WD Green Capacity Storage Desktop Hard Drive
Cool, quiet operation with massive capacity.
The advantage of cool & quiet
Heat has a large impact on the overall reliability of a HDD's life over time. It can also lead to increased power consumption, the requirement of additional fans and increased fan operation, increased noise levels and the increased chance of failure. WD Green drives come equipped with WD GreenPower Technology which allows the drive to operate cooler with increased overall reliability.
Power management with performance
Best-in-class power management, reduced heat output, and next-generation technologies such as IntelliSeek offer a perfect balance of performance and power, making WD Green a leader in performance when compared to the competition's 6 TB HDD.
Reliability with an increased lifespan
Quiet acoustics, reduced vibration and advanced 4K HDD formatting makes WD Green a stronger solution when compared to the competition and perfect for PCs and external drive applications. WD Green also features a Dual Stage Actuator, which delivers higher precision motion for 2X the data performance and increases drive reliability.
Large capacity offerings of up to 6 TBs help expand customer capabilities and application usage of WD Green including primary installations in desktop PCs, as secondary storage in external cases or as reliable backup storage.
Reduced power consumption, improved data tracking, and WD GreenPower Technology all help to improve the overall reliability of WD Green making it an efficient solution that lowers your total cost of ownership. NoTouch Ramp Load Technology also protects the drive by ensuring the recording head never touches the disk media, reducing wear and tear to the head and increases drive reliability.
Upgrading your drive is easy
WD Acronis TrueImage, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive.
The WD advantageWD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. On average, each new product goes through 600,000 hours of testing. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles. You can also call toll-free support 7 days per week in the U.S. and Canada. See the WD Support site for full details.
Ideal for: Adding lots of storage in desktop PCs or external drives Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music Environmentally-conscious individuals seeking reduced power consumption
Features at a glance High capacity Reduced power consumption WD GreenPower Technology
All WD drives purchased from Amazon.com are shipped in WD-certified hard drive packaging. It is designed and fully tested to provide WD products with the highest of safety while in transit. With WD-certified packaging, you can rest assured that your WD hard drive will arrive safely, fully protected, in a non-descript, easy-open package.
WD Green storage is tested and recommended for primary use in desktop and All-in-One PCs, as secondary storage for archiving, in external cases or as reliable backup storage.
*Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments, please consider using WD Red hard drives for personal/small/home office, 1-8 bay NAS systems and WD Red Pro hard drives for medium to large size business, 8-16 bay NAS systems.
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- Hard Drive: 5 TB Serial ATA-600
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4 x 1 inches ; 1.7 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- ASIN: B00LO3KMAK
- Item model number: WD50EZRX
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 21, 2014