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6.8 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Black

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Black

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

SpookyNeo, NCIX.com
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
  • Cons: Pricey
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

NFLD_Mike, NCIX.com
13 January 2014
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Not quiet, despite some reviews claims

Jonathan P., Newegg
9 January 2014
  • Pros: Just plug in the Sata cable and power, ready to go. Supposedly less failure rate than Seagate.
  • Cons: Dec. 2013 it was 50% more expensive than comparable Seagate 2TB. Noise, noise, noise. I cannot believe some reviews say "quiet". I'd love to talk to the person that said, "extremely quiet". I bought this to replace my Hitachi 1TB drive that is 4 years old. To hear the Hitachi drive access I had to lean over so my head is close to my tower case on the floor. This WD FZEX drive I can hear over my stereo speakers unless I'm playing rock music. The only time I can't hear ...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Scaotclysm, NCIX.com
15 September 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Fast, a lot of capacity
  • Cons: Gets hot, loud, bit pricey.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Saberon, NCIX.com
14 May 2013
  • Summary: Excellent drive for storage/programs/OS. Very fast but a bit loud. 5 year warranty is great.
  • Pros: Fast, 5 year warranty
  • Cons: A bit loud
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

ASUSpro, NCIX.com
11 March 2013
  • Summary: Got this for a family friend build. Works well. Got it for the black performance and the 5 years warranty.
  • Pros: works, fast, 5 years warranty
  • Cons: could be cheaper
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

dht, NCIX.com
8 March 2013
  • Summary: Not the fastest but fast 7200 rpm drive, good enough for everyday purpose.
  • Pros: Not as loud as the 1TB black
  • Cons: Price have not as low as pre-flood
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

mark_h, NCIX.com
21 November 2012
  • Summary: I should have a got a smaller capacity but with a long 5 year warranty why not. Used this for a small server. A bit over kill but yeah works like a charm.
  • Pros: Good Price, Oem product no extras that you dont need to get rid of or recycle
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Chris_V, NCIX.com
13 September 2012
  • 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.
  • Pros: Fast, high capacity.
  • Cons: Price is high
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

tyratys, NCIX.com
1 June 2012
  • Summary: Its the third drive i aquire from western digital. None have failed so far and none have been lacking in any way for the purpose they were bought for - video game and media backups.
  • Pros: Reliable, fast (for a 7200 drive)
  • Cons: A bit pricey these days.
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