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Western Digital WD1001FALS
5.7 out of 10

Western Digital WD1001FALS

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001FALS

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Overall 8
8.0

Finally Dead (almost 6 years)

Megan P., Newegg
16 November 2015
  • Pros: *Lasted almost 6 years of what I would call hard use, I personally thought it would last longer than 6 but I cant complain too much I suppose
  • Cons: *Lasted almost 6 years *By the time SMART threw up a warning on the drives life ending some of the files were already too corrupted to move over to another drive
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Overall 8
8.0

Failed with 2 months left on warranty

Charles K., Newegg
20 February 2015
  • Summary: Keep your receipt and the box. It may sit on the shelf for 5 years, but it will come in handy when you need to send it in for RMA if it's still under warranty. Also, I've been able to salvage 100% of my data by booting a Live Linux cd and running disk recovery tools.
  • Pros: I only buy WD Black drives now, because every one I have owned (maybe 6-7) have lasted almost EXACTLY 5 years. These will last. When you do need to send it in for RMA, assuming it's still under warranty, the process is painless and there are never any questions asked. Replacement comes quickly, u...
  • Cons: Not really a con since all mechanical drives eventually fail, but every one I've had fails within 3-4 months of the 5 year warranty period. Sometimes before the warranty expires, sometimes afterwards. It's astonishing how accurately these have been engineered to fail at the 5 year mark. That said...
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Overall 8
8.0

Bought in '09

Lee B., Newegg
17 October 2013
  • Summary: Honestly if I get 4 years out of a part the way I use it, and it dies gracefully (with warning) Then I have no major complaints. Got all data I needed off and as far as I know would work if I turned on old computer anyway.
  • Pros: Pretty solid drive, been in a computer since early 09. Bought two fo them for two different systems.
  • Cons: One has began to throw errors, built new rig
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Overall 8
8.0

Typical perfection

Brian F., Newegg
27 December 2012
  • Pros: Performs as advertised. 1 terabyte for a hundred bucks is almost otherworldly. I see the price has come up in the almost three years since I bought it. It's a tad bit loud, but then it *is* a Caviar Black, which is about performance over ergonomics.
  • Cons: It's not an SSD :-) Even so, if it was as quiet as my old Samsung, I'd put it at five stars, easy.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Hugo G., Newegg
27 October 2012
  • Summary: I have a HD cooler case on this one. I don't know how much of a difference that's making.
  • Pros: Fantastic. I've owned mine since 7/18/2009 as a media holder and I haven't had a problem yet.
  • Cons: It came with 919MB, which is expected, but I wished it wasn't the case.
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Overall 8
8.0

Bad but Good

Jerry S., Newegg
10 October 2012
  • Summary: Western Digital really supports their customers.
  • Pros: Best warranty and return policy in the business as well as great tech support. If you are going to have a hard drive failure (and you will someday) you are better off with the Western Digital warranty that is longer than any other warranty. They also don't give you a hassle if you have a problem....
  • Cons: I have had two WD drives fail in the past 5 years. The great thing is they have a 5 year warranty and replace them quickly at no charge. Make sure to register your drives on their website although that isn't necessary it makes the exchange very easy. My 1 TB drive is showing signs of failing. I r...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Drive

Mark H., Newegg
2 June 2012
  • Pros: Stays cool and quiet. Quality drive.
  • Cons: Price still needs to come down on harddrives.
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Overall 8
8.0

meh

Richard G., Newegg
3 May 2012
  • Summary: Dual processors and stuff can't make those platters go any faster.
  • Pros: It's a 7200 RPM hard drive with a 1TB capacity
  • Cons: It's just another 7200 RPM hard drive, nothing special. And it is $35 more than when I bought it back in February of 2010
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Overall 8
8.0

Works

Josh T., Newegg
22 April 2012
  • Pros: Larger then I needed, but the extra space has been useful for playing with multi boot configs. Loading times seem abit faster then my last drive.
  • Cons: so far none
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Overall 8
8.0

Adequately Packaged for an OEM Drive

Earl Johnson "Hellooo", Amazon
16 July 2010
  • Summary: Alright - took a chance and ordered the 1TB drive. WD has a long history of making some of the better HDDs in the industry. This review will attempt to address some of the negative issues presenting by other reviewers.
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