Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2013-02-06

The Caviar Black 2TB 7200RPM drive from Western Digital is a speedy HDD, which is offered with no less than 5 years of warranty and can be recommended with ease for storage on high-end gaming machines.

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Test Setup and Extra Info

The test bench was composed from the following hardware:


CPU: Intel I7 3770K @ stock

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional

RAM: 4x8GB GeIL Leggera 2133MHz

Video: AMD Radeon HD 7970

Power Supply: Nexus RX-8500 850W modular

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.11

SSD: Patriot Pyro 120GB

Case: Thermaltake Armor+ LCS, stock cooling

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The drive does ship unformatted:


After the drive has been formatted here is the total space reported by Windows:


With AIDA64 Ultimate software tool, we can extract more information regarding the internal drive:




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