Is the WD caviar black sata 3 "WD1002FAEX "discontinued? why? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Caviar SATA Storage Last response: December 4, 2010 12:53 PM in Storage Share yasawa December 3, 2010 9:59:18 PM Hi all I searched WD store for the "WD1002FAEX " and didn't find it, it's available at amazon & newegg, why did WD remove it? should i Still go for it? http://store.westerndigital.com/store?Action=DisplayPro... Thanks More about : caviar black sata wd1002faex discontinued bdcrlsn December 3, 2010 11:44:46 PM It's possible that WD just isn't selling that model right now, in fact it didn't look like they were selling any of the SATA-3 drives. You'd be fine purchasing it from NewEgg. You can still go for it, I was just curious as to why you'd get the SATA-3 version, because it won't improve performace of the drive. yasawa December 4, 2010 10:34:09 AM I'm running out of choices, seems like samsung spinpoint F3 comes highly recomended, I'd appreciate any recommendations... thanks Related resources Single WD1002FAEX caviar black - AHCI or IDE? - Forum WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA 3 HDD - Forum Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX Random Freezes - Forum WD Caviar Black - SATA 3 , SATA 6, 32MB or 64MB? - Forum Western Digital Caviar Black WD 2001FASS vs WD 1001FALS - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer yasawa December 4, 2010 10:49:27 AM And i'm also curious, why won't it improve the overall system performance? bdcrlsn December 4, 2010 12:53:16 PM It wouldn't improve performance because hard drives aren't fast enough to even saturate the SATA-2 interface. Only SSD's benefit from SATA-3. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumBest WD Caviar Black BIOS setup ForumWestern Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX ForumWD1002FAEX dead,way to get data back ForumWD Caviar Black Jumper Settings On Old Mobo ForumHELP! 1TB WD Caviar black HDD loading slow on Great new build!?!? ForumAsus P6X58D Premium BIOS won't register Wester Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX ForumSata 2 or 3 from WD Caviar Black Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumSata drive preventing boot - trying to recover RAID-0 data ForumSata nexstar 3 harddrive not powering up ForumI am trying to install a dvd burner to my system. I have plugged the sata on th ForumWD SATA 1TB Not Recognized Forum[Solved] Does the CD/DVD drive plug need to be SATA 0? ForumSata Cables for Seagate 7200.11 drive and HP M2N78-LA Motherboard ForumFinding the right sata controller driver for my XP More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !