Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 600 7200RPM 1TB 32MB (WD10EALX)
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Worked once then died.
Roger G. Fleming, Amazon
11 April 2013
Summary: I've been in the computer repair and service business for over 15 years and have never had a component fail this quickly. Normally getting an item like this exchanged by a manufacturer like Western Digital has not been a problem in the past, but recently they have all started making the process nearly impossible in the hopes of making you frustrated and give up. I'm in the process of trying to get this product returned under warranty and it's like pulling teeth!
Summary: Has been running 24/7 since summer 2012 without problems. My only issue with this is that the auto-spindown feature is not a good default setting. It adds wear to the drive, and spin-up consumes a lot of power so WD assumes that this drive will seldom be used for write/read operations. I am using a 3rd party hard drive wake tool to keep the drive from sleeping.
Summary: Now this is a pretty neat Hard Drive, at least for my usage. It's decent and fast, and with 1 TB of storage you'll hardly run out of space :D (unless you store Massive data, then it might not be enough) but 1 TB is enough for me. Western Digital seems to be widely popular among Hard drives so Glad I stuck with it.
Summary: To my knowledge, this drive works as advertised. I tried it as a replacement for my Moxi 3-Tuner DVR. It worked, but the Moxi continued to experience aggravating picture freezes. The Moxi has been known to have problems with some brands of hard drives, so I presume this drive would still be suitable for other eSATA devices.
Summary: I bought this hdd to replace my older seagate 320gb hdd as a boot drive. So far I have no complaints about it. I didn't really notice any speed increase over my previous drive but that isn't why I bought this anyways I purchased it for the capacity. It is a great drive so far and I hope to get many years out of it.
Summary: ...I find the hum of the unit louder than expected. I understood the tradeoff between decibels and performance, but find this to be louder than expected. The unit is all Sata Gen3, but in hindsight I should have opted for either a different vendor or given up some performance for WD's less noisy options.
Summary: If you're a gamer, and stress your components alot, maybe a Blue drive isn't for you. I'll be getting another TB drive, after RMA'ing this one, and i'll use it soley for media. Going to get an SSD or something for my games and such.