Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS (2000 GB)

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Item 2960: Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB WD2001FASS
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyCaviar Black
PartWD2001FASS
Size2000 GB
Cache64 MB
RPM7200
Form Factor3.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty5 year
WD2001FASS Reviews11

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 80.50 37.27
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 63.95 31.27
Western Digital Green WD40EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 2 129.99 30.77
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 65.50 30.53
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 99.95 30.02
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 99.99 30.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 103.00 29.13
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 86.61 28.87
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 103.99 28.85
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 104.69 28.66
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 69.95 28.59
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 69.95 28.59
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 139.98 28.58
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.99 28.57
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 70.00 28.57
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 107.99 27.78
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 72.60 27.55
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 108.98 27.53
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 109.99 27.28
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 75.00 26.67
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 77.41 25.84
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 77.99 25.64
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 78.01 25.64
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.00 25.32
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 119.00 25.21
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 79.95 25.02
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 79.95 25.02
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 79.99 25.00
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 80.00 25.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 120.00 25.00
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 120.85 24.82
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 (0F12450) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 122.00 24.59
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 123.91 24.21
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.84 23.85
Seagate ST4000VM000 SATA 5900 64 4000 168.18 23.78
Western Digital Red WD40EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 3 169.00 23.67
Western Digital WD Purple WD40PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 4000 169.99 23.53
Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 HDS724040ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 178.76 22.38
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 89.94 22.24
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 89.99 22.22
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 3 135.00 22.22
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 90.00 22.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 91.00 21.98
Hitachi Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 184.99 21.62
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 94.99 21.05
Hitachi Deskstar 0S03228 SATA 5400 3000 148.95 20.14
Seagate ST4000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 4000 198.74 20.13
Seagate ST4000NC000 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 4000 201.47 19.85
Western Digital Caviar Green WD25EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2500 2 127.50 19.61
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 3 154.99 19.36
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 110.00 18.18
Western Digital Black WD3003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 169.99 17.65
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 115.00 17.39
Western Digital Se WD3000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 176.26 17.02
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST33000650NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 177.63 16.89
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.65 16.72
Western Digital Black WD3001FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 185.97 16.13
Western Digital RE SATA WD3000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 186.99 16.04
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 124.99 16.00
Seagate Constellation CS ST3000NC002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 189.99 15.79
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 129.00 15.50
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 129.00 15.50
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724030ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 197.95 15.16
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 132.99 15.04
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 140.56 14.23
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 145.00 13.79
Western Digital WDBSLA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 149.99 13.33
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 151.50 13.20
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 161.41 12.39
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 165.00 12.12
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 169.00 11.83
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 170.00 11.76
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 3 194.41 10.29
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 195.00 10.26
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000646NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 198.74 10.06
Toshiba MKx002TSKB Series MK2002TSKB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 249.75 8.01
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000645NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 275.00 7.27
HP StorageWorks P2000 AW556A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 2000 299.99 6.67
Seagate Barracuda ST320005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 324.98 6.15
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 79.99 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 101.05 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-11-06 $169.00 +64.00
2014-11-06 $105.00 -64.00
2014-11-05 $169.00 -6.00
2014-11-03 $175.00 +10.00
2014-11-03 $165.00 -10.00
2014-11-02 $175.00 +10.00
2014-11-01 $165.00 -14.00
2014-11-01 $179.00 +36.02
2014-10-29 $142.98 -4.41
2014-10-28 $147.39 +5.39

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity2,000,398 MB
User Sectors Per Drive3,907,029,168
Capacity2 TB
Performance
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)3 Gb/s (Max)
Buffer Size64 MB
Power
Standby1.30 Watts
Read/Write10.70 Watts
Sleep1.30 Watts
Idle8.20 Watts
Acoustics
Seek Mode 330 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 034 dBA (average)
Idle Mode29 dBA (average)

External links

Western Digital WD2001FASS Reviews & Benchmarks

Silent PC Review - WD Caviar Black 2TB & VelociRaptor 600GB - Oct. 10, 2010
Hot Hardware - Definitive 2TB HD Roundup: WD, Seagate, Samsung - April 16, 2010
StorageReview.com - Western Digital Caviar Black Review (2TB) - March 31, 2010
Hot Hardware - Western Digital Caviar Black and RE4 2TB Drives Review - Dec. 9, 2009
Tom's Hardware - 500GB Per Platter: Three Next-Gen 7,200 RPM Hard Drives - Oct. 29, 2009
Legit Reviews - Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green and Black Hard Drives - Sept. 18, 2009

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