Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black
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Old Model, Ridiculous price?
Zachary S., Newegg
26 November 2014
Pros: Not a bad drive. It's lasted me for almost 5 years now, though it isn't my system drive anymore. Never had a problem with it.
Cons: It seems to be over three times the price it was 5 years ago (if Newegg isn't just redirecting me to some model upgrade, and even that'd be too expensive). Definitely doesn't seem worth that price.
Pros: Worked great in the beginning. Decent speed.
Cons: Died three years later. I mean completely dead. Tried on three separate systems. None of them will even boot with the disk attached, even when it isn't the boot disk. Took to a data recovery company and they want $1600 to recover the data. They say it has both bad sectors and mechanical failure.
Pros: Fast, quiet, pretty cool. Worked while it lasted.
Cons: Corrupt files began appearing until Windows could no longer boot. Luckily I will manage to save most files, but the drive needs to be replaced. I thought the 5 year warranty was a testament to reliability, but apparently not. I've never had a drive fail as soon as 1 year. I hope the replacement t...
Hard Disk Fine - What About the Rest of the Package?
Hugh Jarse, Amazon
28 January 2013
Summary: Hard disk was just as I expected it to be. No problems there then. HOWEVER, product was listed as a retail kit, which I took to mean it would come with a SATA data cable (nope), power cable patch lead (nope), mounting screws (well at least those were included) and the ADVERTISED cloning software...