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WD1003FBYX Western Digital RE4 Hard Drive WD1003FBYX

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  • Brand: Western Digital
  • Category: Internal Hard Drives

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WD RE4 7200 RPM Enterprise SATA hard drives offer capacities up to 2 TB, loaded with performance and reliability features ideal for servers, video surveillance, and other demanding write-intensive applications. With a designed, manufactured and demonstrated MTBF of 1.2 million hours at 100% duty cycle in nominal enterprise conditions, 64 MB cache, and best-in-class vibration tolerance, these drives are the ultimate in Enterprise SATA storage. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

  • Lower total cost of ownership: Large data-hungry organisations such as financial institutions and web service providers could make savings per drive per year in electricity costs.
  • Greener: Improvements in power-conserving technologies - IntelliSeek, IntelliPark, and IntelliPower - have improved power consumption over previous generation of WD RE drive.
  • Improved rotary vibration tolerance: Advanced mechanical optimisations along with system characterisation and validation provide the highest performance under vibration conditions of any WD product.
  • 24x7 reliability: With 1.2 million hours MTBF, the Western Digital WD1003FBYX RE4 Enterprise 1.5TB SATA Hard Drive has the highest available reliability rating on a high-capacity drive.
  • RAID-specific time-limited error recovery (TLER): Pioneered by WD, this feature prevents drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery processes common to desktop drives.
  • IntelliSeek: Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower unnecessary power consumption, noise, and vibration.
  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR): Employs PMR technology to achieve even greater areal density.
  • StableTrac: Secures the motor shaft at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilise platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations.
  • Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF): Optimises operation and performance when the WD1003FBYX RE4 is used in vibration-prone multi-drive systems such as rack mounted servers.
  • Brand Name: WESA9
  • Model: WD1003FBYX
  • Hard Disk Size: 1 TB
  • Warranty: 5 year limited warranty.
  • Form Factor: 3.5-Inch

Power Dissipation

  • Read/Write 7.90 Watts
  • Idle 5.90 Watts
  • Standby 0.70 Watts
  • Sleep 0.70 Watts
  • Performance Specifications
    • Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
    • Buffer Size 64 MB
    • Average Latency 4.20 ms (nominal)
    • Load/unload Cycles 600,000 minimum
    • Transfer Rates
      • Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk) 128 MB/s (Max)
Matthew Marlowe 5.0
67 of 70 people found the following review helpful
I'm not normally a fan of SATA drives, I've worked extensively with SAS/SCSI drives for servers/etc for the last 20 years and only used ATA/SATA when required.Still, I've had some projects come up recently where the only option was SATA and high capacity was required.After some bad experiences with the WDC Cavier Black 2TB, I gave the RE4 a try. It's been great. I've now had 5 of them running for the last six months and the SMART monitoring reports still show the drives as in almost new condit ... ion...no errors, no need for sector changes, no unusual increases of load cycle counts, etc. Performance has also been very good....surprisingly good for a mere 7200rpm device. Not to mention, the drives seem to work nicely in both software and hardware raid. I'll probably end up buying another 5 of them soon.I'll be very happy if I can keep the failure rate to under 4%/yr....this historically is a good rate for SATA/ATA.I'm not sure what to think... More >
K. Heim "Klaus M. Heim" 5.0
66 of 73 people found the following review helpful
I was skeptical at first.But I bought two, and put in a RAID1 mirror config, in a 8-drive raid box with 2 x multilane infiniband interfaces and a RocketRaid card.The 64MB cache is noticeable, totally. It is not hype. On average, I get 100MB/sec copying across a gigabit network in the LAN from one machine to this RAID volume. In a similar test (using the same source machine, to a volume of 750GB AAKS', I get ~82MB/sec across the wire. Again, the cache is noticeable in my tests.I am amazed at t ... he quality of this drive.I recommend these drives to anyone who needs to use a RAID config, and needs capacity, and reliability.I only use WD, period.I currently own 46 hard drives, all WD.The only WD hard drive I ever had fail, was a green 750GB one.The older AAKS series was phenomenal, and these are the new ones to get!(I have had drives fail a great deal using other manufacturers)... More >
P. Levine 5.0
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
I bought this to replace a Seagate backup drive that lacked enough room for drive images. The WD5003 is quiet and speedy and comes with a 5-year Enterprise warranty. No problems with it at all.Buyers have been complaining about Amazon's poor bare-drive packaging in many of the reviews I've read. However, this drive was packaged properly in a box of its own made by WD, with plastic end caps suspending the drive over the bottom of the box. This package was put in another box with the rest of the i ... tems I ordered and a couple of air pillows. Perhaps Amazon has listened to the well-founded complaints and revised their bare-drive shipping accordingly. Then again, it might only apply to this particular hard drive. More >
Matthew Marlowe 5.0
67 of 70 people found the following review helpful
I'm not normally a fan of SATA drives, I've worked extensively with SAS/SCSI drives for servers/etc for the last 20 years and only used ATA/SATA when required.Still, I've had some projects come up recently where the only option was SATA and high capacity was required.After some bad experiences with the WDC Cavier Black 2TB, I gave the RE4 a try. It's been great. I've now had 5 of them running for the last six months and the SMART monitoring reports still show the drives as in almost new condit ... ion...no errors, no need for sector changes, no unusual increases of load cycle counts, etc. Performance has also been very good....surprisingly good for a mere 7200rpm device. Not to mention, the drives seem to work nicely in both software and hardware raid. I'll probably end up buying another 5 of them soon.I'll be very happy if I can keep the failure rate to under 4%/yr....this historically is a good rate for SATA/ATA.I'm not sure what to think... More >