WD Desktop mainstream hard drives deliver reliability for office and web applications. They are ideal for use as primary drives in desktop PCs and for office applications. With a range of capacities and cache sizes, there's a WD Desktop mainstream hard drive that's just right for you.
Upgrading your drive is easy.
Seamlessly migrate your current system to your new WD drive using Acronis True Image WD Edition, available as a free download on the WD Support site. This software enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive.
NoTouch Ramp Load technology.
The recording head never touches the disk media, ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
Built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, these drives offer the features and capacity ideal for your everyday mobile computing needs.
The WD advantage.
We put our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. On average, each new product goes through 600,000 hours of testing. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles. You can also call toll-free support 7 days per week in the U.S. and Canada. See the WD Support site for full details.
WD Desktop mainstream hard drives are tested and recommended for use in PCs, industrial applications and external enclosures.*
*Business critical RAID environments – Please consider WD Network Hard Drives for all multi-bay consumer NAS environments with 1-5 bay chassis. For business critical RAID applications, please consider WD's enterprise hard drives that are specifically designed with RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER), are tested extensively in 24x7 RAID applications, and include features like enhanced RAFF technology and thermal extended burn-in testing. WD Desktop Mainstream hard drives are not recommended for and are not warranted for use in RAID environments utilizing Enterprise HBAs and/or expanders and in multi-bay chassis, as they are not designed for, nor tested in, these specific types of RAID applications.
- Office and web applications
- Adding extra storage to your desktop PC
- Replicating your old drive to the new drive when you upgrade
- Adding extra storage or capacity to your desktop computer
What's in the box
- SATA hard drive
- Mounting screws
- Quick Install Guide
- SATA host adapter card or SATA interface connector in motherboard
- Available 3.5" internal drive bay
- SATA cable sold separately
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard
Note: Windows® XP does not support drives with capacities greater than 2TB. Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.
Desktop Retail Kit
|WD Desktop Mainstream ||WD Desktop Performance |
| ||Reliable everyday computing. ||Maximum performance for power computing. |
|Ideal for ||Desktop PCs, external enclosures and certain industrial applications. ||Notebook computers |
|Capacity range ||500 GB - 3 TB ||2 TB - 4 TB |
|Interface ||SAS 6 Gb/s ||SATA 6 Gb/s |
|Cache ||32 MB ||64 MB |
|Form factor ||3.5-inch ||3.5-inch |
|Compatibility ||Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac and Linux operating systems ||Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac and Linux operating systems |
|Acronis True Image WD Edition software || || |
|Highest performance || || |
|Office and web computing || || |
|Photo/video editing || || |
|Gaming || || |
|Graphics and multimedia design || || |
|Extra PC storage || || |
|Upgrade computer capacity || || |