Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB SATA300 WD2001FASS

  • Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB SATA300 WD2001FASS
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Based on 16 scores, 35 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Very fast.
  • Silent.
  • Perpendicular recording technology.

Cons:

  • Heats up.
  • Random-access writes.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Mag on

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 100

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-...

By Tech ARP on

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

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 86

Expensive, but the fastest 2TB HDD you can...

By TechTree on 80

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...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Unless you need the biggest, fastest internal hard disk available, there are better value alternatives available....

By X-bit Labs on

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 80

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...

By ComputerPowerUser on 80

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...

By InsideHW on

After presenting a 2TB WD Green drive, models for the middle segment were skipped and the company went directly to the fastest models. This time, WD joy us with the representative of Black series featuring the largest capacity: whopping 2 terabytes of...

By HotHardware on

Clearly, the benchmark victor is the WD Caviar Black. There's a chunky caveat, however. The Caviar Black is $300 at Newegg, versus about $130 for the slightly smaller capacity Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB. Meanwhile, the WD RE4, which performed similarly...

By FutureLooks on 90

When all the drives stop spinning, there are a couple things that literally feel better when testing the Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black Edition Hard Drive. For one, both the Caviar Green and Black drives operate at much, much cooler temps of...

By TechRadar on 70

The release of the new Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB hard drive is designed to put non-SSD drives back in the limelight. Western Digital labels its desktop drives within three different brands to make the benefits of each device clear to the...

By Hardware Canucks on

What can we really say? Western Digital 2TB Black is the epitome of excess from every perspective: its size makes nearly every other drive look inadequate, its performance is simply off the wall and it costs a fortune compared to less worthy drives....

By PC Advisor on 80

Western Digital's Caviar Black internal hard drive offers a massive two terabytes of storage capacity and speedy performance at a reasonable cost. James Hutchinson Lowest online price: £249.99...

By Tom's Hardware on

Western Digital did everything right. The company is now the first to offer 2TB hard drives at 7,200 RPM, and it seizes the performance crown in the desktop hard drive segment. We found the Caviar Black 2TB to have the highest...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

Western Digital’s Caviar Black internal hard drive offers a massive two terabytes of storage capacity and speedy performance at a reasonable cost....

By The Tech Report on

The Caviar Black line has been a favorite of ours for quite a while now. Some hard drives tend to perform exceptionally well in one or two tasks but comparatively poorly in others. The Blacks have traditionally offered excellent performance in a wide...

By Maximum PC on 90

Faster than a VelociRaptor, and six times the capacity After months of making do with 5,400rpm and 5,900rpm 2TB drives and odd-bird 1.5TB drives, it’s finally happening: 7,200rpm two-terabyte hard drives are coming to rigs near you. First out of...