Perpendicular recording technology.
Heaps of cache.
Dual-action actuator arm.
Burst speeds still slightly slower than VelociRaptor.
By PC Mag on September 05, 2011
A 2TB hard drive running at 7,200 rpm, the Western Digital Caviar Black ($189 list) offers a 64MB cache and an average latency of 4.2 millieseconds. The drive comes with a 6GB/s SATA connection, a minimum rate of 300,000 load/unload cycles and more....-
By DigitalVersus on July 07, 2010
The Caviar Black series - WD2001FASS : 2 TB, SATA-2, 64 MB of cache- WD1002FAEX : 1 TB, SATA-3, 64 MB of cache- WD1001FALS : 1 TB, SATA-2, 32 MB of cache- WD7501AALS : 750 GB, SATA-2, 32 MB of cache- WD6402AAEX : 640 GB, SATA-3, 64 MB of cache-...100
By Tech ARP on April 23, 2010
Armed with dual processors and a large and fast 64 MB cache, the 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Black is one of Western Digital's fastest desktop hard disk drives. Spinning at full 7200 RPM, this drive is designed for maximum performance, a fact that...-
By HotHardware on April 16, 2010
Above is a chart we put together that represents an (unweighted) geometric mean of the overall performance of each drive, based on all the tests we performed. Use this chart as a rough guide only, as we used an admittedly simplistic methodology to...-
By Atomic MPC on February 17, 2010
Expensive, but the fastest 2TB HDD you can...86
By TechTree on February 04, 2010
The Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS boasts of a gigantic 2 TB capacity, backed by a massive 64 MB of cache and an RPM of 7,200. The drive was not one of the coolest ones, but it was never expected of it since it is a performance drive. The...80
By Expert Reviews on January 22, 2010
Unless you need the biggest, fastest internal hard disk available, there are better value alternatives available....60
By X-bit Labs on January 14, 2010
Western Digital’s HDDs get all of our praise. They are excellent in server tests, win PCMark, perform nicely under multithreaded loads, and rout their opponents in the defragmentation and WinRAR...-
By LanOC Reviews on January 08, 2010
So you have amazing performance along with a large capacity, sounds perfect doesn't it? The only issues with Western Digital's 2TB Caviar Black is its price and limited availability. A price I'm sure will drop over time. But when you are...80
By ComputerPowerUser on January 01, 2010
The Caviar Black 2TB was slightly slower in average read/write speeds than the Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB, but it featured faster random access times in both HD Tach and SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Lite. The Caviar Black also boasted a...80