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Western Digital WD1001FALS
6.0 out of 10

Western Digital WD1001FALS

WD Caviar Black drives combine a high performance electronics ar Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001FALS

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Overall 2
2.0

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 2
2.0

Died 3 months later

Andrew A., Newegg
3 July 2013
  • Summary: This was shipped to me as a replacement for an older 750GB Caviar Black that had died after several years of usage. This one died after only 3 months. Thank goodness for RAID 10!
  • Pros: Ran fast enough
  • Cons: Died after 3 months normal use
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Overall 2
2.0

Look elsewhere

Amanda H., Newegg
31 May 2013
  • Summary: This hard drive took a downward turn after simply copying/pasting photos from an SD card onto it. It froze up and every time I tried to start my computer, it needed to run Check Disk. Every single time.
  • Pros: Nothing
  • Cons: Died about a year after purchasing it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

JEFF S., Newegg
20 September 2012
  • Summary: don't purchase Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: worked for only 7 month not happy
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Elden L., Newegg
4 June 2012
  • Summary: Won't buy anything like this from online stores again.
  • Pros: Looks good
  • Cons: Arrived DOA, did not contain any space according to BIOS
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not use for RAID!

Debra S., Newegg
28 May 2012
  • Summary: Good as a single drive, garbage for any sort of RAID
  • Pros: Cheap for the capacity you get, reliable individually
  • Cons: Not RAID-friendly! I have four of these set up in a RAID10 array and I've had two fail out of the array in the past month. Time Limited Error Recovery (TLER) would prevent this from happening, but WD has disabled TLER on their newer Caviar Black drives, instead enabling them on their more expensi...
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed after 6 months

CHARLES P., Newegg
8 May 2012
  • Pros: Good price, Good HD size.
  • Cons: Failed after only 6 months of use. sending in for RMA with WD. will receive another in a few weeks. Hope fully this new one will last longer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died within 8 days

Steve D., Newegg
24 April 2012
  • Summary: Hoping that WD's support comes thru for me and replaces this drive - it does have a 5 yr warranty after all.
  • Pros: Have 2 other WD Caviar Black drives and have been very pleased with them. Great value from Newegg on this 1TB drive.
  • Cons: Not really much else to say - it died within 8 days of installing it.
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Overall 2
2.0

3 DOA's, NOT impressed!

Anonymous, Newegg
1 April 2012
  • Summary: As far as my experience goes with WD if the new drive doesn't work I fear this will be my last WD purchase for my servers/game machines. My old Samsung drives lasted at least 3 years but were 750GB.
  • Pros: Never had the chance to test.
  • Cons: 1st drive windows wouldn't install pass the setup of the registries. 2nd drive installed fine but took 6 days to run updates. 3rd drive installed fine, updates did okay.. Froze on multifile downloads. All drives had bad sectors and I'm getting it refunded and purchasing a 1.5TB WD CB. Hope the up...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not for RAID if manufactured after 1/1/10

so227, Amazon
4 April 2010
  • Summary: If you happen to buy one of these drives made in 2010+, WD has modified the firmware to prohibit the use of TLER (time-limited error recovery) software necessary to use these drives in typical RAID configurations. Why? So WD can sell you their RE3+ (Raid Enabled) drives that typically cost 50% more.
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