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Western Digital WD1002FAEX
6.3 out of 10

Western Digital WD1002FAEX

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Overall 10
10

Still alive after three years

Jean-Pierre H., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Pros: alive after three years. Multiple formats, and tons of games being installed and removed.
  • Cons: It's not an SSD
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Overall 10
10

Made me a true believe in Westerd Digital for all my mechanical hard drive needs.

Ryan S., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: This drive has lasted the life of my computer, and will likely continue to work just fine in my son's computer. It has shown me that I can fully trust WD with mechanical drive purchases.
  • Pros: Nice high capacity. (For 2013 when I bought it.) Speedy for a mechanical drive with a big cache.
  • Cons: For what it is, none? Are there better drives out there? Sure. SSDs have gotten pretty big and inexpensive lately.
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Overall 10
10

Nice

Ian G., Newegg
15 December 2015
  • Summary: Great drive if an SSD is too expensive for your build.
  • Pros: Very fast for a mechanical drive.
  • Cons: Was a bit expensive for a 1 TB ($100)
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Overall 10
10

Running strong 5 years later

Susan S., Newegg
5 December 2015
  • Summary: Saw my old order, and realized, that this hard drive has been in a computer that has almost been on non-stop for over 5 years, and has been through multiple OS's in that time.
  • Pros: Plugged it into new build in 2010, and it is still running strong. I've had 2 seagates, a Toshiba and a Samsung. However, 1 seagate was external, but it fell off a breakfast nook table to carpet, and stopped working.
  • Cons: It was rated SATA 3 and 6Gbps, but on my old 965BE setup, the tests show just normal 3Gbps. I think in new stuff it will be full speed.
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Overall 10
10

works well

Anonymous, Newegg
4 December 2015
  • Pros: so far, no issues. it's a fast, big drive.
  • Cons: none yet.
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Overall 2
2.0

Drive bit the dust 1 yr in

Brandon W., Newegg
24 October 2015
  • Summary: I don't expect a HDD to last a lifetime. I do expect them to last a few years. I don't care about replacing it with another but a crash that ruined 20+ hours of work is unacceptable. WD wasted my time on a poor product and it will be the last WD I ever own. Don't let them waste your time too.
  • Pros: Worked OK for a year.
  • Cons: Worked OK for a year.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic

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
2.0

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
2.0

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
10

Greatness

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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