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WD Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive, 7200 RPM Rotational Speed, 64MB Buffer Memory

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About the Western Digital WD1002FAEX

The WD Caviar Black 1 TB 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive gives your PC or maxed out gaming machine a perfect storage solution with its high performance and rock solid mechanical architecture. Advanced features such as cool drive operation, no-touch head technology and vibration protection ensure enhanced reliability.

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Western Digital WD1002FAEX Features

  • 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
  • Dual Processor: Twice the processing power to maximize performance
  • Colossal Cache: Bigger, faster cache of 64 Mb means faster performance
  • Massive Capacity: WD Caviar Black SATA drives available with 1 TB capacity
  • Compatible: Performs tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in their FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give customers confidence that the drives will work in their systems
  • Applications: Power computing applications such as multimedia, video, photo editing and maxed out gaming computers. Desktop/Consumer RAID Environments - WD Caviar Black Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications

Western Digital WD1002FAEX Specifications

Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size 64MB
Average Latency 4.20 ms (nominal)
Load/unload Cycles 300,000 minimum
Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk) 126 MB/s (Max)
Formatted Capacity 1,000,204 MB
Capacity 1TB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive 1,953,525,169
Operating Shock (Read) 30G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock 300G, 2 ms
Idle Mode 28 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 33 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 3 29 dBA (average)
Operating 32deg. F to 140deg. F (-0deg. C to 60deg. C)
Non-operating -40deg. F to 158deg. F (-40deg. C to 70deg. C)
Power Dissipation: Read/Write 6.80 Watts
Power Dissipation: Idle 6.10 Watts
Power Dissipation: Standby 0.70 Watts
Power Dissipation: Sleep 0.70 Watts
Dimensions (H x D x W) 1.028 x 5.787 x 4.00" / 26.1 mm x 147 mm x 101.6 mm
Weight 1.52 lbs / 0.69 kg
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