Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX
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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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.