Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB IntelliPower 64MB SATA 3Gb/s

Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB IntelliPower 64MB SATA 3Gb/s

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Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB IntelliPower 64MB SATA 3Gb/s Review

  • 4.6 / 5
    • The good:
      Huge storage space, Eco-Friendly, Energy-saving, Quiet
    • The bad:
      Less durable, Pricey
    The Wester Digital Caviar Green 3TB Intellipower 64MB is a desktop hard drive that is known for its energy saving feature that reduce power consumption of up to 40%. It consumes less current especially during start-up operation. Therefore it remains cool while in operation. It is environment-friendly because it has no lead and halogen which are both harmful pollutants. It retrieves data swiftly and because this hard drive is Caviar Green, it sleeps really rapidly and wakes up like it never had been shut down at all. It comes with a 2-year warranty. The Caviar Green works well for not-too-heavy videos, MP3s, and JPEGs. But for video editing or Adobe lightroom lair raw photo processing, it would be quite slow. Before the downside was the price which was pricier than that of the Caviar 2TB with merely 50% enlargement in capacity. However, with the discounts offered these days, it is already reasonably priced. Its durability is questionable, though, due to many complaints about failing hard drive within two months if not on the first week. The sad part is the lost of files once the hard drive failed. Lost files cannot be recovered anymore. So there is a need to do XP support is more questionable now. There are two partitions in the Caviar Green 3TB. If it will be used, the partitions should be cleaned and reformatted again. It involves work. The PCI e-card driver was not provided with the hard drive but there is a SATA Host Bus Adapter, but. it isn’t needed for Mac computers. Others would like to order the hard drive without this adapter for a lower price. Some users make used of eSATA to set-up the drive without the need for the PCI express host controller card. The drive is 5200RPM and not 7200RPM so if you are looking for a boot disk that is really speedy, you need to look elsewhere. This drive is designed for storage not OS. However, if it is just ok with you to wait for a longer booting time, say additional seconds, then this hard drive is acceptable. In spite of a lower RPM, it is fast enough to stream multi-media gadgets with its 30MBps. Finding a USB 3 external adapter that is compatible with 3TB and Mac is difficult. The WD Caviar Green has a free download of Acronis TrueImage which spares the user from reinstalling his operating system since all files are automatically copied to the new drive. It has to be checked in advance whether your computer is compatible with hard drives that are greater than 2TB. Make sure that your motherboard supports 3TB. The Caviar Green 3TB is quiet. The only way to know that they are being used is the blue light on its casing because there is no irritating sound that is common amongst hard drives. The Caviar Green 3TB can have room for 600,000 digital photos, 750,000 MP3 files and 360 hours of HD videos. All in all, the Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB is equipped with excellent features and it performs as advertised, except for the defects that were encountered by some buyers. Its large storage capacity and absence of noise are two of its selling points. Its speed is a little above normal since it isn’t a boot disk but it works fairly well in the graphic design and digital media editing. If discounted, this is worth a try.
  • Product description
    • The Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB IntelliPower 64MB SATA 3Gb/s is manufactured by Western Digital and was added in December 2014 in the Internal HDD section
    • This product has a rating of 4.6 out of 5