Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (1001FALS)

  • 1TB Capacity
  • SATA-II Interface
  • 7200RPM Spin Speed
  • 32MB Cache
  • 5 Year Warranty
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Stock Code: HD-226-WD

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Manufacturer: WD

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Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (1001FALS)

WD Caviar Black high-performance 3.5" SATA drives combine 7200RPM spin speed, 32MB cache, SATA 3 Gb/s interface, and an integrated dual processor for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop, workstation, and multi-drive systems. Technologically advanced acoustics minimize noise and cool drive operation and enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it. With a massive 1TB of storage, these drives are ideal for power computing applications such as multimedia, video and photo editing, and maxed out gaming computers. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

- Capacity: 1TB
- Cache: 32MB
- Interface: SATA-II
- Spin Speed: 7200RPM
- Warranty: 5 Years

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Ignore Tony

He must have been sent a faulty drive, it happens sometimes, regardless of the manufacturer or seller. I have had one now for six months and it is quiet, fast and runs very cool with a slow 120mm fan on it. For a backup drive, I highly recommend it.

If you suspect something is wrong with the product you have ordered, don't be a fool! Get in touch with overclockers.co.uk right away and they will undoubtedly help you and replace it. Rather than becoming embittered by a small and frankly inevitable event, like poor old Tony...

FindersSharers 2010-05-04

Me again

Now I have 3 of these ;-)

110Mb/sec data transfer...nice!
930Gb formatted hard drive space...nice!
5 year warranty...nice!

WD Caviar Black...nice!

UltraSBM 2010-04-02

Extremely reliable

It is known that hard drives can easily get damaged during delivery. Doing a sequential reading scan using MHDD, most disks ordered online have several green blocks with latency more than 50ms, which means these can be potential bad sectors in the future. However these disks are extremely reliable - no doubt "black" disks come with best quality. Just ordered a pair of these, and MHDD reported none green sectors at all. With Intel soft Raid 0, sequential read performance is between 220MB/s and 110MB/s, which is comparable to SSD like Intel X25-M. Highly recommended for data storage. Western Digit is really the best quality. Don't buy Seagate drives.

Steven 2010-03-10

Didnt last me a month

I bought this hard drive in January of 2010 and promptly fitted it when received. Upon initial installation of my operating system, it failed! bringing up some daft error message that meant nothing to me. At first I thought nothing of this and continued to reboot and reinstall my operating system, which I did. The second time round my operating system installed and I just shrugged this off and put it out of my mind, when really I should have ripped my hard drive back out and sent it back where it came from. A month down the line from installing my OS I start to get error messages from windows telling me that my hard drive is inevitably going to fail soon and that I should back up all of my work, etc. After more investigation, I discovered that windows was correct and that my hard drive WAS actually failing. The symptoms were - error messages, slow startup, failure to read the drive on boot up and eventual failure to boot.

It's safe to say I won't be buying a western digital again.

Tony 2010-03-09

High Capacity and Fast

I originally purchased this to replace my 160gb IDE drive in a bid to upgrade everything to SATA as my IDE equipment was starting to fail and I needed the space.

What can I say - Windows XP Pro boots so quickly and I still have something like 750gb left to play with.

The 5 year warranty also makes this all the more value for money.

This formats to 960gb on NTFS and was a doddle to set up; a quick format only took a few minutes.

D Wilson 2010-02-18


I have upgraded my old 320gb 16mb Maxtor SATA to this splendid drive. Now I am running all WD drives I will never go back.

One exceptionally useful element was the free Acronis software downloadble from WesternDigital.com. You might find that your current hard disk does not have enough space for the operating system and installed applications, preventing you from updating your software or installing new applications. In this case, you have to transfer the system to a higher-capacity hard disk. Using the Acronis software I simply installed the new drive, ran the software and followed the prompts. 20 minutes later the system had transferred itself to the new HDD leaving me to format and clear down my old system drive.

Simple, useful but above all outstanding performance with a 5 year warranty.

James Doyle 2010-01-28

Lovely Drives

Have 2 of these in Raid 0 and they are ultra fast (220/200 Read/Write MB/sec) Will certainly buy more if I need them.

Huntyz 2009-10-13

Gr8 Drive

Bought this as a backup drive for my system. Can't fault it and its definitely faster than the Samsung 1GB I purchased a few weeks back. 5 year warranty. Very happy.

Thomas Lennon 2009-10-05

Second One

Well Im back...I was so impressed with one of the Caviar Blacks, I bought another one!
Simply awesome...

UltraSBM 2009-10-02

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