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Western Digital WD1002FAEX
6.6 out of 10

Western Digital WD1002FAEX

WD Caviar Black drives combine a high performance electronics ar Read more

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Overall 10


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
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Overall 2

Slow Slow Slow

Terrell K., Newegg
16 May 2015
  • Summary: its NOT worthy of being listed as Black
  • Pros: it works
  • Cons: super slow
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Overall 2

Pray you don't need an RMA

Clifford L., Newegg
18 April 2015
  • 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. ...
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Overall 10


Jesse A., Newegg
11 April 2015
  • Pros: Great HD I'd buy more if SSD weren't so cheap now.
  • Cons: Nothing.
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Overall 10

Great HDDs

Robert N., Newegg
3 April 2015
  • Summary: Don't actually buy this model anymore. You can get other equivalent and better HDDs for cheaper. I think this was probably 1st generation for what what is common nowadays.
  • Pros: Been running two of these as secondary storage since they came out 4-5 years ago. Absolutely no problems, working fine to this day, very reliable.
  • Cons: Too expensive to be competitive on the current market.
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Overall 10

Great performance mechanical drives

Randall S., Newegg
20 March 2015
  • 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...
  • Pros: Performance Reliability Quiet
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8

Good HDD

Randall M., Newegg
19 March 2015
  • Summary: Too bad this model was discontinued, driving the retail price so high.
  • Pros: It is quiet. Quiet enough I ordered its brother today, the WD1003FZEX. It's fast considering its an HDD. It still carries a five year warranty.
  • Cons: It lasted 3 years, six months and two days before total failure. Obviously that's not a deal breaker for me, but I'd have preferred twice the life if not more.
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Overall 10

WD is Tops.

Victor M., Newegg
17 February 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 6

Failed too early IMO

Anonymous, Newegg
6 February 2015
  • 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 ...
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Overall 10

User Review

TROY B., Newegg
1 February 2015
  • Cons: NONE
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