Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Review & Specs

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5'' SATA 3 7200RPM 64MB Cache WD10EZEX

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5'' SATA 3 7200RPM 64MB Cache WD10EZEX

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  • WD Blue hard drives have a multitude of features including third generation SATA interface with 6 GB/s transfer rate, plus rock solid performance and ultra-cool and quiet operation. SATA cable isn't included with the item
  • WhisperDrive technology minimizes noise to levels near the threshold of human hearing
  • SoftSeek technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms, resulting in more efficient operation
  • 1 TB capacity holds up to 200,000 digital photos, 250,000 MP3 files, and 120 hours of HD video
  • 2 year limited warranty

Specifications Overview

Model WD10EZEX
Release Date August 2012

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Capacity 1000 GB
Cache 64MB
RPM 7200
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Form Factor 3.5"

Pros

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Description

Product Specifications
  Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
 

Performance Specifications
  Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
  Buffer Size 64 MB
  Load/unload Cycles 300,000 minimum
 
Transfer Rates
  Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk) 150 MB/s (Sustained)
 

Physical Specifications
  Formatted Capacity 1,000,204 MB
  Capacity 1 TB
  Form Factor 3.5 Inch
  User Sectors Per Drive 1,953,525,169
 

Physical Dimensions
English
  Height 1.028 Inches
  Depth 5.787 Inches
  Width 4.00 Inches
  Weight 0.97 Pounds
 
Metric
  Height 26.1 mm
  Depth 147 mm
  Width 101.6 mm
  Weight 0.44 kg
 

Environmental Specifications
Shock
  Operating Shock (Read) 30G, 2 ms
  Non-operating Shock 350G, 2 ms
 
Acoustics
  Idle Mode 29 dBA (average)
  Seek Mode 0 30 dBA (average)
 
Temperature (English)
  Operating 32° F to 140° F
  Non-operating -40° F to 158° F
 
Temperature (Metric)
  Operating -0° C to 60° C
  Non-operating -40° C to 70° C
 

Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
  Power Dissipation
  Read/Write 6.80 Watts
  Idle 6.10 Watts
  Standby 1.20 Watts
  Sleep 1.20 Watts
 

Compatibility
Operating System
  Compatibility Windows/Mac
 

As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.



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