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Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX
8.0 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX

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Overall 10
10

Western Digital Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM

Harold J., Newegg
14 July 2015
  • Summary: Purchased in May 2011 and still going strong.
  • Pros: Pretty fast for a 7200 drive. Used as a multimedia drive (downloads, videos, music and photos).
  • Cons: Does slow down sometimes. Reads only 1.8TB.
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Overall 4
4.0

Died 2yrs 4mo

Ryan P., Newegg
2 July 2015
  • Summary: I've always been pretty happy with WD but I have a Hitachi 1tb I bought for cheap 7 years ago in the same system and it works fine to this day. Been reading a lot how WD is slipping. Time to move on I guess. Sad.
  • Pros: Was pretty quick when it worked.
  • Cons: Has always been really noisy. Died just after 2 years. Had about 1100mb loaded on there from video, music, games, family photos etc. All gone. Got pretty noisy, then slow then dead all in one day. Tried to recover what I could. No luck. :(
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Overall 10
10

Update

Kendra T., Newegg
6 May 2015
  • Summary: I would suggest Newegg allow posters to edit their posts...
  • Pros: Fast. Works. Resurrected it somehow. Removed it from the enclosure and plugged it directly into my Mac Pro. Might have been the enclosure it was in. Works fine now. Disregard previous review.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died at 1.5 years

Kendra T., Newegg
5 May 2015
  • Summary: I know all HHDs/manufacturers have a certain number of failures. Had a Seagate die young 10 years ago. So this does not condemn WD. But it does rankle, especially when it is a medium capacity, supposedly higher-level HD like this.
  • Pros: Fast; other one I bought works fine.
  • Cons: Bought two in November 2013. One just died, May, 2015. Light use (backup).
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Overall 8
8.0

Very solid drive

William D., Newegg
4 May 2015
  • Summary: I suspect the drive never spins down which I'm sure increases power consumption and wear and tear on the drive.
  • Pros: Worked great, no problems installing or using drive. Quite fast with great response times and data speeds. Never had any issues with heat or noise. (But then again my computer was somewhat noisy to begin with so this drive might've gotten lost in the background noise)
  • Cons: Died after 2 years of faithful service. (computer was almost never off) WD promptly RMA'ed me a replacement.
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Overall 8
8.0

Noisy but works fine

Mark, Amazon
17 April 2015
  • Summary: Works as advertised. Kinda noisy though. I don't know if that's typical for large drives like this but when I first got it, it took a long time to "wind up". Sounded like a dvd drive. I thought about sending it back but so far it's been working fine with no hiccups. It has since quieted down too.
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Overall 10
10

Reliable, fast, 5year warranty

Omar A., Newegg
9 March 2015
  • Pros: I have had several disk arrays with those, 60+ drives, since 2010. Had 2 drives fail in the first 1year ( controller would not recognize them, WD replaced them promptly).
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2
2.0

And its dying

Nicholas B., Newegg
5 March 2015
  • Summary: This drive has been overall pretty disappointing.
  • Pros: Capacity
  • Cons: Anytime I wanted to access the drive I had to wait for it to "wake up." The data on the drive has become corrupted without warning after about a year and a half of usage.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead

Mark M., Newegg
9 January 2015
  • Pros: It worked for a while.
  • Cons: It died, caused a crcdisk.sys error twice after re-installing windows. I went back to a 5 year old HD that worked perfectly on my system. Ridiculous.
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Overall 4
4.0

Died so soon

JOHN T., Newegg
19 November 2014
  • Summary: It's very disappointing that my hard drive just died without any kind of error message. My files are gone now :(
  • Pros: It's fast.
  • Cons: Died without notice.
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