Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1002FAEX
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Susan S., Newegg
25 May 2015
Summary: I've had this thing as a data and program drive alongside an ssd C drive, and it's awesome. I'm using about 300GB of the 931 available. I thought it'd be slow, but i'm getting 120MB/s seq read and write, 512KB random read 76 and 132 write, 4KB random is 0.728 read and 1.465 write, and 4KB (QD32)...
Pros: -fast -1tb! -quiet (makes little working noises when read/write but otherwise silent) -it hasn't failed
Cons: -it's now 180 bucks. i got it at 100 -931 GB formatted isn't technically a terabyte but it's good enough
Summary: Support with any company is a joke today. Might as well budget that part of your gear simply won't work, and you'll have to repurchase it without a refund.
Pros: Great drive... when it works.
Cons: Bought three of these. The first two work great. The third one sat in a box until I needed it a month ago. When I plugged it up, it was dead. Ran several tests, and it is definitely doa. Navigated a maze of tech support and ended up talking to someone who could barely make out what I was saying. ...
Summary: I have used these drives in performance builds for a long time they work great in raid arrays or as a single drive. When i have a build build that requires large storage but still needs the extra speed I use the Black drives, If speed is not needed I use the blue drives, so far for the last 5 years...
Summary: Not sure how they do it but Win 7 managed to load up in less than 30 seconds.
Pros: Fast Load times. Reads faster than you would think by looking at numbers and benchmarks, which are always best case scenario anyway, and can deliver SSD near speed when loading games. Ok. Write times.
Cons: I only put this in the con because it does write slower then the WD Blue 1TB. Almost by 50-60 MB/s with the same file sometimes. Maybe not the best drive for content creation. And yes, they can get loud depending on the application.
Summary: I am also nervous about receiving an RMA replacement via the mail. I have stopped buying HDDs online. My experience with shipping is that HDDs just aren't built for it.
Pros: First, the drive didn't fail catastrophically, but rather started kicking off chkdsk errors in Windows then failed a DLGDIAG Quicktest. So I quickly decommissioned the drive before any data could be corrupted and will move the data once the RMA unit arrives. Secondly, I will give WD credit that t...
Cons: I am torn on the fact that a Caviar Black failed so soon. I have a sneaky feeling I would have gotten similar life out of the cheaper Blue drives, which I have never bought. But then again, the Blues only come with a two-year warranty. Plus I have a sneaky feeling the RMA unit will not come with ...