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Western Digital Slim (WD10SPCX) 1TB HDD Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 30, 2013 2:01 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Western Digital

Western Digital Slim (WD10SPCX) 1TB HDD

 

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Our review sample of the WD Slim was delivered in bare drive form. The top side of the drive reminding me of a solid state drive rather than a spinner.

 

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The bottom of the drive houses the capacity, listed at 1TB along with the date of manufacture, which for our sample was May 21st 2013.

 

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The SATA power and data connections are placed in position for wide compatibility.

 

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The WD Slim uses just a sliver of a PCB when compared to previous drives. Above you can see the very small tabs that connect the PCB to the motor, along with the clip for the head.

 

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Here we have the front facing portion of the PCB, the motor controller made by WD and Winbond supplying the 16MB cache.

 

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The backside of the PCB houses the Marvell 88i9446 controller.

 

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Weighing the WD Slim, the drive came in at 3.15 ounces.

 

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Here we have the WD Slim at its thickest point measuring in at 7.09mm.

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