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6.3 out of 10

Western Digital WD1001FALS

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

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Overall 6
6.0

MAY CAUSE PROBLEM FOR SOME RAID ARRAY

Stockstradr "Stockstradr", Amazon
15 January 2010
  • Summary: WARNING: in certain RAID configurations these WD desktop series drives will frequently get flagged FAILED due to Western Digital - specific issue with TLER setting causing conflict as to whether error handling should be undertaken by the hard drive or by the RAID controller. Please parse search string "TLER" on Wikipedia for more information.
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Overall 6
6.0

Western Digital 5 stars, Amazom shipping 0 stars

George Strother, Amazon
29 August 2009
  • 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 protection, with just a sheet of NOVUS Inflatable Plastic Packaging lying on top of the drive as protection from shock damage in transit.
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Overall 6
6.0

No packing material on a hard drive??

D. Williams "- Techno Geek", Amazon
27 July 2009
  • 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. The drive arrived with two deflated strips of plastic. Even if they were fully inflated I would not be happy with the packing at all, not nearly enough.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works but packaging was horrendous

Deal Man, Amazon
26 July 2009
  • Summary: The drive was not secure in the shipping box; I could feel the drive sliding around before opening the box. When I opened the sealed antistatic bag, I noticed the moisture gel pack had broken because beads were falling out of the bag. The worst part of it was when I pulled the hard drive out of the bag and turned the drive upside down, a couple of beads came out of the drive. I had 2 choices at this time, send it back or install it and see if it works.
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Overall 6
6.0

Greate Driver working... TERRIBLE PACKAGING

Eduardo Trevino S, Amazon
15 July 2009
  • Summary: I recevie the drive last week instaled and so far is working very good. The problem i found is that i recevie it on a box with bubble wrap on it, this is a 100 usd drive so i dont think this is the correct way to ship it. thanks anyway amazon!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Not quiet and terrible packing

Christopher R. Dudzinski "Chris", Amazon
4 June 2009
  • Summary: The drive was horribly packed in between 2 sheets of bubble wrap. It slid to the side of the box making direct contact with the cardboard thus no protection. I dont know if it was damaged but it makes a lot more noise than previous drive. I can hear the clicking as the drive is running. Those whom gave it a silent review can you hear the processing clicking?
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Overall 6
6.0

WD HD review

Mr. R. A. Williams, Amazon
23 December 2009
  • Summary: Documentation not very good - instructions appeared to be photocopies and one page was missing - could be a problem for a newby. Only two mounting screws came with unit - thankfully I had spares. Quite fiddly to install SATA cable into back of drive unit. Quite fiddly to locate drive unit into chasis - but that might be beacuse I have other HD and DVD dives, with their cables, in adjacent bays.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

t0n-e, Yandex
1 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Поверил, что винт тихий, а оказалось что это не совсем так. Работает громче, чем Seagate ST31000340NS и тише, чем Western Digital WD5000AAKS. В общем, не сказать, что он гудит совсем уж громко, но всё равно напрягает. Впрочем, может дело ещё и в том, что мой системник стоит рядом на столе, а не убран под стол.
  • Pros: Объёмный.
  • Cons: Шумноват. Без охлаждения перегревается через несколько часов (даже когда стоит один и в открытом корпусе).
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Germang85, Yandex
27 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Это еще не показатель надежности, но так, для информации.
  • Pros: Шустрый, но не Spinpoint
  • Cons: Не согласен с отзывами по поводу температуры, в компе 3 жестких по 1ТБ Samsung, Hitachi и он. WD самый жаркий - 42 без обдува, этим летом было до 52!!! без обдува. С обдувом 36 мин. Датчик не врет, на руку тепло чувствуется. Самсунг - 30 с обдувом хитачи - 34 без обдува рядом с печкой ати 4890.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Yandex
24 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Поставил его в iMac 7.1 mid 2007. Греется до 51 градуса - нормально для конструкции мака. Но! шум просто жуть. Предыдущий родной диск максимум шумел до 28 дБ, но разница всего в 5 дБ не дает нормально работать с фотками по ночам. Владельцам маков советую присмотреться к более тихим аналогам. Владельцам PC, думаю, будет все равно.
  • Pros: Ничего нового по сравнению с другими отзывами - большой и шустрый.
  • Cons: Шум. Точнее хруст. Я как-то проглядел в характеристиках, что шумит до 33 дБ.
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