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Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX
6.8 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX

Great Deal: $58.00

Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX

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Overall 10
10

Fast and reliable after four years of use.

Nicholas H., Newegg
11 February 2016
  • Summary: This model is no longer available, but I'd definitely buy one of their newer black model drives if I were looking to enlarge my storage capacity.
  • Pros: Bought two. One came DOA, other worked fine and is still working four years later almost to the date. Newegg handled the RMA on the dead drive quickly and painlessly, delivering a replacement that is also still working four years later. Pretty respectable storage even today and very quick.
  • Cons: Hard drives come dead some times. They're sensitive equipment and UPS/Fedex doesn't always handle packages as gently as they should. But, that's why these things have their warranties!
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Overall 2
2.0

Not happy

Derreke H., Newegg
16 August 2014
  • Pros: They packaged it nice.
  • Cons: Placed the drive in the computer, started it up..bios setting were fine. Drive was recognized... windows 7 was loaded.. system rebooted. Home page came up... everything froze...rebooted and drive wasn't recognized. tried everything including setting the drive in 2 comparable computers. It spins b...
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Overall 4
4.0

Drive failing after 2 years

CHARLES L., Newegg
9 July 2014
  • Pros: When working the drive was quiet and fast. I installed two of these in my first build back in June 2012. The drive is about 2/3 full with mostly pictures and video files. About a month ago my security software started hanging on certain jpeg files on this drive. I tried viewing the files in Adobe...
  • Cons: Drive failed after 2 years even though it was their premium quality drive that came with a 5 year warranty. I am hoping I can get an RMA for the drive. I paid extra for the Black drives over the Blue or Green models.
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Overall 10
10

Flawless WD Black

Michael C., Newegg
19 December 2013
  • Summary: System started running sluggish and especially when accessing 500GB secondary drive. Acronis and WD Utilities shows bad drive, would not finish tests ended in premature failure. Followed WD RMA process and choose non-prepaid return (since this was a backup drive).
  • Pros: Replaced my aging WD Raptor 74GB boot drive, which is still working as a back-up drive for my movies. 1.5TB main with 500GB secondary storage, both black series.
  • Cons: none on 1.5TB
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Overall 2
2.0

FAIL!

James G., Newegg
28 September 2013
  • Summary: Seems Newegg no longer stocks the 1.5s. I wonder if it's due to failure rate. They do still carry other size blacks.
  • Pros: Good cost/capacity (when purchased - 1 in 2010 and 2 in 2011), 5 year warranty. The one that still works is fine. Fast and quiet. 1.0 TB blacks in another machines also working fine.
  • Cons: Of three 1.5 TB Black drives purchased 2 have failed. Both at around 2 years.
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Overall 10
10

WD Black HDD

D.T., Newegg
28 August 2013
  • Pros: NEVER had a Western Digital hard drive fail. And I had some that were 12 years old.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

got burned

Ronald R., Newegg
17 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this hard drive last year as part of a PC build but then some life happened and I had to put the whole thing aside for a number of months. Upon finally getting the opporunity to build the systems I realized that this HDD was dead straight out of tghe box.
  • Pros: n/a
  • Cons: dead straight out of the box
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Overall 10
10

Great Value

Terrence B., Newegg
13 April 2013
  • Summary: I've owned this over a year and never had so much as a hiccup. It is primarily my storage as my main drive is small. WD has an awesome name for themselves as quality and I've personally owned WD drives since 2004.. I've not had a single drive fail on me.
  • Pros: -Fast -Quiet -RELIABLE -Spacey! -Black Edition (flat out the highest quality WD - worth paying for)
  • Cons: -None
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Overall 10
10

Excellent HDD for the money

Steven N., Newegg
4 April 2013
  • Pros: Far outlasted any of the Seagate drives I have ever owned. Good read/write speeds.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Good Drive So Far

Jordan A., Newegg
2 April 2013
  • Summary: * I've built and owned probably a hundred drives plus in my life. I'm a fan of WD. * I'm a firm believer that they warranty a drive for the amount of years they built the drive to last. 5yr warranty drives will last longer than 1yr warranty drives. Black and enterprise with WD.
  • Pros: * Works
  • Cons: * None
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