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. I tested the drive for a few hours and it seems to be fine but I wanted to use this for my main drive and now I'm scared to trust it. I will keep my old drive as a backup for a few months to see if this one lasts.
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. I had bought this drive to store my photos and videos but luckily had a backup running every other day that saved my skin. Never ever again will buy a WD drive rather pay bit more than have a drive fail.
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. So overall I would say buy it. The WD black is the performance series. If you want to save a few and don't care about speed get the WD green. Either way you will be happy.
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). I bought this HDD because I have a large collection of video games and I needed a HDD that was large enough for all my games. I have over 650GB+ of games installed in this HDD and there is still plenty of room for more.
Summary: I have enough room on 3 partitions to store my photos on one (without having to access it all the time for searches), my work data on a second (so I can find it easily) and my personal data on the C partition. I installed a new copy of Windows 7 on the new hard drive and it was very easy.
Summary: I originally looked for 2 - 1TB WD Black to recreate my RAID 1, after having had two failures with my Seagate Barracuda 1TB disks. What I found instead was 2 - 1.5TB WD Black disks for an extra nine dollars a piece, as compared to the 1TB disks. I bought them and were received in a few days. They seem to work fine as individual units, since I've had no time to recreate my RAID 1 yet.