Western Digital was launched WD Caviar Black series for the high performance and power computing application. It’s combine a high performance electronics architecture with a rock solid mechanical architecture to deliver the perfect storage solution for fully loaded PC and maxed gaming machine.

WD Caviar Black Series SATA II hard disk feature a faster spindle speed and 32 MB cache, bigger and faster cache means faster performance. With drive capacity 1 TB, the WD Caviar Black series use perpendicular magnetic recording and dual processor, twice the processing power to maximize performance and reduce CPU overhead. WD’s Caviar Black also with a fantastic 5-year warranty and a long list of marketing phrases that represent its efforts to protect the drive and lengthen its lifespan.

WD's Caviar Black 1 TB with SATAII

WD's Caviar Black 1 TB with SATAII

Other feature of WD Caviar Black series is 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 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.

The Caviar Black Series WD1001FALS is Serial ATAII, physically the drive is 3.5” wide by 1” thick, it weighs 690 grams. Power is supplied by SATA style power connector.

The Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS has three platters with a total of six read/write heads and rate for average latency of 4.2 ms. The WD1001FALS isn’t too loud by our standards, idling at 24dB and generating 33dB of noise when seeking. When operating in ‘quiet seek mode’ the drive hums at a moderate 29 dBA. It’s support a sustained data transfer rate of 106 MBps from disk to host and peak transfer rate for this hard drive with SATAII is 3 GBps.

There are two basic data protection feature of this hard drive, data lifeguard for shock, environmental and real time data error protection. Second feature is ShockGuard, Western Digital claim will instantly protect the drive fro bumps and vibrations while it’s operational.

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