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Western Digital WD2001FASS
6.8 out of 10

Western Digital WD2001FASS

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD2001FASS

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Overall 2
2.0

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
2.0

Don't buy the WD 2TB WD2001FASS

C. LIN, Amazon
15 December 2010
  • Summary: Bought two; one failed within a week. Need to pay ~$7 to ship it back to WD for replacement. Don't buy the 2TB (WD2001FASS) version.
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Overall 2
2.0

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
2.0

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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Overall 2
2.0

DOA (I think)

clarita apple, Amazon
28 June 2010
  • Summary: The drive mounted ok and the read/write was acceptable but OMG the thing sounded like a pack of mice were inside gnawing metal. There was such a huge grinding of metal on metal I'm sure it's defective. It's going back.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not for RAID if manufactured after 1/1/10

so227, Amazon
5 April 2010
  • Summary: If you happen to buy one of these drives made in 2010+, WD has modified the firmware to prohibit the use of TLER (time-limited error recovery) software necessary to use these drives in typical RAID configurations. Why? So WD can sell you their RE3+ (Raid Enabled) drives that typically cost 50% more. Drives made in 2009 probably allow WDTLER to work.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great price for 1TB but...

queraro, Amazon
23 August 2009
  • Summary: I bought this drive for extra storage. I've installed many drives with no problems so it never occurred to me to worry about the quality of Western Digital's tech support. The drive works, but only under the right conditions. After trying everything I could think of, including flashing the motherboard and controller BIOS, installing the latest drivers etc, I contacted WD tech support.
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Overall 2
2.0

packed without protection, DOA

Amazon Customer "Cabarete", Amazon
20 July 2009
  • Summary: Extremely disappointed, the drive was shipped without and protection and arrived dead, it was packed loose in a oversize box.. When I opened the box I immediately wondered if it would still work.. You can check my history, I am not a complainer and accept this as a total loss. Not even worth my time to send it back.
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