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WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX

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Pros

relatively noisy compared to other WD drives

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good for games - faster load times

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excellent RAID1 performance when paired with another Caviar Black

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fairly inexpensive given the performance levels and overall capacity

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compatible with both SATA2 and SATA3 motherboards

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Cons

not suitable for use in HTPCs or by silent PC builders

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poor packaging from some vendors

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long warranty period of 5 years

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runs relatively hot

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 WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX
Desktop Hard Drives
1 TB, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 7200 RPM

Performance Specifications
Transfer Rates
Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk) 126 MB/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity 1,000,204 MB
Capacity 1 TB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive 1,953,525,169
Physical Dimensions
English
Height 1.028 Inches
Length 5.787 Inches
Width 4.00 Inches
Weight 1.52 Pounds
Metric
Height 26.1 mm
Length 147 mm
Width 101.6 mm
Weight 0.69 kg
Environmental Specifications
Shock
Operating Shock (Read) 30G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock 300G, 2 ms
Acoustics
Idle Mode 28 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 33 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 3 29 dBA (average)
Temperature (English)
Operating 32° F to 140° F
Non-operating -40° F to 158° F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating -0° C to 60° C
Non-operating -40° C to 70° C
Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
Power Dissipation
Read/Write 6.80 Watts
Idle 6.10 Watts
Standby 0.70 Watts
Sleep 0.70 Watts

 

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