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WD1003FZEX 1TB

The Western Digital WD1003FZEX 1TB is a 3.5" 1000GB Hard Disk Drive.

It uses the SATA 6Gb/s interface and has a speed of 7200 RPM.

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Western Digital WD1003FZEX 1TB

Drive TypeHard Disk DriveThis defines whether the drive is a large-capacity slower hard disk drive, a smaller-capacity but much faster solid-state drive, or a hybrid
Physical Size3.5"The size of the drive dictates which drive bays it will fit into - generally a small drive will fit into any bigger drive bay with an adapter
Capacity1000GBThe drive storage capacity is the limit to the size of files that can be stored
Release Date01 Dec 2013 The later the release, the more likely manufacturer support will still be around
Cache Size64MBThe bigger the cache, the more data that can be temporarily stored for faster access
Power Required7WHDDs should generally require very little power to run, and SSDs even less
RPM7200 RPMThe higher the RPM, the faster the hard drive, and the faster stored data can be accessed
Drive InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sThe interface is the type of motherboard connection and defines the bandwidth limit of the drive

WD1003FZEX 1TB compatibility review

The Western Digital WD1003FZEX 1TB is a hard disk drive, which means it stores data using quickly rotating disks, or platters, that can be read and written on via the moving actuator arm. Hard disk drives generally have a large storage capacity, and so are perfect for large amounts of data. The potential performance is well below that of solid-state drives, but they can definitely still hold their own. The Western Digital WD1003FZEX 1TB in particular is a top of the range hard disk drive so should be more than enough to complete a PC build as a primary storage device.

With a cache of 64MB, the Western Digital WD1003FZEX 1TB can store an extremely large amount of data temporarily, which will result in much faster loading times for previously loaded files and applications. At a speed of 7200 RPM, the hard disk drive spins at about the market average for desktop PCs. This speed is widely considered the desktop standard, providing a good balance between reliability, cost, performance, and noise.

With a capacity of 1000GB, the Western Digital WD1003FZEX 1TB has a decent amount of storage. Using the SATA 3.0 6Gb/s interface this hard disk drive will never be limited by its connection with the motherboard. In fact, mechanical hard disk drives cannot even reach the bandwidth capacity allowed by SATA 2.0 3Gb/s, so it would not matter even if it were plugged into a SATA 2.0 motherboard slot.

A form factor size of 3.5" is standard for desktop drives, and this will fit into any standard case drive bay, or into a 5.25" drive bay with an adapter.

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