Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001X06XDTL
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Happy I got one.
Ryan S., Newegg
7 days ago
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.
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 still boots and responds fast. This thing takes Windows 10 like a champ! Although the HDD is only 5400 rpm, the drive access is fast. No problem loading up games, files, or pro...
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-initialization is a hassle. If you do not use the software to reset the sector counts. You run the risk of "losing" your SSD partition. (recoverable by deleting all and creating...
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: 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.
Pros: I am really happy with this drive in my N56VZ. Yes, its a 120 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. While this is not as good as a dedicated SSD and dedicated HDD it is so much faster than a normal HDD or SDHD. I my OS, programs, and current games on the SSD and everything else on the HDD. You also get an awesome SATA to USB cable and nice packaging.
Pros: None (yet), drive would be fantastic but I can't get the horrible software to work
Cons: Provided software is terrible, if you're trying to upgrade from a drive over 120gb, you have to clone just the os and programs to the 120gb SSD and then install it before you can unlock the 1tb hard drive. This would be okay if the cloning software actually worked, but all I get are errors that I'm copying too much, or it shows that I'm selecting to copy 0mb.
Summary: WD is a good manufacturer - the only HD manufacturer I have used in the last 14 years. This product hasn't been well thought out - the design decisions reflect WD concerns rather than End User concerns. I will note that other than the AHCI issue, I had no other problems - I mention this because other users appear to have encountered other issues that I did not. Oh, also remember to upgrade the firmware - it will resolve some of the concerns other users had.
Pros: I have used Western Digital drives since 2001 because of their reliability and 5 year warranty. I usually use their Black or Velociraptor drives, and in the last few months I have started to use the Intel 730 SSDs as boot drives. In this case, I needed a hybrid drive for my laptop such as the Black 2 which would give a 120 GB SSD as the boot drive and a 1 TB mechanical drive for storage.
Cons: I have 3 cons about this product - 2 of which I was aware of prior to purchasing the product, but went ahead as there was no other alternative: 1)The 120 GB boot drive is small - after installing Windows 7 Pro and Norton which uses 54 GB, I have 66 GB remaining for all the software, ideally a 20 GB pagefile and 20 GB spare (hard drives don't work too well if they are at 98% capacity) 2) The 1 TB portion is a 5400 RPM drive - why not 7200 RPM? This is meant to be a spe...
Summary: I purchased this to upgrade a Sony Vaio E-series 2013 model laptop that had a 750GB HDD almost filled. The fresh OS install + updates from windows 8 to windows 8.1 took 7+ hours. Once I finished, I only moved over the I-Tunes, photos, and docs after following directions on how to move library from C drive to E for my rig (D drive is blue ray). The laptop is running smoothly and rapid wake is not much different than before.
Pros: The SSD is fast and the HDD portion is a terabyte, that is a win-win.
Cons: It took a while to setup fresh OS install on my laptop. I do hear an occasional beep from the drive and I could only use 2 of the 4 mounting screws from my old laptop. I hope the beep is normal because performance is improved over last drive.
Summary: This seems to be a good drive, just has random freezing problems with my setup. I do recommend at least giving it a try, and if for some reason it does freeze for you, just call up their support.
Pros: So over the last month, I have been talking to the Western Digital support team about some random freezing problems I complained about in my last review. They have been very helpful, sent me a new one to try it out, and even offered me a refund. From what they were telling me, this is the first they have heard of the freezing issue. They even tried replicating it but it was still only happening with my computer, never on anyone else's. I did everything from cloning to...
Cons: Only con is the freezing problem that seems to only be on my laptop.