This is one of the coolest drives we’ve had in our storage test lab; 36°C maximum surface temperature is an all-time low.
Idle noise hasn’t changed much compared to the EADS.
The drive is quieter at high head activity, as when running the workstation I/O benchmark.
Also check out our Desktop Hard Drive Charts for comparison with many more disk drives.
- Larger Sectors, More Capacity, New Issues
- WD’s EARS Series
- Characteristics Of 4K Sector Size (Advanced Format)
- Test Setup And Throughput Diagram
- Benchmark Results: Access Time And I/O Performance
- Benchmark Results: Throughput And Streaming
- Benchmark Results: Application Performance
- Benchmark Results: Power Requirements And Efficiency
- Benchmark Results: Temperature And Noise