Western Digital RE 1TB SATA 6Gb/s

Hard Drive

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Background on Hard Disk Drives

Traditional hard drives operate by storing data on one or more spinning metal disks, called platters. The more platters there are in a drive, and the more data that can be crammed onto each platter, is what determines the overall storage capacity of a given hard drive. Having more platters also tends to mean louder drives, though rotational speed affects that as well. Rotational speed also impacts the drive's performance: if platters spin faster the drive can reach data in different areas more quickly and read or write more information per second.

The alternative to hard drives is solid state drives, which are many times faster but much more expensive for the same amount of capacity. The price gap is dropping over time, so SSDs are becoming more and more preferred for us. For performance, reliability, and noise reduction, SSDs are really the way to go.

WD RE enterprise-class SATA 6Gbps hard drives combine 128 MB cache with dual processors and dual stage actuation for lightning-fast performance in demanding server and storage applications. Technologically advanced acoustics minimize noise. Cool drive operation and enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it.

In effect, this is a specialized version of the Black series drives that are popular for high-performance desktop computers, but with advanced capabilities to make it more reliable and effective in servers and especially RAID configurations. We have an article where you can read about the differences in more depth here.
Model: Western Digital WD1004FBYZ

Capacity  1000 GB
Rotation Speed  7200 rpm
Interface  SATA 6 Gb/s
Cache Size  128 MB
Form Factor  3.5 Inch
Idle Noise  25 dB
Seek Noise  28 dB
Command Queueing  NCQ
Sequential Read  184 MB/s
Sequential Write  184 MB/s

Configure a affordable custom PC with the Western Digital RE 1TB SATA 6Gb/s.