So many of the hard drives we’ve had in the past have been screaming cats which pine in the background for ever and always. Well the Western Digital WD20EADS 2TB Hard Drive uses WD’s GreenPower technology, meaning it has a lower operating temperatures and low acoustics, best for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives use. Western Digital are a world favorite brand for external hard drives and many people choose the extremely popular WD passport as their primary back-up drive.
The hard drive has IntelliPower which ensures balanced spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms. IntelliSeek Calculates optimum seek speeds and IntelliPark automatically unloads the heads during idle. The WD20EADS has a 32 MB cache making it suitable for mid level data-intensive and multimedia applications. Plus the high capacity of the drive makes it ideal for devices that get turned on all day long like Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices or home theatre PCs.
The magic question is if its speed matches how silent it runs? It most certainly does. Even though the hard drive has only four platters of 500GB spinning at 5400RPM (which makes it so quiet) it is an extremely fast hard drive. The lower spindle speed guarantees quieter and cooler operator as well as much less power consumption.
Overall this is a fast, quiet and cool 2TB harddrive if you require 2TB worth of space then the reliable Western Digital WD20EADS 2 TB SATA Hard Drive is most definitely the one for you.
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