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Western Digital Caviar Black
6.4 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Black

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black

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Overall 6
6.0

slow

Magomed M., Newegg
28 November 2014
  • Pros: own it for more then 3 years still works well and quiet
  • Cons: kinda slow and my system didnt like it. always liked Seagate
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Overall 6
6.0

Noisy but OK 2TB HD

George G. Stillwell, Amazon
5 December 2013
  • Summary: Installed in iMac 27 inch mid 2010 model. This drive is very noisy (clunky). Runs hot in this iMac as the fan kicks up on high after about ten or fifteen minutes and stays there until computer goes to sleep for about 10 minutes. Does seem to function OK though.
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Overall 6
6.0

Better than competition...

Toda, Amazon
21 November 2013
  • Summary: I have two WDs in my new system. They seem to work well, but extremely noisy. There are times during the read write process they sound like they are coming out of the case. They are a lot better than the other popular brand I was using before...so far no HD failures. Crossing fingers due to noise.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's ok Good thing for long warrenty

Troy Beck, Amazon
25 June 2013
  • Summary: installed and drive ran silent for 2 day now is making a ton of noise, and until it dies WD will do nothing, Heard this noise before i am sure will die soon, Too bad can store stuff waiting for this thing to die
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Overall 6
6.0

It failed on me after 10 months but WD gave me a new one.

Adrenaline, Amazon
8 February 2013
  • Summary: I mean yeah it's great. 7200 rpms, not loud at all. Only problem is it failed on me so I had to use my warranty to get a new one which WD provided free of charge. Luckily I didn't lose any important files.
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Overall 6
6.0

WD 500 Gb Black Cavier

Amazon Customer, Amazon
1 December 2012
  • Summary: Was excited to get this HD with 32 MB cache, etc. Plugged it in and it was not recognized. I have an i7 intel 16 Gb ram Win 7 Home So plugged it into an external case and put it on a different computer, it recognized it but would not format it. Put it back to my i7 and it would not find it again.
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Overall 6
6.0

okay but supper slow

greenman "greenman", Amazon
31 August 2012
  • Summary: Not much to else say. It works fine if used sporadically. It is just super slow to wake up. Maybe I need to invest in USB 3 interface.
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Overall 6
6.0

WD Black 1 TB SATA II Retail

Clint, Amazon
16 April 2012
  • Summary: Arrived on time. I don't see any difference in the Retail compared to OEM. I thought the retail came with CD, Manual and Cables, Wrong. Only thing in box was Drive. Had to buy data cable. Works OK, but noisy.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad Sectors...

Austin G., Newegg
28 February 2012
  • Summary: I hate shopping for hard drives...
  • Pros: The size was there.
  • Cons: Ran HDTune upon arrival and it found no bad sectors. Installed Windows 7 and began to install updates and applications. Upon restart, was prompted for a chkdsk and the result was 12kb moved to Bad Sectors. Ran HDTune again and found numerous bad sectors.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fast Storage

Michael S., Newegg
26 February 2012
  • Summary: I was going to pair 2 of these in RAID 0 with an Intel 510 Elmcrest 120gb SSD but unfortunately one of them arrived DOA. Awaiting the replacement from Newegg, I will update my review when I get the new drive and get these guys RAID'd up.
  • Pros: *Fast *Lots of space
  • Cons: *Ordered 2, one was DOA. see other thoughts. *not exactly what I would call quiet, but these are performance drives afterall. In most high performance builds other noises like fans will drown out the sound of these hard drives. Still way quieter than the drives of the late 90s.
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