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Western Digital WD1003FBYZ
8.6 out of 10

Western Digital WD1003FBYZ

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Overall 10
10

Primary drive for ubuntu box

Anonymous, Newegg
8 January 2016
  • Summary: Can be used for scratch as well.
  • Pros: 24/7/365 grinding out. For the long haul that is needed on servers.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 4
4.0

50% Of my hard drives were bad out of the box

Anonymous, Newegg
29 December 2015
  • Summary: I am a system builder and have been using Western Digital for over a decade. Rarely do I receive a bad unit out of the box. I question whether or not they test the drives at the factory. It took the Western Digital Data Lifeguard app about 30 seconds to figure out the drive has bad blocks.
  • Pros: Its a good price point for the performance and stability promised
  • Cons: I purchased 2 of these drives for a RAID. 1 of 2 is defective right out of the box, WD Data Lifeguard says its bad blocks that are not repairable.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Enterprise Quality Out Of The Box

Charles P., Newegg
24 September 2015
  • Summary: I always test hard drives right out of the box using the manufacturer's diagnostic software. I've been bitten too many times by new drives being defective. These drives were bought to replace seven year old WDC 500GB drives that were causing problems in a RAID10 array on an Adaptec 6805E.
  • Pros: Fast enough. Works well in a RAID array.
  • Cons: One out of four had too many bad blocks making it a brick.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 September 2015
Overall 10
10

Bullet proof

boggers, B&H Photo
20 August 2015
  • Excerpt: With my recent purchase of two of these hard drives, I now have four in service. I use a pair of these alternating between them for my bi-weekly Windows 7 backups.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast Connectivity, Quiet, Reliable, Versatile
  • Cons: Absolutely none
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

slimguy, Amazon
3 August 2015
Overall 10
10

Dell R300 Hard Disk, this is a good choice

Esteban Vives Jimenez, Amazon
20 July 2015
  • Summary: I need this hard disk for continue work in an old Server Dell R300, this hard disk works fine stand alone or in array
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Overall 2
2.0

Really Western Digital.....

Eric j., Newegg
17 June 2015
  • Summary: From Western Digital's Site: The model number you receive from us may vary from the model number that you shipped in, or that is listed on this screen. Due to product availability, we sometimes will make substitution with similar or better products.
  • Pros: I use these on the enterprise level for our customers; these are typically reliable and are TLER enabled so that RAIDS aren't an issue.
  • Cons: Bought this drive for my personal use about 2 months ago for my file server. Got some clicking noises and the drive would not provision on my raid controller; DOA. Not a big deal, drives come DOA and this drive was only going to be added into a RAID 5 pool so no hurry to get this in. My fault for...
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Overall 8
8.0

Does a good job

Aaron T., Newegg
13 May 2015
  • Pros: Relatively quick access speeds for SMB RAID Reliable long run drive
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Best Enterprise Drive on a budget, great for a Mirror-er Boot Pool.

Brian Luney, Amazon
21 April 2015
  • Summary: These are WD original Enterprise Drives. They do the job and do it well, as fast as you are going to get without spending extreme $$$. Its safe to say I have purchased over 100 WD drives, and have had to RMA no more than 3 of their Enterprise Drives. If they fail, they tend to do it early..
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