Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001FALS
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"Very Reliable and Durable SATA HDD. Recommended!"
15 December 2011
Pros: I had this hard drive since 2009. I constantly save huge data files, average of 2GB. This hard drive has performed flawlessly with my custom build PC. I constantly use my computer system to do some heavy duty stuff for hours on end.
Cons: After three years constant use, the drive crashed, as of 12/14/2011 Overall it performed very well. RIP HDD and my DATA!! You will be missed!
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
Summary: This was a great buy the installation and formatting was a snap, just do not buy the SATA one side right angle connector what you need is 18" both side straight, this will eliminate take trip to the store and waste of resources.
Summary: Worked well in my Mac. I installed this, formatted it (couple of hours) and backed up my original drive onto it. Then removed the original, swapped in the Terabyte, and have had no trouble at all. Love the 5 yr warranty.
Summary: I always buy WD and have yet to be disappointed. I used this drive to upgrade my external storage. I had a 250gig drive in a Max4 enclosure. I popped that out and popped this in for a huge increased in storage space. Formatted it and I haven't had a single complain in a month. Like someone else on here wrote, you basically can't get better performance than this unless you go for a Raptor or solid state drive..
Summary: This is a great drive for the money. If you need better performance look drives w/fewer platters like the new Seagate. Otherwsie, the only other issue that I have is w/Buy.com. One of the pictures that they have illustrating the product is one of the product in retail packaging. That's very missleading & something of a lie. It is not retail product. That's one of the reasons I bought from Buy.com was to get the retail product. That was my only qualm.
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.