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Western Digital Caviar Black

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black

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Overall 2
2.0

Nice Storage, Horrible Noise

Raymond C., Newegg
22 July 2014
  • Summary: Trusted WD for a decade now, hope i can continue to do so...
  • Pros: Nice amount of stoage
  • Cons: Horrible spindle noise, my 1000 series 1 TB black drive is silent after 3 years ticking, What the fock???
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Overall 2
2.0

Broken Sata Connectors

Brendan M., Newegg
14 July 2014
  • Summary: $130 dollar purchase dead within a year because of poor cost cutting measures by Western Digital.
  • Pros: Fast, lots of storage, name brand.
  • Cons: Not very durable, plastic is brittle. Broke the SATA connector off with not much force after trying to get the drive out of my case. The entire polycarbonate L piece snapped off. (Instead of using vinyl they use polycarbonate. A quick google will show results that the problem is widespread.)
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

David W., Newegg
22 February 2014
  • Summary: I really wanted this to work, and I still do. I have an RMA, hopefully they'll send me a good one this time. Love Newegg, first time I've ever got a bad product from them.
  • Pros: I'm sure it would make a fine paper weight.
  • Cons: Drive was DOA. Made a horrible noise when I installed it, then it never would mount. Would show up in bios as 0mb, never showed up in Windows, would not allow me to format.
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Overall 0
0.3

The stanard of big fast drives for a long time

wolfwalker, Overclock
16 January 2013
  • Excerpt: These are good drives, they were great drives a couple years ago, if not the best in there class, but recent competition has them showing there age.
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Overall 2
2.0

Beware of NASTOR

Terry A. Mckinney, Amazon
27 August 2012
  • Summary: Amazon advertised NEW Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD5002AALX drives with 5 year warranty. I placed an order for 2 drives which was fulfilled by NASTOR. 4 months ater, I discovered that the drives shipped by NASTOR are in fact remanufactured/recertified drives with only a 2 year warranty.
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Overall 2
2.0

caveat emptor

Soton "Soton", Amazon
27 October 2013
  • Summary: One star because it actually arrived, albeit faulty. I have had faulty goods before purchased directly from Amazon and these have been sorted quickly and efficiently via replacement/refund. Amazon Marketplace is another story and I have had no end of problems getting a refund. Don't bother contacting the Supplier, just go straight for a return/refund otherwise you will fall foul of Amazons 'out of time' policy.
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Overall 2
2.0

Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Tonya, pricebat.ca
23 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Big drive, rapid, quiet. Ran well until it died. Fantastic cost. Drive died on me without having warning when attempting to access a file. Hung my entire method and brought on all drives (five altogether) to show as failed until this one particular was removed from the technique. This just occurred this evening; I'm attempting to see what I can do about recovering information.
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Overall 2
2.0

Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Abigail, pricebat.ca
19 August 2013
  • Excerpt: quiet operation, big storage space Drive started to slow down soon after 3 months of use. It would take a quite extended time to seek and push information like films and music. If slowed to a crawl immediately after 3 months of use, making it unusable for my HTPC. Dissapointed to say the least, particularly because Seagate excellent slipped im not confident who to get any longer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Monica, pricebat.ca
29 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Price tag and NewEgg Installed proper away and I began to copy files to the drive. Came back a handful of hours later and the drive was gone from my computer. Now, the drive begins spinning and then stops after about a minute when I boot the laptop.
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Overall 2
2.0

Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Randi, pricebat.ca
29 July 2013
  • Excerpt: rapidly and large capacity storage for cheap price tag Died following 5 month following use. Lost all media collections.
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