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 84.00 35.71
Western Digital Black WD4003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 5 126.89 31.52
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 65.00 30.77
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 134.95 29.64
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.45 28.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 104.99 28.57
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.99 28.57
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
Western Digital Green WD40EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 2 149.99 26.67
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 3 115.00 26.09
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 77.09 25.94
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 79.00 25.32
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 79.00 25.32
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
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
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 42.00 23.81
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 42.31 23.64
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 84.99 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 AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 131.09 22.89
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
Hitachi Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS30003272SN(0S03660) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 134.99 22.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 69.50 21.58
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 116.00 21.55
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 141.99 21.13
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 94.99 21.05
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 95.00 21.05
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 95.00 21.05
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 142.99 20.98
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 48.00 20.83
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 96.16 20.80
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 3 145.00 20.69
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 98.00 20.41
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 49.00 20.41
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 98.89 20.22
Hitachi Deskstar 0S03228 SATA 5400 3000 148.95 20.14
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1000 49.99 20.00
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 50.00 20.00
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 152.71 19.65
Western Digital Caviar Green WD25EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2500 2 127.50 19.61
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 52.11 19.19
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 79.50 18.87
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 (0F12450) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 159.99 18.75
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 80.00 18.75
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 54.00 18.52
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.50 18.35
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 109.19 18.32
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 AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 55.75 17.94
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
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 58.00 17.24
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 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 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
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 125.00 16.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 64.13 15.59
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 129.00 15.50
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 Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 131.02 15.26
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 66.39 15.06
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 132.99 15.04
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 133.00 15.04
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
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 139.99 14.29
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723020ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 139.99 14.29
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 105.00 14.29
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.00 14.29
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 145.25 13.77
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 72.80 13.74
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 73.75 13.56
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 148.50 13.47
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 74.99 13.34
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 149.99 13.33
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 149.99 13.33
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 156.00 12.82
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 LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 165.00 12.12
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 83.85 11.93
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 88.00 11.36
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 89.99 11.11
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 94.66 10.56
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 95.00 10.53
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 99.00 10.10
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 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 5 119.80 8.35
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 120.00 8.33
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 139.90 7.15
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 140.00 7.14
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 AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 168.00 5.95
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 3 249.99 4.00
Toshiba MG03ACA400 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 254.95 3.92
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

2014-09-22 $139.90 -7.10
2014-09-22 $147.00 +7.10
2014-09-22 $139.90 +8.40
2014-09-19 $131.50 -0.05
2014-09-16 $131.55 -8.45
2014-09-15 $140.00 -1.55
2014-09-15 $141.55 +1.55
2014-09-15 $140.00 -7.00
2014-09-15 $147.00 +2.00
2014-08-22 $145.00 +5.00

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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