Western Digital (WD), a leader in manufacturing high quality and reliable storage solution, has just made available the WD Green 4TB (WD40EZRX) 3.5-inch hard drive. The new WD Green 4TB SATA 6 Gb/s features IntelliPower with 64MB cache, and is design for desktop PC that needs energy-efficient but high capacity storage drive. The WD Green 4TB offers 4000GB of unformatted space, and yields around 3.6TB of usable capacity in a Windows NTFS format. See specs, price and where to buy below.
WD Green 4TB (WD40EZRX) Specs and Features
Just like its predecessors, the new WD Green 4TB features the following:
- Cool and quiet -WD GreenPower Technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics, perfect for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
- Reduced power consumption -Best-in-class power management technology delivers significant power savings and solid performance.
- Innovative design -WD Green drives are innovatively designed and manufactured with lead-free, conflict-free and halogen-free materials.
- IntelliSeek -Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
- NoTouch Ramp Load technology -The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
Like modern day storage drive, the WD Green 4TB features SATA 6Gb/s interface, but it’s not as fast as the WD Blue or Black drives. It only has a variable sub-6,000 RPM spindle speeds with 64MB cache. The drive consumes around 3.3W when spinning and idling, and goes up to 4.5W under stress; and it only consumes around 0.40W when in standby or sleep mode.
The WD Green 4TB is best used as a storage drive. If you have a large collection of mp3 files, pictures or movies with large file sizes, then you can safely store them in this drive. The WD Green is not intended to be used as an operating system drive or a drive where you install and work with your software and applications.
Price and Where to Buy
The WD Green 4TB WD40EZRX is available now for only $144.99, and includes a 2 year limited warranty.
If you need a faster drive than the WD Green with also a 4TB capacity, below are your other options:
WD Black 4TB 7200RPM 64MB (Perfect for Desktop PC) – only $229 here.
WD Se 4TB 7200RPM 64MB (Perfect for Datacenter Storage) – only $224 here.
WD RE 4TB 72000RPM 64MB (Perfect for Enterprise and Business) – only $249 here.
WD Red 4TB NAS Drive with WD NASWare (Perfect for NAS Solutions) – only $179 here.
Note: Prices are subject to change. Prices might have gone down by the time you visited this page.