Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1002FAEX
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When speed is of the essence...
B. C. Dunlap, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I built a server with a USB3.0 attached RAID5 storage device, but used a crappy old drive I had laying around for the system (C:) drive. That was a mistake. My server was hanging up nonstop, and the system drive was definitely the bottleneck. I went straight for the WD Black and, once installed, I have not had a single issue. This is a solid drive.
Summary: Very fast, reliable drive. I now have 17 of these drives, with 24 more coming soon. Several of these WD Black drives have been in service for 3+ years. I keep buying them each time I bulid an external drive, add a new/additional internal drive or want/need to replace a Seagate. They have proven to be very reliable, without a single failure or bad sector. WD Black are the only 7200 RPM drives I buy.
Summary: Coming from an ocz vertex 2 ssd the speed decrease was to be expected however not as terrible as I had thought. Windows 7 install via a usb drive was extremely fast, up in running in no time little to no noise solid hdd time will tell how good.