WD1002FAEX – Western Digital’s first 1TB SATA3 hard drive

Although SATA3 (a.k.a. SATA 6.0Gbps) is still a relatively new standard and only a handful of high-end motherboards support it, California-based manufacturer Western Digital released it’s first hard disk drive utilizing it last week in some Japan stores.


It’s a 1TB Caviar Black, featuring a regular 3.5″ form factor. The exact modelĀ  is WD1002FAEX and it has 64MB of cache. It’s based on two 500GB platters which rotate at a standard 7200rpm.


The retail price of the new drive in Japan is around 118$, which is somewhat higher than the previous 1TB Caviar Blacks.

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