Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
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My customer isn't happy he's lost the last two weeks of business data
JOHNNY AUMAN, Amazon
31 December 2014
Summary: I bought this hard-drive in August of 2013 and it's dead as of December 31st of 2014. My customer isn't happy he's lost the last two weeks of business data. It isn't my fault at least because for a business computer I would recommend backing up business stuff daily. I do think that these things should last more than a little over a year so I do not recommend purchasing this drive.
Summary: This drive works just like the original, which it is (just 10 years later). I have saved several legacy computers by doing a bit-copy of the entire original hard drive onto these. New, the speed enhancement is startling and they will last another 10 years I suspect.
Summary: I bought this drive about five years ago and forgot to review it! Well, it's still running great -no issues. I do test and scan drives every three months or so, and I backup monthly to a portable drive. So this drive has done very well for five years now. (I'll probably swap it out soon for a larger drive, and use this one for archiving.) I like Western Digital...
Summary: In total I have used 27 Western Digital drives in the past 14 years. Usually I turn them on in the morning and off late at night. I have worked at programming computers in Machine Language and at using, owning and maintaining hard drives since 1968. In my experience with PC hard drives starting in 1984 the Western Digital 320 Gb PATA 3.5 inch Hard drive is the best I have ever used. I have run them on a Promise PCI FastTrak 100TX2 RAID-1 controller since 1999.
Summary: A good hard drive for the cost. As I have experienced with Western Digital Hard Drives, they install easily and are ready to go right out of the box. Has really good access time, and I have yet to have had a "bad" hard drive.