Bad QA... WD Digital is Coasting on Their Past Reputation
22 August 2015
Summary: You would think they would have at least one line of quality drives which they would test before shipping. They can charge a premium.... but now they charge a premium and deliver -------. They have no decent SSD products.
Pros: Their past reputation for Quality
Cons: Bought a bad one. Paid $11 to return it. They send anotherone with bad SMART status. Speedfan test says it is bad. Western Digital's own test utility gives it a passing test.... but their own read of the smart data says 3 of the measures are bad enough to return it under warranty. I have always b...
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).
Pros: No pros for items that fail less then a year.
Cons: I bought 2 about 6months apart. First was DOA and didn't know till i built my computer half a year later. The second didn't even last a year. Will not buy and recommend not buying. Friend has bought 2 sense we mirrored our builds and both his didn't last a year ether.
Summary: I may have been extremely lucky through my 15 years of building computers, but this is the first drive I have ever had fail to initialize when brand new and placed into service.
Cons: Until now, I always thought of Western Digital as a name of quality. Pulled this 2TB WD HD out of my new parts inventory in an effort to build a Server. Oops, the drive would not initiate.....no clicking... nothing....