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.
- by David_W @Oct 23, 2008
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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
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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.
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.
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.
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
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