Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX
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29 July 2012
Summary: This is a very nice Hard Drive. It was surprisingly easy to install so I am very happy with this purchase. The instructions on the package was easy to understand even for someone non technie like me. I will definately recomend to my family and friends if they need drives.
Summary: NOTE: I bought this model from Amazon Warehouse as a 'Factory Recon' OEM item (half-price from normal !!). Unlike other reviewers, was quite happy with the packaging. No SATA cable provided (but I had spares anyway, so no big deal for me).
Summary: Excellent hard drive. Fast, quiet and really helps performance. I have used WD Black drives for the last two years and they really are excellent. Fast access speeds and data transfer speeds. Very quiet operation. Reliable. Well built. Combine this with an SSD and your system will fly.
Summary: This is a great drive -- I have used Caviar Blacks as video drives on video editing PCs for years. I was, however, slightly hesitant in ordering this latest drive due to the many comments here about poor packaging.
Summary: I'll admit that I didn't actually buy the hard drive from Amazon, so I didn't have issues with packaging - so I shan't comment on that front. What I can say, however, is that this is a truly superb product.
Summary: With Sisoft Sandra 2011 benchmark, this WD2002FAEX 2TB drive averages reads of 104-110 MB/s (peak 134 MB/s) which is marginally slower than my old Samsung 1TB F3's 110-115 MB/s (peak 161MB/s) even though I have the WD short-stroking at 1TB capacity, but please read on.