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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 6
6.0

bought in 2009

marcus a., Newegg
23 July 2013
  • Summary: Windows installed and running for almost 4 years. Many many formats, installs, partitions created\deleted. Should last forever not just 3-4 years.
  • Pros: 1TB. 7200rpm.
  • Cons: Died.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ouch

Charles C., Newegg
8 January 2013
  • Summary: I want a refund for the dead unit.
  • Pros: None on the dead drive
  • Cons: I bought two of these. One died after 2 months, dead as a doornail.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good

Timur A., Newegg
19 December 2012
Overall 6
6.0

Not for RAID!

allan m., Newegg
23 August 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great short term use hard drive

David B., Newegg
29 July 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not the HD I bought!

Maniquzzaman K., Newegg
6 June 2012
  • 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!
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Overall 6
6.0

DOA

Douglas N., Newegg
16 May 2012
  • Pros: Have had great success with this drive, however this one was DOA
  • Cons: DOA
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Overall 6
6.0

Reliable but...

NUR J., Newegg
27 March 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Seems ok so far...

O. Greene, Amazon
1 April 2011
  • Summary: I've only had this drive a month or so, so obviously I can't speak to long-term reliability or anything. Speed seems fine, but not awesome (really 7200PM is what most desktop drives were up until the "smartpower/intellipower" stuff came along, so this shouldn't surprise me).
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Overall 6
6.0

Pricing on Caviar Black too good to be true for a reason....

Matthew Marlowe, Amazon
8 March 2011
  • Summary: 2TB capacity, large cache, high performance, for under $200...actually almost $150 these days? Hard to believe. I gave it a try and bought 2 of them. They seemed good for 2-3 months, then I started to get SMART monitoring errors..
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