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Western Digital WD1001FALS
6.0 out of 10

Western Digital WD1001FALS

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Overall 10

Has stood the test of time

Joseph H., Newegg
8 May 2015
  • 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 ...
  • Cons: Absolutely none.
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Overall 10

Still working

Robert M., Newegg
22 April 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: Still working, 5 years later
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 4

User Review

Merry H., Newegg
12 April 2015
  • Pros: Lots of space
  • Cons: Died right when the warranty was over
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Overall 10

Still Running

Pierre B., Newegg
21 March 2015
Overall 10


Arthur L., Newegg
10 March 2015
  • 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...
  • Cons: They don't install themselves on command.
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Overall 10

Solid workhorse

Michael M., Newegg
8 March 2015
  • 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?
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Overall 10

Bought in 2009, Still Alive And Kicking!

Jose B., Newegg
7 March 2015
  • 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...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8

Failed with 2 months left on warranty

Charles K., Newegg
20 February 2015
  • Summary: Keep your receipt and the box. It may sit on the shelf for 5 years, but it will come in handy when you need to send it in for RMA if it's still under warranty. Also, I've been able to salvage 100% of my data by booting a Live Linux cd and running disk recovery tools.
  • Pros: I only buy WD Black drives now, because every one I have owned (maybe 6-7) have lasted almost EXACTLY 5 years. These will last. When you do need to send it in for RMA, assuming it's still under warranty, the process is painless and there are never any questions asked. Replacement comes quickly, u...
  • Cons: Not really a con since all mechanical drives eventually fail, but every one I've had fails within 3-4 months of the 5 year warranty period. Sometimes before the warranty expires, sometimes afterwards. It's astonishing how accurately these have been engineered to fail at the 5 year mark. That said...
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Overall 2

Just under the warranty

Ruben M., Newegg
31 January 2015
  • Pros: It worked ok while it worked for 5 years, but now that I need the warranty the time is up.
  • Cons: Broke down right after the warranty has expired. I am stuck needing to get a new one. :(
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Overall 10

Still Running!

Farhan S., Newegg
26 November 2014
  • Summary: Was an internal drive for half its life, then I retired a PC and use this in an external USB 3 dock, and works great.
  • Pros: Had this drive about 5 years now, and its still running! knock on wood.
  • Cons: none
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