Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB SATA 3Gb/s review

Smashing through barriers with careful abandon

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Western digital caviar green 3tb

In terms of performance, this 'green' drive produces reasonable results, matching the likes of the 2TB comparison drive from Seagate in some metrics, and losing out in others.

The differences are generally slight though, and essentially these figures show that despite it's green-angle, it's in the same ballpark.

If you are interested in an all-round performance offering, and less bothered about your power consumption, than the Blue and Black renditions should be winging their way to the virtual shelves soon though.

Sequential Read/Write Performance

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Average Read Performance

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Burst Speed

Western digital caviar green 3tb benchmarks

Random Access

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Tech Specs

Product TypeHard Drive
Buffer64 MB
Product FamilyGreen Desktop
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Width3.5"
Drive Interface StandardSATA/600
Brand NameWD
Drive TypeInternal
Storage Capacity3 TB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, China RoHS
Height26.1 mm
Width101.6 mm
Depth147 mm
Product SeriesDesktop
ManufacturerWestern Digital Corporation
Product ModelWD30EZRX
Product NameGreen WD30EZRX Hard Drive
Product LineGreen
Manufacturer Part NumberWD30EZRX
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.wdc.com
Marketing Information

Capacity Storage

WD Green storage is designed specifically with reliability in mind for an increased drive lifespan. The advantage of being cool and quiet impacts overall reliability while reduced heat output, decreased power consumption, quiet acoustics, and best-in-class power management make WD Green a leader when compared to the competition.

Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)635 g