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 84.00 35.71
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 65.00 30.77
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 66.00 30.30
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.45 28.72
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.99 28.57
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 105.99 28.30
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 107.00 28.04
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 107.99 27.78
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.99 27.28
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD154UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 55.00 27.27
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 74.49 26.85
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 77.09 25.94
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 3 118.00 25.42
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 79.00 25.32
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 119.00 25.21
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 120.66 24.86
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 121.70 24.65
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 81.99 24.39
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 82.99 24.10
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.00 24.10
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.24 24.03
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 125.00 24.00
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 42.00 23.81
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 42.31 23.64
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 42.50 23.53
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 85.20 23.47
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 64.53 23.25
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 88.45 22.61
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 89.94 22.24
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 92.45 21.63
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 116.00 21.55
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 71.00 21.13
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 94.99 21.05
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 95.00 21.05
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 95.00 21.05
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 96.16 20.80
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 49.00 20.41
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1000 49.99 20.00
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 79.50 18.87
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 53.25 18.78
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 53.85 18.57
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 53.99 18.52
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 54.00 18.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 109.19 18.32
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 82.40 18.20
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 82.50 18.18
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 55.09 18.15
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 56.47 17.71
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 57.24 17.47
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.00 16.95
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.00 16.95
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.68 16.71
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 59.95 16.68
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 60.00 16.67
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 61.01 16.39
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 92.39 16.24
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 62.00 16.13
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 129.00 15.50
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 64.82 15.43
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 64.99 15.39
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 65.29 15.32
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 99.00 15.15
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 66.01 15.15
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 99.39 15.09
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 66.31 15.08
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 69.95 14.30
Seagate Pipeline HD ST1000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 1000 69.99 14.29
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 105.00 14.29
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 70.90 14.10
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 77.70 12.87
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 78.40 12.76
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 79.01 12.66
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 84.99 11.77
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 87.36 11.45
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 89.99 11.11
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 92.99 10.75
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 95.00 10.53
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 96.89 10.32
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 101.00 9.90
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 5 108.00 9.26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 109.00 9.17
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 114.99 8.70
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 122.42 8.17
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 125.25 7.98
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 131.55 7.60
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 135.00 7.41
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 140.00 7.14
HP StorageWorks MSA2 AJ740A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 143.00 6.99
G-TECH 0G00149 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 1000 3 146.86 6.81
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EACS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 1000 3 179.95 5.56
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 188.01 5.32
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 189.95 5.26
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 200.00 5.00
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 1000 5 229.99 4.35
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10000LSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 3 239.00 4.18
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 249.00 4.02
Toshiba MG03ACA400 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 249.85 4.00
IBM 43W7630 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 273.99 3.65
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0031 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 275.59 3.63
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 940.59 1.06
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 77.24 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 109.21 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-09-17 $108.00 -7.00
2014-09-15 $115.00 +10.00
2014-09-15 $105.00 -35.00
2014-09-15 $140.00 -25.00
2014-09-15 $165.00 +57.52
2014-08-22 $107.48 +5.48
2014-08-20 $102.00 -5.48
2014-08-18 $107.48 +2.48
2014-08-18 $105.00 -2.48
2014-08-18 $107.48 -1.51

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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