Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS (1000 GB)

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Item 1464: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB WD1001FALS
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyCaviar Black
PartWD1001FALS
Size1000 GB
Cache32 MB
RPM7200
Form Factor3.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty5 year
WD1001FALS Reviews6

Maximum performance

Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming.

No compromises

High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up WD Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.

Industry-leading warranty

WD Black carries the highest available warranty protection on the market, a 5-year limited warranty

Dual processor

Twice the processing power to maximize performance. (wdc.com)

Disk Interface RPM Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 72.99 41.10
Hitachi Ultrastar HUA723030ALA641 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 79.95 37.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD25EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2500 2 83.78 29.84
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.30 25.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 59.95 25.02
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 79.99 25.00
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 84.99 23.53
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 86.00 23.26
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 89.95 22.23
Seagate Barracuda ST320005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 93.09 21.48
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 94.00 21.28
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 73.90 20.30
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.99 20.00
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 50.00 20.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 81.70 18.36
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 54.74 18.27
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 54.99 18.19
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 55.00 18.18
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 57.45 17.41
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 57.96 17.25
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 59.00 16.95
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3015ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1500 89.83 16.70
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.99 16.67
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 60.25 16.60
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 61.65 16.22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 93.00 16.13
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 63.01 15.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 63.51 15.75
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 63.99 15.63
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 64.92 15.40
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 64.99 15.39
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 66.59 15.02
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 69.44 14.40
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 70.80 14.12
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 74.79 13.37
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 74.80 13.37
Seagate Pipeline HD ST1000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 1000 74.99 13.34
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 75.00 13.33
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 77.00 12.99
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 77.26 12.94
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 79.00 12.66
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 79.95 12.51
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 79.98 12.50
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 80.00 12.50
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 83.40 11.99
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 83.99 11.91
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 89.00 11.24
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 92.99 10.75
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 95.82 10.44
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 99.00 10.10
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 99.99 10.00
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 99.99 10.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 108.00 9.26
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 109.99 9.09
HP GE262UT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 126.18 7.93
G-TECH 0G00149 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 1000 3 130.30 7.67
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1000 133.17 7.51
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 149.00 6.71
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 150.00 6.67
HP StorageWorks MSA2 AJ740A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 150.00 6.67
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 188.01 5.32
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 1000 5 196.86 5.08
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 224.00 4.46
IBM 43W7630 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 234.00 4.27
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 239.70 4.17
Toshiba MG03ACA400 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 265.00 3.77
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0031 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 275.59 3.63
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 291.60 3.43
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 979.33 1.02
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 87.25 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-19 $74.79 -1.00
2014-04-17 $75.79 -1.16
2014-04-15 $76.95 -1.00
2014-04-12 $77.95 -2.04
2014-04-07 $79.99 -2.96
2014-04-04 $82.95 -0.49
2014-04-02 $83.44 -2.62
2014-04-01 $86.06 -1.94
2014-04-01 $88.00 -1.95
2014-03-26 $89.95 -9.05

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity1,000,236 MB
User Sectors Per Drive1,953,525,168
Capacity1 TB
Performance
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)3 Gb/s (Max)
Buffer Size32 MB
Power
Standby1.00 Watts
Read/Write8.40 Watts
Sleep1.00 Watts
Idle7.80 Watts
Acoustics
Seek Mode 329 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 033 dBA (average)
Idle Mode24 dBA (average)

External links

Western Digital WD1001FALS Reviews & Benchmarks

Silent PC Review - Caviar Black: WD's Performance 1TB HDD - Jan. 13, 2009
Tom's Hardware - 1TB Evolves: New Drives, More Speed : Hitachi, WD: 1-TB Drives Revised - Sept. 12, 2008
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