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Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive

Western Digital's Desktop Storage line covers three different products :

  • WD Caviar Black - for high-performance applications
  • WD Caviar Blue - performance and reliability for everyday computing
  • WD Caviar Green - cool, quiet and eco-friendly drives

Caviar Black and Caviar Blue drives run at the same spindle speed of 7200 RPM, but there are some fundamental difference between the two lines. The Caviar Black drives, for example, feature dual processors and generally have a larger cache. Let's take a look at the key features of the WD Caviar Black 1 TB hard disk drive (WD1001FALS) :

  • Dual Processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance.

  • Large Cache - Bigger, faster cache of 32 MB means faster performance.

  • StableTrac - Secures the motor shaft at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations.

  • 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.

Let's find out how well this drive performs!

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

To discuss about this review, head over to the forum thread!

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Review

Comprehensive Review

Model

• WD1001FALS

Formatted Capacity

• 1,000,204 MB

Guaranteed Sectors

• 1,953,525,169

Bytes Per Sector

• 512 bytes

Sectors Per Track

• NA

Cylinders

• NA

Platters

• 4 Platters

Read/Write Heads

• 8 Read/Write Heads

Recording Method

• NA

Interleave

• 1 : 1

Spindle Speed

• 7,200 RPM

Cache Buffer

• 32 MB SDRAM

Internal Data Transfer Rate

• 106 MB/s (sustained, maximum)

Maximum I/O Transfer Rate

• 3.0 Gbits/s

Average Seek

• 8.9 ms

Average Latency

• 4.2 ms

Drive Ready Time

• 13 seconds (average)

Interface

• Serial ATA 3 Gb/s

Supported SATA Data Transfer Mode

• 3.0 Gbits/s
• 1.5 Gbits/s

SATA Hotplug Capability

• Yes

Maximum Height

• 26.1 mm (1.028 inches)

Maximum Width

• 101.6 mm (4.00 inches)

Maximum Length

• 147.0 mm (5.787 inches)

Maximum Weight

• 690 g (1.52 lbs)

Power Requirements

• +12V DC ± 10 %
• +5V DC ± 5 %

Power Consumption

• 8.4 W (Read / Write)
• 7.8 W (Idle)
• 1.0 W (Standby)
• 1.0 W (Sleep)

Ambient Temperature

• 0 °C to 60 °C (Operating)
• -40 °C to 70 °C (Non-Operating)

Maximum Shock

• 65 G @ 2 ms (Read/Write)
• 250 G @ 2 ms (Non-Operating)

Drive Acoustics

• 24 dBA average (Idle Mode)
• 33 dBA average (Performance Seek Mode)
• 29 dBA average (Quiet Seek Mode)

Non-Recoverable Read Errors

• 1 error per 1014 bits read

Load/Unload Cycles

• 300,000 (minimum)

Warranty

• 5 Years Limited Warranty (OEM or Retail)

 

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