Product Comparison: Western Digital Gold vs Western Digital Black


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General Specifications
Brand
Western Digital
Western Digital
Model
Gold
Black
Origin
Thailand
Thailand
About the Product
Specifically designed for use in enterprise-class storage systems and data centers, the WD Gold Enterprise Class SATA HDD delivers the world-class performance you expect from Western Digital® hard drives.
WD Black hard drives are designed for desktop PC power users who demand performance. Give your system the high capacity, reliability and robust performance only available in a WD Black drive, that includes a 5-year limited warranty.
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
HDD
HDD
Cache
128 MB
256 MB
Capacity
4 TB
4 TB
Rotational Speed
7200 RPM
7200 RPM
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Western Digital Gold 4TB Enterprise Class Hard Disk Drive
  • Cost effective, reliable, high capacity, storage.
  • I love the capacity that these Gold drives offer, and the durability they seem to have.
  • This drive is rated for enterprise-class reliability, capacity, power efficiency and performance.
  • Fantastic speed. I use this as a network backup drive and it outpaces my last drive by a ton.
  • This is a great drive with fantastic read and write speeds. And has a good capacity.
Western Digital Black 4TB Performance Internal Hard Drive
  • The capacity and performance are fantastic.
  • The storage capacity and speeds of it for a HDD are amazing.
  • Good capacity for and speed for mechanical drive.
  • Pretty standard hard drive. It's decently fast, reliable so far. The price was pretty good for the capacity.
  • Read and write speed is good for a hard drive. The drive is relatively loud compared to other hard drives.
Size & Weight
Height
1.03 in.
1.03 in.
Depth
5.79 in.
5.79 in.
Width
4 in.
4 in.
Weight
1.58 lbs.
1.58 lbs.

Western Digital Gold

Western Digital Black

Western Digital Gold

Western Digital Black

Western Digital Gold

Western Digital Black

Features
Form factor
3.5 in.
3.5 in.
Transfer Rate
201 MB/s
202 MB/s
Interfaces
SATA
SATA
OS Compatibility
Windows
Windows
Extras
Vibration protection, Dynamic fly height technology, RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery, Dual actuator technology
Dual-Core Processing, StableTrac Technology, Dynamic Cache Technology
What customers say about "Features"
Western Digital Gold 4TB Enterprise Class Hard Disk Drive
  • Read speeds are great, they seem higher, but I haven't really tested other than transferring from the network drive to my PC.
  • Very fast sustained read & write speeds. Built for high workload environments.
  • Great drives, good speed and quite enough for the job.
  • Very quiet and fast. I just ran a disk speed and got Read 177 Write 185 and a second identical drive of.
  • Painfully slow in real world use. Alright, I bought it for reliability vs speed but I'll really be glad when mechanical HD's are gone forever.
Western Digital Black 4TB Performance Internal Hard Drive
  • WD Black hard drives have a great reputation for long turn reliability.
  • No issues putting this drive in an existing system, faster operations than usb passport.
  • Drive was easy to install and is relatively fast considering 7200RPM.
  • It's been decades since I've heard a disk drive this loud. It sounds like a rat chewing through a wall every time the drive is accessed.
  • Great capacity but this thing is so loud, I even installed it with rubber washers and it is still the loudest drive I have ever owned.
Power
Wattage
9 Watts
9.1 Watts
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Certifications
CE, ICC, RoHS
CE, ICC, RoHS
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
179.99 $


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