Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001FALS
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Fast response, Quick return
Nicholas L., Newegg
14 July 2015
Pros: I needed to return this hard drive shortly after purchasing it, not because of a defect or any other issues, but because i changed my mind on what i needed. So I sent in a return request and newegg and Tech experts got in touch with the next day through email and made the process really quick and...
4307 Power on Counts, 24k+ Power on Hours, Still Good health status
Muhammad M., Newegg
28 June 2015
Summary: I know you can't buy this anymore but I just gotta add on to the praise here. I downloaded Crystaldiskinfo just now because I wanted to see what it said about my Hard drive and man, was i astonished. It's still trucking strong for 6+ years with no signs of stopping anytime soon *knock on wood*.
Pros: Been my only Hard Drive for years now so I don't exactly know what happens when they get better than this.
Summary: I would accept a sponsor if Western Digital would have me. I have owned Seagate, Samsung, Maxtor, HP, IBM, Toshiba, and other drives and no others have lasted nearly as long or reliably. Seagate was a close second until my recent experiences.
Pros: I have been using this drive for 5 years now inside of a Rosewill RX-358 (link below). I must have hit the lottery with this one after reading everyone else's review because with yearly cleanings with canned air I have had 0 problems. I use this as a performance application and media drive. I run...
Cons: The fear instilled in me by other users 1 star reviews?
Summary: I remember way back when, an IBM IDE 8GB hard drive cost around $900, and I had it replaced under warranty 5 times; then an IBM 20GB replaced 3 times. After the 3rd 20GB failure I bought a 37GB Maxtor which gave me zero issues.
Pros: I purchased this hard drive in November 2008, and six and a half years later it is still serving me well with zero issues. Although I've since upgraded to an SSD for my OS drive, this continues to serve me well as a data drive. WD, you have created a great product that has stood the test of time ...
Summary: I bought this when they stopped making Enterprise drives. (They started making them again in 2014). I was concerned, I always pay more for a drive that should last a decade. I've moved this to a backup server.. still running after FIVE YEARS.
Summary: I wish all the things I bought were as reliable as these drives.
Pros: I bought two of these drives five and a half years ago and one of them is showing signs of age, so I'm on this site shopping for a replacement before it fails completely. They've been in use all day nearly every day for all that time performing flawlessly, so I'll be getting WD Black again. My on...
Pros: My two oldest WDCB 1TB drives are approaching their 5th year of service. As in 42,000 hours of 24/7 on demand read and write at any given time service. They are still working well. It is true they aren’t nearly as fast as they once were, nor as quick as their newer versions installed right alongs...
Cons: Well, 2 of these drives have not quit on me after nearly 5 years of 24/7 service, what am I suppose to put here?
Pros: It wasn't as cheap back then, but I'm a HUGE WD (Western Digital) fan. In my opinion they make the best HDD. I bought this HDD back in 2009. It is now 2015 and this HDD is astill alive and kicking hard. I'm actually in the process of building my latest PC build and will be moving this HDD along w...