Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001X06XDTL
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Works in a Mac but...
William M., Newegg
4 weeks ago
Summary: I love the drive. I came really close to sending it back due to the lack of Mac support. Once I found out how to unlock and use both SSD and Disk It was a keeper.
Pros: I'm using this in a 2009 Mac Mini with 8GB of RAM. With the OS on the SSD it boots faster than ever. I can't complain about a single thing as far as performance goes. I'm using the 1TB portion to serve up an iTunes Media server for Apple TV. Streaming is flawless form the 1TB drive.
Cons: Had to be setup in a Windows system before using it in a Mac. There is no unlocking software on WDs site to set this up in a Mac directly. Once you run the software and unlock the 1TB drive it can be removed and installed in most Macs. It can't be unlocked via USB. Must be on a SATA bus.
Summary: This drive is phenomenal. SSD is the way to go. My Satellite L755 is easily twice as fast as it was before the upgrade, and there is more than enough room for Windows 7, Office 2010, and any other much used software. Then there is plenty of storage on the conventional drive. I would recommend this drive to anyone looking to upgrade their older laptop, or even a desktop.
Great drive very fast install was a little complicated in Asus A10 Laptop
13 June 2014
Summary: I really like the performance. Western Digital makes it more difficult then necessary to get the software needed to activate the 1TB part of the drive. I have a newer Asus AMD A10 powered laptop it was very hard getting the casing apart. Only 4 stars because I rarely give 5 for anything. From what I understand if you have to reinstall your OS you have to deactivate the 1TB or else the OS will see it as a 1.2TB single drive.
Summary: Awkward multi-stage installation process, almost certain to be a huge problem if the drive fails. Uncertain if data is recoverable from this device in that instance the way the product works. After quite a bit of personal testing with this drive and more than one complete system failure while doing so it's not the solution for me and is going back. Perhaps the next generation will do a better job of meeting expectations without so much funky black magic to make it work.
Summary: I bought this drive to improve the speed and storage of my laptop. I am very happy with this choice the disk is now running very nice and silent. If you have only one harddrive slot in your pc this is in my opinion the right choice If you might have some issues with this drive because it starts and stops permanently you might need to update the firmware with software from the Western Digital download side.
Summary: I have a Sony VAIO and installation was as simple as follow the instructions included. The cable included for the old HD, it is an excellent idea. Using it is not necessary to make backup. OS in SSD HD, and applications in the 1TB HD is more than what the majority needs. Just a simple little phillip screwdriver is what you need. Not just the boot time has changed dramatically, but applications start in a breeze. I just paid $196 including $19 for shipping.
Summary: I am using this product to my Laptop and It is still working great! Always WD products are GREAT! Also speed of this SSD HDD is very high! Other SATA 1 TB HDD also very good! Specially Box is excellent and also the Free Cable set is very helpful to me! Very interesting thing is the KEY with this Hard Disk... That is very useful to partition the SATA HDD and .... Strongly Recommended to Others!
Summary: This seemed like a real good idea. But, unfortunately, a combination of problems with this kit made it a drive to be returned. The key card did not fit the USB port without removing it from the cardboard holder. The drive was not recognized for installation due to the 120GB vs 1TB partitioning, so restoring from a server backup could not be done. An attempt to use the imaging key and software failed so the clone of my existing drive could not be done.