Pros: As suggested in an earlier review that you need to turn TLER on.you cannot. There used to be a firmware tweak for WD drives,but they pulled it from their site. If you want anything past RAID 1,you need to by the RE line.
Cons: Kind of overpriced considering the competition.
Summary: WD is generally good for normal use, but in my experience fail under constant sustained workload: Normally experience issues or failure after about 4 years in a standard 'simple disk' config but, as stated above, only last a year or two in a dynamic drive format.
Pros: Good read and write speeds.
Cons: Unreliable for long term use. This HDD was in a RAID 0 config and worked great for the first year. Then the RAID failed; ran chkdsk /r on both drives. Some bad sectors were found but drives still seemed useable. Configured in RAID 1 and unsync issues appeared within three months. Attempting to re...
Summary: My low stars review is not entirely for the product itself, but for NewEgg for mis-representating the actual item. Made in Thailand and made in M'Sia arent the same! It's like made in Japan vs. China.
Pros: It's a Caviar Black high-end series, should be positive.
Cons: I wouldn't know as I haven't used it yet! PRODUCT PICTURED IN NEWEGG IS MADE IN THAILAND, BUT RECEIVED ONE THAT'S MADE IN MALAYASIA - NOT THE SAME!
Summary: Right now I'm contemplating if I want to buy one more for my new SS 16-cam.
Pros: I own 2 of these. One has been running 24/7 for the past couple of years in a 8-camera surveillance system and the other in my everyday PC holding my libraries.
Cons: In the SS, the system is less responsive after installing this drive compared to the 5 year old Seagate ES it replaced (by the way the ES is still kickin' since '03). In the PC, it takes a couple of seconds to wake up when idle for a while...my other drives are much faster. Price...I know the eco...
Summary: I ordered 4 WD 1TB Black Caviar drives for an internal RAID 0. These are great drives with great speed. Amazon packaging for shipment is approaching criminal negligence. Each drive, in it's sliver antistatic bag, is dropped into an individual cardboard box that is much too big to give any support or...
Summary: In all fairness this isn't a problem with the WD (although I did have two WD fail on me within one month), it's a problem with Amazon's shipping. Haven't had a problem with items that Amazon has shipped (but I have with external vendors) but this package was ridiculous.