Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001FALS
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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.
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.
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!!
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.
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?
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.