Western Digital Black 3TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive - WD3001FAEX


Warranty5 Year Manufacturer Warranty
AvailabilityIn Stock
ManufacturerWestern Digital
SeriesW.D. Black
UPC Code718037796833

Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity3 TB
Spindle Speed7200 RPM
Cache Buffer64 MB Cache
InterfaceSATA (7-Pin Signal and 15-Pin Power Connectors)
Data Transfer RateSATA III 6.0Gb/sec (Host to/from Drive Sustained 154 MB/sec)
Interface NoteBackwords Compatible with SATA II 3Gb/sec and SATA I 1.5Gb/sec
Advanced FormatYes (4K Native)
Rohs CompliantYes
Form Factor3.5 inch
Dimensions4.000 x 5.787 x 1.028 inch / 101.6 x 147.0 x 25.4 mm
EAN CodeDoes Not Apply

Key Features

  • • Capacity's Up to 6TB
  • • SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ Interface
  • • StableTrac Technology
  • • State-of-the-Art Cache and on-the-Fly Error-Correction Algorithms
  • • Full-Track Multiple Sector Transfer Capability
  • • NoTouch Ramp Load Technology
  • • WD’s Dynamic Cache Technology
  • • Native Command Queuing Technology
  • • Dual Actuator Technology
  • • 300,000 Load/Unload Cycles
  • • Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motor

WD Caviar Black Desktop Hard Drives

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, leading-edge vibration protection ensure enhanced reliability.

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 a piezoelectric motor to fine tune the head positioning to a higher degree of accuracy. (2 TB and 1.5 TB models 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. (2 TB and 1.5 TB models only)

• 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.

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.

• Massive Capacity: WD Caviar Black SATA drives are available in capacities up to 2 TB. Compatible: 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.


• Power computing applications such as multimedia, video and photo editing, and maxed out gaming computers.

• Desktop / Consumer RAID Environments - WD Caviar Black Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications (RAID-0 /RAID-1).

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