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WD Black 6TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD6001FZWX
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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
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through extensive testing in WD’s FIT Lab so that customers have a reliable hard drive they can trust when storing their digital content.
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||128||128||64||128||64||128|
|Digital Storage Capacity||6 TB||6 TB||4 TB||500 GB||4 TB||6 TB|
|Hard Disk Rotational Speed||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm||5,400 rpm||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm|
|Hard-Drive Size||6 TB||6,000||4 TB||4 TB||4 TB||6 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 6.0 Gb/s|
|Item Dimensions||5.79 x 4 x 1.03 in||5.79 x 4 x 1.03 in||5.79 x 4 x 1.03 in||5.79 x 4 x 1.03 in||5.8 x 4 x 1 in||5.79 x 4 x 1.03 in|
|Item Weight||1.58 lbs||1.58 lbs||0.99 lb||—||1.72 lbs||1.58 lbs|
WD Black performance storage is designed to enhance your PC experience across heavier computing tasks whether you are a digital artist, video editor, photographer, or gamer. Available with an impressive 128 MB of DRAM cache on higher capacity models, the WD Black drive is optimized for drive performance so you can spend more time experiencing the things you love most. Enhance your PC's performance even further when you combine a WD Black drive with an SSD for a dual drive configuration, allowing you to benefit from the additional caching of your operating system onto the SSD for increased performance. All together, the WD Black drive gives you the hard drive performance, capacity and an industry leading 5-year limited warranty for an inspiring three-in-one storage solution.
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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.
It did not come with any documentation or software and it was not formatted.
If you need to use your warranty, go to the official Western Digital website and you'll find a place to enter the serial number to get help if something goes wrong.
To make it work with Windows 7:
1) Open Control Panel and search for "Format" then click the link under "Administrative Tools". It will launch "Disk Management".
2) On the lower left side you will see "Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2, etc." Right-Click the one for this drive and choose "Convert To GPT Disk".
3) Then Right-Click the right panel to Partition / Format it and you're good to go.
It took me forever to find out I had to right-click the "Disk #" thing.
Read some reviews that these new 6TB drives are a bit faster than the smaller 4TB drives that have been on the market. I will gladly confirm that. I tested the 4TB drive when it was first installed and the 6TB when first installed and I was a bit amazed to see a drive of this size breaking 200mb/sec. Add in the 5 warranty and these are hard to beat.