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Windows 7: SATA 6 WD Caviar Black 1TB

08 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 10 Pro
SATA 6 WD Caviar Black 1TB

Anyone playing with the new Western Digital SATA 6 Caviar Black HD (64meg Cache)???

I bought one the other day loaded Windows on it and it thrashes like crazy. My older SATA Blacks (32meg) are quiet as church mice. I read somewhere that this might be normal??? I find that hard to believe but...



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08 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This is the SATA III/6Gbps drive? What did it set you back?
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08 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 10 Pro

Yes. Guess I need to change the title to SATA 6, instead of 3. At any rate...

$145 (OEM) At Micro Center. However - 99.99 @ - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive So

Seems like I'll have to return mine. Unfortunately I live 2.5 hours from the Micro Center store near DC, so it's not a down the block trip
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18 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro

I asked this a while back, didn't get many replies, so I'm asking again... anyone having noise issues with the 1TB Western Digital SATA 6 Caviar Black HD (64meg Cache)

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03 Oct 2010   #5

Win 7 ultimate x64

hi man,
i have too caviar black 1tb sata 3 and yes its really noisy but i dont care... speed is good and its noisy only when coping or something like that... and mostly my repro is noisier than WD so i cant hear it

btw i cant see temperature in any program
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17 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 ultimate x64

First, allow me to clarify one point: The Wester Digital Black Caviar WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0 its NOT a SATA 6 and is NOT a SATA 3 its a SATA III-6Gb/s 1Tb(64Mb) drive, after this technicality, I am a proud owner of one of these drives, and so far i am pleased with it, its a bit noisy yes, but only if you have the case open, other than that it performs well on my Win7 ultimate x64 it didnt show much improvment from my other two Samsung HD103UJ SATA II-3Gb/s 1Tb(32Mb) drives, Windows gives me a Base performance of 5.9
Processor 7.4
Memory 7.4
Graphics 7.4
3D Graph 7.4
Main HD 5.9

The Samsung Samsung HD103UJ SATA II-3Gb/s 1Tb(32Mb) gave me 5.4, so wasnt much better.
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17 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 10 Pro

It's still noisy as hell. I just use it as a external drive now.


BTW.... A review of Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Desktop ...
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17 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

I have one too, but have not noticed any noise from it. If you are concerned, go to the western digital site and download their drive test program - I believe it is called windig. My wei score is 5.9 too. Of course I had a 5.9 on my dell with a 320GB WD green SATA II-3Gb/s. (Hope I got that right naoboss ).
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17 Oct 2010   #9


I haven't used a caviar black recently but the HDDs in my box are based on them, and they definitely make a unique sound, but two of them in RAID 0 give most SSDs a run for the money.
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17 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I haven't used a caviar black recently but the HDDs in my box are based on them.
What does that mean?
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