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WD 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive

B&H # WEWD10EZEX MFR # WD10EZEX
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You Pay: $54.99
Product Highlights
  • 3.5" Form Factor
  • 7200 rpm
  • Cool Operation
  • NoTouch Ramp Load Technology
  • IntelliSeek Technology

The 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive from WD is built to meet high standards of quality and reliability. It features ample storage, quiet operation and low power consumption, ideal for your everyday computing needs. With a 1TB storage capacity, SATA interface and transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps, it is ideal for demanding desktop applications that require high performance. The Caviar Blue uses NoTouch Ramp Load technology, which prevents the recording heads from resting on the disk during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off. This results in a more reliable drive due to the limited head wear. The Caviar Blue has also been tested rigorously to ensure compatibility with most systems.

Cool Operation
The hard drive has been engineered for cool operation, this helps protect the drive and the data stored on it.
NoTouch Ramp Load Technology
The recording head never touches the disk media during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
IntelliSeek Technology
The 3.5" internal hard drive features IntelliSeek technology which calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
Upgrading Your Drive is Easy
WD Acronis True Image, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to receive the benefits of a new drive.
Data Lifeguard
The drive features Data Lifeguard embedded error detection and repair features that automatically detect, isolate and repair problem areas which may develop due to extended use of the hard drive.
Tested for Compatibility
Rigorous tests are performed on systems and platforms to ensure that the drives are compatible with all systems.
High Quality and Reliability - The WD Advantage
The products are tested through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T) prior to launch. This testing ensures these products consistently meet high quality and reliability standards. Moreover, a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 useful articles as well as helpful software and utilities is also available. WD's toll-free customer support lines have longer operational hours to ensure timely support. You can access the WD Support site for additional details.
Wide Usage
It is ideal for PCs, industrial applications, notebooks, netbooks and external enclosures* 1
Interface SATA 6 Gbps
Capacity 1 TB
Form Factor 3.5"
Formatted Capacity 1,000,204 MB
User Sectors per Drive 1,953,525,169
SATA Latching Connector Yes
RoHS Compliant Yes
Performance
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Cache 64 MB
Data Transfer Rate Buffer to host: 6 Gbps
Host to/from drive: 150 MBps
Average Latency 4.20 ms
Reliability/Data Integrity
Load/Unload Cycles 300,000 1
Please Note:

*Controlled unload at ambient condition

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Non-recoverable read errors per bits read < 1 in 1014
Electrical 12VDC = ±10% (A, peak): 2.5
Power Dissipation Read/Write: 6.8 W
Idle: 6.1 W
Standby: 1.2 W
Sleep: 1.2 W
Environment and Equipment Specifications
Temperature Operating Temperature: 32 to 140°F (0 to 60°C)
Non-operating Temperature: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
Shock Operating (Read/ Write): 30 G, 2 ms
Operating (Read): 65 G, 2 ms
Non-operating: 350 G, 1 ms
Acoustics Idle mode: 29 dBA (average)
Seek: 30 dBA (average)
General
Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.78 x 4.0 x 1.02" (147.0 x 101.6 x 25.4 mm)
Weight 0.97 lb (0.44 kg)
WD 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive
     
    4.8

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (23)
    • Large capacity / good size (20)
    • Easy to set up (19)
    • Easy to use (17)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (24)
      • Back-up (19)
      • Photo storage (14)
      • File transfer (12)
      • Video (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (23), Casual user (11)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (29), Business (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (24), Mac (5), Other (4)

      Reviewed by 43 customers

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      4.0

      great value

      By jb

      from nj

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage

        Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

        all around good HD and priced great.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        I keep buying these

        By MacMan

        from Philadelphia

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

          I prefer WD drives over others. I don't have issues with them.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Good general purpose drive

          By Rob

          from Columbia, MD

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Low Temperature
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Large

          Best Uses

          • Primary Drive

          Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

          I installed this as the primary drive in a file server running Open Solaris. The computer has 9 hard drives packed into it, so cool and quiet operation were important to me - this drive meets both those needs.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Always chose WD drives

          By The Old Hippie

          from Washington State

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Never A Previous Problem

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Pro Tools Programstorage
          • Pro Tools Usage

          Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

          Setting up Pro Tools/ Mac Pro machine with foru (4) matching drives.

          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Perfect second internal HD

          By Scott the Linux newbie

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Dual-boot System

          Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

          Purchased this WD HD as a second internal HD (for my Lenovo desktop) that i could dedicate with the Linux OS. The HD is quiet, and it was easy to install and setup...pretty much plug and play. Great price too, I actually bought two of them. The HD doesn't come with an internal serial ATA cable so be sure to buy one of those.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Linux

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          5.0

          no problems, used for storage

          By gC_Photo

          from greenwich, CT

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

            Took it out of the box, attached to a cradle, backed up data to it, put it back in the box. No problems to report.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            1TB WD Caviar Blue

            By MikeM

            from Georgia

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

              Works fine. I currently use this as an external hard drive in a Sabrent case. I will eventually add internally for extra space.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              All Good

              By JD

              from USA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                  I've been using this HD for about 1 week so far. It is quiet, quick, it is 7200rpm with 64mb cache and 6gb sata connection. I scanned the complete HD before the full install and all sectors reported good. The best part of this HD is that it is NON AF (advanced format)! On some older computers if you attempt to install a AF HD you can run into the OS system not loading properly with no indication that the AF is the problem - this still happens even if using interface mfg software.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  So far, so good . . .

                  By meanska

                  from Ridgefield, WA

                  Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                  Needed a 1 TB drive for a mirrored backup of my Mac Mini. I have had good luck with WD drives in the past, and the price was right, so I bought this and popped it in my 4 drive enclosure, and voula!

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                  5.0

                  Solid performance and reliable

                  By JMG

                  from TN

                  Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                  Great drive. Does what it' supposed to.

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                  4.0

                  Good value

                  By Bob the Builder

                  from San Diego

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • High Capacity

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage

                    Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                    Bought to replace failed Seagate drive. Installation was quick and painless, and computer was back up and running.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Great Hard Drive

                    By Brian C.

                    from Connecticut

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use
                    • Fast
                    • High Capacity
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer

                    Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                    I use this as my main external Time Machine backup drive for my mac and it's great! It's very quiet and is detected very quickly. So far I've had no issues at all.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Western Digital Work Horse

                    By ON-SITE

                    from Sarasota

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Failed Hdd Replacement

                        Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                        Great specs 7200 rpm for a good 1TB reliable SATA Drive from reputable Western Digital at a great price!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        WD = quality

                        By DDS Castellanos

                        from San Ysidro California

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Cheap And Good Quality
                        • High Capacity

                        Cons

                        • Nothing For The Money

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • File Transfer

                        Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                        Super economic 1Tb solution with very well trusted brand name !
                        I've never had a problem with WD HDD. its a no brainer

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Solid for Backup

                        By Scotty

                        from Scottsville, KY

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                              Installed easily and works fine as a second hard drive on a Windows 7 system. Don't forget to buy a SATA cable, if you don't have one. The drive does not come with one. If your new drive doesn't show up in Windows Explorer, you probably forgot to initialize it. A quick internet search will give you simple instructions for doing so, if you don't know how.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Western Digital At Its Finest

                              By Sean

                              from San Luis Obispo, CA

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • High Capacity

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • File Transfer
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                                Always been a Western Digital buyer, and this drive did everything I expected. It's a ton of storage for a decent price. Using it primarily as a storage drive with an SSD for boot. Drive is very responsive and formats down to solid 930GB.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Competitively priced storage solution

                                By Mike from Mishawaka

                                from Mishawaka, Indiana

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Main Os Hard Drive

                                  Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                                  The WD Blue drive is the only internal HD in my custom built PC. After reading many reviews, I determined this drive to be the most reliable and cost effective storage solution for my needs.I'm running Win7 Ultimate and have had no problems. Installation was a breeze and the item arrived in two days after ordering. This drive does everything it supposed to do and is much quieter than my last HD.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  Bought this to Use as an external drive

                                  By newport

                                  from new york

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • 7200 RPM
                                  • Great price
                                  • Large Capacity

                                  Cons

                                  • Noisy Sometimes

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Photo Storage
                                  • Video
                                  • Video Editing

                                  Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                                  replaced my failing hard drive with one of these. works fine, nice capacity at a great price. also purchased the aluratek duplicator to copy the drive. purcashed another one of these drives to use with the aluratek as an external drive for video editing etc... works great so far!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  4.0

                                  Great value

                                  By newport

                                  from new york

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                                  nice drive. big capacity, gets a little noisy at times as others have suggested. I have it a month so far and no problems at all. great price and delivery was one day after placing order. thanks b&h.

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                                  5.0

                                  All the space that I needed.

                                  By W.D.O.

                                  from Los Angeles, California

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Backup
                                    • File Transfer
                                    • Photo Storage
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drive:

                                    Very easy to install and it work like I expected. Can I recommend it? YES!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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