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Western-digital-wd1002faex.33433236
7.3 out of 10

Western Digital WD1002FAEX

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1002FAEX

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Overall 4
4.0

Not a good experience with this drive.

Christopher G. Parsons, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Lasted for less than a year and failed, it let me wipe the drive and use it again but now I'm afraid to put anything important on it. I'm not sure if it's just the 1tb version but I also experienced many B.S.O.D. while this drive was installed until finally it failed and I lost everything on there. Luckily it was just a backup drive but it is still a letdown considering I bought the WD1002 1tb in 2012 and it is still going strong.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mine had a rattle or buzzing.

None, Amazon
2 May 2014
  • Summary: The video review had me convinced that the HDD was quiet, but maybe that was only when it was idle? Mine was pretty quiet until after using my computer for a few minutes. It was something I couldn't ignore since I heard it over my music.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bundled Software does not install with WD drive.

C T Polk "Shooter0202", Amazon
28 March 2014
  • Summary: I just purchased this product from Amazon based upon the information I found on the WD website. When making the decision to purchase the WD1003FZEX, the feature "Acronis True Image WD Edition Software" played a large role. The bundled backup/cloning software trumped a comparable Seagate product w/o backup/clone software. The "Acronis True Image WD Edition Software" does not work. I have an external docking station (*) for my new WD drive.
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Overall 4
4.0

False Advertising. This drive is OEM/Bare

rakuten
11 June 2013
  • Summary: Ad does not indicate the item is an OEM (Bare Drive). The packaging was barely adequate. I have not had a chance to verify the drive operation.
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Overall 4
4.0

A review for Amazon not for WD Black

Stefan Valchinov, Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: I overlooked a lot of the comments saying that Amazon doesn't know how to package HDDs and ordered the WD Black for my new build. Although delivery was quick, the packaging was very poor and I was surprised the HDD was working when I installed it. Or was it? It took a day and a half for the HDD to develop a horrible grinding noise. At first it lasted for about 10-15 secs and it was happening twice a day. After a week it began happening every 15-30mins.
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Overall 4
4.0

Item was faulty

P Da Silva, Amazon
29 July 2013
  • Summary: After installing I ran western digital's diagnostic utility which I download from their website. On running it failed the quick and extended test. Western Digital advise that if either test fails the device should be returned. This is exactly what I did. Whether the fault was caused in transit (the packaging for such a delicates device I thought was rather minimalistic!) or just a faulty drive I do not know.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failing after a couple of weeks

G. Mayes "apollo", Amazon
4 May 2012
  • Summary: I bought this drive as I was tired of my drives failing after a few years and having to install new drives and the hassles that go along with that (installing operating system and programs etc). This is supposed to be top of the line and ultra reliable, so was disappointed to find bad sectors on it after only a few weeks which cant be repaired, meaning I cant do a system back up which is really annoying.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

JamesZero, hotline.ua
13 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Не доволен, что переплатил за невидимую скорость. Хотел реально быстрый винт, но в итоге получил как всегда. Вообщем нужно брать винты 10k rpm и не думать про скорость интерфейса особо.
  • Pros: SATA3
  • Cons: Не такой уж он и быстрый, SATA3 ему не придает скорости - это просто очередной маркетинг, у меня лежит ST3500320AS - он примерно равен и даже кое-где быстрее этого. Цена.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Leks, hotline.ua
13 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Не системный, но на нем генерится файл подкачки.
  • Pros: Быстрый
  • Cons: Менее, чем через полгода после покупки начал стремительно сыпаться.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

WoZ, hotline.ua
13 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Начитавшись про шумность этого харда брал с расчетом сразу уменьшить AAM, но не тут то было. AAM залочен. Сейчас веду переговоры с европейским саппортом чтобы выяснить в чем дело и как быть. Без понижения AAM он очень громкий при random read/write. Самый громкий компонент ПК на данный момент.
  • Pros: Хорошая гарантия, скорость
  • Cons: Шум, заблокированный AAM
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