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6.8 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Black

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black

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Overall 6

Failed in 3 days. Good warranty and RMA.

Mutagenic, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This failed 3 days after heavy use of building a RAID and then creating a backup. The 2002 model version (of which I have 4) have had no issues. I did an RMA of this failed drive (2003 model version) and will be receiving the replacement shortly. I would still purchase again given the warranty and RMA support.
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Overall 10

Works Great

Gary, B&H Photo
24 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this Hard drive in my Drobo 5D with thunderbolt. Its fast enough for me to edit video files straight from the drive and not have to use the local drive which is great. No complaints here, will be purchasing more in the future.
  • Pros: Fast
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Overall 10

Even Better than the Caviar Blacks

Michael G., Newegg
19 June 2014
  • Summary: Needed more space, bought one of these, couldn't be happier.
  • Pros: Run 2C cooler than my 1TB Caviar Blacks. Slightly faster as well.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10

Black Series 2TB

Joseph D., Newegg
23 May 2014
  • Summary: Western Digital has always been my preferred storage company over Seagate.
  • Pros: The fact it's a 2TB is a pro in itself. The write speeds are great for a hard disk. The drive is quite fast, Windows boots up before I have enough time to use the restroom. It works great as a storage option. I have it split into two separate partitions, one for the OS and one for storage.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 10


Dave, Amazon
20 May 2014
  • Summary: Found this when it was super cheap. Plugged it in a did a cautionary wipe and set it up.
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Overall 10

best bang for the buck!

dom, B&H Photo
12 May 2014
  • Excerpt: this drives performance is tough to match for the price.
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Overall 10

Solid performer

cseeman, B&H Photo
27 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Needed a drive to install in a case for iPhoto Library. I wanted a fast 2GB drive which seem to be getting harder to find. Does the job perfectly.
  • Pros: Fast, Reliable
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Overall 8

Great reliable hard drive

Fotomatt1, B&H Photo
24 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Works as advertised. Fast access time for tethered shooting from a digital back. Will continuer to buy these drives in higher capacities as they become available.
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Overall 10

Good drive

Aaron S., Newegg
18 April 2014
  • Summary: I love the drive and would recommend the drive to anyone.
  • Pros: Faster than a normal HDD
  • Cons: A bit noisy
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Overall 4

What Why

Steven O., Newegg
12 April 2014
  • Summary: I will need to reconsider any WD purchases in the future I thought this kind of failure rate was limited only to their green and blue series of drives. Which should still not have this problem but I have come to expect that. From a black edition drive this a new one on me at the worst time possible.
  • Pros: Nice paper weight
  • Cons: Drive came in worked for a few days showed no issues, died suddenly and completely out of the blue when I was nearly finished loading everything on a new pc for customer. This has cost me time customer, confidence and money to ship this back for a replacement. I am extremely angry at WD's quality management I buy these drives as they are premium drives and meant to last so you pay premium for them.
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