Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black
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Bought in January, died in May.
Nobama, B&H Photo
6 June 2015
Excerpt: This 2TB drive was installed in an Mac. It worked beautifully for five months, then it failed. The drive still mounts, but the head parks itself 2-3 times per second. I expected a lot better from Western Digital's Black caviar series.
Cons: Horrible hardware and support. Ethernet and Video card went out after 6 months. support doesn't listen to you and gives bad instructions. this is a desktop and they kept trying to repair a laptop. There is ONLY mail in warranty available and you have to pay to mail in your desktop to Texas. DO NO...
Summary: I bought a bunch of these from Go Harddrive on Amazon. They are supposed to have a 5 year warranty. They all arrived with build dates of at least 2 years ago. I had one fail, so I contacted WD.
Summary: If you are buying this hard drive to replace an older version, crash issue, or for a new system, beware. The WD SATA III hard drives are a bear to get any OS to install on them unless you bought a new mainboard or system yesterday.
Summary: Will be trying the 1TB Western Digital Blue series instead of this one. Also, the failure cause a huge headache on my part because as soon as I heard the "ticking," I went out and bought an external hard drive to save a system image onto (windows 7) and some dvd for a recovery disc.
Pros: The Hard drive worked well for about 2 years.
Cons: This hard drive FAILED after 2 years of ownership. It was in my one and only desktop pc that my wife and I use daily. I wouldn't recommend this particular hard drive to anyone looking for a reliable pc.
Like all Western Digital Products it Fails Miserably.
Mookie Salvantini, Amazon
12 March 2013
Summary: Lost a lot of data with this one. Worked well for about a year as my primary boot drive. Upon post, BIOS started registering SMART errors, which indicated the drive was failing. The MBR became corrupt and after much effort was unable to recover the master boot record.
Summary: Have had very good results with samsung & hitachi drives. So far. no issues.
Pros: 5yr warranty. Purchased in 2010.
Cons: 2 of 2 failed! The replacement 2nd drive worked for several months but then failed with bad sector counts and would corrupt files. I kept using it until the last system crash. I will be sending it back to WD shortly. What else can I say.
Summary: as soon as I finished format both drives, they all gave out high pitch tone, and it's so loud, I could hear that loud pitch tone feets away, this is so wrong, I sent them back for RMA, see what they are going to solve this issue, I think this is an known issue so to speak.