Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD2001FASS
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Not built for the long haul
12 October 2011
Summary: The first FASS drive I bought from Amazon was dead on arrival in July, 2010. I contacted WD directly and they sent a replacement. Now it's Oct. 2011 and the replacement drive is about to die. I've noticed several other people say that their FASS drive died some time after the 1 year mark. WD just sent me the 2002FAEX drive instead of another FASS drive (thank goodness for the 5 year warranty).
Robert A. Morin "Midwest Home Media Technolog..., Amazon
18 September 2010
Summary: I got this drive to streamline my storage space from a three hard drive setup to an 128GB SSD/2TB HDD combo. However, now that seems like it may have been a bad idea. I was hoping that this hard drive was going to last at least three to four years, if not longer. The drives this was replacing was a 500GB and 640GB. However, just within a week of using this, Windows told me it was a faulty drive, and had to be backed up and replaced/repaired.
Summary: First thing first, short story: dead after just 3 weeks, now I'm requesting an RMA to replace it. Long story: I bought this drive to replace my 5 years old backup drive, I was totally happy with the performance, noise and power consumption until 2 days ago it just died, as simple as that. No warnings, just some low noise when it try to start the platters, after 4 attemps it just stops and nothing more happens. I'm an IT pro, so believe me, there was nothing else to do.