Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (WD1002FAEX) SATA 6GB/s Hard Drive Review
15 December 2010
Summary: Final Thoughts
If you are looking for a huge speed boost from SATA 3GB/s to SATA 6GB/s you are not going to see it, at least not yet. In most of our tests comparing SATA 3GB/s to SATA 6GB/s we only saw a 15-30MB/s difference. While this is not a huge difference it still you want the fastest drive in your system and if you do not have the cash to move over to a solid state drive then you are going to want this drive in your system.
Pros: An improvement over SATA 3GB/s, Dual platter design makes for good performance, Under $100
Western Digital SATA 6Gb/sec 1TB Caviar Black (WD1002FAEX) Review
14 February 2010
Excerpt: For those curious, this new drive does not incorporate Advanced Format . I suspect Western Digital will be leaving that feature to their lower spindle speed drive lines, since larger block sizes have a negative impact on smaller-than-2KB random writes - similar to what happens with a 2KB stripe size RAID.
Summary: Ive seen lately that WD released new Raptor lines of hdd's up to 640gb if i can recall.
Well this new black loaded with 64mb cache owns in every benchmark the older 300GB velociraptor that i have.
If you have a sata3 port on your mobo, and want a very fast reliable HDD sto store and load your games and apps this is the best one you could you as a secondary one.
Excerpt: W niniejszym artykule przetestujemy dysk WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX o pojemności 1TB z interfejsem Sata III oraz wyposażony w 64MB pamięci cache. Po ostatnich kataklizmach w krajach produkujących dyski twarde ich ceny poszybowały w górę, czas zatem sprawdzić czy dysk WD z serii BLACK może być jeszcze atrakcyjnym zakupem z perspektywy wydajności/opłacalności.