Summary: I think they still make these due to legendary reliability for a consumer drive. Unless you want HGST or something even better, can't beat these things.
Pros: Unbelievable reliability from consumer drive. I've been running these over several different raid arrays for 8 years. Still only lost one ever. Probably going to replace soon though because they are EIGHT YEARS OLD!
Cons: Price for the size and speed are a little lacking. Especially amongst the newest drives. This thing hasn't changed in 8 years and is still over $100.
Summary: Can't go wrong with these. 'cept now I only buy the 4TB versions.(Mostly Western Digital 1.5 TB WD Black SATA III 7200... for BU) I think I have purchased about ten WD Black in the last 8 years.
WD drives are have great reliability and the black ones come with a great ...
18 November 2015
Summary: I bought this for my PC several years ago and it's still running strong. WD drives are have great reliability and the black ones come with a great warranty. You won't be disappointing if you purchase one of these.