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7.5 out of 10

Western Digital WD2001FASS

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Overall 2

So far, three out of five of these have failed.

Nick Wagner, Amazon
11 January 2012
  • Summary: I bought five of these for a Drobo S. So far, the tech support folks at Drobo have told me that three of the five are defective and need to be replaced.
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Overall 2

Stay away for now. 2TB version.

nr2134, Amazon
10 December 2010
  • Summary: Its not often that I take the time to write a review on a product, but I had to do it for this drive. I have been in the IT field for over 20 years and though I have seen it all. I purchased 3 of the 2TB Black drives in the last month. One here on Amazon and the rest, somewhere else. Out of the 3, 1 was DOA, 2nd died in 3 hours and the last, had so many bad sectors that WD's own software ran for 13 hours and it finally gave up and errored out.
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Overall 2

Dead within 60 days

Bruce, Amazon
19 October 2010
  • Summary: I have read of others that have had hard drives fail and yet in many cases I still see an average or better rating for the drive. I just don't get that. In my case, this drive started giving S.M.A.R.T. errors about a week ago which Windows recovery with chkdsk /f seemed to overcome and which allowed me the opportunity to back everything up (that's a good thing) and run normally until the next time I needed to reboot. Then the system would just hang.
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