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Western Digital WD1001FALS
5.7 out of 10

Western Digital WD1001FALS

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Almost 5 years now

Joseph N., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: This is perfect for budget build gamers. SSDs, while improved, are just not practical for the average consumer. Save some money and buy a good HDD instead (or buy 2, one for storage, the other for OS and games), and you can use the money you saved on something else.
  • Pros: Bought this for my first build ever back in March 2011, and it has been amazing. Still works, although I have read some hard drives fail conveniently after the warranty expires. However, 5 years of not having it fail is a pretty amazing feat. Used it for games, pictures and movies. Quality stuff.
  • Cons: Perhaps it was just me, but my main Win7 profile really lags after roughly half of the storage is used up. I bought a separate 2TB hard drive for my games, and I'm going to format this one for bulk storage. It has proven it's longevity.
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5 years later...

Lindsey P., Newegg
13 December 2015
  • Summary: When it comes to HDDs, Western Digital is the way to go. I've had many over the years and have pretty much exclusively used them when building PCs for other people and I've never had a problem with one, ever.
  • Pros: I bought this drive just over 5 years ago today. Absolutely bulletproof. I've since bought an SSD for my OS, but I'm still storing most of my games/large programs on this thing. Again, bulletproof.
  • Cons: Strange that I bought it for just under $80 5 years ago and it costs far more than that now, but that doesn't really affect me, I guess. I suppose it's still worth it if you want a drive that will last forever.
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So far so good 2/23/12

Daniel M., Newegg
23 November 2015
  • Pros: I purchased two of the units to run Raid but ended up partitioning one for the Operating system and left the second for installations
  • Cons: 1 of the drive went bad but was replaced easily!
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Still going after 5 1/2 years!

Dan B., Newegg
9 November 2015
  • Summary: I am perfectly happy with the drive and the quality. I just hope when I purchase the new version of this one it runs just a strong into the next decade.
  • Pros: Bullet proof. Reliable Been in the same build from July 2010.
  • Cons: The price has doubled in the last 5 years.
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User Review

Adam P., Newegg
27 October 2015
  • Summary: These drives are good drives to have, and you will get plenty of years of usage out of them.
  • Pros: I have three of these hard drives, and after 5+ years, they are still running strong! I've never had a single issue with WD drives. WD is the way to go!
  • Cons: None. They all work!
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WD 1TB drives

Edward S., Newegg
11 October 2015
  • Summary: Thinking of getting new drives now or waiting until a crash. This is not a con.... but how long will these drives keep performing well as they have been. Also thinking of solid state replacement... not sure now.
  • Pros: Have had three of these drives purchased in my mac pro since 2010. Been very reliable; and, like any hard drive 5 years and older, one begins to think of replacing them now or waiting.. Two photography businesses and these drives have been worked hard. The system drive is a Macintosh 500 GB HD an...
  • Cons: I have no cons with these drives for the last 5 years... The drives and memory purchased have performed well.
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Solid Drives

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.
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So far, so good

Joseph M., Newegg
10 August 2015
  • Pros: Built myself a rig for the first time and I bought 2 WD 1 TB HDD to set up a RAID. I was glad to see that: -Items sent in timely fashion -Works very well
  • Cons: None, as of now.
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Awesome product and fast shipping!

Charles W., Newegg
26 July 2015
  • Pros: Super fast shipping, and I'm very pleased with my product!
  • Cons: No cons here!
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Fast response, Quick return

Nicholas L., Newegg
14 July 2015
  • 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...
  • Cons: none
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