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Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty

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   Shipping Weight:   1.40 lbs
   Part #: WD6401AALS

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

WD Caviar Black drive combines a high performance electronics architecture with a rock solid mechanical architecture to deliver the perfect storage solution for your fully-loaded PC or maxed out gaming machine. Cool drive operation, no-touch head technology, and leading-edge vibration protection ensure enhanced reliability and sustained data throughput.

Quick Specs:
Buffer 32 MB
Storage Capacity 640 GB
Hot Swappable Yes
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Limited Warranty 5 Year
Weight (Approximate) 1.52 lb
Drive Type Internal
Height 1"
Width 4"
Depth 5.8"
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 3.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/300
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Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Buffer: 32 MB
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps (2.3 Gbps)
     Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD
     Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: WD6401AALS
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.wdc.com
     Product Line: Caviar Black
     Product Model: WD6401AALS
     Product Name: Caviar Black WD6401AALS Hard Drive
     Product Type: Hard Drive
Interfaces/Ports  
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/300
     SATA Pin: 7-pin
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 5.8" (147 mm)
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 3.5"
     Height: 1" (26.1 mm)
     Hot Swappable: Yes
     Weight (Approximate): 689.5 g
     Width: 4" (101.6 mm)
Technical Information  
     Storage Capacity: 640 GB
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 5 Year

Customer Reviews of (Western Digital WD WD6401AALS)

Product reviews on NCIX.com are screened for relevance and inappropriate content. Reviews may contain inaccurate information about the product. If there is a discrepancy, please use the Flag this Review link located beside each review. Reviews are not an endorsement expressed by NCIX.com, but opinions from customers based on their own experience with a product. We do not recommend you make purchasing decisions based on facts or opinions expressed in these reviews.
Neophy
01/11/15
Experience: 4 Years
Pros
Price, performance and reliability
Cons
Not as fast as a SSD
Summary
I still use these in raid 0 in my main machine with a small SSD for my OS. I also bought one for my 2nd machine and it works like a charm.

Stan_P
04/04/11
Experience: 1 Years
Pros
-Still works
-Quick, no problems
-I can't hear it
Cons
None
Summary
It did what I expected it to do.
Enough storage for any basic computer user, and its snappy.

tomlemange
02/09/11
Experience: 5 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Fast. 5 year warranty. WD has great customer service.
Cons
None.
Summary
I used this drive for installing games on my main rig. Very fast load times and plenty of space. I accidently broke the sata data connector on the back of the drive and WD said they would replace it under warranty. I couldn't have been happier.

homer_s
02/07/11
Experience: 6 Months
Pros
large capacity, fast, easy installation,reliable
Cons
none
Summary
I love this HD its fast and quite. Not a ssd fast, but still excellent. WD drives is all I have ever bought, and for good reason.

TSellers
01/22/11
Experience: 5 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Reliable build quality
Cons
Limited storage
Summary
I stick with the Black series because somewhere along the line I think I read that this model has a higher MTBF rate than the others in their product line such as green and blue. I bought this smaller size because it was on sale to use as a backup drive. I ended up using it as a dual boot drive to boot Win7.

I dropped one about 4' to a hardwood floor while in an external SATA enclosure, and of course that was the end of it. So while perhaps not suitable to take to the battlefield, these generally seem reliable. This one has run for 5 months 24/7 as the machine seeds torrents, and no problems so far.

Kyle_B
01/16/11
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Fast, quiet and cool.
Cons
None
Summary
Bought this on sale. Been a great drive so far.
This drive is fast, quiet and cool.
Use this as a primary OS drive with Windows 7.
Great warranty from Western Digital, cannot go wrong with choosing this drive.

Adrian_P
12/28/10
Experience: 2 Years
Pros
Fast, Quite, still works after 2 years
Cons
none
Summary
Have used these drives for OS, storage, and raid setups and have never had a single problem with them. The warranty is the main reason I go with WD every time and their support is second to none.

OCYourLife
12/21/10
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Fast, relatively quiet
Cons
none
Summary
I've bought 2 of these drives so far and I can't complain at all. Both make the same amount of "noise' and both work flawlessly.

Jason_B
12/16/10
Experience: 10 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Very quite and reliable
Cons
None so far
Summary
WD Black hard drives haven't steered me wrong yet. I buys WD blacks on a regular basis and they have been extremely reliable. Also got this on a price match for a great price

Guillaume_R
12/11/10
Experience: 2 Weeks
Pros
Reliable
Faster then average HDD
Cons
mechanical drive (not an SSD)
Summary
Bought this for my uncle's build as the main drive. Works like it needs to.
Only problem I have with this drive, it is not a Samsung Spinpoint which are, in my opinion based on experience and testbench, the best 7200 RPM hard drive. It's a shame NCIX doesn't have them in stock

This review was modfied by poster @ 12-11-10 09:58 PM

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Messages about Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty

RAID question (Matthew_W- Feb 13, 11, 2 Replies) Read this message
Hd drive fail after 3 months? (Robin_S- Dec 22, 10, 7 Replies) Read this message
SLOW! Beware, New 3 Platter Model.... (kevin_f- Nov 04, 10, 25 Replies) Read this message
Works on SATA3 board? (stupid_a- Sep 23, 10, 1 Replies) Read this message
How are these in Raid 0? (RAID noob) (TriViuM- Sep 20, 10, 14 Replies) Read this message
WD6402AAEX available (felix789- Sep 03, 10, 3 Replies) Read this message
7200.12 500GB or this? (Shane_J- Apr 08, 10, 8 Replies) Read this message
New WD6402AAEX model (felix789- Mar 09, 10, 4 Replies) Read this message
Same speed as an SATA2 drive? (Jonathan_B- Mar 05, 10, 3 Replies) Read this message
Chances of blackie 640gb going on sale? (My Temporary-permanent name- Feb 04, 10, 23 Replies) Read this message
Curious how to set this up with an older HD (Shane_S- Jan 18, 10, 12 Replies) Read this message
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Stock (Yichi_Z- Dec 23, 09, 15 Replies) Read this message
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URL: http://reviews.cnet.com/internal-hard-drives/wd-caviar-black-wd6401aal
Comment: This Western Caviar Black WD6401AALS is a 640GB, standard hard disk drive.Compared to other standard hard drives on the market, it is very inexpensive at around US$85. Compared to a typical hard drive, its maximum internal data transfer rate of 113 MBps is very fast.Its burst transfer rate is 300 MB
Posted by: EOZyo @04/08/09
URL: http://mobilemodding.info/western-digital-caviar-black-640gb-benchmark
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Posted by: v300.motofan.ru @02/02/09
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Warranty length may vary per specific model.  Western Digital Raptor and Caviar RE series enterprise drives are covered by a 5 year warranty. Caviar and Caviar Blue & Green desktop drives are covered by a 2 year warranty for OEM drives, and a 1 year warranty for Retail.

       

Warranty coverage for drives is covered by NCIX for the first thirty (30) days with the remainder of the warranty covered by Western Digital.

       

Western Digital warranty policy by model:

http://support.wdc.com/warranty/policy.asp

       
       
       
       
       

Product

Product Designator

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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