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WD Caviar Black high performance 3.5- Inch SATA hard drive combines 7200 RPM, 64 MB cache, and SATA 6 Gb/s interface for the ultimate in power computing.
High performance electronics architecture features dual processors and bigger, faster caches for maximum read and write speeds.
StableTrac The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations.
5 year limited warranty.
Capacity: 1 TB
Brand Name: Western Digital
Hard Disk Size: 1 TB
Warranty: 5 year limited warranty.
Hardware Platform: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux
Capacity: 1 TB
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4 x 1 inches ; 1.5 pounds
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
Item model number: WD1002FAEX
Capacity: 1 TB
From the Manufacturer
WD Caviar Black Hard Drives – Maximum performance for power computing.
WD Caviar Black high performance 3.5-inch SATA hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, an integrated dual processor, and dual actuator technology for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop, workstation, and multi-drive systems. And 1 TB capacity gives you the space you need to hold enormous amounts of photos, videos, and files. Best of all these drives are backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
Why you should choose WD Caviar Black:
WD Caviar Black delivers industry-leading performance that's perfect for hard-core gaming and intensive photo and video editing.
Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need to work faster, not longer.
High performance, high reliability, cutting edge technology and a 5-year limited warranty make up WD Caviar Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.
This 7200 RPM speedster is at the top of its class when it comes to performance and reliability.
Features at a glance
1 TB of desktop storage
SATA 6 Gb/s interface
Dual processor technology
5-year limited warranty
Power computing applications such as intensive photo or video editing
Maxed out gaming systems
Adding lots of storage in desktop PCs
Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
SATA 6 Gb/s interface - Twice the interface speed with backwards compatibility to legacy SATA standards.
Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
Dynamic Cache - WD's dynamic caching algorithm improves performance in real time by optimizing cache allocation between reads and writes. For example, if there's an overwhelming percentage of read traffic as opposed to write traffic, the drive automatically allocates more cache for read data, which reduces congestion and improves overall drive performance.
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.
StableTrac - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations which enables consistently higher performance.
Desktop / Consumer RAID environments - WD Caviar Black Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications. (RAID-0 / RAID-1)*
*Business Critical RAID Environments – WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives are not recommended for and are not warranted for use in RAID environments utilizing Enterprise HBAs and/or expanders and in multi-bay chassis, as they are not designed for, nor tested in, these specific types of RAID applications. For all Business Critical RAID applications, please consider WD's Enterprise Hard Drives that are specifically designed with RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER), are tested extensively in 24x7 RAID applications, and include features like enhanced RAFF technology and thermal extended burn-in testing.
Upgrading your drive is easy - WD Acronis TrueImage, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive. Note: Bare drive does not include any cables or mounting hardware.
The WD advantage - WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. On average, each new product goes through 600,000 hours of testing. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles. You can also call toll-free support 7 days per week in the U.S. and Canada. See the WD Support site for full details.
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.
WD Caviar Black high performance 3.5-inch SATA hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, 32 MB or 64 MB cache, SATA 3 Gb/s interface, and up to 2 TB capacity with an integrated dual processor for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop, workstation, and multi-drive systems. Rock solid mechanical architecture and enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
Terrible Problems w/ the Current Generation from WD
This review is from: Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop 3.5" Hard Drive
Pros: Used to work w/ RAID controllers - before Western Digital completely re-designed the Caviar Black Series.
Cons: These drives will absolutely fail if you're trying to use them w/ a RAID controller.
Other Thoughts: I've sold thousands of these drives to my customers over the last decade. Now, Western Digital has apparently decided to "force" us to buy the higher-end "Enterprise" class SATA drives - by disabling RAID capabilities on the standard Caviar Black Series. I'm a systems integrator and have been buying the Black Series for the better part of a decade. They've work beatifully for RAID configurations in the past - but since end of 2013, they've been shipping a "lighter version" of this drive that is labled "Desktop Drive". If you try to connect them to ANY type of RAID controller - the drive will not operate correctly. This really makes me mad because I've wasted countless hours trying to come up w a solution. Unfortunately, the only real solution is REPLACING THE DRIVE! I've now swapped these out - replacing them w/ standard Hitachi 1TB SATA drives - and those are working flawlessly. Save yourself time, $$ and headaches - by steering clear of this drive.
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