Summary: The drive itself is great and works well. The only thing I knock off a point for is that it didn't come with a SATA cable or any other documentation. It was just the sealed drive in a box. Installation was quick and easy and took me a couple hours for Windows to format it for use. I pretty much use it for backing up media (mp3,video,pictures) but it has plenty of space and seems quite fast.
Summary: The first one worked but was EXTREMELY slow. I tried a full format but stopped it after 8 hours and only 20% progress. I returned it and got a second copy which formatted quickly (for a 1 TB drive) and has worked fine.
Summary: I bought this to replace a TB Baracuda 7200.11 that was freezing and slowing my system down due to overheating. This drive never goes above 35 C and is very quick.
Pros: I've had this drive for a few days and it is great. 12ms access time. Throughput very fast at the beginning of the drive (100-120 mb/sec range), but drops off to 60-70 toward the end. Feels very responsive and is more stable than my 7200.11. I'm glad WD finally went to 32mb cache.
Cons: Same is true of most HDDs, but I wish the dropoff in speed at the end of the drive wasn't so dramatic.
Summary: Bought two as an upgrade for an original MacPro. Installed in seconds (that's more down to Apple than WD) as a RAID1 pair. Working well. Speedy and quiet. I've not done any benchmarks - it's quicker and bigger than the previous drives and the price is keen enough so someone else will have to obsess about the milliseconds.
Summary: Seems really fast on a new Windows 7 Ultimate installation (but don't all new installs seem fast?). On My PC gives a "Disk transfer rate" of 5.9. It's quiet too. I try to be "green" wherever possible, but this Black version must be greener than running 3 smaller drives. Can't give 5 stars, as 4 weeks use doesn't give much indication of long term reliability, all I can say, is so far, I'm pleased with my purchase.
quality product but question the dual core feature
F. Byrne, Amazon
29 August 2009
Summary: It is a good quality product and so far after a few weeks operation no problems. At least this hard drive arrived in good packaging against any shock. The only query I have is the dual core processor, I was hoping for a little bit more performance wise. There seems to me to be no significant difference in having this dual core feature on the drive compared to single core processor. The sata2 data rate is already set to 1.5 - 3G.
Excerpt: Muy buenas compañeros de Ciao, he vuelvo para hablaros de un disco duro de la marca Western Digital que actualmente se encuentra entre las marcas lideres del mercado en discos duros. Es WD Black es un disco duro interno por lo que tiene que estar por narices en el interior de nuestro ordenador de sobremesa en este caso. Tiene una capacidad de 1 TB por lo que me sobra prácticamente espacio para poder guardar todos mis archivos, fotos, películas o programas.