Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX
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Value for money 6
Overall quality 2
1 out of 4 DOA
30 July 2012
Summary: I bought 4 of these to replace 4 500 GB drives. However, one of them was dead on arrival. I went through Western Digital's site for Advance Replacement, but got a call from a rep saying they are experiencing a shortage of these drives and they would not be able to replace it for a couple weeks. It looks like these drives increased about $120 from when I bought them just 3 weeks ago.
Pros: Extremely fast for the storage size, and the price is pretty hard to beat when you need the most storage possible in a dense environment. Bought because we've got a ton of 1TB Blacks already and they're fantastic and reliable drives. Newegg's support of their customers, as always, is top freaking notch.
Cons: 2 out of 8 were DOA, and 1 just started throwing media errors (which is a sign it's on it's way). Not exactly what I was expecting.
Summary: Over the last 5 or so years I've went through 6 drives. 3 were replaced under warranty. WD sent out fast warranty replacments. In this respect they were excellent. However they send out "refurbed drives" under warranty claims. I have found some of these refurbed drives to have faults that obviously WD did not find themselves. Upon returning the refurbed drive i was sent a brand new warranty replacement.
Summary: Purchased two of these drives to go along 2 others that I have. Have to say the drives are nothing short of outstanding. Hand on heart I can honestly say the 2 that I currently have run on a P8P67 Pro on 6GBs sata ports in Raid 0 and they give my 2 x M4 SSD`s a run for their money, these drives really are that good! However, the poor stars is down to the p**s-poor packing amazon use on these delicate items.
Summary: I spent many many hours trying to get this drive to work with Intel RST - but couldnt. (Possibly not the drives fault) I also found that the drive I had was giving terrible performance figures. so I returned it.. And discovered that amazon had quietly pulled it from their shelves.. So it looks like it was a bad batch - or something.. If they had told me then at least I could have stopped banging my head against a wall. Not happy with WD quality assurance.
Summary: I have no idea how good this product is, as it was so poorly packaged I sent it straight back to amazon for a refund. It arrived in a squashed looking cardboard envelope, inside which the hd was wrapped in just a layer or two of bubble wrap( and under that I assume an anti static bag). You could clearly see there was just a couple of millimetres of padding at each corner, where the packaging was stretched.
Western Digital Black 2TB 7200rpm 64MB WD2002FAEX 3.5 SATA III
22 May 2012
Conclusion: Вобщем винт как винт. Вот что говорит HD Tune об этом винте: Скорость: мин. 42 мб/с макс. 142 мб/с средняя 100 мб/с. Среднее время ожидания : 9.9 мс (в характеристиках 4.2 мс). Для сравнения 3ТБ Seagate: Скорость: мин. 150 мб/с макс. 205 мб/с средняя 178 мб/с.