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Western Digital

1.0TB WD Black Hard Disk Drive

3.5-Inch | SATA 6.0Gb/s | 7200RPM | 64MB Cache
Maximum Performance for Power Computing
The Next Generation in Desktop Performance
Western Digital's all new next-generation WD Black drives deliver improved performance that heightens the experience of your PC playground. These performance drives offer enhanced features over the previous generation to maximize system performance, allowing you to have more fun creating while spending less time waiting
Inspiring performance and capacity
For the creators, the gamers and those that demand the best, WD delivered the next generation of hard drives to enlarge your computing playground. The latest WD Black desktop hard drives offer enhanced features that maximize system performance, allowing you to spend more time doing what you love most and less time waiting. WD Black is designed to intensify your experience with generous capacity and incredible performance, pushing the boundaries of personalization.
For the Gamer... Smarter than the average drive
Performance and workstation PCs equipped with high-end components often omit vibrations and acoustics that can reduce the precision and performance of your hard drive. Even the best chassis on the market cannot always compensate against this. The new generation of WD Black hard drives feature Vibration Control Technology (VCT) which allows the disks inside the drive to adapt to any mounting problems or vibration conditions that are inside your case, resulting in increased data accuracy, performance and reliability over time. Put simply, this means you can game harder, faster and longer.
For the Enthusiast... Action meets stable traction
In addition to Vibration Control Technology (VCT), WD Black is also equipped with StableTrac Technology, which secures the motor shaft inside the drive at both ends to help reduce additional system-induced vibrations. StableTrac confidently stabilizes the platters inside, resulting in more accurate tracking in a particular sector during read and write operations and delivers increased performance.
For the Creative Pro... High resolution for a high definition world
Underlying its athletic stance of performance and capacity, WD Black features a new High Resolution Controller (HRC) with an improved architectural design, resulting in increased data precision across the hard drive. This translates to superior responsiveness evolving your high definition world to the next level.
Efficient dual processing
When it comes to processing power, more is always better. WD Black features a dual core processor that offers twice the processing power to maximize drive performance. Adding additional value, WD's Dynamic Cache Technology increases performance by improving caching algorithms in real time and optimizing the cache allocation between reads and writes. This results in the drive automatically allocating more cache for read data, which reduces data congestion and increases overall performance.
Protecting your moments
The worst thing that can happen during a rendering process is losing data due to power fluctuation or power failure. The new generation of WD Black hard drives is equipped with Corruption Protection Technology (CPT), which helps to protect and limit the potential problem of data loss during power failure or power loss to the hard drive. Overall, Corruption Protection Technology can save you time and money on your project.
Advanced Format Technology
Advanced formatting optimizes hard drives to take advantage of the capabilities of newer operating systems. This capability enables hard disk drive manufacturers the ability to design larger capacity hard drives, now and into the future.

1.0TB Western Digital WD Black Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
3.5″ HDD
Interface
SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity1
1.0TB
Formatted Capacity2
931GiB
Rotational Speed
7200 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
64MB
Manufacturer Model Number
WD1003FZEX
Format

Physical

Height (max)
26.1mm (1.028″)
Width (max)
101.6mm (4.00″)
Length (max)
147mm (5.787″)
Weight (typical)
0.69kg (1.52 lbs.)
Guaranteed Sectors
1,953,525,169

Reliability3

Warranty
5 Year Western Digital Warranty

Performance

Transfer Rate (Max)
6 Gb/s

Power

Read Power
6.80 Watts
Write Power
6.80 Watts
Idle Mode
6.10 Watts
Standby Mode
0.80 Watts
Sleep Mode
0.80 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

Shock
30 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
Vibration
20-300 Hz, 0.75 G (0 to peak)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
Altitude
-1,000 feet to 10,000 feet

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Shock
300 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 158°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 70°C
Vibration
20-500 Hz, 4.0G (0 to peak)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
Altitude
-1,000 feet to 40,000 feet

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
2.9 bels
Seek (Typical)
3.0 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Western Digital p/n WD1003FZEX UPC#: 718037786469
This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-core (Early 2007)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-core (Mid 2006)
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5 (Late 2005)
(October, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac11,2
2.0GHz, 2.3GHz, dual 2.5GHz
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5 (Early 2005)
(April, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac7,2
dual 2.0GHz
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5 (Early 2005)
(April, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac7,3
dual 2.3GHz, dual 2.7GHz
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5 (Late 2004)
(October, 2004)
Model ID: PowerMac9,1
1.8GHz
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5 (June 2004)
(June, 2004)
Model ID: PowerMac7,3
dual 1.8GHz, dual 2.0GHz, dual 2.5GHz
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5
(June, 2003)
Model ID: PowerMac7,2
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz, dual 1.8GHz, dual 2.0GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2013)
(September, 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,2
2.9GHz i5, 3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
NOT COMPATIBLE
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September, 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,1; iMac14,3
2.7GHz i5, 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2012)
(November, 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,2
2.9GHz i5, 3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
NOT COMPATIBLE
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012)
(November, 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.7GHz i5, 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2011)
(August, 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
3.1GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)
(May, 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,2
2.7GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)
(May, 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
2.5GHz i5, 2.7GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,3
2.8GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,2
3.06GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: iMac10,1
3.06GHz, 3.33GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: iMac11,1
2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: iMac10,1
3.06GHz, 3.33GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (24-inch Mid 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: iMac9,1
2.0GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (24-inch Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: iMac9,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (20-inch Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: iMac9,1
2.66GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (24-inch Early 2008)
(April, 2008)
Model ID: iMac8,1
2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (20-inch Early 2008)
(April, 2008)
Model ID: iMac8,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (24-inch Mid 2007)
(August, 2007)
Model ID: iMac7,1
2.4GHz, 2.8GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (20-inch Mid 2007)
(August, 2007)
Model ID: iMac7,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (24-inch Late 2006)
(September, 2006)
Model ID: iMac6,1
2.16GHz, 2.33GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (20-inch Late 2006)
(September, 2006)
Model ID: iMac5,1
2.16GHz, 2.33GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (17-inch Late 2006)
(September, 2006)
Model ID: iMac5,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (17-inch Late 2006)
(September, 2006)
Model ID: iMac5,2
1.83GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (20-inch Early 2006)
(January, 2006)
Model ID: iMac4,1
2.0GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (17-inch Early 2006)
(January, 2006)
Model ID: iMac4,1
1.83GHz
iMac G5
iMac G5 (20-inch iSight)
(October, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac12,1
2.1GHz
iMac G5
iMac G5 (17-inch iSight)
(October, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac12,1
1.9GHz
iMac G5
iMac G5 (20-inch Ambient Light Sensor)
(May, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac8,2
2.0GHz
iMac G5
iMac G5 (17-inch Ambient Light Sensor)
(May, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac8,2
1.8GHz, 2.0GHz
iMac G5
iMac G5 (20-inch)
(August, 2004)
Model ID: PowerMac8,1
1.8GHz
iMac G5
iMac G5 (17-inch)
(August, 2004)
Model ID: PowerMac8,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz
PowerMac G4
Power Mac G4
Models equipped with a SATA Controller Card
PC Desktop
PC Desktops
Compatible with Intel / AMD Processor based PCs with an available 3.5" HDD bay.
3.5-inch Enclosures
3.5" SATA Enclosures

Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

90 Day OWC Replacement Warranty
OWC is proud to offer an extended replacement window of 90 days on new internal hard disk drives. Once a return authorization number has been issued and we receive the problematic drive back, you will get a brand new replacement drive, rather than a factory refurbished drive.

5 Year Western Digital Warranty
After 90 days, the drive is fully backed by the manufacturer to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the remainder of the five year warranty period.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 9 out of 9 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Austin Location: Cupertino, CA Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Running 24x7 for two years now w/ no problems March 22, 2018 Bought this as an internal backup drive for my Mac Pro (5,1). Been running for a couple of years now w/ no problems. Certified it w/ SoftRaid before hand. Use CCC for the backup.

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Reviewer: Profartiste Location: Montreal Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 4/5 Excellent drive ! December 10, 2017 These Western Digital hard drives are pretty good. Very well built and very fast.

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Reviewer: Deano Location: Santa Clara, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install once computer is opened October 8, 2017 Hard drive was a replacement for an original drive that had died suddenly. Easy to install once the computer was opened. Seems to work fine... time will tell how long it will last. I assume it will last the useful life of the machine... then will probably pull the drive and use it as an external drive.

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Reviewer: KBD6384 Location: Georgetown, TX Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect Hard Drive Replacment March 19, 2017 The product shipped overnight and was in perfect condition when it arrived. There was little documentation in the package to work with, however a couple of YouTube videos later and I had this new hard drive installed. The only difficulty really was installing the OS however I was able to format the drive and install all necessary OS's that would bring the iMac 27" to the latest iOS Sierra and is now operating like a new Mid 2010 system.

Great price and seems like a solid drive that will work for a long time.

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Reviewer: seq1emma Location: Yaroomba Queensland Australia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Reliable hard drive. January 29, 2017 Replacement hard drive for my 2010 iMac. Working fine for nearly a year now and extremely quiet. Had a problem getting the drive to work in my mac, so I cloned it in a drive dock from a backup, which worked fine. Refiited in the iMac and it's been trouble free every since.

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Reviewer: JimV Location: Apex NC
Rating: 5/5 These are great drives August 30, 2016 I always try to use WD drives. I ordered 3 of these this time. Two for backups and one for video. Easy install in my Mac Pro Tower.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 good results August 17, 2015 I replaced the hard drive in my 2009 iMac as a preemptive measure. Everything is working well now and I should get a lot more mileage from my machine.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Seattle Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great drive. April 9, 2015 Super easy to install in my Mac Pro. Works great, fast, no complaints.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Southern California Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Hard Disk replacement March 7, 2015 I purchased this internal hard drive to replace the original one on a 2008 iMac. I was getting occasional disk errors and the system was taking a very long time to complete simple tasks after upgrading to Yosemite. After upgrading the drive the disk errors and long wait times are gone. I am very happy to have given my old mac a few more years of useful life.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 They Work Great! February 26, 2015 Ordered two of the WD 1TB drives, and they are in my Drobo, chugging along. Good delivery, good packaging.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 So far so good January 19, 2015 No problems yet. Fingers crossed. Seems to perform well.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bridgewater, NJ Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This drive gave me a new iMac. January 5, 2015 The hard drive in my iMac failed and I purchased this drive to replace it. Following your excellent instructions in the video and the tool kit and suction cup I replaced the bad drive with the internal one purchase without incident. What really stood out was the clear instructions in the video that made the job very easy. Thank you.

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Western Digital 1.0TB WD Black Hard Disk Drive Mfr P/N: WD1003FZEX OWC SKU: WDGWD1003FZEX 64MB Cache 7200RPM
SATA Revision 3.0 6Gb/s (3.0Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s backwards compatible)
3.5-inch Hard Disk Drive.
Western Digital 5 Year Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $109.99OWC Price $79.99
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