WD Black Desktop 3.5-inch Hard Drives
Maximum Performance for Power Computing


WD Black Desktop 3.5-inch Hard Drive

Western Digital Desktop Hard Drives
WD Black Desktop Hard Drives
WD Black Desktop Hard Drive, 6 TB
Internal HD - 6 TB - 3.5 Inch - SATA 6 Gb/s - 7200 RPM - 128MB Cache
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WD Black Desktop Hard Drive, 5 TB
Internal HD - 5 TB - 3.5 Inch - SATA 6 Gb/s - 7200 RPM - 128MB Cache
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WD Black Desktop Hard Drive, 4 TB
Internal HD - 4 TB - 3.5 Inch - SATA 6 Gb/s - 7200 RPM - 64MB Cache
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WD Black Desktop Hard Drive, 2 TB
Internal HD - 2 TB - 3.5 Inch - SATA 6 Gb/s - 7200 RPM - 64MB Cache
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WD Black Desktop Hard Drive, 1 TB
Internal HD - 1 TB - 3.5 Inch - SATA 6 Gb/s - 7200 RPM - 64MB Cache
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WD Black Desktop Hard Drive, 500 GB
Internal HD - 500 GB - 3.5 Inch - SATA 6 Gb/s - 7200 RPM - 64MB Cache
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Overview:

WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading-edge performance. These drives are perfect for high performance applications like photo and video editing, gaming and power PCs. Our all new next-generation WD Black drives deliver improved performance that heightens the experience of your PC playground. These performance drives offer enhanced features over the previous generation to maximize system performance, allowing you to have more fun creating while spending less time waiting.

WD 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. It's ideal for power computing applications such as multimedia, video and photo editing, and maxed out gaming computers.

For Creatives & Enthusiasts

For Creatives & Enthusiasts
Whether you’re a photographer, video editor, digital artist, or want to build your own system, look no further than WD Black drives as your go-to solution. WD Black drives deliver inspiring performance for storing large multimedia files of photos, videos and applications.

For Gamers

For Gamers
Tuned for performance and perfect for gaming, WD Black drives offer large capacities to store your expanding gaming library. Plan for the future of your gaming PC with enough capacity for extra downloadable game content and combine with an SSD for maximum PC performance.

Industry-Leading Warranty

Industry-Leading Warranty
Every WD Black drive is backed by an industry leading 5-year limited warranty. Compared to standard hard drives such as WD Blue, WD Black hard drives pass more strenuous and aggressive internal testing over a longer period of time.

WD BlackInspiring Performance, Demanding Capacity
WD Black hard drives are designed for desktop PC and power users who demand performance. Upgrade your old hard drive to a higher capacity and reliability, WD Black drive that includes a 5-year limited warranty.

  • Entry Level: Up to 1 TB
  • Mainstream: 2 TB to 4 TB
  • Best Upgrade: 5 TB+

Available with an impressive 128 MB of DRAM cache on higher capacity models, the WD Black PC drive is optimized for drive performance so you can spend more time experiencing the things you love most. Enhance your PC's performance even further when you combine a WD Black drive with an SSD for a dual drive configuration, allowing you to benefit from the additional caching of your operating system onto the SSD for increased performance. All together, the WD Black drive gives you the hard drive performance, capacity and an industry leading 5-year limited warranty for an inspiring three-in-one storage solution.

Increased Cache SizesIncreased Cache Sizes
Achieve faster read-rate performance and high-speed transfer speeds with 128 MB of cache on 5 TB and 6 TB models. WD's Dynamic Cache Technology improves performance in real time to allocate and optimize cache between reads and writes.

Dual-Core Processing
The WD Black drive features a dual-core processor that offers twice the processing capability as a standard single-core processor to maximize drive performance, especially for loading games or large multimedia files.

Increased Reliability
WD Black drives are equipped with StableTrac Technology (2 TB and larger models). This secures the motor shaft inside the hard drive to increase reliability and help reduce impact due to system-induced vibrations from other components. By stabilizing the platters inside, WD Black drives result in more accurate tracking in a particular sector during read and write operations, optimizing performance and reliability.

Features:

Protecting your moments
The worst thing that can happen during a rendering process is losing data due to power fluctuation or power failure. The new generation of WD Black hard drives is equipped with Corruption Protection Technology (CPT), which helps to protect and limit the potential problem of data loss during power failure or power loss to the hard drive. Overall, Corruption Protection Technology can save you time and money on your project.

Efficient dual processing
When it comes to processing power, more is always better. WD Black features a dual core processor that offers twice the processing power to maximize drive performance. Adding additional value, WD's Dynamic Cache Technology increases performance by improving caching algorithms in real time and optimizing the cache allocation between reads and writes. This results in the drive automatically allocating more cache for read data, which reduces data congestion and increases overall performance.

Maximum performance
Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming.

No compromises
High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up WD Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.

Dynamic Cache
WD's dynamic caching algorithm improves performance in real time by optimizing cache allocation between reads and writes. For example, if there's an overwhelming percentage of read traffic as opposed to write traffic, the drive automatically allocates more cache for read data, which reduces congestion and improves overall drive performance.

Rock-solid mechanical architecture
Enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it.

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 which enables consistently higher performance. (2 TB and 1.5 TB models only)

NoTouch ramp load technologyNoTouch 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.

Tested for compatibility
We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab™ to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.

Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty
Our engineers have a relentless dedication to keeping your data safe. This passion is reflected in the industry-leading 5-year limited warranty we stand behind on all WD Black drives. The evidence for our success lies in our capability to continually deliver next-generation technologies and in our ability to stand behind these products with industry-leading 5-year limited warranty coverage. WD Black is tested to a higher standard than conventional hard drives with more strenuous and aggressive testing over a longer period of time. This is our story of innovation, refinement and passion for performance hard drives.

Applications

  • Power computing applications such as video and photo editing, and maxed out gaming computers.
  • ƒƒDesktop / Consumer RAID Environments - WD Black PC Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications (RAID 0 and RAID 1).*

The WD Advantage

WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T) prior to any product launch. This testing ensures our products consistently meet the highest quality and reliability standards of the WD brand. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles as well as helpful software and utilities. Our customer support lines have longer operational hours to ensure you get the help you need when you need it.

* Business Critical RAID Environments – WD Black PC Hard Drives are not recommended for and are not warranted for use in RAID environments utilizing Enterprise HBAs and/or expanders and in multi-bay chassis, as they are not designed for, nor tested in, these specific types of RAID applications. For all Business Critical RAID applications, please consider WD's Enterprise Hard Drives that are specifically designed with RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER), are tested extensively in 24x7 RAID applications, and include features like enhanced RAFF technology and thermal extended burn-in testing.

Specifications:

Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.

Photo: Figures represent the average number of photos taken with a 6 megapixel camera in high-resolution JPEG mode with an average file size of 3.5 MB per photo. The actual number of images will vary by camera model and compression setting.

Hours: The DV format, regardless of its mode (miniDV, DVCAM, DVC-Pro) has a data rate of approximately 25mb/s (mega-bits per second). In storage terms, this translates to approximately 3.5MB/s (Megabytes per second) or 13GB/hr (Gigabytes per hour)

Song: Music capacity is based on 4 minutes per song. MP3 capacity is based on 128 Kbps bit rate and 11:1 audio compression ratio. Uncompressed CD quality is based on 1:1 audio compression ratio.

WD Black Dimensions

What It Holds

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.

Drive Size 6 TB 5 TB 4 TB 3 TB 2 TB 1 TB 500 GB
Specifications
Model Number1 WD6001FZWX WD5001FZWX WD4003FZEX WD3003FZEX WD2003FZEX WD1003FZEX WD5003AZEX
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity2 6 TB 5 TB 4 TB 3 TB 2 TB 1 TB 500 GB
Form factor 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch
Advanced Format (AF) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RoHS Complian3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Performance
Data transfer rate (max)
Buffer to host
host to/from drive (sustained)

6 Gb/s
218 MB/s

6 Gb/s
194 MB/s

6 Gb/s
171 MB/s

6 Gb/s
168 MB/s

6 Gb/s
164 MB/s

6 Gb/s
150 MB/s

6 Gb/s
150 MB/s
Cache (MB) 128 128 64 64 64 64 64
Rotational Speed (RPM) 7200 7200 7200 7200 7200 7200 7200
Reliability/Data Integrity
Load/unload cycle4 300,000
Non-recoverable read errors per bits read <1 in 1014
Limited warranty (years)5 5
Power Management
Average power requirements (W) Read/Write: 10.6
Idle: 7.6
Standby: 1.6
Sleep: 1.6
Read/Write: 10.6
Idle: 7.6
Standby: 1.6
Sleep: 1.6
Read/Write: 9.5
Idle: 8.1
Standby: 1.3
Sleep: 1.3
Read/Write: 9.5
Idle: 8.1
Standby: 1.3
Sleep: 1.3
Read/Write: 9.5
Idle: 8.1
Standby: 1.3
Sleep: 1.3
Read/Write: 6.8
Idle: 6.1
Standby: 0.8
Sleep: 0.8
Read/Write: 6.8
Idle: 6.1
Standby: 0.8
Sleep: 0.8
Environmental Specifications6
Operating Temperature 5 to 55° C
Non-operating Temperature -40 to 70° C
Shock (Gs)
Operating (2 ms, read/write) 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Operating (2 ms, read) 65 65 65 65 65 65 65
Non-operating (2 ms) 300 300 300 300 300 350 350
Average acoustics (dBA)7
Idle mode 31 31 29 29 29 29 29
Performance seek mode 34 34 34 34 34 30 30
Physical Dimensions
Height (in./mm, max) 1.028/26.1
Length (in./mm, max) 5.787/147
Width (in./mm, ± .01 in.) 4/101.6
Weight (lb./kg, ± 10%) 1.58/0.72 1.66/0.75 1.50/0.68 1.40/0.64 1.32/0.60 0.99/0.45 0.95/0.43

1 Not all products may be available in all regions of the world.
2 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, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second. Effective maximum SATA 3 Gb/s transfer rate calculated according to the Serial ATA specification published by the SATAIO organization as of the date of this specification sheet. Visit www.sata-io.org for details.
3 WD hard drive products manufactured and sold worldwide after June 8, 2011, meet or exceed Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliance requirements as mandated by the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.
4 Maximum burst rate running the Mode 5 Ultra ATA transfer mode.
5 Controlled unload at ambient condition
6 The term of the limited warranty may vary by region. Visit http://support.wd.com/warranty for details
7 No non-recoverable errors during operating tests or after non-operating tests.
8 Sound power level.

Drive Views:

Bottom View
Bottom View
Top Angle View
Top Angle View

Right Angle View
Right Angle View
Cover View
Cover View

Showcase:

360° View

Documentation:

Download the WD Black Desktop Datasheet (PDF).

Download the WD Black Desktop Specsheet (PDF).