Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001X06XDTL
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Good under really specific circumstances.
23 April 2015
Summary: If you only have one drive bay and absolutely need need mor than 512GB of storage. Otherwise I'd say get a 512ssd. The SSD portion of the drive is middle of the read speeds for SSDs but still you should boot worlds quicker than a spinning drive.
This is a nice upgrade for most any laptop that can fit it
23 April 2015
Summary: This is a nice upgrade for most any laptop that can fit it. Its not as fast as a full on SSD. but you get a full 1TB and a 120GB ssd in one. is faster then a Hybrid drive. Installation is quick and easy. The inclusion of a USB to Sata cable to close you drive. Is just a nice touch.
Summary: I returned it because it "chirps" frequently, even after upgrading the firmware. I was building a small computer for my stereo so it had to be silent and I sent it back. Instead I will pay a lot more for a true SSD that is truly silent!
Summary: Upon seeing this device function well into its 2-3 years mark, I would consider sticking with dual drives if they continue to be competitive.
Pros: For the 130.00 I bought this drive, it was an absolute steal. It was an easy installation despite some other people complaining about it. Simply put its just download a file from their site, install and go. Even if you don't have access to the Internet you are still able to use the 120GB SSD.
Cons: Nothing of note, installed all games to the HDD and only have noticed minorly longer load screens. For a server computer, couldn't be happier.
Summary: This harddrive does what it says. My brother told me about it because he was getting one and I bought mine first and he wants one even more now that he saw wha it did. Is working well with late 2008 MacBook Pro, my only dislike is that there isn't a bigger hard drive.
Pros: To start, this drive utilizes sector data to "activate" the 1TB drive that being said. It is logically one big multi drive. Fast access The SSD is perfect for OS files. If you're stuck on space you need to learn how to optimize. I moved a few core directories over to the HDD portion and Windows s...
Cons: Where this drive fails (why it lost an egg) The drive came with a burnt out USB disk. I had to hunt the appropriate software and drivers myself. Wasn't hard but an unnecessary hassle. Only 5400 rpm? Granted it didn't slow down much, but in a performance drive I expected more. Formatting and re-in...
Summary: I had just minor problems with installation, In the end it was fairly simple. I did not get much in performance gain, other than a faster boot. To WD, This is a great idea. Improve upon this drive and I will buy the next go at it. A little bigger ssd even just for OS would make me feel better.
Pros: Fast Boot Drive, 1 TB storage Drive. A great concept. Fast service as always from Newegg.
Cons: Not for a total non technical type. The software link was unavailable, it was marked plain that the site may be unavailable, and to continue on to the WD Support site for your software. I downloaded it after some careful reading.'
Summary: Well, I think it's a brilliant idea, but it may not work for everyone. I bought this drive for a Gigabyte Brix Media Center PC. This unit has only one drive port, so it's either an SSD or HDD.
Summary: There is one thing (the reason I gave 4 stars) that bothers me about this drive is that the 1TB HDD will at time simply disconnect from the system for a split second causing several programmatic failures. For instance I have Steam installed on the SSD and the game files installed on the 1TB section.
Pros: Boot time is awesome compared to the old 7200 standard HDD. Fits in my custom gaming laptop rig just fine no spacing issues. 1TB+ of space. Fresh installations are relatively simple. Price for performance is amazing for any single HDD system.
Cons: Not being able to see the 1TB section when initially installing OS. SSD drive could be a little bit bigger.