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/$)
Hitachi Ultrastar HUA723030ALA641 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 58.65 51.15
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 89.95 33.35
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 89.95 33.35
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 89.99 33.34
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.00 32.26
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 93.45 32.10
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 94.48 31.75
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 64.99 30.77
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 64.99 30.77
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 66.20 30.21
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 132.50 30.19
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 67.00 29.85
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 68.88 29.04
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 103.53 28.98
Western Digital Green WD40EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 2 139.99 28.57
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.00 27.52
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 109.63 27.36
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 74.99 26.67
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 75.00 26.67
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 114.99 26.09
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 114.99 26.09
Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 HDS724040ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 154.00 25.97
Seagate Barracuda ST320005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 78.84 25.37
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 79.01 25.31
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 79.99 25.00
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.99 25.00
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 40.01 24.99
Western Digital Red WD40EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 3 160.49 24.92
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 80.98 24.70
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 81.50 24.54
Hitachi Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 164.99 24.24
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 84.00 23.81
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 84.00 23.81
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.41 23.69
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 42.45 23.56
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 43.00 23.26
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 43.20 23.15
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 65.00 23.08
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 44.01 22.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 66.25 22.64
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 89.95 22.23
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 44.99 22.23
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 90.99 21.98
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 92.00 21.74
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 92.25 21.68
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 139.95 21.44
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 93.50 21.39
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 95.99 20.84
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 96.33 20.76
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 48.50 20.62
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 48.85 20.47
Hitachi Deskstar 0S03228 SATA 5400 3000 148.95 20.14
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 49.95 20.02
Western Digital Black WD3003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 149.99 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
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 52.25 19.14
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 53.49 18.70
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 107.80 18.55
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 54.01 18.52
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.16 18.46
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 82.00 18.29
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 (0F12450) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 165.00 18.18
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 55.00 18.18
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 57.99 17.24
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 87.00 17.24
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 58.95 16.96
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.57 16.87
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 88.99 16.86
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.80 16.84
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 120.00 16.67
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 150.59 16.60
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 61.81 16.18
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 61.99 16.13
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 124.08 16.12
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 124.63 16.05
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 98.00 15.31
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 65.96 15.16
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 99.99 15.00
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 135.71 14.74
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 68.01 14.70
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.47 14.60
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.99 14.49
Western Digital WD RE WD200MFYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 137.99 14.49
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 69.89 14.31
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 69.98 14.29
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 69.99 14.29
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.00 14.29
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 110.26 13.60
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 74.47 13.43
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 74.95 13.34
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD103SI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 75.00 13.33
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 76.01 13.16
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 155.00 12.90
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 77.99 12.82
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 118.00 12.71
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 78.95 12.67
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 79.00 12.66
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 159.00 12.58
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 79.85 12.52
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 159.95 12.50
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 164.00 12.20
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD154UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 125.00 12.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 85.55 11.69
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 87.53 11.42
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 89.77 11.14
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 93.49 10.70
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 94.00 10.64
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 94.17 10.62
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 95.00 10.53
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 95.00 10.53
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 95.00 10.53
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 95.98 10.42
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 98.00 10.20
Seagate Barracuda ST315005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 147.05 10.20
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 5 158.00 9.49
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 109.99 9.09
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 110.00 9.09
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 139.20 7.18
HP StorageWorks MSA2 AJ740A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 140.00 7.14
IBM 43W7630 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 195.00 5.13
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 1000 5 204.49 4.89
Toshiba MG03ACA400 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 224.00 4.46
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0031 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 275.59 3.63
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 101.05 0.00
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 78.40 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-03-23 $139.20 -4.80
2015-03-23 $144.00 +4.80
2015-03-20 $139.20 -4.80
2015-03-20 $144.00 +4.80
2015-03-17 $139.20 -4.80
2015-03-17 $144.00 +4.80
2015-03-17 $139.20 +0.20
2015-03-09 $139.00 -0.20
2015-03-06 $139.20 +20.20
2015-03-05 $119.00 -20.20

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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