The new WD RE2 GreenPower line of hard disk drives from Western Digital offers storage capacities of 500GB, 750GB and 1TB and theyâ€™re all environment-friendly. No, they donâ€™t plant trees or soak up oil spills or sign up with Greenpeace; theyâ€™re green in the sense that theyâ€™re energy-efficient.
WD RE2-GP hard drives are designed with power savings as the primary attribute. Western Digital says the WD RE2-GP hard drives offer massive capacity with significant power savings and lower total cost of ownership compared to other competitive enterprise-class drives.
Each WD RE2-GP hard drive consumes an average of 4-5 watts less than competitive hard drives, making it possible for energy-conscious enterprise customers to build servers and storage subsystems with higher capacities, consistent performance, and assured reliability, all while promoting energy conservation.
That should translate to a savings of about $10 per drive per year. A large data center with 10,000 GreenPower HDDs can save $100,000 in yearly power costs.
[Site: Western Digital]