Western Digital Black Review – 3.5-inch, 7200RPM, 128Mb Cache
1TB; 2TB; 3TB; 4TB and 6TB
213MB/s and 212Mb/s
SATA 6 Gb/s
Nice performance boost over previous model
Good mixture of capacity and price
For the best security and reliability, you should always have your backups stored offline in a high-performance mechanical hard disk. It is cheaper, has wider compatibility, and by design, works without an Internet connection.
One of the best in this class of hard disks is Western Digital Black, previously branded “Caviar.” With 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 5TB, and 6TB models, this SATA3-interfaced, 3.5-inch mechanical hard disk delivers strong performance consistently even for high-volume file transfers. Each model uses a dual-core processor, offering processing capabilities that are better than what single-core processor hard disk drives provide. It is also cheaper the higher you go in capacity with £0.10 per 1 GB for the 500GB model, £0.06 per 1 GB for the 1TB model, £0.05 per 1 GB for the 2TB model, £0.04 per 1 GB for the 4TB model, and so on.
Compared to other WD Hard Drive Series:
500GB – 6TB
80GB – 1TB
500GB – 4TB
SATA III & PATA 100MB/s
WD Black is quite fast too, with an average read/write speed of 282 MB per second. This is almost unheard of for any mechanical hard drive, and all WD black review units tested have 7,200 RPM spindle speed with 128 MB cache. These numbers do not vary per capacity model, unlike in other hard drive brands where spindle speed is often sacrificed for more data platters. The 4TB model, with five 800 GB platters, performs just as quickly as the small 500GB model.
Only 6TB model has 128MB cache, other capacities has 64MB cache
With its excellent numbers, WD Black HDD is best used as primary storage or primary backup. The 4TB and above models perform exceptionally well in handling large file transfers and are perfect for media projects that require a lot of storage and quick file accessibility. As backup storage, you can use it once and replace it after five years, as per the manufacturer’s warranty, or include it in your automated backup routine. WD Black has both the lifespan and endurance for any style of use. If you’re going to buy one, though, you should go for the high-capacity models. They perform better than the others and are cheaper per 1 GB.
If you require fast and reliable hard disk drive (HDD), try WD black, review it for yourself, and see it pass all your tests. It is perfect solution for media storage because of it`s fast read/write speeds, it is built for performance-requiring games, and it can endure light impacts/ vibrations, thanks to WD’s StableTrac Technology. It is one of the best internal hard disk drive for power users available today.
Western Digital Black support page.
|Brand Name||Western Digital|
|Item model number||WD6001FZWX|
|Item Weight||1.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5.8 x 4 x 1 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||5.79 x 4 x 1.03 inches|
|Hard Drive Interface||Serial ATA-150|
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed||7200 RPM|
Western Digital Black HDD Model Numbers:
|Model #||Interface||Form Factor||RPM Class||Capacity||Cache|
|WD6001FZWX||SATA 6 Gb/s||3.5 Inch||7200||6 TB||128 MB|
|WD5001FZWX||SATA 6 Gb/s||3.5 Inch||7200||5 TB||128 MB|
|WD4003FZEX||SATA 6 Gb/s||3.5 Inch||7200||4 TB||64 MB|
|WD3003FZEX||SATA 6 Gb/s||3.5 Inch||7200||3 TB||64 MB|
|WD2003FZEX||SATA 6 Gb/s||3.5 Inch||7200||2 TB||64 MB|
|WD1003FZEX||SATA 6 Gb/s||3.5 Inch||7200||1 TB||64 MB|
|WD5003AZEX||SATA 6 Gb/s||3.5 Inch||7200||500 GB||64 MB|
|WD4001FAEX||SATA 6 Gb/s||3.5 Inch||7200||4 TB||64 MB|
|WD3001FAEX||SATA 6 Gb/s||3.5 Inch||7200||3 TB||64 MB|
|WD2002FAEX||SATA 6 Gb/s||3.5 Inch||7200||2 TB||64 MB|
|WD1002FAEX||SATA 6 Gb/s||3.5 Inch||7200||1 TB||64 MB|