Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1000DHTZ
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Kregg M., Newegg
21 May 2014
Summary: Fastest HDD's money can buy with WD dependability. I have a WD Black 2TB in my PC and this thing smokes it. Using the Raptor in my home server build for the OS with 4 WD Red 2TB HDD's in RAID.
Summary: this is definitely a nice hard drive but this one will run a little warm during the summer months. I suggest to get a hard drive cooling fan to give some extra cooling
Pros: this is a really nice hard drive. previously bought a 500gb but wanted more space so I bout the 1tb. fast reliable also you download the acronis wd version from western digital use to store back ups to a external hard drive.
Summary: If your looking for lots of storage, Enterprise Quality(5 year warranty), solid performance -all at a much better cost than expensive SSD's, I would go with this drive. Cost per G/B the 1TB velociraptor wins hands down over SSD. HD is also very very quiet-makes virtually no noise, though other reviews claim it chirps and spins audibly-mine is virtually silent.
Pros: Solid Preformance, reliable. Low cost per G/B
Summary: Not until after I received this hard drive did I realize it isn't really a 2.5inch drive. It is inside of a special heatsink that fits in 3.5 inch bays, however it voids the warranty if you remove the hard drive from the heatsink. Also, the hard drive requires the heatsink to avoid premature failure.
Summary: Noise is not a concern, so no comments. Heat is not a concern, I have these in a server grade case with plenty of moving air. Using an Adaptec 6805 RAID card - sketchy documentation, and terrible software tools, but the card works great. I have the optional battery / cache module, a big benefit. Even running full production with the failed drive down, no one noticed or cared the drive was gone except for about 60 seconds pause when the drive finally failed.
Pros: Very fast. I have 6 in a RAID 10 array being pounded on two shifts, six days. Plus daily backups, and a full backup on weekends. These drives are almost always in use. They keep up to the demand great.
Cons: One drive recently failed in the array after just under 1 year. Warranty, awaiting a so far sluggish RMA response to get it replaced. I bought this one drive next day shipped to get a replacement quickly. Even so, I still gave 5 eggs due to the high peformance experienced.