Western Digital Caviar 2TB reviews

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This hard drive is a good all rounder.

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6.7 out of 10 based on 6 reviews.
2000GB Storage, SATA See full product description

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Stan, Bristol

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Early days yet, first thoughts are of no tomorrow, disc full is not going to happen. It sits quietly there doing its job, my past HHD have all been 500GB's which in earlier days never filled, but in todays computers anything less than 1TB is not the way to go.
Bad points:
The only against,is that back up will also require the same TB'S, and, that it is, early days for problems.
Overall rating 8.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Feb 2011

Confirmed purchaser IT Professional

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Bad points:
Slow 5400 RPM
Overall rating 9.0
Performance 6.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Mar 2011

Doug, SALISBURY IT Professional

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Lots of storage for a bargain price
Bad points:
Read/Write times are appalling. My NAS just does not work efficiently with them.
Overall rating 2.0
Performance 2.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Mar 2011

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 2000
Interface SATA
Speed RPM 7200

Manufacturer's Description

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.

Key Features

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. The secondary actuator uses piezoelectric motion to fine tune the head positioning to a higher degree of accuracy. (2 TB only)
- 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 2 TB.

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.

5 Year Limited Warranty

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