Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1600AAJB
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Average Customer, Amazon
15 December 2014
Summary: I have bought more than a dozen WD HDD throughout the years, and many of them last more than ten years. In fact, they usually get swapped out only because a larger disk in needed for that particular unit. This disk was no different. It worked like a charm right out of the box. Interestingly enough, it runs quieter than the 160GB disk, of a different brand, that it is replacing.
Great replacement drive for an older IDE equipped machine
Michael Laferriere, Amazon
13 December 2014
Summary: Good replacement for older IDE drives. (Note, IDE & PATA parallel ATA are one and the same) I have always used Western Digital when possible since the 1791 WDC double density floppy controller came out several decades ago, I have yet to have a Western Digital drive fail catastrophically on me resulting in data loss. This particular drive has an 8MB buffer and turns at 7200rpm so it may be a minor performance upgrade for some older drives as well.
Summary: Bought this to replace a failed HDD in an old MythTV DVR PC. It installed and worked fine, however, as it turned out the PC was jsut plain past its useful lifespan and I ended up building a new box... doesn't it figure???