WD Caviar Black high performance 3.5- Inch SATA hard drive combines 7200 RPM, 64 MB cache, and SATA 6 Gb/s interface for the ultimate in power computing. High performance electronics architecture features dual processors and bigger, faster caches for maximum read and write speeds. 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. 5 year limited warranty. WD Caviar Black high performance 3.5-inch SATA hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, 32 MB or 64 MB cache, SATA 3 Gb/s interface, and up to 2 TB capacity with an integrated dual processor for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop, workstation, and multi-drive systems. Rock solid mechanical architecture and enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
I picked up a pair of these to replace the nearly-full 500GB drives in my main system. I've been running them for about 2 weeks now, and they are fantastic! Super fast, relatively quiet and amazingly easy to install. One of my old drives, a Seagate, went belly-up and even though Seagate was cool about it and replaced it for free I'm still sort of mad at Seagate over the whole 7200.11 fiasco. Long story short, they let several million drives with a terrible firmware..
This drive has worked great for me, but you really should "burn in" the drive. Not to make it last longer, but to get past the short period of high failures quickly, before you start relying on it. Drives have a sort of U-shaped graph of failure rate against age: they fail a lot in the first month, and then a lot 5 years later, but not much in between. If you make that first month happen faster, you can be sure it's a good drive.To do this, copy random d..
I've always purchased western digital, and I've always had great experiences. This time, even though this is a big drive, I went with caviar black because I wanted to make sure I'd get reasonable read times for video editing etc. That's because I am moving my pictures/video/etc. here from my main hard drive where I wanted to ensure plenty of free space for windows/games/programs.The price was definitely affordable for this much space and for the quality product, ..
First, this is a state of the art, newly introduced drive from WDC. In my opinion it is the best general-use drive you can get at this price point.Prior to my purchase, I read several negative reviews from prior customers who voiced dissatisfaction with Amazon's packaging of OEM drives. Any chance of damage in shipping would indeed be reason to shop elsewhere for such a sensitive item, but on one such page of ranting and frustration I saw a note from Amazon that t..
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) I'm tentatively giving this 4 stars for the reasons below, but the real test of a hard drive is the test of time. I will update this review if problems arise.Without being able to test its durability, there's not much you can say about a particular hard drive other than it works and it performs to it's specifications on the tests I did. It maxes out the transfer rates of my other drives (~55 MB/sec). If you..