WD Black™ 6 TB 3.5-inch Performance Hard Drive Item # 968171
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WD Black performance storage is designed to enhance your PC experience across heavier computing tasks whether you are a digital artist, video editor, photographer, or gamer. The WD Black drive is optimized for drive performance so you can spend more time experiencing the things you love most.
|device connector type||SATA/600|
|storage capacity||6 TB|
|Compatible Bay||3.5" x 1/3H|
|hard drive type||Hard Drive|
|Environmental Certification||RoHS; China RoHS; WEEE|
|hard drive width||3.5 in.|
|package contents||Black 6 TB 3.5-inch Performance Hard Drive; Acronis True Image WD Edition Software; Quick Install Guide|
|Device Supported||Desktop PC|
|Product Name||Black 6 TB 3.5-inch Performance Hard Drive|
|manufacturer||Western Digital Corporation|
|buffer size||128 MB|
|Spindle Speed (rpm)||7200|
|Load / Unload Cycles||300,000|
|warranty length||5-year limited|
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WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading-edge performance. These 3.5-inch desktop drives are perfect for high-performance applications like photo and video editing, gaming and power PCs.
Entry Level: Up to 1 TB
Mainstream: 2 TB to 4 TB
Best Upgrade: 5 TB+
- Increased Cache Sizes: Achieve faster read-rate performance and high-speed transfer speeds with 128 MB of cache on 5 TB and 6 TB models. WD's Dynamic Cache Technology improves performance in real time to allocate and optimize cache between reads and writes.
- Dual-Core Processing: The WD Black drive features a dual-core processor that offers twice the processing capability as a standard single-core processor to maximize drive performance, especially for loading games or large multimedia files.
- Increased Reliability: WD Black drives are equipped with StableTrac Technology (2 TB and larger models). This secures the motor shaft inside the hard drive to increase reliability and help reduce impact due to system-induced vibrations from other components. By stabilizing the platters inside, WD Black drives result in more accurate tracking in a particular sector during read and write operations, optimizing performance and reliability.
|Transfer Rates Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)||6 Gb/s (Max)|
|Transfer Rates Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk)||218 MB/s (Sustained)|
|Form Factor||3.5 Inch|
|Metric Height||26.1 mm|
|Metric Depth||147 mm|
|Metric Width||101.6 mm|
|Metric Weight||0.78 kg|
|Shock Operating Shock (Read)||30G, 2 ms|
|Shock Non-operating Shock||300G, 2 ms|
|Acoustics Idle Mode||31 dBA (average)|
|Acoustics Seek Mode 0||34 dBA (average)|
|Temperature (Metric) Operating||5° C to 55° C|
|Temperature (Metric) Non-operating||-40° C to 70° C|
|Power Dissipation Read/Write||10.60 Watts|
|Power Dissipation Idle||7.60 Watts|
|Power Dissipation Standby||1.60 Watts|
|Power Dissipation Sleep||1.60 Watts|