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WD Caviar Black 3TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, 7200 RPM, 64MB Buffer, SATA 6Gb/s Interface

SKU: WD3001FAEX MFR: WD3001FAEX
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About the WD Caviar

The WD Caviar Black 3TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive is designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading-edge performance. This 3.5-inch desktop drive is perfect for high-performance applications like photo and video editing, gaming and power PCs. With a 3TB storage capacity, SATA interface and transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps, it is ideal for demanding applications that require high performance. The Caviar Black uses NoTouch Ramp Load technology, which prevents the recording heads from resting on the disk during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off. This results in a more reliable drive due to the limited head wear.

WD Caviar Features

  • Maximum Performance: Sophisticated performance-enhancing features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming
  • Dual Processor: The Caviar Black features a dual processor that offers twice the processing power to maximize performance
  • Dynamic Cache: WD's dynamic caching algorithm improves performance in real-time by optimizing cache allocation between reads and writes
  • Rock Solid Mechanical Architecture: Enhanced reliability features 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
  • 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
  • IntelliSeek Technology: The 3.5" internal hard drive features IntelliSeek technology which calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration
  • Upgrading Your Drive is Easy: WD Acronis True Image, 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 receive the benefits of a new drive
  • Data Lifeguard: The drive features Data Lifeguard embedded error detection and repair features that automatically detect, isolate and repair problem areas which may develop due to extended use of the hard drive
  • Tested for Compatibility: Rigorous tests are performed on systems and platforms to ensure that the drives are compatible with all systems
  • High Quality and Reliability: The products are tested through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T) prior to launch. This testing ensures that these products consistently meet high quality and reliability standards
  • Wide Usage: It is tested and recommended for use in PCs, high-performance workstations and notebook computers, power computing applications, such as video and photo editing, as well as maxed out gaming computers

WD Caviar Specifications

Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Rotational speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size 64 MB
Average Latency 4.20 ms (nominal)
Load / unload cycle 300,000 minimum
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 6 Gb/s (Max)
Capacity 3TB
Formatted Capacity 3,000,592 MB
User Sectors Per Drive number 5,860,533,168
Power Dissipation Read/Write: 10.40 Watts
Idle: 8.10 Watts
Standby: 1.20 Watts
Sleep: 1.20 Watts
Operating Shock (Read) 30G, 2 ms
Non-operating shock 300G, 2 ms
Acoustics: Idle mode 29 dBA (average)
Acoustics: Seek Mode 0 34 dBA (average)
Operation Temperature 32deg. F to 140deg. F (-0deg. C to 60deg. C)
Non-operating Temperature -40deg. F to 158deg. F (-40deg. C to 70deg. C)
System Compatibility Windows / Mac
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4 x 1.03 x 5.79" / 10.16 x 2.62 x 14.71cm
Weight 1.72lbs / 0.78kg
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