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Western Digital Caviar Black

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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Richard_C, NCIX.com
10 January 2013
  • Summary: This is the loudest hard drive I've had since a 1986 Seagate 20 MB hard drive. While seeking it can be easily heard in the next room. The idle noise is on the edge of acceptable. In practice I see little benefit of the extra speed of the drive as I ended up putting the temporary files and page file onto my older, slower, but quieter drive to keep the total noise down.
  • Pros: Fast, 5 year warranty
  • Cons: Very noisy
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Overall 4
4.0

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

Marva, pricebat.ca
1 June 2013
  • Excerpt: The disk performs effectively: hdparm -t /dev/sdb/dev/sdb: Timing buffered disk reads: 436 MB in 3.00 seconds = 145.15 MB/secAnd, it has a excellent value-point. The first a single was DOA. I was able to clone my old drive to the new drive, but it acted really badly: Slow reads, lots of timeouts, format operations taking WAY as well extended (days vs. minutes).
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Overall 4
4.0

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

Katoka, pricebat.ca
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: nice storage room for the price tag, i was particularly delighted with it at initial. It's failing me at about 6 months. 1st my screen would freeze for a handful of seconds and i'd hear the drive spin up, Went to boot up my personal computer this morning and it wanted me to run a disk scan. turns out it's failing and it now desires me to back anything up and replace the hd.
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Overall 4
4.0

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

Ronalee, pricebat.ca
9 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Drive efficiency is great. Read/write times are great. Load cycles are by way of the roof and at the rate they are going, both drives I ordered will surpass the 300,000 threshold in just more than a year. I researched this on WD's internet site to see what could be done. Followed all suggestions by WD with regards to power saver settings in the OS.
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Overall 4
4.0

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

Bo, pricebat.ca
26 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Laptop or computer did not explode. Drive would not stay mounted, and failed HD Tune. The dent in the drive's metal casing probably had one thing to do with that. I truly sucks that I get sent a defective item, and I'm charged บ shipping to be (hopefully) sent a functioning version of what I ordered in the 1st location.
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Overall 4
4.0

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

Desmond, pricebat.ca
3 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Excellent value point for the cache. SAYS its a data secure no crash drive.... but (see cons) Got this to back up my in depth library of movies and music, so I wanted a thing that would final. Poor sectors started on day4, then partition went, then following reformatting it all occurred again. BUT WD is a very good firm been employing them for 10 years, newegg has a good return policy, so Im going to withhold judgment. DOA's occur to every HD manufacturer.
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Overall 4
4.0

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

Verne, pricebat.ca
6 August 2012
  • Excerpt: It worked incredibly properly for storage. Files transfer was quickly appear like a winner Died right after 4 months. dont consider i will replace it with another 1 of the similar. Appears to me WD cant get there large drives to last along time.. allot of evaluations that say the identical point On the side note if you have a single of these drives and it goes poor all i had to do is put mine in the freezer for 24 hours and i had about 30 min of run time before it died...
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Overall 4
4.0

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

Paytah, pricebat.ca
28 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Drive functions and the value for the size was good. Not noisy. I am utilizing this drive for document, music and video storage, and for day-to-day Windows 7 back-up. I access files on this drive pretty frequently when I am at my personal computer. This drive could have been five eggs, but the drive goes to sleep almost instantaneously (very annoying), so I gave it two eggs. This ruined the drive for me.
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Overall 4
4.0

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

Sequoia, pricebat.ca
26 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Decent price two out of 3 failed on initial use I bought a pair of these to set up a RAID 1 configuration. One worked, a single was DOA. New Egg replaced the DOA drive. The third drive (replacement for DOA) failed about 70% by means of the initial format with quite a few bad sectors and a Smart error. 2 out of three wasn't very good. I've due to the fact returned them for a different brand.
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Overall 4
4.0

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

Onella, pricebat.ca
18 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Rapidly high capacity drive, big cache and five year warranty. Outstanding Western Digital support. 2eggs for this faulty drive. 5 eggs for Newegg & WD support. Replacing 18 month old "full" WD Black 640GB drive. Install as further drive and rapid format. Data transfers k/sec ! Carry out full format overnight. Passed. Transfer rate now ㅛMB/sec. Restore information from House Server overnight. Next day try BU and fails due to new HD Failure.
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