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WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5in Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

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Shipping Weight: 1.4lbs

Part #: WD1002FAEX

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Features:

WD BLACK™
Desktop Hard Drives

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 1 TB
Hot Swappable Yes
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/600
Spindle Speed (rpm) 7200
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Drive Performance  
     Buffer: 64 MB
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 600 MB/s (4.7 Gbit/s)
     Spindle Speed (rpm): 7200
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD
     Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: WD1002FAEX
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.wdc.com
     Product Line: Black
     Product Model: WD1002FAEX
     Product Name: WD Black WD1002FAEX Hard Drive
     Product Type: Hard Drive
Interfaces/Ports  
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/600
     SATA Pin: 7-pin
Miscellaneous  
     System Requirements: Operating System(s):
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Mac OS

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 5.8" (147 mm)
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 3.5"
     Height: 1" (25.4 mm)
     Hot Swappable: Yes
     Weight (Approximate): 690 g
     Width: 4" (101.6 mm)
Technical Information  
     Features: StableTrac
NoTouch Ramp Load
S.M.A.R.T
     Platform Supported: PC
Mac
     Storage Capacity: 1 TB
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 5 Year

Customer Reviews of Western Digital WD WD1002FAEX

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 regarding Western Digital WD WD1002FAEX reviews.
David_H
09/22/14
Experience: 1 Years

Pros

Well it runs - and seems to read ok. I run a drive scan and it shows nothing wrong.
Cons
Crunch, grind, ch, ch, chi...cruuuuunch
Summary
Noisiest hard drive I've ever owned. Probably wouldn't get another WD Black drive.

AndreD
03/24/14
Experience: 3 Months

Pros

I had seagate & maxtor both never lasted. I had an old pc that was almost 8yrs old with WD hd and never ever had issue once
Cons
NONE
Summary
Will recommend these over any other. WD makes very reliable HD's

ragnazar
11/24/13
Experience: 4 Years

Pros

Fast and dependable HD, very good warranty.
Cons
Expensive.
Summary
Been using the Caviar Black in all the systems I assemble for many years now and they are great. I bought more than 30 of these in all formats (500, 640, 1TB, 2TB) and only had 1 failed after 2 years. It was replaced swiftly by WD who honoured their warranty without problems. I still got a 640 running from 2009. They are fast but a bit noisy. In gaming system I only install those for programs (with SSD for Windows).

Jerg
11/11/13
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

Reliability * warranty * Fastest non-SSD speeds you'll get
Cons
The seeking activity is LOUD, do not be alarmed, it's not a defect (though it is somewhat of a design oversight).
Summary
So when I just got this I became paranoid that it was defective, as it made the "click click clclclclikc click" sound all the time. Turns out after extensive internet searching that this is an inherent thing with modern Caviar Black HDDs, where there is bare minimum acoustic management with the seeking, to maximize speed/reliability.

It took me about a month to get used to this noise though, but now it does not bother me anymore.

Past that, this Hard-drive is pretty snazzy.

AvireX
11/11/13
Experience: 3 Days

Pros

Fast (For a HDD), 5 years Warranty and WD Quality.
Cons
A bit loud.
Summary
I bought it for install my game and it's perfect for that. Great performance, a bit loud, but when the case is closed we hardly hear.

P-Y
10/29/13
Experience: 3 Weeks

Pros

It's a good drive for os/app if you dont want ssd
Cons
Lots of review say its lots faster than some other drive it is ok not exeptionnal
Summary
It's a harddrive i can install stuff on it and it run fine.

Han_N
08/16/13
Experience: 5 Months

Pros

Quick, quiet and reliable
Cons
expensive for the volume
Summary
Ignore the green and blue line power saving bulls**t, need decently fast, low latency reliable storage? get this.

Wilson_K
08/14/13
Experience: 2 Weeks

Pros

working as expected
Cons
None so far
Summary
Using for data storage. Working as I expected, no complaints.

mk24
08/14/13
Experience: 2 Days

Pros

Fast, The best
Cons
Loud!
Summary
Very nice HDD,

Its loud! I thought their was something wrong with the PC at first, then I realized it was the HDD

Other than it, its a great HDD
Would definitely buy it again

MarcusWhite
08/10/13
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

Good speed
Not very noisy as a hard drive
Cons
Runs a bit hot
Summary
Bought it for my gaming rig, mostly for storing music and games as a secondary hard drive, very satisfied with the product, quick loading times for games. Will probably buy an additional one for RAID.

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Messages about WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5in Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

Stock? (elucid- Dec 16, 13, 1 Replies)
loud noise when starting up - normal? (jsquared- Nov 07, 13, 1 Replies)
iMac (Allan_C- Aug 25, 12, 1 Replies)
Other uses for this drive? (Kanin- Aug 16, 12, 0 Replies)
What was the pre flood lowest price on this ? (DeViLzzz- Jul 01, 12, 7 Replies)
Does it work in a RAID setup? (maldini- Jun 16, 12, 7 Replies)
Raid match up? (007quick- May 06, 12, 6 Replies)
Noisy? (Sam- Apr 30, 12, 20 Replies)
Is the faster one i can get ? (Zag- Mar 26, 12, 25 Replies)
RAID10? (Plamya- Feb 17, 12, 10 Replies)
HDD price boxing day?? (adam_c- Dec 21, 11, 8 Replies)
Drive does not show up on friends computer? (Dwarrior- Sep 05, 11, 0 Replies)
sata2 external enclosure (Aldira- Sep 02, 11, 1 Replies)
WD1002FAEX versions 00Z3A0 and newer 00Y9A0 (Solid-State- Aug 24, 11, 0 Replies)
WD Blue (Uncle- Aug 12, 11, 2 Replies)

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Reviews from the Web

Below are reviews found on other web sites for this product submitted by customers.

URL: http://www.behardware.com/articles/799-1/roundup-twelve-1-tb-hard-driv
Comment: Excellent review comparing 12 1TB hard drives, including the Black and the Blue against the Samsung F3 and others.
Posted by: felix789 @10/11/10
URL: http://techreport.com/articles.x/18467
Comment: Nice review and history of the Caviar black drives and comparisons of this drive with others.
Posted by: Katana @03/04/10
URL: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=870&type=expert&pid=1
Comment: a good review, check it out.
Posted by: nd4speed @02/24/10
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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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