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Western Digital WD3003FZEX 3TB Black SATA 3 Performance Hard Drive - HDD

3TB WD3003FZEX Black, Performance 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache

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WD HDD BLACK - 3TB Drive

The 3TB WD BLACK HDD provides high quality and incredible performance using the latest SATA III standard which runs at 6Gb/s, the 3.5 inch form factor is just 26.1mm in height. The RPM class for this drive is 7200 rpm with a storage capacity of 3TB, these drives come with a 64MB cache with an access time of just 2ms.

Create it in BLACK

For the creators, the gamers and those that demand the best, WD delivered the next generation of hard drives to enlarge your PC playground. The latest WD BLACK hard drives offer enhanced features that maximize system performance, allowing you to spend more time doing what you love most with less waiting time. WD BLACK is designed to intensify your PC experience with generous capacity and incredible performance, pushing the boundaries of personalisation.

For Creatives, Enthusiasts & Gamers

WD BLACK drives offer a variety of storage capacities whether you’re a photographer, video editor or a digital artist; look no further than the WD BLACK range, they deliver inspiring performance for storing large media files, photos and videos. WD BLACK HDD’s also cater to gamers, providing the perfect performance for gaming, WD BLACK offers you the chance to expand your game library and also plan for the future and offer you enough capacity for extra game content, combined with an SSD will provide gamers with the best PC performance. s.

3TB WD BLACK is Smarter than the Average Drive

When High-end components are added to performance and workstation PC’s they more than likely omit tiny vibrations and that can reduce the precision and performance of your hard drive and even the best chassis on the market can’t always stop this. The WD BLACK hard drives feature Vibration Control Technology (VCT) which allows the disks inside the drive to adapt to any problems or vibration conditions, that are inside your case, resulting in much higher data accuracy, performance and reliability over time, so for gamers this means you can game harder, faster and longer.

Industry-Leading Warranty

Every WD BLACK drive is backed by an industry leading 5-year limited warranty. Compared to standard hard drives such as WD BLUE, WD BLACK hard drives pass more strenuous and aggressive internal testing over a longer period of time.

StableTrac Technology

WD BLACK 3TB drive is fitted with StableTrac Technology. 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.

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.

Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
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WESTERN DIGITAL
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Reviews
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quick to install, quick to use Bought as an upgrade to the 1TB version, swapping the drive was quick and easy and it is plenty fast enough for my use. 26 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Drive Speedy and quiet compared to the old drive it replaced. 12 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great HD and service from scan Arried promtly, well packaged, HD does what it says among the first to load in on most games, this is now my main gaming HD 400 games installed, I have a 2tb green for backup storage and a 500mb ssd for the operating system, will always order from scan first due to there great servixe . 24 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Performance & reliability. Purchased to use as a data drive. I was looking for a balance of good performance and reliability. A 5 year warranty and years of personal experience offers the peace of mind I wanted - most people have had a bad experience with one manufacturer or another but for me WD have proven to be the most reliable. Performance is one of the highest and meets my needs at this price point. No problems with the service received from Scan. 19 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does the trick nicely Its a solid 3TB hard drive that runs smoothly. what more is there to say? 05 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent, fast hard drive; however it's very noisy. I've been using this hard drive for a couple weeks now, purely for my vast Steam library. I have the green variant of this which I use for other media but I decided to get this one for games due to the increased speed. I have found that this hard drive can be very noisy, making loud scratching noises that made me at first wonder if the hard drive was faulty; after running diagnostics I found it had no issues, it was just loud. This hasn't been a particular issue for me since when I'm running games off it the volume drowns out the noise from the hard drive so I can't hear it anyway. And by the way, the WD Green HDD is extremely quiet, so if you don't mind a slightly slower hard drive that might be more suited for your needs. 12 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3TB WD WD3003FZEX Black WD drives are darn good: that's the only make that I buy when ordering drives, having had loads of experience with HDDs generally. And after studying specs and blogs for some time, too. But even I made a mistake: Windows 7 does not recognise any drive over 2.2TB! OK, I should have got the 2TB version (which would have made it the third one in my desktop) - but that's no big deal. Happy? You bet I am, especially with Scan Computers whose service and VFM I cannot fault. 11 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast hard drive In terms of speed and capacity this drive is perfect for my intended use of uncompressed High Definition video recording direct to disk. It works well for this purpose, and can be used in recording, and later transcoding several hours of video with no dropped frames. 18 September 2014
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On your website it's written 24 months, when on WD website duration of warranty is 60 months.
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As warranty is with the manufacturer not the supplier, I'd go with what is on WD's site and marketing materials, which is 5 years for their 'black' range. I think the 'green' drives only have a 2 year warranty - perhaps that's where the error has come from on Scan's site?
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Western Digital WD3003FZEX 3TB Black SATA 3 Performance Hard Drive - HDD
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