Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1600JB
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Still going after like 13 years...
21 August 2015
Summary: This is THE MOST reliable hard drive I have EVER had in my life. I put it in a external hard drive kit for IDE and its great for backing general things up. Backing up the WHOLE 149 formatted gigabytes takes about 2 hours, so nothing insane.
Pros: Super fast for a 2002 Ultra ATA 5 hard drive. Gets at about 18 mbps max write, 22 mbps max write. Fell out of my hands once at about 1 foot off the ground, all I had to do was perform some simple recovery to get data back.
Cons: If you don't like a loudish hard drive, you might not like this for your old computer.
Summary: Its Fixed my System ... This HD is easy to install and it is an excellent choice in replacing the old 2002 year Maxtor 80 GB drive. Fortunately I still had the WIN XP-p w/SP3 CD and installation was a snap. The most difficult part was actually opening up the DEll Tower enclosure.
Was afraid I wouldn't be able to find one of these anymore!
28 March 2013
Summary: I bought this EIDE drive to resurrect a dead 1st generation Apple TV. Because of the tight space constraints, and lack of documentation I had to find a drive I was sure would work - and fit! Most 2.5" drives available now are SATA, not PATA/IDE.