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WD Black Desktop 1TB SATA 6.0 GB/s 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive Retail Kit


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1 TB
  • Includes free cloning software
  • High performance 3.5- Inch SATA hard drive combines 7200 RPM 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
  • Maximum performance
  • Ultra cool and quiet
  • 7200 RPM
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Product Details

Capacity: 1 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4 x 1 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0046RE3M4
  • Item model number: WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 10, 2010

Product Description

Capacity: 1 TB

Product Description

Wd caviar black high-performance up to 2 tb 3.5-inch sata hard drives combine 7200 rpm spin speed, 32 mb cache, sata 3 gb/s interface, and 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.

From the Manufacturer

WD Black Desktop Hard Drives – Maximum performance for power computing.

Maximum performance.
Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming.

Maximum Performance

No compromises.
High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up WD Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.

No compromises

WD quality.
Built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, these drives offer the features and capacity ideal for your everyday computing needs.

Quality
WD Black Desktop
Product Features

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.

Compatibility
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.

Ideal for:
  • 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.

Features at a glance

  • Industry-leading performance
  • 500 GB - 2 TB capacity
  • SATA 6 Gb/s interface
  • 7200 RPM
  • Dual processor technology

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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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Everyday computing
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Notebook computers
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this hard drive.
J. Pressel
As I see WD hard drives: Good=Blue, Better=Green, & Best=Caviar Black.
JJCE
It works great, it's fast and reliable.
MJMNEWJERSEY

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By AGS on November 28, 2011
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
Reading the other reviews sort of worried me, and almost scared me out of buying a new hard drive. I am an average-knowledge techy that can hold his own in any pc-based conversation. I also have a good, working knowledge of a computer and its components; but I am by-no-means an expert. Because of this, I was worried that if I ran into any technical issues during the installation of this hardware that I would be screwed. Despite this, I still took the plunge and bought this to replace my old, and small, 250 GB, cheap hard drive that originally came with my system. Simply put, this is one of the best purchases I have ever made.

Packaging: I have noticed a lot of reviews complain about the packaging which has led to some people's hardware being damaged. This problem HAS been solved. Amazon has packaged this drive perfectly and it came in pristine condition.

Installation (Physical): The physical act of installing this drive was simple. I made sure to touch the metal on my chassis to expel any static I was carrying. I unplugged the cables of my old drive, pulled it out, put the new drive in, and attached the cables.

Installation (Turning on the PC and beyond): I turned on the computer with my new Windows 7 OS (which I highly recommend--it is awesome [the only people who have issues with it are overly-ignorant, annoying people who are either a. MAC lovers, or b. people who just like complaining about stuff] best Windows OS to date, period). The hard drive booted right up, my computer posted without issues (that awesome beep that everyone loves to hear), and the Windows installation bar appeared at the bottom of my screen. From there, Windows installed flawlessly and within 30 minutes I had a brand new, 1 TB hard drive up and running with 0 issues! Yay!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Yogi on June 7, 2011
Size Name: 2 TB Verified Purchase
I ordered this retail drive package because it had great reviews on another retailer's site. The actual HDD in the box was model WD2002FAEX, which is actually a 64 MB cache, SATA 6.0GB/s model. That makes this retail version $10 cheaper than the same bulk drive here on Amazon: Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD2002FAEX

I haven't tried the drive yet, but I got more than I expected since Amazon's product description lists this as a 32 MB cache, SATA 3.0GB/s model.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. G. Tacsik on August 11, 2011
Size Name: 2 TB
Consistent with the comment from Yogi, the actual HDD in my box was also a WD2002FAEX. Again, this is the newer 64 MB cache, SATA 6.0GB/s Caviar Black model - though inconsistent with the "32 MB cache" stated on the front of the box. While I don't see any mention of interface speed on the box, I'll note that I was told by WD support that the ONLY difference between the WD2002FAEX and the (older/earlier) WD2001FASS is that the SATA interface was updated from 3Gb/s to 6Gb/s - and that the actual drive mechanism/heads/platters etc. are identical. So, while WD obfuscates the actual drives contained in their "Retail Kits," perhaps it is simply to make the numbering of the kits more consistent and independent of what may be considered minor drive production changes such as the interface speed. Lastly I'll note that the "Retail Kit" box contains ONLY the drive itself, "Quick Install Guide" and "Mounting screws". As the cardboard box, Quick Install Guide (also available online) and 4 screws have near zero value, I would consider the WDBAAZ0020HNC (Retail Kit) and the WD2002FAEX (Bulk/OEM) identical and would buy whichever is cheaper - IF one could somehow be sure the box would actually contain the WD2002FAEX drive ;-)

As an aside, I'll note I have 3 of the WD2002FAEX/WD2001FASS drives and I've had one fail after ~3 yrs. The failure was somewhat soft and I was able to recover the data - and the drive was (painlessly) replaced under warranty. Another BIG plus to WD is that they have an toll free 800 number and offer outstanding and easily reached customer support - which I believe is American-based!!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Norseman on June 16, 2012
Size Name: 1 TB
I bought this drive from the WD store as I was worried about the packing. Apparently Amazon has fixed their problem problem on that and now the best place to buy this drive.

Installation was easy no problem with Win 7 "Builders Version" install. No cables are included and NO JUMPERS are required with SATA. No disk, you really don't need one anyway. If you want utilities go to the WD Website.(downloads section under support).

The drive is only slightly noisier than my other WD 2 TB Green drive and seems to be a little faster.
HOWEVER, Yesterday I happen to be doing a Windows update on both my computers (the 2 TB Green and the 1TB Black)
As it ended up both had to do a restart..So...Cool.. I can see if there is a difference here.

The 2 computers are:(Gateway) AMD 1065T X6 2.9ghz, 8gb ram, WD 2tb Green SATA III 64mbs cache. (5400rpm)
HD 6670
(Custom Build) AMD FX- 8150 3.6ghz, 16Gb ram WD 1tb Black SATA II 32mbs cache. (7200rpm)
XFX-R7770 (X2 in CrossFire)
I sat between them and as I looked back and forth.. they were literally screen for screen all the way to the desktop.

Much less than one second total, the only difference was the FX 8150 had a few more startups in the task bar.

This is not a benchmark review. It is a USER review for a day-to-day computer user.

Conclusion:

No mechanical drive is going to push SATA II or SATA III data rates of 3gbs or 6gbs. Cache may make a very slight difference for larger files. 64mb for the Sata III, 32mb for the Sata II.

Warranty, 2 year for the green, 5 year for the Black. So for the Money being almost the same go for the 5 year warranty and get the Black.
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