Pros: This HDD worked great at first. It did run a little hot but not enough to worry me.
Cons: In the last few weeks the drive has started to make a random grinding noise. Sometimes it makes the noise a couple of times a day and other times I won't hear it for a week or so. This could be a one-off problem or it could be endemic to the line. A sample of one is not enough to say. WD does hav...
Cons: Died within 3 months. I began to have issues the past few weeks and today the drive died completely. It is accesible for a short time but windows then shuts off access to it. This drive was filled with a LOT of data for work, school, and game saves. Since it is beyond 30 days I don't think newegg...
Summary: This drive is an awesome hard drive. During the course of usage, I was very impressed with its speed and reliability during most applications. However, it died on me in a short amount of time, but is my first ever Western Digital hard drive failure. Currently sent an RMA...
Pros: -Quick drive, much better performance than blue and green drives -Small form factor -Reliable brand
Cons: -Died on me in less than two months (died two months from the date of purchase actually)
Summary: Had to get the 3rd replacement from WD. Beware the egg 30 day return starts from the purchase date of the ORIGINAL. Does not include replacements. WD did not charge return shipping. Using a laptop drive over 500GB at 7200Rpm judging by reviews from others it seems to be a touch and go situation.
Pros: At least the 3rd one works directly from WD
Cons: Not using it in the laptop as intended. Under test as a desktop drive until it proves itself. Would not trust it as a backup drive at this stage.
Summary: WD product registration and RMA process is one of the easiest, no hassle systems I've used. Pay close attention to drive performance & characteristics. Don't delay in determining a drive failure or you risk losing your data. I suspected mine going downhill when I heard occasional clicks.
Pros: Fast, highest capacity for 7200 RPM drives at this time
Cons: Started having defects a little more than a year after frequent use (slowed down a lot, bad sectors, clicking)
Summary: Bought the drive to install in a 2010 MacBook, which went without a glitch. Worked fine for the first month, then the machine slowed to a crawl, and failed to reboot, spitting I/O errors on the console. Disk Utility and TechTool report volume errors.
Pros: Worked as advertised, good price for the capacity, and no problems with installation.
Cons: Started getting I/O errors after about 5 weeks of use. When I registered the drive with WD they indicate that it's outside the region in which it originally shipped.