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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

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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

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 they send is better.
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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

Drive died after only a year and a half! Western Digital no longer creates quality products as it used to.

Larry, Amazon
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.
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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 (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.
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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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Overall 4
4.0

DIED AFTER 15 Months

Paul B., Newegg
3 August 2012
  • 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.
  • Cons: died after 15 months
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