WD Blue Everyday Storage Desktop Hard Drive
Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing.
Built to WD's highest standards of quality and reliability, WD Blue offers the features and entry-level capacities that are ideal for your computing needs. WD Blue is designed by the brand that you trust with the quality you would expect for a tested, proven, everyday storage solution.
A modern classic
WD Blue storage is designed and manufactured with technology found in WD's original award-winning desktop and mobile hard drives. WD Blue sets the baseline for everyday storage by consistently delivering improved performance over previous generations while successfully maintaining WD's quality and reliability for over six generations. The difference is that our colors never fade, generation after generation.
Your power of choice
WD Blue is available in a broad range of entry-level capacities, cache sizes, form factors and interfaces so you can be sure there's a drive that's the perfect fit for your system. However, not all hard drives are created equally and for your applications that demand more, WD gives you the power of choice.
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.
Features at a glance
- Solid performance and reliability
- Built to the highest standards of quality
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 personal/small/home office, 1-8 bay NAS systems and WD Red Pro hard drives for medium to large size business, 8-16 bay NAS systems.
- Family and business computing
- Adding storage in desktop PCs or external drives
- Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
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WD Red Pro
| ||Solid performance |
and reliability for everyday computing.
|Cool, quiet operation with massive capacity. ||Maximum performance |
for power computing.
|The right drive for personal, home |
or small office NAS.
|The right drive for medium or large business 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 personal, small and home office, 1-8 bay NAS. ||Designed and built for medium and large business, 8-16 bay NAS systems. ||Home / SOHO / SMB |
|Capacity range ||80 GB – 1 TB ||500 GB – 6 TB ||500 GB – 4 TB ||1 TB – 6 TB ||2 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 ||SATA 6 Gb/s |
|Form factor ||3.5-inch ||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 ||64 MB |
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