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/$)
Hitachi Ultrastar HUA723030ALA641 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 79.95 37.52
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.49 32.01
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 97.50 30.77
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 130.45 30.66
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 103.69 28.93
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 86.61 28.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 70.01 28.57
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 105.33 28.48
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 108.95 27.54
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 108.98 27.53
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 72.99 27.40
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 109.99 27.28
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.99 27.28
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 110.04 27.26
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 74.90 26.70
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 114.99 26.09
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 77.00 25.97
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 115.94 25.88
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 77.95 25.66
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 77.98 25.65
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 119.00 25.21
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 80.00 25.00
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 (0F12450) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 122.00 24.59
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 81.45 24.55
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 83.00 24.10
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.84 23.85
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 42.00 23.81
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.41 23.69
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 84.99 23.53
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 43.50 22.99
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 44.00 22.73
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 44.50 22.47
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 44.99 22.23
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 91.00 21.98
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 69.20 21.68
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 74.20 20.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WD25EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2500 2 127.50 19.61
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 76.50 19.61
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 51.50 19.42
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 52.25 19.14
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 105.39 18.98
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 52.99 18.87
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 80.45 18.65
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 54.00 18.52
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.49 18.35
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.50 18.35
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 110.00 18.18
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 55.00 18.18
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 55.20 18.12
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 56.95 17.56
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 85.99 17.44
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 115.00 17.39
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 58.40 17.12
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 58.69 17.04
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.00 16.81
Western Digital WDBSLA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 119.99 16.67
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 60.00 16.67
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 60.01 16.66
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 91.00 16.48
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 93.00 16.13
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 124.99 16.00
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 125.00 16.00
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 63.50 15.75
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 127.95 15.63
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 129.00 15.50
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 64.99 15.39
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 65.00 15.38
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 66.08 15.13
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 67.81 14.75
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.50 14.60
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.00 14.29
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 110.00 13.64
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 74.36 13.45
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 74.99 13.34
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.56 12.41
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 81.01 12.34
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 85.55 11.69
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 85.99 11.63
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 88.45 11.31
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 95.00 10.53
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 98.00 10.20
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 106.15 9.42
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 108.00 9.26
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 109.90 9.10
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 110.00 9.09
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 110.00 9.09
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 110.33 9.06
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 114.99 8.70
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 114.99 8.70
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 119.98 8.33
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 123.08 8.12
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 142.03 7.04
HP StorageWorks MSA2 AJ740A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 143.00 6.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 159.99 6.25
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 189.99 5.26
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10000LSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 3 199.00 5.03
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 1000 5 223.84 4.47
Toshiba MG03ACA400 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 254.95 3.92
IBM 43W7630 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 255.00 3.92
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0031 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 275.59 3.63
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 82.03 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 101.05 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-12-15 $109.90 -0.10
2014-12-12 $110.00 -2.50
2014-12-12 $112.50 -2.49
2014-12-10 $114.99 -7.01
2014-12-10 $122.00 -2.50
2014-12-10 $124.50 -0.50
2014-12-10 $125.00 -5.00
2014-12-08 $130.00 +1.00
2014-12-08 $129.00 +10.00
2014-12-06 $119.00 +45.01

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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