High-performance electronics - WD Black drives feature a dual processor and bigger, faster dynamic cache for maximum read and write speeds.
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.
Rock-solid mechanical architecture - Enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it.
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. (2 TB and 1.5 TB models only)
Tested for compatibility - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.
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.
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.
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.
Recommended use - WD Black hard drives are tested and recommended for use in PCs, high-performance workstations and notebook computers.*
*Business critical RAID environments – Please consider WD Red NAS Hard Drives for all multi-bay consumer NAS environments with 1-5 bay chassis. For 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. WD Black 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.
- 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.
3.5-inch Retail Kit
|Solid performance |
and reliability for everyday computing.
|Cool, quiet operation |
for efficient eco-conscious computing.
|Maximum performance |
for power computing.
|Ideal for ||Family and business computing. ||Desktop PCs, secondary storage and external drives. ||Photo and video editing, and maxed out gaming systems. |
|Capacity range ||500 GB ||500 GB – 3 TB ||1 TB – 2 TB |
|Interface ||SATA ||SATA ||SATA |
|Form factor ||3.5-inch ||3.5-inch ||3.5-inch |
|Compatibility ||Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems ||Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems ||Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems |
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|Highest capacity || || || |
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|Photo/video editing || || || |
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