Western Digital WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN
Released January, 2011
The Pros:Comes in retail packaging. Good manufacturer warranty - 5 years. Value - good price/performance ratio.
The Cons:Is more expensive than an OEM drive, with no benefit beyond the packaging. Doesn't include a SATA cable. Poorly written installation instructions - not the easiest for novice users.
The Western Digital WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN is a derivative of the Caviar Black SATA 1 HDD series. It’s an internal drive based off a SATA interface that allows for a 3Gbps data transfer rate. Internally, it rotates at 7200rpm, while offering 1TB (1000GB) of onboard storage and 32MB of buffer cache.
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Also included is NoTouch Ramp Load Technology, in which the recording head never touches the disk media, thereby reducing wear and enhancing longevity. Overall, the WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN is geared mainly for storing large multimedia files and applications. It’s not recommended for array configurations.
- 3.5” Caviar Black Drive
- SATA I Interface
- 3Gbps Throughput
- 32MB Cache
- Enhanced Longevity
- Ideal for Multimedia
- Ultra Cool
- Ultra Quiet
User Reviews (7)
comes in retail packaging
good manufacturer warranty - 5 years
value - good price/performance ratio
easy to setup for most system builders
noisy - not the best choice for those looking for silence
a good choice for building a relatively inexpensive RAID
is more expensive than an OEM drive, with no benefit beyond the packaging
doesn't include a SATA cable
poorly written installation instructions - not the easiest for novice users
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