Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming.
High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up WD Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.
WD Black carries the highest available warranty protection on the market, a 5-year limited warranty.
Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
WD’s dynamic caching algorithm improves performance in real time by optimizing cache allocation between reads and writes. For example, if there’s an overwhelming percentage of read traffic as opposed to write traffic, the drive automatically allocates more cache for read data, which reduces congestion and
improves overall drive performance.
Rock-solid mechanical architecture
Enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it.
NoTouch™ ramp load technology
The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations which enables consistently higher performance.
Tested for compatibility
We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab™ to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.
Power computing applications such as video and photo editing, and maxed out gaming computers.
WD Black hard drives are tested and recommended for use in PCs and high-performance workstations. Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments. Please consider using WD Red™ hard drives for home and small office 1-5 bay NAS systems and WD enterprise hard drives for rackmount and NAS systems with more than 5 bays.
The WD Advantage
WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. This testing ensures our products consistently meet the highest quality and reliability standards of the WD brand. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles as well as helpful software and utilities. Our customer support lines have longer operational hours to ensure you get the help you need when you need it. Our toll-free customer support lines are here to help or you can access our WD Support site for additional details.