Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1000FYPS
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When it works!
Robert Stone, Amazon
17 September 2009
Summary: First drive failed Diagnostics. Second drive from WDC, not the Vendor, was DOA (Drive was referbished, and just off the (re)assembly line. If you yell loud enough, WDC will swap out a NEW one not another referb. As they say, Third time is a charm. Works great, saves power.
Summary: I bought one of these for my HTPC, which seems like a perfect use for it. The drive offers a balance between performance and power consumption, plus it is very quiet. You should know that this drive is not intended to be as fast as a true 7200rpm drive; power savings and quieter operation result...
Summary: Bought three of these and threw them into a hotswap backplane with another 500 i had laying around. Set them up in a Raid 5 with 1 hot spare. I'm not sure if i am realizing the energy saving benefits of the variable RPM's on this drive.
Pros: I have 4 in a raid 5 setup I bought at the same time. They work great, although slightly slower than 6 500gb in raid 5.... obviously.... With a high end raid card and some sort of striping\raid5 no concernable performance issues, at least not on a desktop with only medium I\O
Summary: I've had much better luck with the older WD "Green" RE drives, but thought that since these were destined for a RAID setup, the TLEP or whatever would be beneficial.
Pros: none for these two
Cons: Both drives were unresponsive. I've had much better luck with the older WD "Green" RE drives, but thought that since these were destined for a RAID setup, the TLEP or whatever would be beneficial.
Summary: I've purchased one drive every 3 months (so each is probably from a separate manufacturing batch), and they've all been totally reliable for me. I imagine that other negative reviews are not the norm.
Pros: I own four of these and they run wonderfully. Quiet, cool, and reliable. 5yr warranty.
Summary: If you're looking for security, stay away from this thing...nothing but bad news.
Pros: Tons of storage, "green", not much else...
Cons: After setting up my new box, I was sad to discover that my computer had frozen while installing Norton 360. I booted back up only to find a Vista error. After about a day of investigating (was concerned that it might be my mobo not recognizing SATA) I found that THIS drive had died and caused the...