Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX
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jerry h., Newegg
10 August 2012
Summary: love this drive regardless of the failure.
Pros: fast speeds for a hard drive.
Cons: had my first drive die 7 months in (lost all data but it was just games) but WD has fantastic service. drive was sent, received, diagnosed, and a new one shipped back in exactly one week!!! Thursday to Thursday
Summary: I have no issues with the drive, but I did want to mention something I've seen here too many times. Someone at NewEgg needs to get a clue that it is bad business to ship hard drives the way this one was shipped to me. The box was fine, but putting a drive into a box and then putting crumpled paper on top of it is not sufficient to prevent damage in transit. Bare drives should really be wrapped in bubble wrap and immobilized.
Summary: Have had WD drives die but not in the Black series. 5 years is a great no questions asked warranty from WD. Have used the warranty and they are fast in replacing their products. Currently running 16-FAEX 1.5 drives in a video raid at work. Stable for over 6 months.
Pros: No issues like others have stated, just keeps on working. Great cost for the space. Primarily used for movie playback on a WD Media player plus, via USB and a dock. No trouble.
Cons: the FAEX 1.5 gets a little hotter than I'd like. The FAEX 2TB drive is completely the opposite... stone cold. Both have been reliable... so far.
Summary: I put 4 of these in the Cavalry EN-CADA4BU3E-ZB. It was actually my first raid. When I first connected everything, the drive would randomly become unstable and even unusable during some bigger file transfers until I rebooted. It seems to be working perfectly now that I switched out the old USB 3.0 cable that came with the Cavalry case, to a new Zalman cable.
Pros: Plenty of space, and much faster than my old drives. These drives work great in my raid 1+0 setup.
Cons: Buying 4 at a time is a bit pricey..Drives come out to be 1397.22 GB which is about 100 GB less than 1.5 TB, but that's really nothing new.
Summary: This makes about 4 doa hard drives I've gotten from newegg outta the dozen or so I've ordered over the years. Don't know if someone / somewhere is using these hard drives as hockey pucks along they way or not... but by the time you pay for shipping to return one it washes out the savings. OEM packaging ain't all it's cracked up to be I guess. Luv the egg otherwise, but no more OEM hard drive purchases from me.
Pros: great price.. ordered 2 to raid on sata3.
Cons: one was doa, now out $10 shipping and waiting for another one to come my way in a few days. Ugggghhh...
Pros: I put 2 of Caviar Black drives in a Readynas Duo, using mirroring in raid, sometime ago and they have been wonderful. I had had problems with with other drives but these have been perfect. A little more expensive and not quite as power efficient, but ideal for server use.