Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001X06XDTL
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Don't buy if your on Linux
15 May 2015
Summary: No for Linux! The hard drive ships with only the first 120 GB partition available. Once booted into a supported OS like Windows or Mac OSX, then you can "unlock" the partition. I didn't try but I suspect that the bootable Linux CD WD mentions could unlock the 1 TB partition.
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: I did not know that this would not work well with my Macbook Pro when I bought it. After I installed it, it did not run any faster than the current hybrid drive that I have. It was recommended to set this drive up as a fusion drive.
Summary: A hybrid drive is a better choice and will actually give better performance over time as it learns your usage patterns. As an SSD for the OS drive this one is at best average anyway. I just wanted to get more space from the 250GB SSD I was using. I am going to pull this and go back to that route.
Pros: Nice packaging and they attempt to make it easy to get the required software downloads although the website has issues. Build appears to be of high quality. 1TB size good for expanded use on laptop if you can ever get it set up properly.
Cons: After 2 days of trying to get the software to clone and identify the unit as separate drives, I had to clone the original laptop drive and partitions because the SSD I was already using had too much data for the smaller 120GB that comes with this. Then had to reinstall the OS from manufacturers p...
Summary: I ran into trouble when some of the hidden Windows supporting files were not cloned to the SSD. At that point, I had already activated the 1 TB HDD. A second attempt at cloning was impossible, because the ACRONIS Cloning software would then only recognize the 1TB HDD, not the SSD.
Pros: Good concept. Excellent, attractive packaging. Well made drive. Pretty lady in the videos showing us how "easy" it is to install.
Cons: Installation instructions that come with the unit lack clarity and detail. Virtually no help regarding what files to clone, if your old HDD is larger that the SSD. WD just suggests doing a fresh OS install, which for must of us is not possible or desirable. Once the 1 TB HDD side is initialized, ...
Summary: Just glad I didn't have the drive inside a computer at the time. Gave the second egg due to customer service being cooperative. Was a little unsure about a dual drive since I'd never used one, but went back to standard SSD.
Pros: Fast Delivery and simple RMA.
Cons: Bad controller chip. Tried to initialize the drive to install OS, and the drive started to spark and had a small flame.
Summary: I though i was going to pull my hair out to make this thing work. I'll make a handy chart for anyone who wants to get this drive installed in a mere 2 hrs. (Fresh Win 8.1 OS install) 1. In order to get the drive to even be recognized at all you MUST connect it through the usb adapter 2.
Summary: The overall concept are great, it's really good for computers that only have one drive bay. The performance is medicore, I don't see a huge advantage compare to my 5400 rpm drive other than fast booting speed or maybe I did not set it correctly to release the drive's full potiential.
Pros: The concept is great and the drive is what my computer need!!
Cons: I don't believe this is normal, but I heard some little scratching sound, like a needle scratching on the surface of the disk, from my drive serveral hours after I installed the drive. Show signs of slowing down and lag after 2 days of usage, even though I only installed 10-12 software.
Summary: I like the concept and everything but with the last update about 3/4 of a year ago, I do not know if WD is going to keep going with this product.
Pros: So I have had this drive for quite a while now. It is currently in my laptop running Windows 7. In general it works fine but there is a major problem.
Cons: The huge problem is it keeps freezing. I will be using my laptop like I always have been but about once every 3 times my computer is running, it freezes to the point where I need to hold the power button to turn it off. I have been thinking of going back to my old HDD. In my opinion, it is not wo...
Maybe it was used and maybe it wasn't a smart time to buy but I do like the idea ...
mark hartje, Amazon
21 September 2014
Summary: died on me in less than 3 days. Maybe it was used and maybe it wasn't a smart time to buy but I do like the idea to save a little money otherwise I would have given only one star. I'd try something else or get it new...not used