Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1600AAJB
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Needed an IDE Hard Drive
3 weeks ago
Summary: Western Digital hard drive was delivered on time and in good condition. My old 40 gb Maxtor hard drive finally gave out after 14 years of constant use. I replaced the power supply and the hard drive on my old Micro ATX MS-6524 motherboard computer1.6 GHz Pentium cpu. This Western Digital 160 gb hard drive appears to be working after one month of constant use. If it failed, it would not have been a great loss.
Summary: Bought this HD a few days ago and it arrived in the mail today. It was advertized as being "New," but it came in a cardboard box inside another cardboard box, no packaging that you would expect from a "New" product. Took it out of the static bag, and saw some definite wear and tear on the case, nothing major, but definitely noticeable. Not looking too good so far.
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.
Installation was straight-forward, simply connect the cables. Software ...
Amazon Customer, Amazon
27 July 2014
Summary: Installation was straight-forward, simply connect the cables. Software preparation was also straight forward, using Windows Disk Management tools. The disk was formatted and installed as a dynamic disk, then converted to a basic disk, since the features of dynamic disks were not needed. To date, the operation has been flawless.
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???