Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1001X06XDTL
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Marc Randolph, Amazon
24 March 2015
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.
Summary: Forget any other option for your laptop, this is it!!! I have a MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2009. I followed the instructions on the WD website on how to install it on a Mac. The only thing I suggest to change is how to reinstall the image of your OS onto the drive. It says to use Disk Utility.
Summary: I don't write reviews, but after all the bad reviews for such a great product I had to chime in. First of all, read the instructions. If you are still not 100% certain of what to do then watch the ENTIRE video WD provides on the webpage for the product.
Pros: Excellent speed on the SSD, easy setup, not a single issue on a win 8.1 laptop
Cons: Not really any at this time. I will update if longevity is an issue. I suppose you could argue that it would be better if the mechanical drive drive was 7200 as opposed to 5400. I have had zero issues playing games or using large work files regardless of the 5400 speed.
Summary: I have purchased three of these for progressively lower prices and all are installed in Macs as Fusion drives at this time. I find these drives to be a nice balance between speed of SSD and storage of the standard hard drive.
Pros: Improved performance and additional storage in the same space as the old drive. Well worth the time and effort. This Mac Mini has been fully hot rodded with this drive, 16Gb of Ram and some other upgrades. My wife uses this for CS and photo tasks.
Cons: The process to set up and install as Fusion drive is tedious and not for those who are not comfortable with doing complex set-up.
the instructions I found were very concise and very easy to follow
Brooks R., Amazon
2 March 2015
Summary: I installed this in my late 2012 Mac mini. I had to go to the WD website for instructions as it only came packaged with windows instructions. the instructions I found were very concise and very easy to follow.
Summary: Been running this drive in my new system for almost a month now, and haven't encountered hardly any problems whatsoever. Its quiet and fast and I can't really imagine running out of space with the 1TB HDD to store my files on.
Pros: Fast, high capacity, SSD/HDD combo drive for a relatively low price when I bought it on sale. Can't argue with 99$ for a SSD with enough space to put my OS on and then a HDD for storage all-in-one for almost half the price of buying each drive separately.
Cons: The firmware update was a bit of a pain to do, as others have mentioned. Go to the manufacture website and download the new firmware, put it on a USB drive and then run it from there and it worked just fine for me.
This is a fantastic product, it works very well and has significantly ...
Jesus M. Gonzalez, Amazon
23 February 2015
Summary: This is a fantastic product, it works very well and has significantly improved the performance of my laptop, I no longer feel like smashing it with a hammer and in fact my five year old laptop feels like new, loading windows quickly and allowing me to work with applications like Matlab and Visual...
Summary: I love the speed, and love that it wasn't too complicated to set up. I had read that this drive wasn't compatible with OSX, but that's no longer true.
Pros: Fast! Startup time for me was lagging, sometimes I would wait 10 minutes before my computer was up to full speed, now I wait 15-20 seconds, and after sleeping, it wakes instantly (I almost wonder if it actually turns off). Works as a fusion drive, I didn't have to install apps separately onto the...
Cons: Setup for mac/osx is NOT plug and play, and the paper instruction manual in the box doesn't mention this. You'll need to update the firmware, and boot from the old hard drive to configure the new one (using included SATA --> USB cable). Plug in the USB, or go to the WD website, they DO have super...
I had only been using standard hard drives up until that point and I was looking for something that would run a little better an
21 February 2015
Summary: I purchased the WD Black2 Dual Drive when the hard drive in my Toshiba Satellite laptop up and died one day (somehow managed to sustain damage to the pin heads). I had only been using standard hard drives up until that point and I was looking for something that would run a little better and a little...