Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1500HLFS
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Mark A. Malo, Amazon
19 January 2015
Summary: Bought this thinking I could take off the huge heat shield/carrier and it would fit inside my laptop (nope, too tall). So, since I had already used a hex bit (and voided my warranty) getting it apart, I put it back together and tossed it into an aging Dell XPS400 I had lying around. Man, it's like a new machine. It is now our development Minecraft server (and LAN game server). Great value for an impressive drive.
Summary: WD replaced the failed drive with the somewhat newer WD1500HLHX model.
Pros: Fast. Not many issues. RMA process was streamlined and efficient.
Cons: Bought 2 of these. 1 failed after 3 years. Warranty is listed as 5 years on Newegg, but shows up on WD's site as 4 years for me. Maybe WD starts counting from the date that Newegg buys the HDs from WD.
Summary: Probably just jinxed myself, but drive is still going after a year. Only thing about it that bothers me is the 36gb I had to replaced with this one seemed much snappier, but all in all I am still happy that it's working. 4 Stars only cause I think it should have been quicker than an older model, but these do have denser plates, so that might account for it.
Summary: I may be jaded since I found this 150 gig hard drive 'Factory Refurbished' for a ridiculously low $35, but I love this thing! It's quiet and fast. Yes, it's not an SSD; if you try, you can hear it working in the background, and it does take a glacially slow 55 seconds for my desktop to appear from OFF (Goll !), but it's a 'Raptor, with a serviceable lifespan of what, ten years?
Summary: This drive is much faster than the one that came with my desktop pc, so I use it as my primary. Several years later, still going strong, no issues at all, I wonder about some of the negative reviews, but I guess there are always a few bad units here and there. One more thing, my desktop is raid capable, but I refuse to try raid on my computer, too many risky issues, and with a 6 core pc with fast drive and plenty of memory, I don't need any more speed, my pc rarely slows...