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WD Black 2TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD2003FZEX
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- Next-generation desktop performance hard drive designed to intensify your PC experience
- Improved Architectural Designs: Dual Core Processor, High Resolution Controller (HRC), StableTrac Technology
- Improved Data Protection: Vibration Control Technology (VCT), Corruption Protection Technology (CPT), NoTouch™ Ramp Load Technology
- Industry-leading 5-year manufacturer limited warranty
- Package includes a hard drive only - no screws, cables, manuals included. Please purchase mounting hardware and cables separately if necessary.
- Ships in WD-certified box for safe transit during shipping
- Next-generation desktop performance hard drive designed to intensify your PC experience
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Inspiring Performance, Demanding Capacity
WD Black hard drives are designed for desktop PC power users who demand performance. Give your system the high capacity, reliability and robust performance only available in a WD Black drive, that includes a 5-year limited warranty.
Which capacity is right for you?
- Entry Level: Up to 1TB
- Mainstream: 2TB – 4TB
- Best upgrade: 5TB+
For Creatives & Enthusiasts
Whether you’re a photographer, video editor, digital artist, or want to build your own system, look no further than WD Black drives as your go-to solution. WD Black drives deliver great performance for storing large multimedia les of photos, videos and applications.
For the Gamers
Tuned for performance and perfect for gaming, WD Black drives offer large capacities to store your expanding gaming library. Future-proof your gaming PC with enough capacity for extra downloadable game content and combine with an SSD for maximum PC performance.
Since WD Black hard drives pass more strenuous and aggressive internal testing, every WD Black drive is backed by an industry leading 5-year limited warranty.
Increased Cache Sizes
Achieve faster read-rate performance and highspeed transfer speeds with 128 MB of cache on 5TB and 6 TB models. WD’s Dynamic Cache Technology improves performance in real time to allocate and optimize cache between reads and writes.
The WD Black drive features a dual-core processor that offers twice the processing capability as a standard single-core processor to maximize drive performance, especially for loading games or large multimedia les.
WD Black drives are equipped with StableTrac Technology (2 TB and larger models). This secures the motor shaft inside the hard drive to increase reliability and help reduce impact due to systeminduced vibrations from other components.
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|Cache Memory Installed Size||64||64||64||64||64||64|
|Digital Storage Capacity||16 GB||—||2 TB||—||2 TB||2 TB|
|Hard Disk Rotational Speed||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm||5,400 rpm||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm|
|Hard-Drive Size||2 TB||1 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in|
|Hardware Connectivity||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 3.0 Gb/s|
|Item Dimensions||4 x 5.8 x 1 in||4 x 5.8 x 1 in||4 x 5.79 x 1.03 in||4 x 5.79 x 1.03 in||4 x 5.8 x 1 in||5.79 x 4 x 1.03 in|
|Item Weight||1.32 lbs||1.72 lbs||1.2 lbs||1.5 lbs||1.08 lbs||1.65 lbs|
|Size||2TB||1TB||2TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB|
Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming. High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up Wd Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.
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In the video, I am running a speed test and recording the sound with my iPhone 5 to see how loud the drive is. During the speed test, which has sequential and random tests, I move the phone closer to the drive to be able to hear the sound better. At the end of the video, I show two CrystalDiskMark speed tests. The test on the left is of the Seagate 2TB Drive and the test on the right is of the WD Black 2TB Drive.
Speed Test Results - As you can see from the video, the speed of the WD Black Drive (test on the right) is pretty amazing with results of 170MB/s from a USB 3.0 Hard Drive Dock using a 500MB test size. When compared to the cheaper Seagate Drive (test on the left with a respectable 148MB/s), the speed is significantly faster, so you really get what you pay for in this case.
Sound Test Results - I didn't experience any abnormally loud sounds from the drive sitting right on my desk. You could hear it, but it was not any louder than the any other drives that I have used. When I get close to the hard drive with my phone, it gets a lot louder as you would expect, but I am essentially about 1 inch from the drive at that point. Once I put this drive into my computer case, I doubt I will hear it at all. In my opinion, while this drive isn't silent, it is no louder than any other 7200 RPM drives that I have used, and the sound is more than acceptable for the extremely fast speeds.
Overall, I am extremely impressed with this drive based on my initial tests. The speed is amazing and the sound is just fine. That, along with the 5 year warranty, makes this drive worth the extra money in my opinion for a primary drive that will get a lot of use. As with all hard drives, reliability and longevity is a concern, so I will update this review as I continue to use the drive.
So after Christmas, I finally got around to doing my system reconfiguration, which consisted of replacing my two factory installed Seagate 1TB hard drives with a Crucial M500 480GB SSD and this WD Black 2TB WD2003FZEX Hard Drive. Hardware installation was a snap. After I installed the drives and installed Windows 7 via an HP Recovery Disc, I copied all of my media and data to the WD Black drive and got really fast speeds and no problems when transferring well over a terabyte of data. I have an older HP Elite PC with an SATA 3GB/s interface, so I am not getting the fastest speeds, but a speed test of the WD Black Drive shows 137MB/s while installed internally. The previous test was via USB 3.0 which apparently has a faster throughput on my machine. Just to give you an idea of the speed increase that I am experiencing, my old factory installed Seagate drives had speed test results in the 80-90MB/s range, so I'm easily getting a 50-60% speed increase. On top of that, my Crucial SSD is showing 270MB/s speeds and 30 second Windows 7 reboots. Pretty amazing. In addition, the sound of the hard drive seems completely normal to me now that it is installed in my computer case. If you are interested in injecting some new life in an older Windows 7 PC, I highly recommend this combination of SSD and WD Black drives.
One tip that took me about 3 hours and a lot of pain and suffering to figure out. If you use a factory recovery disc to install your operating system onto your new hard drive and after install, you can't get Windows Update or Microsoft Security Essentials to work, you may need to update your hard drive controller driver like I did. I searched high and low to figure out how to fix this and even did a Windows 7 reinstall. There were a ton of people having the same problem and after several frustrating hours, I figured out that I needed to update my Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers. Five minutes later, everything is working perfectly. What a huge waste of time. So if you are having problems like I did, give that a try and hopefully save yourself some headaches.
Long story short, this is a great drive so far and I am extremely happy with its performance and pairing it with an SSD. Highly Recommended!
One month using this setup and I love it. The WD Black drive is a great workhorse drive that I do most of my saving to while my Windows 7 OS runs off of the Crucial SSD. Everything is really fast and reboots that used to be a chore are no hassle at all anymore. I wish I would have done this a long time ago, but now that SSD prices are dropping, I would do it again in a heartbeat. If you are looking for a nice boost of speed, I recommend getting a good SSD and pairing it with this WD Black Hard Drive. Just make sure to backup, backup, backup. While these hard drives are great so far, I trust no hard drive and have redundant backups locally on an always attached USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station, plus a second copy that I update occasionally in a fire safe, and an Online Backup solution using CrashPlan.
I have now been using this SSD with WD Black Drive configuration for about four months now and everything is still working perfectly. The speeds continue to be great and I have had no reliability issues with either drive. I churn Terabytes of media files through this WD Black Drive and it handles everything without a hitch. It really makes a great workhorse drive to combine with an SSD. I really love the setup and I doubt I would ever go back to a non-SSD configuration ever again, especially considering the continual price declines of SSD's. It is still early in the life of the drives, but so far, so good. Still Highly Recommended!
Just a quick update. I have been using this 2TB WD Black Drive and this setup with the SSD for 10 months now and everything is still working perfectly. No complaints and still loving it.
FYI, this is an "advanced format" drive that uses 4 KB data sectors instead of the usual 512 byte ones. So you need to make sure that you partition and format it using a utility that is advanced format aware, otherwise you may see a small performance loss. If you partition/format it with a recent version of Windows (I used Windows 7) you should be OK.
Western Digital may still have on their website a free utility called "WD Align" that will realign improperly formatted WD advanced format drives, although that solution is rather on the slow side for drives with a lot of data on them as the utility has to recopy that data sector-by-sector as it realigns the drive. The best thing is to properly format the drive to begin with.
I was setting up two of the three drives I purchased in a simple RAID1 array for redundancy, and somewhere near the end of the synchronization (which mind you has taken a few hours to do) the cable on the one drive popped off and trashed the whole setup. No data loss since the first drive still has everything on it of course, but it still resulted in a lot of lost time and aggravation.
To prevent this from happening again I'm going to be putting a dab of hot glue on the plug to make sure the cable can't just slide off, but I shouldn't have to do that. All three drives are identical so it isn't just a case of one drive having an improperly molded piece.
I run Bootcamp on this machine (it is, honestly, the best Windows machine I've ever had). But because I run Bootcamp, I did not want to try any software-based fan-control solutions. I found an adapter on Other World Computing (yes, I looked all over Amazon). I re-installed the drive with the adapter, and it has worked great. There are no fan issues, whatsoever.
When I booted up into Mac, I got the spinning beachball of death for a few days, but that seems to have worked itself out. I assume it had to get some stuff in its cache before it could open them up without the delays. Every so often, it still lags quite a bit, particularly in Chrome for Mac.
However, in Windows, it seems even more brisk than the original Seagate drive. In fact, it seems much more brisk.
Everything is going great. Highest marks to WD.
One little bit of advice: When you register this on Western Digital, use ALL-CAPS when you type in the serial number. I first typed in the S/N in lowercase, and WD gave me a message that said my drive could not be registered because it was either an OEM drive, or its warranty had expired. Steaming, I re-typed the S/N in ALL CAPS, and WD took it just fine. So, that's a little lesson I learned....
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