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.
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...
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...
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.