Summary: I have several of these and they are simply the best drive hard drive you can buy when it comes to reliability. When I buy a new computer I typically replace the primary system drive with one of these. They have a 5 year warranty that Western Digital honors and they are fast. Over the past 5 years I have probably purchased 8 of these drives in various sizes and I have yet to have a problem with them.
WD Black are my choice for reliable, fast data storage!
4 March 2015
Summary: WD drives have consistently been the fastest and most reliable I've used (my first computer was in 1978). Of dozens of drives, only one has ever failed and WD warranted the drive even though it was past the warranty period. The Black series is the fastest of the drives and has a 64MB buffer to speed the data transfer.
Bought Based on Prior Excellent Experience with Western Digital, Still Not Disappointed!
Boss Gorilla | EvaluApe, Amazon
3 March 2015
Summary: I had two older versions of this hard drive in my old gaming machine. They served me well, so when it was time to get a hard drive for my Dell Precision T3500 I trusted that the new model would work just as well. It's working just fine. I've had really good luck with Western Digital drives in general - haven't had one fail yet.
Summary: I had high expectations when it came to this drive. My solid state was getting a little full and I was no where near done downloading files. I purchased this to more or less take over as the "main" drive for my files and archives and let the solid state take care of the OS. Now, why did I buy this rather than say the VelociRaptor? Well, for one, I wanted 2TB and the Raptor doesn't provide anything more than 1TB. Two, the Black is only 15% slower.
Summary: It's not an SSD but I can't really dock a star for that, haha... This drive is quick and quiet. The only thing I hear when I turn my PC on is the fans. It's quite nice. WD Blacks seem to always outlast other brands. I've got an old IDE version that is still going strong. So these things are built to last, hence the better warranty. If you're looking for a hard drive look no further than the WD Blacks!
It's been reliable in the years I've owned it. ...
12 February 2015
Summary: It's been reliable in the years I've owned it. Bought it to replace my third failed Seagate drive. I'll probably be buying Western Digital from now on as I haven't had any failures with them so far.
so far so good. i've had this drive installed for 4 months
Dave Williams, Amazon
10 February 2015
Summary: so far so good. i've had this drive installed for 4 months. this replaced the OEM drive (seagate) that came with my computer two years ago. specifically bought this WD because my other drive is a WD black and it has been very reliable as well, running 24/7 in my PC for 4 years. you can't really go wrong with these WD Black drives as they have a superb warranty from the manufacturer.
Summary: I recently purchased this hard drive to replace my hard drive that crashed. What a difference. This hard drive is silent and super quick. Well worth the extra money for this one (instead of the blue). When I installed it I couldn't even tell if my computer was working or not, it is that silent. What an incredible hard drive.