Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001FALS
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Has stood the test of time
Joseph H., Newegg
8 May 2015
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.
Summary: I wish all the things I bought were as reliable as these drives.
Pros: I bought two of these drives five and a half years ago and one of them is showing signs of age, so I'm on this site shopping for a replacement before it fails completely. They've been in use all day nearly every day for all that time performing flawlessly, so I'll be getting WD Black again. My on...
Pros: My two oldest WDCB 1TB drives are approaching their 5th year of service. As in 42,000 hours of 24/7 on demand read and write at any given time service. They are still working well. It is true they aren’t nearly as fast as they once were, nor as quick as their newer versions installed right alongs...
Cons: Well, 2 of these drives have not quit on me after nearly 5 years of 24/7 service, what am I suppose to put here?
Pros: It wasn't as cheap back then, but I'm a HUGE WD (Western Digital) fan. In my opinion they make the best HDD. I bought this HDD back in 2009. It is now 2015 and this HDD is astill alive and kicking hard. I'm actually in the process of building my latest PC build and will be moving this HDD along w...
Summary: Still a great investment, these have held up very well.
Pros: I bought 3 of these back in April of 2010. They've seen daily use in a 3D/video editing/compositing workstation, a whole lot of up time, and still they are going strong with no errors. Run fairly cool.
Cons: Not really a con at this point, but the price on these has shot up (and they've also been replaced with faster 6gb/s models), I believe I paid around 80$ each back in 2010.