Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX (1000 GB)

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Item 3695: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB WD1002FAEX
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyCaviar Black
PartWD1002FAEX
Size1000 GB
Cache64 MB
RPM7200
Form Factor3.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
Warranty5 year
WD1002FAEX Reviews7 (avg: 5.0/5)

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/$)
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 22.99 65.25
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 22.99 43.50
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 WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 106.99 28.04
Western Digital Caviar Green WD25EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2500 2 91.10 27.44
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 109.99 27.28
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 110.00 27.27
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 114.99 26.09
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 79.75 25.08
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 59.95 25.02
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 79.95 25.02
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 121.39 24.71
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 84.81 23.58
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 STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 92.99 21.51
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 95.00 21.05
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 95.00 21.05
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 95.00 21.05
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 95.93 20.85
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 96.99 20.62
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 99.22 20.16
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 99.98 20.00
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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 79.75 18.81
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 53.33 18.75
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 107.00 18.69
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 107.95 18.53
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
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 110.00 18.18
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 56.01 17.85
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 112.25 17.82
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 113.73 17.59
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 57.00 17.54
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 58.46 17.11
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
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 59.99 16.67
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.99 16.67
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 120.00 16.67
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 60.25 16.60
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 63.01 15.87
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 95.00 15.79
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 64.99 15.39
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 98.00 15.31
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 65.95 15.16
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 66.59 15.02
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 68.45 14.61
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 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 Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 76.95 13.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 79.00 12.66
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 79.19 12.63
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 79.98 12.50
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 79.99 12.50
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 83.40 11.99
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 83.95 11.91
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 86.99 11.50
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 97.80 10.22
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 Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 101.26 9.88
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 109.99 9.09
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 119.00 8.40
G-TECH 0G00149 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 1000 3 130.30 7.67
HP StorageWorks MSA2 AJ740A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 150.00 6.67
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 155.42 6.43
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 3 225.00 4.44
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 1134.90 0.88
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 83.23 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 114.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-16 $101.26 -53.69
2014-04-08 $154.95 +67.78
2014-04-08 $87.17 -67.78
2014-04-08 $154.95 +3.00
2014-04-08 $151.95 +63.84
2014-04-07 $88.11 -63.84
2014-04-06 $151.95 -3.04
2014-04-06 $154.99 +39.99
2014-04-03 $115.00 -39.99
2014-04-03 $154.99 +15.04

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity1,000,204 MB
User Sectors Per Drive1,953,525,169
Capacity1 TB
Performance
Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk)126 MB/s (Max)
Buffer Size64 MB
Power
Standby0.70 Watts
Read/Write6.80 Watts
Sleep0.70 Watts
Idle6.10 Watts
Acoustics
Seek Mode 329 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 033 dBA (average)
Idle Mode28 dBA (average)

External links

Western Digital WD1002FAEX Reviews & Benchmarks

Hot Hardware - Definitive 2TB HD Roundup: WD, Seagate, Samsung - April 16, 2010
HardOCP - SATA 6Gb/s on Your New Motherboard? - Feb. 20, 2010

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