Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX
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Incredibly Poor Packaging
Jay B. Halase, Amazon
18 May 2014
Summary: This review is not for the WD HD I have tried all the brands out there and WD black is the best. I received this hard drive in a padded envelope. I could not believe it. All other WD drives I got from the manufacturer came in a box with 4" of foam around it.
Summary: I've used WD hard drives for a long time. I've used the RE3, RE4, and the new plain RE lines in my servers. Those drives have firmware that is designed for systems using hardware RAID. But that isn't necessary for lighter duty servers.
Summary: Problems started when my system would freeze randomly and at times not boot properly (this disk did not house the boot partition). Had to hard reboot my system countless times and just before failure OS stopped recognizing this as a drive.
Drive died after only a year and a half! Western Digital no longer creates quality products as it used to.
29 January 2013
Summary: I have owned and used Western Digital drives for many years. I had one WD 200GB Caviar Black drive (not this one I'm writing about) that lasted nearly 10 years without one issue. It died yesterday. But, this 'brand new' 500GB SATA drive didn't even last 2 years! It died suddenly.
Summary: This has been one of the best drives that I have ever used. I have my OS and games on this drive. All my programs, and documents on another WD caviar black 1tb HDD. After a year and a half I started to get some BSOD(blue screen of death, desktop freezing, could not play my games.
Summary: I only buy wd hard drives so this was a easy choice for me. I love the reliability of WD drives. The use of this is a storage drive in my gaming rig. My main drive is a crucial ssd. But for all my storage I use the WD. I use 2 of these and the 3tb external drive for back up purposes.
Summary: WD is known for making outstanding hard-drives and this HDD is simply amazing and super fast. I have been using this HDD for well over 5+ months now and I have not had any problems with it(knocks on wood).