Western Digital WD_BLACK 8TB 3.5in SATA III Performance Gaming Hard Drive, w/ 256MB Cache

MX00113963 WD_BLACK 8TB 3.5in SATA III Performance Gaming Hard Drive, w/ 256MB Cache
MX00113963 WD_BLACK 8TB 3.5in SATA III Performance Gaming Hard Drive, w/ 256MB Cache MX00113963 WD_BLACK 8TB 3.5in SATA III Performance Gaming Hard Drive, w/ 256MB Cache

Product Info

WD_BLACK – Where Performance Meets Capacity

Inspiring performance and capacity - WD_Black™ performance storage is designed to enhance your PC experience across heavier computing tasks whether you are a digital artist, video editor, photographer, or gamer. Available with an impressive 256 MB of DRAM cache on higher capacity models, the WD_BLACK™ drive is optimized for drive performance so you can spend more time experiencing the things you love most. Enhance your PC's performance even further when you combine a WD_BLACK™ drive with an SSD for a dual drive configuration, allowing you to benefit from the additional caching of your operating system onto the SSD for increased performance. All together, the WD_BLACK™ drive gives you the hard drive performance, capacity and an industry leading 5-year limited warranty for an inspiring three-in-one storage solution.

  • Desktop performance hard drive
  • Performance storage available in up to 8TB capacities
  • 2X DRAM cache up to 256 MB for faster read operations
  • Designed for creative professionals, gamers and system builders
  • WD’s StableTrac™ and Dynamic Cache Technology increase reliability and optimize performance
  • WD_BLACK™ hard drives are performance-tested for use in PCs, high-performance workstations and gaming consoles
  • Suitable for High-performance PC systems, desktops, all-in-one PCs, gaming PCs, selected gaming consoles, home media PCs
  • Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty


For Creative Professionals

When it comes to storing your creativity and entire digital portfolio, look no further than WD_BLACK™ performance storage for your best solution. Use the WD_BLACK™ drive for storing your large multimedia files of photos, videos, games or applications and programs because with a WD_BLACK drive, you get the best combination of speed, capacity and large cache sizes.

For Gamers

The WD_BLACK™ drive is the perfect storage solution for your gaming machine by offering large capacities to store your game's downloadable content (DLC), large cache sizes, and it is the perfect complement for maximum system performance when combined with an SSD. The WD_BLACK™ drive also includes StableTrac™ Technology (2TB and larger models) for more accurate data tracking and help to reduce any impact due to vibrations from additional gaming hardware. The WD_BLACK™ drive also offers a 5-year limited warranty to match or beat your other gaming hardware warranties.

Increased Reliability

The WD_BLACK™ drive is equipped with StableTrac Technology (2TB and larger models). This secures the motor shaft inside of the hard drive to increase reliability and help reduce impact due to system-induced vibrations from other components. By stabilizing the platters inside, the WD_BLACK™ drive results in more accurate tracking in a particular sector during read and write operations, optimizing performance and reliability.

Increased DRAM Cache

The WD_BLACK™ drive delivers high-speed transfers and read rates of your files with impressive cache sizes of up to 256 MB of DRAM on our high capacity models. WD's Dynamic Cache Technology improves caching algorithms in real time to allocate and optimize cache between reads and writes. This movement of cache for read data helps to reduce congestion and increase overall performance.

Efficient Dual Processing

When it comes to processing power, more is better for loading games or large multimedia files. The WD_BLACK™ drive features a dual-core processor that offers twice the processing capability as a single-core processor to maximize drive performance for faster read and write speeds.

Industry-leading 5-year Limited Warranty

Compared to standard hard drives such as WD Blue™, our WD_BLACK™ hard drives pass more strenuous and aggressive internal testing over a longer period of time which is why the WD_BLACK™ drive is backed by an industry leading 5-year limited warranty. Our success combined with innovation, refinement, and our passion for storage instills confidence in our consumers.


  • PC
  • Mac (requires reformatting)


Make and Model Western Digital Performance Gaming HDD
Part Number WD8001FZBX
Formatted Capacity 8TB1
Interface SATA III, 6 Gb/s
Form Factor 3.5"
Transfer Rate 263 MB/second
Rotational Speed 7200 RPM class
Cache 256MB
Load / Unload 300,000 Cycles
Annualized Workload Rating N/A
Read Errors <1 in 1014
Acoustics Idle: 29 dBA
Seek Mode: 36 dBA
Shock Operating (2 ms, read/write): 30 Gs
Operating (2 ms, read): 70 Gs
Non-operating (2ms): 250 Gs
Temperature Operating: 5 ~ 55° C
Non-Operating: -40 ~ 70° C
Power Input 12Vdc
Power Usage Typical Read / Write: 8.2W
Idle: 4.6W
Standby & Sleep Modes: 0.45W
Dimensions & Weight  
Dimensions (WxLxH) 101.6 x 147.0 x 26.1 mm (4" x 5.79" x 1.03")
Weight 1.58 lb.
  1. As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.