Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001FALS
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Christopher K., Newegg
29 August 2015
Summary: HDD purchases always make me nervous but I haven't had a DOA drive with WD yet!
Pros: I have 3 of these drives chugging away in my desktop tower--two of them from January 2009, one from January 2010--and they're still going strong without issue. They take everything I can throw at them from tens of thousands of songs/videos/photos and dozens of games to Photoshop and Maya projects...
Cons: A teensy bit of noise? I'm struggling to think of any cons but even with 3 of these in one tower my (8) case fans are generally louder than the drives themselves.
Pros: I needed to return this hard drive shortly after purchasing it, not because of a defect or any other issues, but because i changed my mind on what i needed. So I sent in a return request and newegg and Tech experts got in touch with the next day through email and made the process really quick and...
4307 Power on Counts, 24k+ Power on Hours, Still Good health status
Muhammad M., Newegg
28 June 2015
Summary: I know you can't buy this anymore but I just gotta add on to the praise here. I downloaded Crystaldiskinfo just now because I wanted to see what it said about my Hard drive and man, was i astonished. It's still trucking strong for 6+ years with no signs of stopping anytime soon *knock on wood*.
Pros: Been my only Hard Drive for years now so I don't exactly know what happens when they get better than this.
Summary: I would accept a sponsor if Western Digital would have me. I have owned Seagate, Samsung, Maxtor, HP, IBM, Toshiba, and other drives and no others have lasted nearly as long or reliably. Seagate was a close second until my recent experiences.
Pros: I have been using this drive for 5 years now inside of a Rosewill RX-358 (link below). I must have hit the lottery with this one after reading everyone else's review because with yearly cleanings with canned air I have had 0 problems. I use this as a performance application and media drive. I run...
Cons: The fear instilled in me by other users 1 star reviews?
Summary: I remember way back when, an IBM IDE 8GB hard drive cost around $900, and I had it replaced under warranty 5 times; then an IBM 20GB replaced 3 times. After the 3rd 20GB failure I bought a 37GB Maxtor which gave me zero issues.
Pros: I purchased this hard drive in November 2008, and six and a half years later it is still serving me well with zero issues. Although I've since upgraded to an SSD for my OS drive, this continues to serve me well as a data drive. WD, you have created a great product that has stood the test of time ...
Summary: I bought this when they stopped making Enterprise drives. (They started making them again in 2014). I was concerned, I always pay more for a drive that should last a decade. I've moved this to a backup server.. still running after FIVE YEARS.