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The Caviar Green WD15EADS by Western Digital is a 1.5GB hard drive designed for desktop PCs.

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Pros

good value compared to the $299 2TB version

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high capacity

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Western Digital offers a standard 3-year warranty with great RMA service

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best price:storage value for ~$95 sale price

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low noise and vibrational properties

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ideal for backups or media

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low power consumption

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Western Digital is a known manufacturer of quality disk drives

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Cons

high failure rate

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short idle timer set R/W heads - can break the disk down prematurely if used in specific ways unknowingly

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no TLER support - could be enabled on older versions of the drive, but not the newer varieties

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slower seek times and throughput due to slower spindle speeds

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The Caviar Green WD15EADS by Western Digital is a 1.5GB hard drive designed for desktop PCs. This hard drive connects via one SATA II connection, contains 32MB of drive cache and has a maximum speed of 5400 RPM. To reduce heat, noise and energy usage, Western Digital has implemented what they call “IntelliPower” and “IntelliSeek” technologies, which optimize drive performance on the fly. Compared to competing 1.5TB “green” drives like the Samsung EcoGreen F2, the WD15EADS achieves marginally better write speeds and I/O performance. The consensuses among reviewers indicate that the WD15EADS generally performs better, but uses more energy in doing so. Western Digital’s Caviar Green 1.5TB would make a suitable choice for users looking to build an environmentally friendly PC.

Features
  • 1.5TB capacity
  • 5400 RPM drive speed
  • SATA/3 Gb/s
  • IntelliPower & IntelliSeek technologies
  • NoTouch ramp load technology
  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR)
  • Low power spin-up
  • Power consumption: 6W max, 3.7W idle
  • Dimensions & height: 1.028” x 5.787” x 4”, 1.61 lbs
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