Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001X06XDTL
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tech lvl 3+
12 July 2015
Summary: ok, you people posting these low egg reviews with tech lvl greater then 3, please do the rest of new eggs shoppers a favor and drop your tech lvl to 2 or less. Complaining about missing drive sizes, ((please google byte size)), I put it in a mac an it freezes, ((apple has never supported technology...
Summary: I did the clone procedure......maybe a fresh install of OS could work, but my laptop came pre-loaded W7 and I do not have a retail set of discs.
Cons: Compatibility issues with my HP Pavilion dm4....not the drive's fault, it's an HP issue with limited BIOS adjustment. This HP will view drives as RAID...even though that is not the case. BIOS in the HP does not allow access to change that. As noticed by WD, this drive does not work in RAID. Will ...
Summary: WD is a great company and I use some of their products. Although this concept is appealing, I will be holding off on buying this drive until they get their read/write speeds for the SSD portion of the drive up a bit closer to other SATA 3 SSDs on the market.
Pros: Found the published read/write specs. The SSD according to WD has a max read speed of 350MB/s and max write speed of 140MB/s. Read a few reviews on major computer sites which found the concept to be good but the performance to be mediocre. Since I do not own this and can not attest to it's actual...
Cons: Folks who claim tech knowledge level 4 or 5 and knock off eggs when they don't even understand the concept of hard drive size calculation. Hard drive companies have always and will probably always calculate their hard drives sizes using the decimal number system but computers see and calculate sp...
Summary: I really like this dual drive and it's been working well for me so far, but the fact that I didn't get and entire 61 GBs of space really gets to me. Otherwise, this product would have gotten five eggs.
Pros: Great, fast SSD. Put it into a 6gb/s SATA drive on my desktop and works great. Very quick loading screens on Skyrim and Fallout 3.
Cons: The HDD only came with 931 GBs as opposed to the advertised 1 TB.
Summary: I give this three stars because I would still recommend it to someone looking for a hard drive upgrade that can't afford a full SSD. My computer was completely unusable before this upgrade, now it's tolerable, but getting worse, it seems.
Pros: It's fast, especially at first. Apps launch super quick. Large storage capacity, I haven't had this much space in a long time Inexpensive, for what it is.
Cons: After several months of usage, speed has suffered dramatically, and in really annoying ways, ways that make me want to pull my hair out. Apps continue to launch fast, but it seems that the speed that the SSD brings to the table is made up for by the sluggish response of the HDD. Quite often my co...
I purchased this for my HP Envy 15t-3200 (i7-3720QM, ...
Shaun J., Amazon
5 July 2015
Summary: I purchased this for my HP Envy 15t-3200 (i7-3720QM, 16GB ram, 1080p screen, AMD 7750m GPU) to replace my Seagate 750gb Hybrid Drive. The SSD portion of this thing is fast! It was so fast I thought the the laptop was waking from sleep and not actually shutting down and powering back up.
Summary: I have to say that this combo drive has extended the life of my laptop. Follow the videos set up instructions to make the process go smoothly. I chose to clone the drive, removing files to less than 110 GB so the cloning operation would work.
Summary: How about a better drive for me and you take this drive in exchange.
Pros: bought 4/23/2015. I do not recommend this duel drive. Performance overall is better with a single WD 7200rpm with fast access time. For the $ not worth half that amount. There is a period that I find myself waiting for the 2nd drive to participate. This is a computer, I should not have that amoun...
Cons: WHY DOES THE DRIVE HAVE TO SPIN UP MOST OF THE TIME? Eco-madness. Since the early 1990's I have always used WD after loosing other brands. This never should have been released. Shame on you. Poor design, poor firmware with no user options. 120GB SSD is to small. The spin up waiting is the most ir...
Poor Error Reporting from install script on Mac OS
John J., Newegg
21 June 2015
Summary: Given the issues I had with it (on an old macbook pro), I would not recommend this to those less technically inclined. If you are replacing a dead drive, you will require an intermediary drive on which to install the OS before splitting the WD Black into its constituent SSD and HD.
Pros: Extremely well packaged. Comes with a USB to SATA adapter. Comes with memory key for the firmware upgrade. Unique product: both an SSD _and_ a decent capacity HD rolled into one. It makes this product hard to resist. It was well priced (at least when I bought it).
Cons: I installed this drive to replace a HD that had failed on an old MacBook Pro. As a result I could not follow the instructions as documented. The documented install procedure is terse, and presumes that you are replacing an operational drive. I had to deviate from the installation procedure as a r...
Summary: My laptop takes two hard drives. I replaced the SSD OS drive with a dual drive, partitioned, installed the OS fresh. Kept most of my data on the existing data drive, moved some of it to the second partition of the dual drive.
Pros: - Great concept. - Worked well at first.
Cons: - Drive developed bad sectors. - OS started hanging, very badly.