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Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive

( 4.4 Average / 45 Ratings )



Western Digital

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SATA 6 Gb/s





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nwhessel 12 points 20 months ago
from completed build My First Build

Cheap and silent mass storage. I use it for all my pictures, videos, etc. as well as storing any games I'm not currently playing. Fantastic in tandem with my ssd to get the best of both worlds.

ARikozuM 3 points 17 months ago
from completed build Cor Caeruleus

Using them at home for the server's hot-swap backup and thought I should use one in my main machine as well.

sponix 44 points 15 months ago

Already had the 5 x 1TB WD Green from my Old Box. So dropping them into this Box for ZoL (ZFS on Linux) in a raidz configuration was a given. Did have to set a variable in /etc/modprobe.d/zfs.conf to limit ZFS to only use a Max of 4G of ram so it didn't try to use 12G. YES, honestly ZFS defaults to trying to utilize 75 percent of the over all System Memory. I LOVE me some ZFS, but even true Love has LIMITS !! These 5 drives have all been running 24x7 since FEB of 2009 !!

ElBurrow 10 points 13 months ago
from completed build First MATX rig

Reusing from old build

thetolsonator 8 points 11 months ago
from completed build #ForTheKids

Starting to show it's age after almost 8 years of usage. Gonna need to replace soon. Quiet drive and plenty of storage, but it's time for a replacement.

drojasxlt 28 points 8 months ago
from completed build HR1 Home Recording PC (Mini-ITX)

The WD Green drives generally run cooler, quieter and more power efficient than most HDDs, which for some implies lowered performance. While that's probably true compared to a Black or Red WD drive, I haven't really noticed that much lowered performance in terms of everyday use. Go Green!