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Western Digital Caviar Black
6.1 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Black

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black

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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very Disappointed

Richard G., Newegg
16 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

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Patrick, Amazon
14 August 2014
  • Summary: I received the hard drive within a week. When I finally got the rest of my parts discovered the drive was faulty.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not long lasting

Paul B., Newegg
5 August 2013
  • Summary: I ran these drives on a linux server in a raid 5 setup. Perhaps they aren't designed for this type of usage, but they're storage drives... I expected better.
  • Pros: Fast access speed. Great while they lasted.
  • Cons: These drives didn't last nearly as long as I felt they should. After only two years 2 out of the 3 drives I purchased show SMART status failure and cannot be written to properly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Reliability Suspect

Mole, Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: Despite a 3 yr warranty - which places this somewhere between consumer (crap) grade and enterprise (almost reliable) grada - I've seen too many of these units fail to recommend one.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed

Dennis D., Newegg
31 March 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Died in 2 Years

Robert D., Newegg
12 March 2013
  • Summary: I haven't tried replacing under warranty yet. I bought a Seagate and this thing boots in 37 seconds. Not bad considering it was taking 15 minutes with Western Digital!
  • Pros: Good reputation and warranty.
  • Cons: Slowed to a crawl after 2 years. Was taking 15 minutes to boot and then would randomly freeze Win 7 64 bit. No indication of failure even after running WD Drive tools.
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Overall 4
4.0

first WD to fail

don h., Newegg
6 March 2013
  • Pros: 5yr warranty. Purchased in 2010
  • Cons: This is the first WD to fail on me.I have 4 other one that are older in different sides. I have hear this year was a bad one for WD.it was made in 2009
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Overall 4
4.0

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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Fine til death

Aaron O., Newegg
7 September 2012
  • Summary: 3.5 years is not an acceptable lifespan.
  • Pros: Worked well for 3.5 years
  • Cons: Died with no warning.
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