WD’s Black line of hard drives have always been great devices. Now they’re even better as they’re available in up-to-6TB models.
The 3.5-inch, 7200 RPM drive is an excellent solution for gamers and professionals in need of high-performance desktop systems and workstations. WD Black hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, 128 MB cache, dual stage actuator technology, SATA 6 gigabits per second (Gb/s) interface, and an integrated dual processor. The WD Black 6TB is up to 29% faster than the previous WD Black 4TB version in maximum data rate throughput and 10% faster in PCMark Vantage.
StableTrac Technology secures the motor shaft inside of the hard drive to increase reliability and help reduce impact due to system-induced vibrations from other components. By stabilizing the platters inside, the WD Black drive results in more accurate tracking in a particular sector during read and write operations, optimizing performance and reliability.
The Dynamic Cache Technology improves caching algorithms in real time to allocate and optimize cache between reads and writes. This movement of cache for read data helps to reduce congestion and increase overall performance. A dual-core processor offers twice the processing capability as a single-core processor to maximize drive performance for faster read and write speeds.
Available now through select distributors and resellers, WD Black drive is covered by a five-year limited warranty. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the WD Black 5TB drive is US$264 and the WD Black 6TB drive is $294. More information about WD Black desktop hard drives, including terms of the limited warranty, may be found on the company website (http://tinyurl.com/oof8zf9).