Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1.0TB SATA Hard Drive Review
27 August 2010
Summary: WD's Caviar Black series SATA II hard drives feature a faster spindle speed
and 32MB of onboard cache. Drive capacities range from 500GB through to 1.0TB, but all the Caviar Black series drives use Perpendicular Magnetic Recording.
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drive Video Review
12 August 2010
Summary: The Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drive's interface is SATA 3 Gb/s (Gigabits per second), has a capacity of 1000GBs or 1TB, average latency of 4.2ms, a rotation speed of 7,200 RPMs, a 32MB buffer size, power consumption is 8.4W while being accessed and 7W when idle, the noise level is 24dBA...
Western Digital's 6Gbps Caviar Black 1TB hard drive
17 February 2010
Summary: Does Western Digital's latest Caviar Black 1TB stand out from the pack as conspicuously as the venerable 640GB drives that it effectively replaces? Not quite, at least based on the results we've seen today. But then the Black did have quite a lot to live up to.
Western Digital 7200RPM Caviar Black and RE4 Series 2TB Hard Drive Review
7 September 2009
Excerpt: Earlier this week, Western Digital announced two new additions to their 2 TB product lines. These new models nudge up the capacity of their Caviar Black and RE (not REx-GP) lines, bringing 2 TB capacities to every series except for their Blue line.
Summary: Benchmarking the Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB has really opened my eyes to what kind of speed the latest generation of hard disk drives are capable of. As I mentioned during testing, I can remember when striping two IDE drives in a RAID0 array was the only way to see that kind of performance...
Summary: Western Digital took its sweet time cranking a terabyte up to 7,200RPM. The company has finally birthed its Caviar Black 1TB, and if it's performance you crave, the drive was well worth the wait.
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drive Review
21 February 2010
Conclusion: We all know by now that SSDs seem to be the way of the future but for most of us, they are just not to the maturity level where they would be considered a viable alternative to a standard hard drive.