Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001X06XDTL
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tech lvl 3+
3 weeks ago
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: 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 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: I gave it a 5 despite my frustrations because the hardware itself is everything I hoped it would be, the software it gives you is junk but luckily you can use any cloning software (such as Macrium Reflect)
Pros: The Hardware works flawlessly (so far) and with my OS on the SSD portion my laptops boot up time is now about 8 seconds which is incredible, the HDD portion works well so far as well and I'm excited to begin loading up the SSD with a few apps and key games and then using the HDD for my mass storage
Cons: The Acronis hard drive cloning software it has you use is incredibly inefficient and does not work.................at all. After many hours of frustration I finally downloaded Macrium Reflect, a free hard drive cloning program, and the cloning was easy going from there. Only took 20 minutes
Summary: My 2012 MacBook Air boots in a flash thanks to SSD storage. While I'd love to put all SSD in my Pro, that can wait until the price comes way down. (Which it will.) Until then, THIS WORKS GREAT!!! My Pro now boots in a flash just like my Air.
Great drive, low price, but needs a complex technical update.
Max Fento̶n, Amazon
29 May 2015
Summary: So far, so good. I put this into a 2010 Macbook Pro and have write speeds of 150Mbps (50% faster) and read speeds of 500Mbps (5x faster) -- the machine feels new. The caveat to the low ($125) price is that the drive needs an immediate firmware update which requires a 1GB (or greater) USB drive, a...
Summary: I have an Acer TimelineX Laptop that originally came with a 500GB WD HDD. I use this laptop on a daily basis and it sees more work on average than my edit rig or my gaming rig. I originally didnt want an HDD and this was when SSDs were becoming more and more affordable, but a 500+ SSD would still...
Pros: Combined Storage of an SSD & a standard HDD in 1 physical footprint is FANTASTIC! Speed (Read & Write) are within 5% tolerance of both drives standalone equivalent. Copy speed to/from the HDD to SSD and from SSD to HDD was exactly as expected. Price is very fair (I got it when it was on sale for ...
Cons: Packaging is very excessive. Almost 5 times the size of what is needed, but is used to show how proud they are of their product. Comes with a "USB" drive included that simply directs you to the WD Download page for the device (see next Con comment). 120GB SSD is recognized instantly via Windows d...
Summary: I replaced the Hard drive on my Toshiba Satellite model C650 laptop with the WD Black2. My Windows 7 laptop was three years old, had dual 2.2 GHz cores, 3 MB of memory, and a 5400 RPM hard drive. If you have changed components inside a computer before you can get through the process.
Summary: If you are going to install in Mac, do not follow the instruction. It made me run around the rabbit hole for 2 days just going over and over again for the same thing. Finally I dropped the instruction and just did my own way.