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WD 1 TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive (7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64 MB Cache) - 3.5 inch, Black
|Price:||£71.99 FREE UK delivery.|
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- Performance and capacity - the WD black desktop hard drives offer enhanced features that maximise system performance, allowing you to spend more time doing what you love most and less time waiting
- Protecting your moments - the worst thing that can happen during a rendering process is losing data due to power fluctuation or power failure
- The generation of WD Black hard drives is equipped with Corruption Protection Technology (CPT), which helps to protect and limit the potential problem of data loss during power failure or power loss to the hard drive
- Efficient dual processing - when it comes to processing power, more is always good. WD Black features a dual core processor that offers twice the processing power to maximise drive performance
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The new next-generation WD Black drives deliver improved performance that heightens the experience of your PC playground. These performance drives offer enhanced features over the previous generation to maximise system performance, allowing you to have more fun creating while spending less time waiting.
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Trust in WD
WD Black hard drives are put through extensive testing in WD’s FIT Lab so that customers have a reliable hard drive they can trust when storing their digital content.
Inspiring performance, demanding capacity
WD Black hard drives are designed for desktop PC power users who demand performance. Give your system the high capacity, reliability and robust performance only available in a WD Black drive.
Which capacity is right for you?
- Entry Level: Up to 1 TB.
- Mainstream: 2 TB – 4 TB.
- High upgrade: 5 TB +
For creatives and enthusiasts
Whether you’re a photographer, video editor, digital artist or want to build your own system, look no further than WD Black drives as your go-to solution. WD Black drives deliver performance for storing large multimedia files of photos, videos and applications.
For the gamers
Tuned for performance and ideal for gaming, WD Black drives offer large capacities to store your expanding gaming library. Future-proof your gaming PC with enough capacity for extra downloadable game content and combine with an SSD for maximum PC performance.
Increased cache sizes:
Achieve fast read-rate performance and high-speed transfer speeds with 128 MB of cache on 5 TB and 6 TB models. WD's Dynamic Cache Technology improves performance in real time to allocate and optimise cache between reads and writes.
The WD Black drive features a dual-core processor that offers twice the processing capability as a standard single-core processor to maximise drive performance, especially for loading games or large multimedia files.
WD Black drives are equipped with StableTrac Technology (2 TB and larg models). This secures the motor shaft inside the hard drive to increase reliability and help reduce impact due to system-induced vibrations from other components.
|WD Blue||WD Black|
|Ideal for||Everyday storage for basic personal computing needs||Storage for gamers, creative professionals and those who demand the ideal|
|Available in up to 6 TB||✓||✓|
|Form factor||2.5 inch and 3.5 inch||2.5 inch and 3.5 inch|
|Cache||16 MB – 64 MB||64 MB – 128 MB|
|Interface||SATA 6 Gb/s||SATA 6 Gb/s|
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The 'Blue' series drives are the standard good drives for everyday use. (These are the only ones that come in both SATA 6 Gb/s and the older PATA 100 MB/s connection styles; all others are only SATA). The max. capacity for these is 1 TB.
The 'Green' drives are focused on low energy consumption and therefore have lowest spin ratings (making them slower) but keep very cool & quiet. These go all the way up to 6 TB.
The 'Purple' are designed for low spin use with ATA streaming & AllFrame technology designed with surveillance video footage recording in mind. These go up to 4 TB.
The 'Red' series drives are designed for RAID array systems. These go all the way up to 6 TB.
The 'Black' series are designed for the best performance for gamers and graphic artists with fast spin-rates, Vibration Control Technology (VCT) and Corruption Protection Technology (CPT) to prevent data loss in the case of power failure to the unit. These go up to 4 TB.
The only drive that WD make faster and better than the Black series is the VelociRapter series with the fastest spin cycles and it's own custom vibration and cooling bracket. These are more triple the price on a GB-by-GB cost ratio. See Western Digital Velociraptor - 1TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive - OEM
These "Black" drives are really the best of the regular series for high performance computing. I have mine installed as a bootable Windows OS main HDD, and it outperforms the previous drive, even though it was only a 200 GB drive.Read more ›
took the drive out of the two boxes that it arrived in,removed the two plastic packaging mounts from each end of the hdd,then opened and removed the anti-static bag,sofar so good.
fitted the wd black hdd into my corsair 260t case,connected the two leads,then switched the pc on.re-installed win 7,and all went well.the drive is super quiet,no rattles,whirring,tapping,vibration,just quiet.that was at 11:05 this morning.have run this drive now for 13hrs straight.done all the win 7 updates,installed ccleaner pro,to clean up the disk after installs,installed auslogic defrag and used it with no problems.used convertX to dvd4 to copy 2 films to dvd,and all went well.
am pleased to say that all is still well,and will at some point be buying two more from amazon.so dont loose faith,every business has its problems.atleast amazon puts it right. happy days.
However, the packing it was shipped in was insufficient. A thinly padded envelope which was then loose in a larger box is not enough for a hard drive. I've run a full format and a surface test, and it all seems ok, but I suspect I was quite lucky.
Amazon CANNOT package hard drives. The drives comes complete with lots of bad sectors and makes scratching noises when operating.
taping it to the inside of a box is not good enough for a hard drive.
Sure this hdd has good tolerance to hardship. It arrived from abroad and it worked! Hope it stays that way.
1) The HD supplied was an OEM Drive and NOT as pictured. I spoke with Western Digital and they said the drive shouldn't have been sold, unless in a computer. They recommended I return it for a refund.
2) The date of manufacture was November 2010, OVER 4 YEARS OLD !!!
3) I’m not even sure it was a WD Black drive. Usually the sticker states “Western Digital Black. Desktop Hard Drive”. This one just stated “Western Digital” and “Enterprise Storage”. The case was also physically very different to version pictured on Amazon.
I didn’t even open the sealed anti-static bag as I didn’t want to use a suspect product that’s been kicking around a warehouse for 4 years.
moved around during transport.I guess that they are left over drives from PC manufacturers.I purchased the same drive for a pound more
at a well known electronic store on line,that arrived in a WD branded box which was sealed and well protected the box was covered in information about the drive and the fact that I was entitled to a free download of Acronis true image WD edition and how to get it.It also contained screws ,a warranty and installation details.
I'm no fool and I know how to work my way around a PC but I do think that if I'm paying nearly £100 for an item I deserve the full thing and not
some companies or persons left over.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am using this drive as an internal backup facility in my PC. It does the job very well and really fast in transferring data. Great performance all round!Published 7 days ago by MediaMan
Nice and fast and not loud at all, like some hard drives. Worth it. Will buy again if I need one.Published 10 days ago by Kris22
It sounds like a HDD from the 1990s. I bought it to transfer my Steam (on a 1TB drive) onto. Now when I hit the steam icon I hear this 2TB WD HDD. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Mr
Not as fast as i would have liked, my 5 year old 600GB Raptor still out performs it. If you just want 1TB of storage then that's fine but in my opinion save your money for an SSD... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Scarab
I use these for editing on a big, fast mac pro..so far no problems read/write is great. I'll re-post if there are long-term issues.Published 25 days ago by Chriss
I strongly recommend buying hard drives from western digital. I will not touch anything from Seagate as all 3 drives I ever bought from them failed within a year. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marcus
Got this as a backup drive and it works perfectly. Setup allows me to dual save all my documents/pictures/videos without a second thought.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer