As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. WD Caviar Green drives make it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
Capacity: 3 TB
Interface: SATA 6.0 Gbps
Form Factor: 3.5"
Buffer Size: 64 MB
Manufacturer Warranty: 2 year
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These hard drives are fine. Just the drive didn't work with the systems in the 2 previous reviews is not a good reason for a low rating.
I installed this HD on a HP P6230y and come to find out my motherboard can't deal with the 3 TB, looks like I'm going to have to replace it with the 2 TB. I hope Crucial will note give me a hard time.
This product was recommended as an upgrade for my mac and it only reads 780gigs of 3tb. Kinda disappointing.
Any ideas to stabilize this now? How odd.
I plan to replace my System HD with a Crucial M500 6GB 240GB, and my data drive (used also for P3D V2.2 flight simulator) with a Crucial M500 480GB. These drives are presently C:\ and H:\
Could you please advise:
1. Does the new SSD require formatting before use? I intend each to have only one partition.
2. I have EaseUS Todo backup software which can backup each of these drives. If I replace the old drives, using the same sockets, and then use an EaseUS boot disk to restore each relevant backup to each new SSD, C backup restored to C, and H to H, will the changeover be complete, with the computer unaware of the change?
I am running Win7-64 on an ASUS P868-V Pro motherboard.
Thank you for any help you can give.
Regards, Jim H.
Should I defrag both partitions before installing the new SSD, or not bother?