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Desktop 3.5-inch Hard Drives

WD Blue
 
WD10EZEX
 
Features
 
 
Interface:

SATA 6 Gb/s, PATA 100 MB/s
 
Capacity:

80 GB - 1 TB
 
The original.

WD Blue drives are designed and manufactured with the proven technology found in WD’s original award-winning desktop and mobile hard drives.
 
 
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.

SATA or PATA interface.

While SATA has become the industry standard interface, WD continues to manufacture desktop drives with a PATA interface for unique or legacy systems.
 
WD quality.

Built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, these drives offer the features and capacity ideal for your everyday computing needs.
 
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.
 
Upgrading your drive is easy.
 
WD Acronis TrueImage, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive.
 
More options.

These drives are available in a broad range of capacities, cache sizes, form factors and interfaces so you can be sure there’s a drive that’s the perfect fit for your system, in more ways than one.
 
 
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.
 
Did you know...
 
It's easy to install an internal hard drive in your computer.
 
Recommended use:

Instantaneously protects the hard WD Blue hard drives are tested and recommended for use in PCs, industrial applications, notebooks, netbooks and external enclosures.*
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 >5 bay NAS systems.
 
Power of Choice
 
 
More products. More options. More solutions. More you.
 
Your digital life is unique and you need a family of internal hard drives that are as individual as you are.
WD offers more than a one-size-fits-all hard drive. WD offers you choice. And that’s a powerful thing.
 
 
WD Blue
 
Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing.

WD Blue hard drives deliver solid performance and reliability for desktops PCs, external enclosures and for certain industrial applications.
 
WD Black
 
Maximum performance for power computing.

WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading-edge performance.
 
 
WD Green
 
Cool, quiet operation for efficient eco-conscious computing.

WD Green hard drives are designed for use as secondary drives in PCs, for external enclosures and other applications for which low noise and low heat are beneficial.
 
 
WD Red
 
The new color of NAS.
 
WD Red hard drives are designed and tested for compatibility in the unique 24x7 operating environment and demanding system requirements of home and small office NAS.
 
Advanced Format
 
Advanced Format Hard Drive Download Utility

About Western Digital Advanced Format Hard Drives
 
WD Advanced Format drives are specifically optimized for Mac and the latest Windows operating systems such as Windows Vista and Windows 7 with a clean install. Advanced Format Technology is being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers to increase media format efficiency, thus enabling larger drive capacities.
 
Using your WD Advanced Format Hard Drive with a Windows Operating System may require you to run the WD Align Windows software utility after you install your operating system or partition and format the drive as a secondary drive. The WD Align software aligns existing partitions on the Advanced Format drive to ensure it provides full performance for certain configurations. (Please see table for configuration details)
 
If your operating system is either Windows 7 or Vista, WD recommends using the latest Intel driver version 9.6 or later for maximum performance in all situations.Please visit Intel for the latest driver downloads.
 
 
What does Advanced Formatting mean to me?
 
Advanced formatting optimizes hard drives to take advantage of the capabilities of newer operating systems. This capability enables hard disk drive manufacturers the ability to design larger capacity hard drives, now and into the future.
 
What are the benefits of Advanced Formatting?
Advanced Formatting enables hard drive companies to read and write more data into the same available space on the hard drive.
 
Can I install an Advanced Format hard drive in my system?
 
New drives from WD are optimized for operation with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard. If you are attempting a clean install of an Advanced Format hard drive into a system running one of the Operating Systems listed above the installation process follows standard procedure. For older operating systems such as Windows XP, and for users using cloning software, users must run the WD Align utility to achieve the full performance of the drive. (See table for configuration details)
 
Early 3.5-inch WD drives with Advanced Format supported jumper pins 7 8. Placing a jumper on these pins adjusted the drives internal alignment for single partition XP installations. Support for this jumper setting is no longer needed on newer drives. For optimal performance on all XP installations WD recommends running the WD Align utility.
 
If you have a drive that supports jumper pins 7 8 and have a jumper in place on those pins, the following is additional information to assist you if you are re-installing an Operating System or re-partitioning the drive:
 
  • IMPORTANT: You must backup your drive before making any changes, including removal of the jumper.
  • Re-partition the drive: Turn off power to the drive and remove the jumper from pins 7 8. Power-on and re-partition the drive (NOTE: All previous data on the drive will be lost).
  • Preserve Current Partition: If you are installing an Operating System over the existing partition, keep the jumper on pins 7 8. The drive is already aligned to the existing partition so you do not need to remove the jumper.
  • If you change the setting of jumper 7 8, you will lose all previous data and the drive must be re-partitioned.
 
For a clean install of Windows XP using multiple partitions, DO NOT install the jumper; simply run the WD Align utility.
 
Can I install a WD Advanced Format Drive under non-Windows Operating Systems, such as MacOS and Linux?
 
WD Advanced Format Drives can be used under non-Windows Operating Systems. Please visit the Advanced Format Drives - Installation on non-Windows Operating Systems page.
 
Do I need a special driver to install a WD Advanced Format Drive on an Intel chipset?
 
If your operating system is either Windows 7 or Vista, we recommend the following for maximum performance in all situations:
 
  • For Intel chipset, use the latest Intel driver version 9.6 or later. Please visit Intel for the latest driver downloads athttp://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-031502.htm
  • For AMD chipset, no driver update is required.
  • For Nvidia chipset, please visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018 for additional information.
 
What is WD Align utility software?
 
The WD Align utility enables older operating systems to operate at full performance on Advanced Format hard drives.
 
How long will running the WD Align utility take?
 
It will vary based on your operating system and how much data is on the disk, but the WD Align utility should take about 20 minutes to complete on freshly installed drive images with no data files. We recommend disabling Power Management prior to starting the partitioning alignment process. Please click here for further instructions.
 
Does the WD Align utility have to be run again if a drive is reformatted?
 
No, users will only need to run WD Align one time after initially installing Windows XP. Once Windows XP has been aligned, it will stay aligned even if the drive is reformatted or many files are added or removed.
 
Does WD Align work with Western Digital USB and Firewire drives, such as My Book and My Passport drives?
 
If you do not change the partitions on a Western Digital USB or Firewire drive, the drive is already optimally aligned. However, all Western Digital USB and Firewire drives are specifically designed to work with WD Align. If you repartition a Western Digital USB or Firewire drive, WD Align should be run to optimally align the partition or partitions.
 
WD Caviar Blue 1 TB SATA Hard Drives ( WD10EZEX)
 
Specifications:
 
Product Specifications  
  Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
 
Performance Specifications  
  Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
  Buffer Size 64 MB
  Load/unload Cycles 300,000 minimum
 
Transfer Rates
  Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk) 150 MB/s (Sustained)
 
Physical Specifications  
  Formatted Capacity 1,000,204 MB
  Capacity 1 TB
  User Sectors Per Drive 1,953,525,169
 
Physical Dimensions  
English
  Height 1.028 Inches
  Depth 5.787 Inches
  Width 4.00 Inches
  Weight 0.97 Pounds
 
Metric
  Height 26.1 mm
  Depth 147 mm
  Width 101.6 mm
  Weight 0.44 kg
 
Environmental Specifications  
Shock
  Operating Shock (Read) 30G, 2 ms
  Non-operating Shock 350G, 2 ms
 
Acoustics
  Idle Mode 29 dBA (average)
  Seek Mode 0 30 dBA (average)
 
Temperature (English)
  Operating 32 F to 140 F
  Non-operating -40 F to 158 F
 
Temperature (Metric)
  Operating -0 C to 60 C
  Non-operating -40 C to 70 C
 
 
Electrical Specifications  
Current Requirements
  Power Dissipation
  Read/Write 6.80 Watts
  Idle 6.10 Watts
  Standby 1.20 Watts
  Sleep 1.20 Watts
 

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