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Western Digital Caviar Black 4TB 64MB Cache 7200RPM 3.5in SATA3 Internal Hard Drive OEM

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78374
   Shipping Weight:   1.6 lbs
   Part #: WD4001FAEX

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading-edge performance. These 3.5-inch desktop drives are perfect for high-performance applications like photo and video editing, gaming and power PCs.

Quick Specs:
Buffer 64 MB
Storage Capacity 4 TB
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Limited Warranty 5 Year
Weight (Approximate) 1.72 lb
Color Black
Drive Type Internal
Height 1"
Width 4"
Depth 5.8"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 3.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/600
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Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Average Latency: 4.20 ms
     Buffer: 64 MB
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 768 MBps (6 Gbps)
     Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD
     Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: WD4001FAEX
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.wdc.com
     Product Line: Black
     Product Model: WD4001FAEX
     Product Name: WD Black WD4001FAEX Hard Drive
     Product Type: Hard Drive
Interfaces/Ports  
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/600
Miscellaneous  
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Depth: 5.8" (147 mm)
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 3.5"
     Height: 1" (25.4 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 780 g
     Width: 4" (101.6 mm)
Technical Information  
     Features: StableTrac
NoTouch Ramp Load
S.M.A.R.T
     Platform Supported: Mac
PC
     Storage Capacity: 4 TB
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 5 Year

Customer Reviews of (Western Digital WD WD4001FAEX)

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NFLD_Mike
01/13/14
Experience: 15 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Wasn't DOA but unfortunately wasn't working properly
Cons
Drive had many bad sectors, so it was RMA back to NCIX
Summary
My third WD drive, and the first to have any issues. NCIX processed RMA quickly and a new drive is on the way back to me.

Malfunctions, and DOA items happen so I'm not to concerned about it. Overall, I've a very happy WD customer!

I do not expect any problems with the new drive, but I'll update  accordingly once I've used it.

Jim_A
12/18/13
Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
Great price ($210 on special sale)
Tests out fine (I got two) and replacing 1T drives which are coming to end of life after years of constant 24/7 use.
Linux Mint worked fine with setting one up as boot drive on uefi Sabertooth board.
5 year warranty (checked).
Good temp (33C) with regular HAFX cooling.
Cons
It might be best to be careful if using docks or otherwise no fan cooling, as then the drive runs hot, if in constant use.
Summary
I lucked in on the special sale, which really is lucky with less than 6 months warranty to go on my 1T blacks. Drives both old and new show perfect testing scores. Toshibas and Seagates show warranty from production date - so typically a few months less than expected. These show full five years. I did things the hard way with manual partitioning and learning about setting up boot partitions, but then Mint16 install did the rest for setting up as boot drive with efi.

Tier1
10/09/13
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Very roomy drive , low price per GB
Cons
5 Platter design
Summary
This is a great storage hard-drive. I upgraded to this hard drive as it can hold alot of content and I have a nice peace of mind with the 5year warranty and the fact that it is a Black hard drive. I wouldn't recommend raiding them due to lack of TLER but thats a massive storage system to require 8TB.

After formatting it comes down to 3726GB. Make sure when formatting to use GPT as MBR will not recognize anything more than 2TB. UEFI is also required for booting with GPT hard-drives. That means that the motherboard must support UEFI vs the old classic bios style. However older motherboards will still recognize this hard drive as long as you are running an OS that is 64bit and supports GPT drives.

I chose 5 Platter design as a con simply because the less platters there are the more aerial density and performance can be achieved. It's not necessarily a bad thing but WD chose this design (800Gbx5) for longevity.

Pete_W
08/14/13
Experience: 6 Months
Pros
The drive has plenty of storage, is fast and quiet in my system.
Cons
The price is high due to the high capacity, but I think it is a better bargain and more efficient than two smaller drives.
Summary
This drive is the main backup for my Windows 8 system. I do a lot of video and photo editing, so my backups include many huge files. I installed this drive, set up a regular backup and it has been working away for the past six months. I also use it for scratch disks in some Adobe products. I'm pleased with this drive and plan to add another one of these to my system soon.

The Great Gazoo™
01/31/13
Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Largest capacity drive currently available
WD reliability
Cons
Still costly
Summary
Got it on surprise sale price of $279.99 so was happy not to pay the regular price of $349. I'm sure prices will continue to decline. I'm happy with the drive overall - slight problem setting up as one large drive off the bat. I had to get Windows 7 to set it up as a GPT drive and off it went like a champ.

If you need lots of storage on a single drive, then this is what you want.

dsdirks
01/30/13
Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
4TB of storage
Cons
Price is a little high but that will drop  given time.
Summary
Very good drive if you need the storage. Does not sound any louder than my other drives, but runs a little bit hotter, but not extremely so. (only a few degrees c)

Just a warning, may not work with some older external USB drive enclosures/docks. My Vantec HDD Dock only sees this a a 2TB drive. But this is not a fault of the hard drive.

Ellis G.
01/02/13
Experience: 2 Days
Pros
a lot of space
Cons
none
Summary
Will be purchasing similar hard drive when I need additional storage space. Highly recommended for a file server.

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Component Drive1

Retail Kit

Enterprise Drives:

 

 

 

WD Raptor, WD RE, WD RE2, WD RE2-GP, WD RE3, WD RE4, WD RE4-GP, WD VelociRaptor, WD RE SAS

GD, SD, SB, YD, YR, YS, ADFD, ADFS, ABPS, AYPS, AYYS, ABYS, FYYS, FBYX, ABYX, FYPS, GLFS, BLFS, HLFS, HLHX, BLHX, FYYG

5-year

5-year

WD S25 SAS Hard Drive

BKFG, BKHG, BKFF

5-year

N/A

Desktop Drives:

 

 

 

WD Caviar Black

AAEX, AALS, FAEX, FAES, FALS, FASS

5-year

5-year

WD Caviar Blue (WD Caviar, WD Caviar SE, WD Caviar SE16)

BB, LB, JB, PB, JD, JS, KS, KD, KS, ABKS, AABS, AAJS, AAKS, AABB, AAJB, AAKB, AAKX, AALX, EALX

3-year

3-year

WD Caviar Blue

WDBAAV, WDBAAW, WDBAAX

3-year

2-year

WD Raptor X

AHFD

5-year

5-year

WD Caviar Green (WD Caviar GP)

EACS, EADS, AACS, AADS, EARS

3-year

3-year

WD Caviar Green

WDBAAY

3-year

2-year

Mobile Drives:

 

 

 

WD Scorpio Black

BPKT, BEKT, BJKT

5-year

5-year

WD Scorpio Blue

VE, UE, BEAS, BEVS, BEVE, BEVT, KEVT, TEVT, BPVT

2-year

3-year

WD Scorpio Blue

WDBABA, WDBABB, WDBABC

2-year

2-year

CE Drives:

 

 

 

WD AV, WD AV-GP, WD AV-25 AV

AVBS, AVJS, AVBB, AVJB, EVCS, EURS, AVCS, AVVS, BUDT, EVVS

3-year

3-year

External Drives:

 

 

 

WD ShareSpace™

WDA4NC

N/A

3-year

My Book Studio, My Passport Elite, My Passport Studio

WDH1Q, WDML, WDMT, WDMS

N/A

5-year

My Book Mirror, My Book Pro, My Book Pro II, My Book World, My Book World II, My Book Studio II, My Book Home, My Book Office, My Book Elite, My Book Studio, My Book Studio LX, My Book Live

WDH2U, WDG1T, WDG2TP, WDG1NC, WDH1NC, WDG2NC, WDH2NC, WDH2Q, WDH1CS, WDH1B, WDBAAH, WDBAAJ, WDBC3G, WDBACH, WDBACGxxxxHCH

N/A

3-year

WD Elements SE, WD Elements, WD Elements Portable, My Book Essential, My Book Mac Edition, My Book Premium, My Book Premium ES, My Book Premium II, Dual-Option Media Center, Dual-Option Combo, Dual-Option USB, NetCenter, Lighted Combo, Extreme Lighted Combo, USB, Combo, FireWire

WDBABV, WDE1U, WDE1MS, WDBAAR, WDG1U, WDH1U, WDG1C, WDG1SU, WDG2T, WDXUL, WDXF, WDXUB, WDXB, WDXE, WDXC

N/A

1-year

My Book Essential, My Book for Mac, My Book 3.0

WDBAAF, WDBACW, WDBAAG, WDBAAK, WDBABP

N/A

2-year

WD Passport Pocket Drive

WDXMM

N/A

1-year

WD Passport (all colors)

WDXML, WDXMS, WDXMC, WDXMSA, WDXSMB, WDXSMC, WDXMSE

N/A

3-year

My Passport Essential, My Passport for Mac, My Passport Elite, My Passport Studio

WDME, WDMEA, WDBAAC, WDBAAE

N/A

3-year

My Passport Essential, My Passport Essential SE, My Passport for Mac, My Passport AV, My Passport SE for Mac, My Passport Studio

WDBAAA, WDBACY, WDBABM, WDBAAB, WDBBXV, WDBL1D, WDBABS, WDBABW, WDBK8A, WDBALG

N/A

2-year

Home Entertainment:

 

 

 

My DVR Expander eSATA Edition, My DVR Expander USB Edition, WD TV, WD TV Live, WD TV Live Plusk, WD TV Live Hub

WDG1S, WDH1S, WDAV, WDBAAN, WDBABX, WDBABZ, WDBACA

N/A

1-year

My Book AV DVR Expander

WDBABT

N/A

2-year

Solid State Storage

 

 

 

WD SiliconEdge Blue Solid State Drives

2100

N/A

3-year

WD SiliconDrive N1x Solid State Drives

2500

N/A

5-year

 

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