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 64.35 46.62
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 89.99 33.34
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 89.99 33.34
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 94.99 31.58
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 94.99 31.58
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 64.00 31.25
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 64.00 31.25
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 64.99 30.77
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 65.98 30.31
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 69.99 28.58
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 70.99 28.17
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 76.63 26.10
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 77.40 25.84
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 77.95 25.66
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.00 25.32
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 79.99 25.00
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 40.94 24.43
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 41.45 24.13
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 41.65 24.01
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 83.93 23.83
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 85.99 23.26
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 43.00 23.26
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 87.98 22.73
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 44.00 22.73
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 89.24 22.41
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 89.95 22.23
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 89.99 22.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 68.60 21.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 45.95 21.76
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 92.00 21.74
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 49.99 20.00
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 50.00 20.00
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 50.01 20.00
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 50.01 20.00
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 80.00 18.75
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 81.00 18.52
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 83.00 18.07
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 86.91 17.26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 58.00 17.24
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 58.01 17.24
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 88.00 17.05
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 59.70 16.75
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.99 16.67
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 59.99 16.67
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 61.49 16.26
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 62.91 15.90
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 65.95 15.16
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 66.01 15.15
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 68.00 14.71
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 69.95 14.30
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.00 14.29
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 70.00 14.29
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 70.00 14.29
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.99 14.09
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 71.00 14.08
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 75.00 13.33
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 77.92 12.83
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 80.89 12.36
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 84.60 11.82
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 84.69 11.81
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 88.75 11.27
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 91.60 10.92
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 92.99 10.75
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 93.00 10.75
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 96.96 10.31
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 98.00 10.20
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 102.85 9.72
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 103.00 9.71
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 103.00 9.71
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 110.00 9.09
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 110.00 9.09
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 113.01 8.85
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 115.85 8.63
HP StorageWorks MSA2 AJ740A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 121.10 8.26
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 149.95 6.67
HP GE262UT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 153.68 6.51
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1000 162.20 6.17
Toshiba MG03ACA400 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 206.68 4.84
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 1000 5 216.00 4.63
IBM 43W7630 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 275.00 3.64
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 72.46 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 93.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-06-29 $75.00 -9.00
2015-06-22 $84.00 -7.00
2015-06-21 $91.00 +8.00
2015-06-21 $83.00 +2.75
2015-06-21 $80.25 -2.75
2015-06-20 $83.00 +2.75
2015-06-20 $80.25 -2.75
2015-06-20 $83.00 +6.05
2015-06-20 $76.95 +2.72
2015-06-05 $74.23 -5.22

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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