, more vids, and more audio. You've got 1000GB of reliable storage on this dependable hard drive from Western Digital. 8.9 ms average seek time IntelliSeek and IntelliPark features help lower power consumption Perpendicular Magnetic Recording achieves great areal density StableTrac stabilizes platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations Pre-emptive Wear Leveling proactively monitors and prevents magnetic wear during high read/write duty cycle applications Compatible with Desktop PC

Features:
  • 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.
  • IntelliPark: Delivers lower power consumption by automatically unloading the heads during idle to reduce aerodynamic drag.
  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), 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.

Customer Reviews:

  • WD GreenPower - Great for External Drive Enclosures!
    The WD GreenPower 1TB SATA Hard Drive is ideal for use in external drive enclosures or in the poorly ventilated drive bays often found in store-bought computers.

    I put two of these in a hot running LaCie 2Big Triple external drive and it vastly reduced the noise as well as heat. It now runs so cool that the 2Big's temperature-controlled fan seldom comes on. It would be even quieter If I were to activate the Automatic Acoustic Management feature on the GPs.

    The GreenPower drives are not meant for extreme speed at 5400rpm, but are still reasonably fast. About the only thing you wouldn't want to use them for is either a System or Scratch disk in a high-end Workstation or Gaming PC... they're fine for everything else including non-HD video capture.

    I recommend them as primary drives for system builds or upgrades for one reason: slower and cooler running drives usually last a lot longer and people usually store all their stuff on the primary drive without backups.....more info
  • Solid performer, and its green.
    I bought three of these drives to fill out an HP EX470 home server. They have proven to be reliable, cool running, and quiet performers in their 24/7 environment. And on top of it all, they use less power. Excellent drives...more info
  • Price is right, quiet, works like a champ.
    Works well as XP boot disk. Night and day difference in quiet operation compared to old WD drive. No power cord supplied! SATA has different power connectors than IDE and no adapter is provided so I couldn't use it right out of the box.
    Good value!...more info
  • One of my favorites
    This is my favorite STORAGE drive. It runs quiet and cool and it is relatively inexpensive. I have bought several, with the first one being for my TiVoHD and it's been working great for almost a year now. However, I would not use this drive as a main drive for someone who wants great performance. NOTE: Newer models of this drive use 3 platters instead of 4 and are faster and even more efficient. These drives run at 5400 RPM....more info
  • Western Digital 1TB Internal Green
    Bought two of these drive, currently have one installed for the extra backup drive , will swap the main drive later.

    So far, the installation was simple for my Dell Dimension 9150. Upgraded from a 250GB HDD to this 1T HDD. The Dell comes with a easy bracket harness without needing screws. Just switch drives and use the existing SATA cables, turn on the computer, format the HDD and it's done. Installation was approximately less than 15 minutes!!

    Using it as a second harddrive mainly for backups. Supposedly it's "green" meaning that the drive's software or function will determine if it needs to spin up to 7200rpm from the norm of 5400rpm.

    If you're looking for a "speed demon", this drive is not for you. If you want a spacious hard drive, this may be it!

    Also, it's very QUIET!!

    It's taking awhile from copying files from the main drive to this backup drive

    It's taking a while to copy all the files from the main drive to the backup drive. For example, my iTunes folder is ~1.5G and it's half done but it's already been almost ~2 hours! Auggh! The copy time isn't good!
    But at least the HDD's were on sale for $160 excl. tax so it's relatively affordable.

    This is the last backup hardware I'll buy since my Dell is ~3yrs old so a new computer will be next. At least this will keep my satisfied with my current computer needs!

    So it's not fast considering the default speed of 5400rpm instead of 7400rpm (Hmmm... maybe I do need the speed!) but at least it spacious and affordable!
    ...more info
  • Seems to work fine for me...
    Western Digital Caviar GreenPower 1TB SATA Hard Drive - 5400 RPM, 16MB

    Seems to work fine for me. I have it in a Drobo.

    Drobo Fully Automated SATA Robotic Storage Array 4 Bay USB 2.0...more info
  • One of my favorites
    This is my favorite STORAGE drive. It runs quiet and cool and it is relatively inexpensive. I have bought several, with the first one being for my TiVoHD and it's been working great for almost a year now. However, I would not use this drive as a main drive for someone who wants great performance. NOTE: Newer models of this drive use 3 platters instead of 4 and are faster and even more efficient. These drives run at 5400 RPM....more info
  • Flawless install and runs quiter and cooler...
    Flawless install... been running for about two weeks in my HP ex470 Home Server with out powering down. Very quite, no access delays noticed and speed is as fast as other 1TB drives. One items to note on the temperature monitoring this drive runs about -12 degrees F. cooler consistently, And when all of the drives are working (non-Green) harder there is a greater span in temperatures. This will makes big difference as you start stacking more drives together with minimum airflow in servers and PC. I plan to replace my other drives with this green drive....more info
  • one Terabyte
    This thing works great, very quiet, lots of space, and conseridably affordible. It works great for me, I needed 2 of them for all of the videos and movies I edit....more info
  • Nice Drive for the Drobo
    I got 2 of these to use in the Drobo. I don't know how Green it is, but I wanted reliable drives and Western Digital drives are that. I can hear them in the Drobo being cooled so don't know if the Drobo is sensitive or the Drive actually needs it. Either way, they are fine. ...more info
  • Runs cool and never lags in video playback
    I installed this in a Network Media Tank HDX-1000, which is a fanless media server that outputs (upscaled or full HD) to 1080P via HDMI or Component. The fanless part worried me, so I looked for a slower drive that would run cool. Well turns out this is the PERFECT drive for this situation. My NMT never reached 90F because this drive never even came close to getting hot! It stays as slow as possible, therefore staying cooler, while never skipping or causing jittery video.

    It's also fairly quite though if I have it in front of a tv, you can hear it accessing every few seconds during quiet scenes, if it's next to or behind, I can't hear it. Also, in a cabinet it's almost silent. You can definitely hear it wind up when it first starts if you have it out in the open (in a drive case). It's also great how it winds down whenever possible.

    I should point out since I've seen some confusion on other boards even in the description, this is a 5400 TO 7200RPM drive. It will adjust to the lowest speed necessary, but if the lowest happens to be 7200RPMs, you got it!

    7200RPM's! 7200RPM's! 7200RPM's! 7200RPM's! 7200RPM's! 7200RPM's! 7200RPM's! 7200RPM's!...more info
  • Great drive soo far
    This drive is running well so far, I use it as a storage drive so I don't know much about its performance, I have just one complain the seller J&R are horrible with packaging I never seen anyone package a hard drive like that and I hope I never see anyone do that again...more info
  • Great product!
    Just a great drive. Easy to install. Be sure to use a jumper for older SATA controls....more info
  • A few of these + a Drobo = Paradise!
    So, I purchased a couple of these and threw them into a Drobo and they have been humming along ever since. These drives run cool and quiet!...more info
  • Potential Firmware Issue with 3ware raid card.
    I bought four of these to go with a 3ware 9650 raid card, I noticed that the drive with the older firmware 1.0A (the newer version is 1.0B) regularly times-out. I believe the firmware can be updated by contacting western digital based on some online research, however, it appears to be an involved process and involve getting a dos based utility from WD support. When you are running eight hard-drives in a single array the energy savings will be significant. Moreover, if used in an array, the reduced performance of the individual disks as compared to other 1 TB drives is not noticeable....more info