Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1002FAEX
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So far, 5 stars if you know what you're doing
J Scott, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I purchased this drive to replace a failing one on a relative's Windows-based system. I also used the Acronis True Image WD Edition Software, downloaded from the manufacturer's site to clone the old drive. I was half-way through the installation when I thought, "What if I were just a general consumer and not a computer geek?" In other words, what if my relative had ordered this drive and tried to replace the old one without calling me?
Summary: Bought in August 2014, died in October 2014. Passed the time I can work a return through Amazon so I'll have to work with Western Digital. We'll see how it goes. I have two other Western Digital drives, one black and one blue. Both have been running without problems for years. I can't give five stars since it is dead, meaning the bios won't even recognize the drive is attached, but I will say I liked the drive and it's performance while it was still working.
another Caviar *Blue* relabelled by WD as *Black*, but w/5 yr warranty. we'll see.
28 October 2014
Summary: same WD speeds/latency problem as many have encountered lately w/*supposed* Caviar Black models: actually has speeds/latency pretty much identical to (cheaper) CAVIAR *BLUE* models, and even the weight/frame appear to be from the Blue line not Black, but as long as the longer 5-yr warranty holds up, I'm (relatively) satisfied... only time will tell if speeds/quality remain ok (if speeds drop much over time, it's going back.
Excerpt: Couldn't settle for anything less than the best! The WD Black series! Using this for audio/video production. Blazing fast performance, great 5 year warranty, and reliability. Fast shipping as always from B&H!
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable
Very good choice for large storage and performance plus reliability on a budget.
salty dawg, Amazon
13 October 2014
Summary: This drive is the latest design and is lighter weight that previous versions - they also run cooler, and has less vibration than previous versions - it is also faster - for the $ difference I'm going with this model vs the slightly cheaper Blue 1TB model for these reasons - well mainly because they are noticeably faster and just below the Raptor drives re: performance.
Summary: These have become my favorite internal drives. I have found them more reliable than the Western Digital Blue or Seagate's equivalent drives, conserve power, are fast, and no more expensive. I've used them in server RAIDs and as server backup drives, where they've run for years without a hiccup. (My experience hasn't been nearly as good with other brands and models.) I've also used them in desktop computers…PCs, iMacs, and Mac Pros…works every time.
While I'd definitely use an SSD for a new system this would be a means of reliably storing data like photos which will benefit f
H. Michael Siesel, Amazon
24 September 2014
Summary: I have another black drive that is 8 years old and still working. The two gig drive has some advanced technology, but since this the third drive in my system I really don't need more than a gig. While I'd definitely use an SSD for a new system this would be a means of reliably storing data like photos which will benefit from the drive's speed. Blue drives are fine but if you're into photo editing as I am the extra you pay for the black drive will be well spent.
Summary: Well, my iMac hard drive finally failed and I had to replace it. Amazon had this 1 TB SATA drive at a very attractive price. I ordered it on a Friday and it was delivered on Monday. Gotta love Amazon Prime! Great WD quality. I had it installed and formatted in about an hour and then I restored a recent backup from an external WD hard drive. It has been up and running for a couple weeks and I've had no issues. Its very fast and relatively quiet.