WD Desktop performance hard drives are designed for demanding users who are looking for leading-edge performance for applications like photo and video editing, gaming and power PCs. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up WD Desktop Performance drives, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.
This drive features rock-solid mechanical architecture for enhanced reliability to help protect the drive and the data stored on it.
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.
The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations, which enables consistently higher performance (available on the 2 TB model only).
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.
We put 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.
WD Desktop performance hard drives are tested and recommended for use in desktop PCs and high-performance workstations.*
*Business critical RAID environments ─ Please consider WD NAS Hard Drives for all multi-bay consumer NAS environments with 1− 5 bay chassis. For business critical RAID applications, please consider WD's enterprise hard drives that are specifically designed with RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER), are tested extensively in 24x7 RAID applications, and include features like enhanced RAFF technology and thermal extended burn-in testing. WD Desktop performance hard drives are not recommended for and are not warranted for use in RAID environments utilizing Enterprise HBAs and/or expanders and in multi-bay chassis, as they are not designed for, nor tested in, these specific types of RAID applications.
- Power computing applications
- Graphics and multimedia design
- Video and photo editing
- Upgrading gaming computers
What's in the box
- 7200 RPM desktop hard drive
- Mounting screws
- Quick Install Guide
- SATA host adapter card or SATA interface connector in motherboard
- Available 3.5" internal drive bay
- SATA cable sold separately
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard
Note: Windows® XP does not support drives with capacities greater than 2TB. Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.
Desktop Retail Kit
|WD Desktop Mainstream ||WD Desktop Performance |
| ||Reliable everyday computing. ||Maximum performance for power computing. |
|Ideal for ||Desktop PCs, external enclosures and certain industrial applications. ||Notebook computers |
|Capacity range ||500 GB - 3 TB ||2 TB - 4 TB |
|Interface ||SAS 6 Gb/s ||SATA 6 Gb/s |
|Cache ||32 MB ||64 MB |
|Form factor ||3.5-inch ||3.5-inch |
|Compatibility ||Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac and Linux operating systems ||Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac and Linux operating systems |
|Acronis True Image WD Edition software || || |
|Highest performance || || |
|Office and web computing || || |
|Photo/video editing || || |
|Gaming || || |
|Graphics and multimedia design || || |
|Extra PC storage || || |
|Upgrade computer capacity || || |