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1TB Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive - HDD

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1000GB Capacity, SATA 6GB/s Interface, 7200RPM Spin Speed, 4.2ms Average Seek Time, 64MB Cache

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 40242  
Stock code: HDA-WD1002FAEX
Manuf. code: WD1002FAEX
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Serial ATA Power Cable + 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive - HDD
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The Caviar Black range of internal hard drives from Western Digital give you an incredible performance, ideal for those in gaming and video editing, especially for high-definition viewing and production.

High Performance Electronics Architecture:

  • Dual Processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
  • Colossal Cache - Bigger, faster cache of up to 64 MB means faster performance.

    Rock Solid Mechanical Architecture:

  • Dual Actuator Technology - A head positioning system with two actuators that improves positional accuracy over the data track(s). The primary actuator provides coarse displacement using conventional electromagnetic actuator principles.

  • StableTrac - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations.

  • NoTouch Ramp Load Technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.

  • Compatibility - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.

  • Ideal For - Power computing applications such as multimedia, video and photo editing, and maxed out gaming computers.

    How this WD hard drive protects your data:

  • Data Lifeguard - is an exclusive set of data protection features, including shock protection, an environmental protection system and real-time embedded error detection and repair. WD's Data Lifeguard technology automatically finds, isolates, and repairs problems that may develop over the life of a hard drive.

  • Data Lifeguard Tools - are software utilities designed for WD hard drives that work with the embedded Data Lifeguard features to make hard drive installation,diagnostics and repair both simple and worry-free. (Download Data Lifeguard Tools)

  • ShockGuard - instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations while it is running. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.

    Warranty Information:

    Manufacturer western digital
    Warranty Type Direct with Manufacturer
    Manufacturer Website
    Manufacturer Phone 00 31 204 467651
    Warranty Period (yrs)3

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    Question  would this fit into 350D? by Michael

    hello would this hard drive fit into corsair 350D ?

    Answer by PeterW on Monday, January 13, 2014
    Yes it will

    Question  Suitability for my Case? by Willis

    Can you please tell me if this hard drive would fit into the Front 3.5" HDD Hot swap X-dock slot on my Cooler Master Silencio 550 case? If not are there any that will? And does the X in the model numbers of hard drives signify that they are X-Dock hot swappable drives.If so I can scout around for deals.. Inner Hard drive is a Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 D series . If you recon that The WD one is better ,May Swap them round & use the Hitachi for the backup Drive . Many Thanks.

    Answer by Keithw on Thursday, October 3, 2013

    This is compatible.


    re: by Alex Rowe

    hi i was wondering how this WD1002FAEX would compare to a Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10K RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s. for speed?

    Response by andrewn
    Well the velicoraptors are 10,000 rpm drives, whereas this is 7,200, so the velociraptor will be faster in terms of sequential transfer rates and has a slightly lower latency. I doubt that the 'observable' difference would be much if anything though.

    Comment by Q

    when are these back in stock? also do you price match? microdirect have them for cheaper

    Response by joebe
    Item is back in stock.

    Question  Which ones the best. by Joe

    Hi there I was thinking about getting a new 1TB HD and was wondering if you could recommend the best one to buy.

    Answer by dmurfitt on Friday, December 30, 2011
    This would be the fastest, if your budget is okay for this. I would recommend this, if not I'd choose a Samsung F3.
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