Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1002FAEX
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Worked Great Unil It Died
Alan Broyles, Amazon
3 November 2014
Summary: Bought in August 2014, died in October 2014. Passed the time I can work a return through Amazon so I'll have to work with Western Digital. We'll see how it goes. I have two other Western Digital drives, one black and one blue. Both have been running without problems for years. I can't give five stars since it is dead, meaning the bios won't even recognize the drive is attached, but I will say I liked the drive and it's performance while it was still working.
another Caviar *Blue* relabelled by WD as *Black*, but w/5 yr warranty. we'll see.
28 October 2014
Summary: same WD speeds/latency problem as many have encountered lately w/*supposed* Caviar Black models: actually has speeds/latency pretty much identical to (cheaper) CAVIAR *BLUE* models, and even the weight/frame appear to be from the Blue line not Black, but as long as the longer 5-yr warranty holds up, I'm (relatively) satisfied... only time will tell if speeds/quality remain ok (if speeds drop much over time, it's going back.
Summary: This WD Black 1TB is used as my primary data drive. I use a Kingston SSD as my O.S. / application drive. Win7 volume creation and format went without a hitch. The xfer of ~500GB data from my WD Red drive to this new WD Black drive went smoothly. This new Black drive has much faster read speed than any other 7200rpm SATA drive I have used thus far.
Summary: There once was a time that WD drives lasted forever. However, since the floods, this no longer appears to be the case. In the past year, I have had to request an rma for at least half of the WD drives purchased. This drive was one of them. The drive lasted long enough to format it then went into the ''click of death''.
Summary: its alright, but no better or worse than the 4 year old used and abused samsung hard drive it replaced, win7 experience index remained the same old 5.9.(need to move with the times and fork out for ssd) it may make a little more noise than the old drive but otherwise does the job.
Summary: Amazon sent me this hard-drive without proper packaging. In fact there was no packaging. Just the anti static. Sure this hdd has good tolerance to hardship. It arrived from abroad and it worked! Hope it stays that way.
Summary: The drive is as advertised, and WD drives are usually of excellent quality, so no worries there. However, the packing it was shipped in was insufficient. A thinly padded envelope which was then loose in a larger box is not enough for a hard drive. I've run a full format and a surface test, and it all seems ok, but I suspect I was quite lucky.