Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing.
Drive with confidence
We perform tests on hundreds of systems, configurations, and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab to give our customers the confidence that our drives will work in their systems for the ultimate compatibility. WD Blue allows you to use our drive with confidence, knowing that our storage advancements such as NoTouch Ramp Load technology are proven and reliable everyday solutions.
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.
SATA or PATA, the choice is yours
While SATA has become the industry standard interface, WD continues to manufacture desktop drives with a PATA interface for unique or legacy systems.
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.
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.
All WD drives purchased from Amazon.com are shipped in WD-certified hard drive packaging. It is designed and fully tested to provide WD products with the highest of safety while in transit. With WD-certified packaging, you can rest assured that your WD hard drive will arrive safely, fully protected, in a non-descript, easy-open package.
WD Blue storage is tested and recommended for use in desktop and All-in-One PCs, industrial applications and external enclosures where high capacity is not needed. For additional capacity, look at WD Green capacity storage drives.*
*Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments, please consider using WD Red hard drives for desktop RAID environments or WD datacenter hard drives for rackmount or large RAID configurations.
- Family and business computing
- Adding storage in desktop PCs or external drives
- Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
| ||Solid performance |
and reliability for everyday computing.
|Cool, quiet operation with massive capacity. ||Maximum performance |
for power computing.
|The right drive for home |
or small office NAS.
|Built for personal, home office or small business surveillance systems using up to 32 cameras. |
|Ideal for ||Family and business computing. ||Desktop PCs, secondary storage and external drives. ||Photo and video editing, and maxed out gaming systems. ||Specifically designed and tested for small office and home office, 1-5 bay NAS systems. ||Home / SOHO / SMB |
|Capacity range ||80 GB – 1 TB ||320 GB – 4 TB ||500 GB – 4 TB ||1 TB – 4 TB ||1 TB – 4 TB |
|Interface ||SATA 6 Gb/s |
PATA 100 MB/s
|SATA 6 Gb/s ||SATA 6 Gb/s ||SATA 6 Gb/s ||SATA 6 Gb/s |
|Form factor ||3.5-inch ||3.5-inch ||3.5-inch ||3.5-inch ||3.5-inch |
|Cache ||8 MB – 64 MB ||64 MB ||32 MB – 64 MB ||64 MB ||64 MB |
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