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: 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 they send is better.
Drive died after only a year and a half! Western Digital no longer creates quality products as it used to.
29 January 2013
Summary: I have owned and used Western Digital drives for many years. I had one WD 200GB Caviar Black drive (not this one I'm writing about) that lasted nearly 10 years without one issue. It died yesterday. But, this 'brand new' 500GB SATA drive didn't even last 2 years! It died suddenly. It seems to me that Western Digital has decided to cut their costs by cutting the quality of the internal components and the quality of their testing.
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 (guess what? - NOPE). In fact, all you get is the same hard disk you can get for twenty bucks less - on Amazon - in a prettier box - and four mounting screws.
Summary: The replacement process at WD is nice not too much of a headache. Glad the warranty is what it is! On top of that I have a total of: 4 black 2TB drives- no issues at all working 24/7 for over a year! 4 black 1 TB drives- 1 drive received from New egg DOA 3 times in a row. I finally sent back to WD and I hope the 4th will be good. So far on that single drive I have spent close to 60$ on return shipping and that hurts!
Pros: worked for 15 months used for the OS drive and while working was a very good drive. All said I have had decent luck with WD drives.