Western Digital Caviar GP WD10EACS Review

We have in our market several portable, energy efficient and fast performing external hard drives, especially from Western Digital in various sizes, but for people who want more space inside their Desktop or even Laptops Western Digital Caviar GP is an obvious choice. This internal hard drive fancies a 1TB storage space. Since when did terabyte internal hard drives begin to surface? This drive may be closely similar to Hitachi Deskstar 1TB. Advanced Serial ATA technology employed in the Western Digital Caviar GP enhances its performance making it a clear upgrade choice for consumers. Western Digital always provides an adequate solution to all hard drive upgrade issues but not always the perfect drives.

Western Digital Caviar GP WD10EACS

Specifications

Features Description
1. Device Type   Hard drive- Internal
2. Dimensions   4 in* 5.8 in* 1 in
3. Weight   1.6 lbs
4. Hard drive form factor  3.5” * 1/3 H
5. Capacity   1 TB
6. Interface Type   Serial ATA-300
7. Buffer Size   16 MB
8. Features   StableTrac, IntelliPark, IntelliPower (5400-7200),
  IntelliSeek, Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL)
9. Compliant Standards   S.M.A.R.T.
10. Drive Transfer Rate   300 MBps
11. Seek time   8.9ms (average)
12. Average Latency   5.6 ms
13. Spindle Speed   7200 rpm
14. Storage Hard drive/ Non-Recoverable Errors   1 per 10^15
15. Start/Stop cycles   300,000
16. Interfaces 1 *   Serial ATA-300- 7 pin Serial ATA
17. Shock Tolerance   65 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 250 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)
18. Vibration tolerance   0.75 g @ 20-300 Hz (operating) / 4 g @ 20-500 Hz (non-operating)
19. Sound Emission   24 dBA

Features

For those who don’t like to carry around an external drive along here is Western Digital Caviar GP internal hard drive allowing you to expand your Desktop to 1TB. That’s some huge space isn’t it!
The Western Digital Caviar GP WD10EACS is a standard 3.5” 1TB hard drive just like every other drive but a little cheaper comparatively. Now you will have lots of space to store you data.
At present the Serial ATA that is SATA is gaining wide acceptance because of its blazing transfer speeds and energy conservation abilities. Western Digital Caviar internal hard drive connects to your PC through this Serial ATA-300 interface allowing the transfer speeds to soar to 300MBps. In this particular drive WD seems to have swapped raw drive speed for better energy conservation widely required by industries. WD Caviar has better energy saving capabilities but at the cost of drive speed of course.
The Disk has a whopping spindle speed o 7200 rpm combined with SATA provides blazing transfer rates. The seek time and drive latency is quite on par with other internal hard drives. The burst time is slightly higher than other drives, which is quite laudable. The very important feature in this internal hard drive is the energy savings ability that will outweigh its low speed and slightly high read write times.
The Western Digital Caviar internal hard drive packs some attractive features like S.M.A.R.T. that intelligently monitors change in data and reporting different indicators like reliability and more.

Cost

Western Digital Caviar GP WD10EACS internal hard drive costs about $210 USD.

Review

The WD Caviar internal hard drive packs a huge 1TB storage transferring at 300MBps with a Serial ATA-300 interface. The 16MB cache is credible along with good seek time and latency. The Energy savings feature is an important feature that overweighs its comparatively low speeds. On the whole it is an economical upgrade for your hard drive, which also provides reasonable transfer rates.

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