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Western Digital Caviar WD1001FALS 1 TB - Hard Drive - Bulk - WD1001FALS

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The first one worked but was EXTREMELY slow. I tried a full format but stopped it after 8 hours and only 20% progress. I returned it and got a second copy which formatted quickly (for a 1 TB drive) and has worked fine.

-Piper quote

this drive has all the best specs - I like the idea of bearings on both ends off the spindel shaft - the fact that it unloads the heads and has a 5 year warranty (if you don't buy a OEM version)- my drive worked first time out of the box and is FAST who would have thought a few years ago you could buy a 1TB drive for a little over a 100$ - I wouldn't buy a lot of the 1TB drives for 99$ - spend a little more for this one - dam just a very few months ago this and the 750 drive where close to 200$ - why buy a 300 or 400 gig for 80$ when you can buy a 5 year warrantied 1 TB drive - PS my main drive is a 10K RPM 300 VelociRaptor - but this drive is also most as fast

-Wayne quote

First one was a dud, second one worked fine

by Piper on 1/24/2009

The first one worked but was EXTREMELY slow. I tried a full format but stopped it after 8 hours and only 20% progress. I returned it and got a second copy which formatted quickly (for a 1 TB drive) and has worked fine.

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Great Drive with a 5-year warranty

by Lyle on 2/7/2009

I like Western Digital HDDs. Even though my WD 80 crashed years ago (OEM came with my Dell) I have had good luck with WD. I trust the company and their reputation. I also like the support they provide for their products.

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Product Overview

WD Caviar Black drives combine a high performance electronics architecture with a rock solid mechanical architecture to deliver the perfect storage solution for your fully-loaded PC or maxed out gaming machine. Cool drive operation, no-touch head technology, and leading-edge vibration protection ensure enhanced reliability and sustained data throughput. And we back it all up with a 5-year limited warranty.

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
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Western Digital
    Mfg Part# WD1001FALS
    SKU 208190148
    UPC 718037734002
    UPC 14 00718037734002
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    Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
    32 MB cache - Bigger, faster cache means faster performance
    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.
    Massive Capacity - WD Caviar Black SATA drives are available in capacities up to 1 TB.
    Compatible - 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
    Tech Specs
    Performance Specifications
    Buffer To Host (Serial ATA): 3 Gb/s (Max)
    Physical Specifications
    Formatted Capacity: 1,000,236 MB
    Capacity: 1 TB
    Interface: SATA 3 Gb/s
    User Sectors Per Drive: 1,953,525,168
    Physical Dimensions
    Height: 1.028 Inches
    Length: 5.787 Inches
    Width: 4.00 Inches
    Weight: 1.52 Pounds
    Environmental Specifications
    Operating Shock (Read): 30G, 2 ms
    Non-operating Shock: 250G, 1 ms
    Idle Mode: 24 dBA (average)
    Seek Mode 0: 33 dBA (average)
    Seek Mode 3: 29 dBA (average)
    Operating: 32° F to 140° F
    Non-operating: -40° F to 158° F
    Humidity Operating: 5-95% RH non-condensing
    Humidity Non-operating: 5-95% RH non-condensing
    Altitude Operating: -1,000 feet to 10,000 feet
    Altitude Non-operating: -1,000 feet to 40,000 feet
    Vibration Operating: 0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
    Vibration Non-operating: 0.05 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
    Electrical Specifications
    12 VDC Read/Write: 490 mA
    12 VDC Idle: 470 mA
    12 VDC Standby: 5 mA
    12 VDC Sleep: 5 mA
    5 VDC Read/Write: 500 mA
    5 VDC Idle: 420 mA
    5 VDC Standby: 160 mA
    5 VDC Sleep: 160 mA
    Power Dissipation Read/Write: 8.40 Watts
    Power Dissipation Idle: 7.8 Watts
    Power Dissipation Standby: 1.00 Watts
    Power Dissipation Sleep: 1.00 Watts
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