Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001FALS
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Expanding a MacPro
Robert Rose, Amazon
15 March 2011
Summary: I wanted to expand a MacPro, and this was perfect. It takes all of 5 minutes to install. Just turn off the MacPro, pull out the next available metal hanger, screw on the drive, and push the hanger back into the case. Close the case, turn on the computer, ignore the warning that the drive isn't right, start Disk Utilities, and erase the drive and let it reformat as a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) drive. Also, I renamed the drive to HD 2. Bingo, works like a charm.
Summary: After reading several poor reviews on the packaging I was hesitant to purchase a Hard Drive from Amazon. But for the price I was willing to take a risk and return the hard drive if needed. However, my product was shipped exceptionally well. Opening the exterior box I found an inner box protected with air bubble. The internal box had two soft plastic feet on each end suspending the hard drive that was wrapped in anti-static packaging.
Summary: Enough of the other reviewers have provided information about ease of use, what comes in the box, how to set them up, and debated the various merits of Western Digitals reliability and customer service that I feel no need to restate my own thoughts and opinions on those matters. I purchased these drives to increase the storage space in my home office media server (Dell PowerEdge, 3.0Ghz HT, 2 GB DDR2 RAM, PCI/e SATA II RAID controller).
Good Drive, comparison to the WD green series and older hdd
J. Lau "everything guy", Amazon
6 September 2009
Summary: First off, I'm your slightly above average computer user. I can build my own computer, but I don't claim to know everything and other techno mumbo jumbo. I usually have to go read on online forums to help me through with some more advanced computer stuff. That said, my WD 250gb drive died on me this past month. It was starting to give me errors and using a program called "Speed Fan", it read the "SMART" data on my hdd and indicated that there were errors in the hdd.
1TB of Raging, Blinding Speed! Improved Packing by Amazon in 2010=Good Thing!
Wavey Davey, Amazon
26 July 2009
Summary: UPDATE August, 2010: I am amending my review for the WD Black 1TB 32MB Cache "Firmware Rev 05.00K05" HD's tonight because I've been quietly buying masses of them from Amazon.com, a total of 60+ of them through my account and my company account since I wrote this review, into August 2010, and the packaging at Amazon.com has improved 100% in the past year, so much so that all recent HD's have been sent in new, clean, strong HD-specific boxes with "T-Mount Fittings" for HD...
Summary: This is a great hard drive, with good speeds, size, noise and heat. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for some great storage. I actually used it to replace the system drive in my Mac G5, and it's great! However I returned the drive shipped to me by Amazon because of the poor packaging, and spent an extra $20 to buy it a BestBuy so it would be in retail packaging. The extra money was worth it to me to ensure that it wasn't beat up in shipping.
Summary: I purchased two of these drives and have been using them for about a week now. Incredibly fast and running much cooler than I thought (30-34 degrees C). How can you go wrong with a 1 TB drive for less than $100. As long as the reliability is there, this is probably the best buy on the whole hard drive market.
Summary: This is a sensational drive. It is FAST, and it is quiet. It came very well packaged (in spite of what some of the other reviewers have noted) so that it could not have sustained any damage during shipment. The shipping from Amazon was (as always) unbelievably fast. I used this drive to replace my old boot drive, so I put it in the computer and then installed Windows Vista 64-bit on it without any difficulties.
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS Hard Drive
18 May 2009
Summary: this drive is fast and should be very reliable (WD warranty is 5 years)- I like the fact it has bearing at both end and uloads the heads - nice and not to forget it's one TB - I hope WD comes out with 2TB Black drive - they do have the green 2 TB but it's only 5400RPM