Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX
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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. :(
Summary: 3 bad drives. the replacement drives are referbs. all loud and slow. I am sick of messing with them. I replaced it with something else and I'am happy. Get something else! I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS DRIVE!
Summary: NewEgg offers Free return shipping for cases like this and there was no hassle in trying to get it but you do have to talk to someone to do so. the added star is because of Newegg support other wise it would be 1 star
Summary: For years, I've been very satisfied with the price performace ratio of the WD drives until this time. Thanks to Newegg for its excellent return policy. A dealer that I can still rely on.
Pros: Good price for its capacity.
Cons: There power efficiency of this drive is so low that the heat it generates can be sufficient to iron your shirt. The heating problem would greatly affect the reliability and the lifespan of the drive. I'd always paid a bit more to get a WD black drive as my boot drive because of its performance an...
Cons: After about 6 months, I started getting weird errors which pointed to redundancy problems; however, the problems didn't escalate until recent. I randomly received the error on POST which posited that I had errors on the disk and I need to do a scan. After that had occurred twice, I never got them...
4 Drives manufactured on the same date fail at the same time
17 January 2013
Summary: I have a file server that had 8 WD1002FAEX drives in it, 4 of them were manufactured on June 26, 2011. Those four drives made on the same day crashed at the same time last week without any SMART notifications (Google Labs wrote a white paper on how useless SMART is) after being used for about 14...
Summary: I have approximately 40 of these drives. We use them as archive storage for our HD footage that migrates off of our SAN. I buy them five at a time once a month or so. I haven't had one dead drive. They are quite, cool running and fast enough to edit from directly.
Summary: 1TB is plenty of storage for most people, and SATA 3 means fast data transfer rates. However, my Caviar Black drive is quite loud at startup, when cold. It's about as loud as crinkling gift wrap into a ball, over and over again.