Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black
Showing 1-10 of 10
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 to 33dBA and comes with a 5 year warranty. This is one of the very best large capacity hard drives on the market. Watch the video to find out more.
Excerpt: When Seagate sent over their new SATA 6 Gb/s Barracuda XT 2TB hard drive we were caught off guard. At the time I was neck deep in enterprise products and working with LSI on their new RAID controllers. If the Caviar Black 2TB drive would have been tested before the Barracuda XT, would our final thoughts have been different than they were?
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA Hard Drive Review
23 December 2008
For a few benchmarks, I used HD Tune Pro and SiSoft Sandra on Windows XP 64-bit and good old hdparm on Ubuntu.
HD Tune showed an average transfer rate of 86.5 MB/s on reads with a 13.4 ms access time. The CPU usage time was quite low, too. Writes were high speed, too, averaging 83.9 MB/s with a 13.4 ms access time.
Summary: But it's not the fastest. Even using the very Intel-based setup Western Digital based its numbers off of, the HD103UJ still trumped the Caviar Black in PCMark Vantage scores. Even if its performance improvements seem negligible from an end user's perspective, the Samsung HD103UJ terabyte drive is still the best drive for its price and technology. But if you can get a Caviar Black on sale, you'll only be inches from the top of the performance charts.
Pros: Acceptable read and write performance for a terabyte drive, excellent random access speeds
Cons: Only "faster" than our fastest terabyte drive on one splotch of Vista tests.
Excerpt: Il suo primo prodotto fu il WD1402A UART (Ricevitore Trasmettitore asincrono universale, utilizzato per la gestione delle comunicazioni delle porte seriali RS232). Nel 2001 fu la prima società ad offrire dischi rigidi ATA con 8MB di cache buffer. Nel 2003 produce il primo disco SATA (Serial ATA) alla velocità di 10.000RPM (rotazioni per minuto) conosciuto ai più come Western Digital RAPTOR.
Summary: In tutte le prove che abbiamo effettuato, l' Hard Disk si e' comportato egregiamente. Non abbiamo rilevato nessun particolare difetto o carenza che ci possa spingere a dare una valutazione negativa. Ma come avrete già imparato, è nostra abitudine cercare ogni piccolo aspetto che potrebbe migliorare i prodotti in esame.