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WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX

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  • WD Blue hard drives have a multitude of features including third generation SATA interface with 6 GB/s transfer rate, plus rock solid performance and ultra-cool and quiet operation. SATA cable isn't included with the item
  • WhisperDrive technology minimizes noise to levels near the threshold of human hearing
  • SoftSeek technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms, resulting in more efficient operation
  • 1 TB capacity holds up to 200,000 digital photos, 250,000 MP3 files, and 120 hours of HD video
  • 2 year limited warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4 x 1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0088PUEPK
  • Item model number: WD10EZEX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,225 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 4, 2012

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

WD Blue Desktop Hard Drives – Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing.
The original.
WD Blue drives are designed and manufactured with the proven technology found in WD's original award-winning desktop hard drives.
The original
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
More options.
These drives are available in a broad range of capacities, cache sizes and interfaces so you can be sure there's a drive that's the perfect fit for your system, in more ways than one.
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WD Blue
Product Features

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 interface - While SATA has become the industry standard interface, WD continues to manufacture desktop drives with a PATA interface for unique or legacy systems.

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.

WD Certified

WD-certified packaging - 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.

Compatibility
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.

Recommended use - WD Blue hard drives are tested and recommended for use in PCs, high-performance workstations and notebook computers.*

*Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments, please consider using WD Red hard drives for home and small office 1-5 bay NAS systems and WD Enterprise hard drives for rackmount and >5 bay NAS systems.

Ideal for:
  • Family and business computing
  • Adding storage in desktop PCs or external drives
  • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music

Features at a glance

  • 80 GB - 1 TB capacity
  • SATA 6 Gb/s or PATA 100 MB/s
  • 7200 RPM

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WD VelociRaptor
Solid performance
and reliability for everyday computing.
Cool, quiet operation
for efficient eco-conscious computing.
Maximum performance
for power computing.
The right drive for home
or small office NAS.
High-performance storage for power users.
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.
Performance enthusiast systems and workstations.
Capacity range
80 GB – 1 TB
320 GB – 3 TB
500 GB – 2 TB
1 TB – 3 TB
250 GB – 1 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
Highest capacity
Highest performance
Photo/video editing
Network Storage Systems

Product Description

WD Blue hard drives are available with a SATA interface in a variety of cache sizes with a multitude of available features to deliver rock solid performance and ultra-cool and quiet operation. Pick the drive that suits your needs with the confidence in knowing that all WD Caviar Blue drives are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability. With capacities ranging from 80 GB to 1 TB, these drives are the perfect solution for family and business computing.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The product is easy to install, works great, is quiet and very fast.
Lenín E. Tarazona S.
I've been using Western Digital hard drives for many years, and will continue as long as they keep producing quality drives.
R. Harvey
If you are looking for a good hard drive you can rely on, I recommend this one.
Curtis R Jones

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

403 of 449 people found the following review helpful By Logical Paradox VINE VOICE on February 9, 2013
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It's a bias, but I love Western Digital drives. I am an IT professional by trade, but I'm not sure that makes me any kind of authority on the subject. I don't do reliability testing or bench-marking for a living. While all the data I've see tends to reinforce my existing bias, it is the nature of biases to be self-affirming. All I can offer, then, is my personal opinion and my professional recommendation, based on my own experiences.

The truth is, that's often all we IT people can provide: opinions, and sometimes shaky ones. We tend to form our opinions based on experiences when the truth about how good or bad a particular drive model or maker is, is really a matter of statistics. We instead reach conclusions based on anecdotal evidence and recommendations from friends or colleague, and it's far too easy for a popular conception, a single run of good luck, or a single bad experience to cloud the statistical realty. We also tend to become brand loyal once we enter a place of comfort with a product line. But I've seen plenty of Western Digital drives die. I've seen plenty of ANY brand of hard drive die: Maxtor, Seagate, Samsung, you name it. I recommend that you take all consumer reviews for hard drives with a grain of salt and look online for professional reviews, benchmarks, and reliability data if you really want to know how a given drive rates. Anandtech, Tom's Hardware, and PC Perspective are some good starting points.

With all that in mind, my biases are not without reasons. I've been very pleased with every Western Digital drive I've owned over the last 13 years of my personal computing life. I originally became a fan because of the large capacities, large cache, and low seek times back when I was picking parts for my first computer that I bought myself--a Dell.
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64 of 72 people found the following review helpful By JAC on October 14, 2012
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I will keep it short and to the point... I was skeptical about this drive and was hesitant to purchase it, but now I am a firm believer and will recommend to anyone. Immediately after I installed and performed a fresh install of Mountain Lion, I performed a disk bench test and average read/write speed is 170mb/sec with +/- 5mb/sec - AMAZING fast for a HDD SATA III. Furthermore, the drive is very quiet and I have yet to notice any excessive spinning or noise. Since then, I've purchased another drive for a second system and I will update this post if I experience any problems.
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48 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Hman on September 11, 2012
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This drive is quiet and the sequential performance is very good, though the seek time is average.

I get about the average advertised 150 MB/s sustained. It is 190 MB/s on the outer part of the platter.

From HDtune the average seek time is 20ms.

Pretty great for a moderately priced 1 TB spinner!
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By David Edmondson on February 12, 2013
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Within 5 minutes of opening the box my new hard-drive was installed and operating. Mount it in the PC, plug in the Sata cable (not included w/ drive), plug in the power and boot up the PC. Go to Ctrl Panel, Admin Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management, right click on the new drive, have it do a Quick Format, click and assign it a "Drive Letter". 3 seconds later you're done and the drive is ready to use. 5 minutes start to finsih, no kidding. The drive is perfectly quite and seems really fast.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By letsgoiowa on January 1, 2013
This hard drive comes in OEM packaging, which means it comes only with the drive in anti-static packaging. This is typical of most hard drives. You will need a SATA cable and an open SATA port on your motherboard for installation. I used this as a replacement for my ancient 80 GB WD HDD that was going on 9 years old, and reinstalling W7 onto a new drive is nice and simple. Just pop in the W7 installation disc once your drive is in and choose Restore or Repair, make sure you have your backup first, though. However, when you use this method, it only restores the exact partitions and size of the original drive, and I realized that you need to create another partition if you want to use the full drive. This is much easier than it sounds, just research creating a partition, it's simple and Windows 7 makes it a breeze. In case you're wondering, SATA ports and connectors are all compatible with each other. SATA II is not a bottleneck to hard drives, only to SSDs. This drive is pretty quiet, except when installing large programs and moving big files, in which it's only barely audible. It's great for a new build or a replacement. I've had good experiences with WD in the past, all the drives of mine and my relatives I have seen of WD branding haven't had any issues at all. I was even using my old drive for a solid 9 years of heavy use and it had no issues. This new drive has the numbers on its side, too. Mine has ZERO seek errors, zero read errors, no reallocated or otherwise damaged sectors, and keeps a consistently cool temperature of 30C. If anything goes wrong for any reason at all, there is always the 2 year warranty to rely on. However, if you don't mind having a bit of a louder drive and paying just a bit more, you can get the Caviar Black which has a nice amount of extra performance, is more reliable and has a longer 5 year warranty. If you don't want, need, or your budget maxes out on the Caviar Blue, then that's just fine because this is one solid drive.
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Mohammed Muthalib on November 2, 2012
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Does the job and is fast with the 6GB/s sata iii controllers. Only con is that it not quiet when read/write. You can not hear the disks spin but you can here that peculiar HD sound. Has a 5.9 windows performance rating.
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