Western Digital’s Caviar Green desktop hard drives have hit gen 2 and the eco-friendly drives are still the most quiet, power efficient and coolest drives on the market. Based on a 333GB/platter, the new drives have 32MB of cache and are available in sizes ranging from 500GB to 1TB. These are some fancy features of the Caviar Green drives in case you’re interested:
IntelliPower(TM) – A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate
and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power
savings and solid performance. Additionally, GreenPower drives consume
less current during startup allowing lower peak loads on systems as
they are booted.
IntelliSeek(TM) – Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power
consumption, noise, and vibration.
NoTouch(TM) ramp load technology – Designed to ensure the recording
head never touches the disk media resulting in significantly less wear
to the recording head and media, as well as better drive protection in
The 1TB model is a mere $219. That’s cheap for a desktop hard drive, right?