Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black
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3 February 2014
Summary: I bought 2 of these drives back in 2010. Well, the SATA2 versions to be honest. At first, I bought them to create a RAID1 volume on my motherboard, but the RAID software was so glitchy that I decided to drop the ball on RAID1. About 1 1/2 year after I bought them, one of the drive was having bad sectors issues. Because these drives are 5 years warranty, I contacted WD and got my RMA very quickly.
Pros: Very good performances, Quiet, 5 years warranty
Summary: My third WD drive, and the first to have any issues. NCIX processed RMA quickly and a new drive is on the way back to me. Malfunctions, and DOA items happen so I'm not to concerned about it. Overall, I've a very happy WD customer! I do not expect any problems with the new drive, but I'll update accordingly once I've used it.
Pros: Wasn't DOA but unfortunately wasn't working properly
Cons: Drive had many bad sectors, so it was RMA back to NCIX
Summary: I've been using WD Black drives quite a bit in the last couple of years. Never have any issues with them, seem to be good strong and fast drives. I have 3X500 GB WD Black's in my machine now and wanted to just use one 2 TB instead. While transferring files off of my old drives and on to the 2TB using an external drive bay (eSATA), I noticed the 2 TB Black got pretty hot. Also this drive is fairly loud when being accessed.
Summary: Does exactly what I want it to- store and run all my games. Got it to lessen the burdon on a Seagate 2TB which was nearly full. The price is a little high, but hard drives aren't something that should be skimped on. Always been a fan of the Western Digital drives, and have never had one crash... yet.