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 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?
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.
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.
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.