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Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD1001FALS
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- WD Caviar Black high performance 3.5-inch SATA hard drives co MBine 7200 RPM spin speed
- High performance electronics architecture features dual processors and bigger, faster caches for maximum read and write speeds
- StableTrac- The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking
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|Cache Memory Installed Size||32||64||64||64||32||64|
|Digital Storage Capacity||1 TB||—||1 TB||2 TB||1 TB||1 TB|
|Hard Disk Rotational Speed||7,200||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm|
|Hard-Drive Size||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB||2 TB||1 TB||1 TB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in||2.5 in||3.5 in|
|Hardware Connectivity||SATA 3.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 3.0 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 5.8 x 1 in||4 x 5.8 x 1 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.35 in||4 x 5.8 x 1 in|
|Item Weight||1.61 lbs||1.72 lbs||1.52 lbs||1.08 lbs||4 ounces||1.08 lbs|
|Size||1 TB||1TB||1 TB||2 TB||1TB||1 TB|
Power your PC with our top-of-the-line high-capacity drives combine a high performance electronics architecture with a rock solid mechanical architecture to deliver the perfect storage solution.
From the Manufacturer
WD Caviar Black Hard Drives – Maximum performance for power computing.
WD Caviar Black high performance 3.5-inch SATA hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, an integrated dual processor, and dual actuator technology for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop, workstation, and multi-drive systems. And 1 TB capacity gives you the space you need to hold enormous amounts of photos, videos, and files. Best of all these drives are backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
Why you should choose WD Caviar Black:
WD Caviar Black delivers industry-leading performance that's perfect for hard-core gaming and intensive photo and video editing.
Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need to work faster, not longer.
High performance, high reliability, cutting edge technology and a 5-year limited warranty make up WD Caviar Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.
This 7200 RPM speedster is at the top of its class when it comes to performance and reliability.
- Power computing applications such as intensive photo or video editing
- Maxed out gaming systems
- Adding lots of storage in desktop PCs
- Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
SATA 3 Gb/s interface - The industry standard and most common interface.
Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
Massive Cache - leading 64 MB cache size.
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.
StableTrac - 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.
Desktop / Consumer RAID environments - WD Caviar Black Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications. (RAID-0 / RAID-1)*
*Business Critical RAID Environments – WD Caviar Blue 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. For all 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.
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. Note: Bare drive does not include any cables or mounting hardware.
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.
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.
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.
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While not specifically supporting RAID configurations they have had very few false array failures from extended error recovery time. This too speaks to their reliability.
The black line drives seem to be somewhat more noisy than the green and blue line drives. This isn't a problem for my clients as their PC's tend to be under their desks and that muffles any drive clicking enough.
Today when I have clients who need faster performance than conventional drives like these provide I'll move them toward a SSD drive. If you want the conventional drive economy the WD Black line should be a good choice.
I gave it a try and bought 2 of them. They seemed good for 2-3 months, then I started to get SMART monitoring errors...hrm, ok well, they were in a s/w raid1 array and western digital claims the drives should not be placed in any raid configuration.
OK - reconfigure the drives to run as single units and follow best practices/etc. Drive 1 dies a few weeks later. WD replaces it easily with a newer version w/ a much higher serial number (the original was very low so I might have gotten some of the first production batches).
That drive is now running fine, w/o any real issues, although the SMART load_cycle_count has been increasing faster than it should which could be fixed for most controllers, but not w/ the 3ware JBOD controller I'm using. Hrm...well, it might fail a few years down the line and I'll deal with it then. WD does have a 5yr warranty.
Drive 2 fails about 6 months after purchase. Monitoring picks up huge numbers of offline uncorrectable errors. This drive also had a very low serial number so it could have been suffering initial production problems. RMA'd easily. However, WDC sent out a "recertified" drive with a modestly low serial number and this drive is reporting errors within days of install.
I have 5 of the WDC enterprise RE4 drives installed for ~6months w/o any issues (smart reports show wonderful health) and the only drives I've had issues with are the caviar blacks which are tending towards 150% failure rate... I'm going to try upgrading the SATA cable of the current problematic drive.
Going forward, for WDC SATA, I'll only be buying the RE4's. No more caviar black.
Like other reviewers have commented, OEM means cables, rails, screws, and install software are not included. Being a replacement HD meant no problems other than formatting, which Windows does for you. Check the BIOS for set up and you're good to go after formatting the HD. But if you need these installation hardware items, order an HD install kit from Amazon or the mfr. It may be cheaper to order the WD HD retail kit which has these items included. If you have any install problems, go to WD's website for help on installation issues including free drivers, if needed. You may need to go to your computer mfr's website for latest updates on BIOS. And don't forget if you have older versions of Windows xp or Vista, get their service pack updates as well.
One last item, Amazon received lots of complaints on their shipping problems with these OEM HDs for the last several months from past reviews. I requested their FREE shipping option and wasn't disappointed. WD sends their HDs in a box that has thick foam padding around the HD. The HD is shipped in WD's standard electrostatic bag. Amazon ships the HD inside their box with the usual air filled plastic filler as an insulator. If I notice any external box damage or compressed insulators, then possible shock and damage to the HD may exist. If you notice damage, let Amazon know! In my case, no damage was noticed, so I proceeded with the installation without any problems.
I'm happy with the WD HD product performance and Amazon!
So, while I got the warrantied 5 years, I have to say I just have never had a drive die this way. Based on this performance, I don't know that this is worth the premium. Just get the Blue and back up regularly.
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