Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX
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Mine has died
22 January 2012
Summary: I used this drive for about a year and then it died. All the WD drives I have ever owned have stopped working including voliciwraptor. Never had any problems with other brands. If you really must buy a WD hard drive then make sure you have a backup! Would have rated no stars but this is not possible.
Summary: worked fine until about 35 days. The failure occurred between system boots; I suspect the controller circuitry since the BIOS halts for quite a while when trying to communicate with it, but what do I know. I was in the process of backing up one partition, which I got, before rebooting, but the remaining (monstrously large) I had not yet backed up, so there goes the data.
Summary: Have been an avid fan of WD driver over the years, but I have experience two HHD failures in the past year on WD Black Caviar drives that I have purchased. The first one was a 1TB drive that died 2 months after I installed it as my system drive, lost all the data, but had a back-up so just had to go through the pain of replacing and the down time waiting for a replacement drive... was not all that un-happy given the years of good experience with WD drives.
Drive worked great for an hour before head crash - packaging?
D. Dell, Amazon
27 July 2011
Summary: I've always loved WD hard drives and owned several desktop and notebook drives with no problems until recently. This 2TB powerhouse installed and allocated fine, but died about an hour into a restore of another disc image onto it. The drive was making awful sounding noises so I'm guessing a head crash. Originally, in this review, I said the packaging was fine, but I've rethought this.
Summary: Western Digital has come a long way in recent years, and their drives have gotten better. For the previous poster who stated not much difference between 3 Gbs and 6 Gbs with windows experience rating still being 5.9. You will not see a difference there until hard drive spins become faster. The index only measures seek and retrieval times on the hard drive, and since currently 7200 rpm spin is the average, your index will not change with conventional drives.
Summary: I bought 2 of these. So far I installed one and works very well. Don't forget to enable the AHCI (instead of IDE) mode in your PC. Just google "enable ahci" to get instructions. Update: THIS DRIVE IS DEAD. The bios doesn't recognize it any more. I tried everything: switching cables, SATA ports, BIOS configurations, DLGdiag program from western digital (code 0120 - no drive connected).
Summary: I bought four of these drives because I had issues with the 3TB ones and these have been running 24/7 for a month and I have no complaints so far. Access speeds are fine for me as they are in a machine running Exchange 2013 & IIS 8 on Server 2012 sitting in the corner doing nothing else. Would have preferred the 3TB but as previously said I had read/write issues so played it safe.
Summary: Hi all, I was so tired of SEAGATE so i decided to go for this one in August 2011. It worked well while it lasted. Today while using my PC it started acting weird and PC wouldn't restart as the HDD wasn't really recognized :(.. It asked me for a bootable disk. I replaced with another one and it worked just fine. I guess no more SATA drives. SSDs seem to be the way to go. It is a good disk but 20 months is not worth investing.
Summary: Afraid I can't say much about it, as once installed within a new build it just wouldn't work! So am in the process of returning it to Amazon for a refund...strange about the few who have complained about the packaging it arrives in, mine was similar, in that it came in a small box with foam padding then sealed in one of Amazons flat cardboard packs, only problem is they managed to fit it through my letter box and so it had a good drop of at least two metres, so one has...