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Overall 9
8.6

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1.0TB SATA Hard Drive Review

PCStats
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.
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Overall 10
10

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drive Video Review

3dGameMan.com
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.
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Overall 9
9.0

WD Caviar Black

PC Magazine
18 March 2010
  • Conclusion: The Western Digital Caviar Black is one of the best 7,200RPM drives you can get, if you want to run one large, single hard drive.
  • Pros: Impressive areal density. Excellent single drive performance. Huge capacity.
  • Cons: Ill-suited for RAID 0.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Tweak Town
9 December 2009
  • 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?
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Overall 10
10

Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB

maximum pc
22 October 2009
  • Excerpt: After months of making do with 5,400rpm and 5,900rpm 2TB drives and odd-bird 1.5TB drives, it’s finally happening: 7,200rpm two-terabyte hard drives are coming to rigs near you. First out of the gate and into our greedy arms is Western Digital’s 2TB Caviar Black, the performance cousin to the 2TB Caviar Green we reviewed in May . And brother, it’s just what we’ve been waiting for.
  • Pros: Stupid-fast; heaps of cache; dual-action actuator arm.
  • Cons: Random-access writes; burst speeds still slightly slower than VelociRaptor.
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Overall 9
9.0

Western Digital Caviar Black

maximum pc
10 June 2008
  • Excerpt: Storage always makes for a curious world. Western Digital's newest entry into the terabyte contest--it's second, if you count the company's Caviar Green drive--is geared for enthusiast performance. One look at the insides of this Caviar Black drive tells the entire tale. This is Western Digital's first three-platter terabyte drive, mimicking a move towards increased access speeds and areal densities that Samsung made some four months ago with its HD103UJ terabyte drive.
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB

expertreviews.co.uk
13 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Two-terabyte disks are the sweet spot between price and capacity right now and are ideal for media-hungry PC users, either as a system disk or as a data disk alongside a fast boot SSD. The Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB isn’t the cheapest 2TB disk on the market at 6p per GB, but it has a reassuring five-year warranty and did well in our transfer speed tests.
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Overall 10
10

Western Digital Caviar Black

Xtremehardware
28 March 2010
  • 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.
  • Cons: << Prec, Succ
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Overall 10
10

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB – pomáhá SATA 6Gbps a 64MB cache k vyššímu výkonu?

DigiWorld
20 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Při testování jsem mimo výsledků sledoval i provozní vlastnosti pevných disků, avšak pouze obecně. Nebudu se zde zabývat decibely nebo stupni Celsia, neb to jsou údaje, které jsou v každém prostředí jiné a záleží hodně na typu počítačové skříně, teplotě či hlučnosti okolí počítače. Spotřeba je u pevných 3,5“ disků taktéž nepodstatná, neb je tak nízká, že to každá komponenta ve vašem PC přebije jen tím, že pustíte počítač.
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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 9
9.1

Disco duro SATA III Western Digital Caviar Black

PC Actual
12 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Esta unidad SATA III es una de las que más no ha gustado y es perfecta para los que busquen un disco rápido, pero sin renunciar a una elevada capacidad de almacenamiento
  • Pros: Buena combinación entre unas elevadas prestaciones y una más que destacable capacidad de almacenamiento
  • Cons: A pesar de su buena tecnología, no aprovecha el potencial del nuevo Serial ATA 6 Gbits/s
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