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Western Digital WD3000GLFS

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BEST PRICE - EXCELLENT for GAMERS

OneTinSoldierUSMC "dmr", Amazon
24 December 2014
  • Summary: GAMERS... THIS IS YOUR CAT's MEOW... HEAVY USERS - also, excellent - must have
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Overall 10
10

Still running

James F., Newegg
9 September 2014
  • Pros: Used as fast C: drive. Still running after installed 1/16/2011 and used most days since. Still boots fast but I may try a new SSD.
  • Cons: Does get hot to the touch after heavy use.
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Overall 10
10

bought in October 2008 and it still works

Anonymous, Newegg
19 August 2013
  • Pros: one of the best mechanical HDD I have ever owned and still going strong.
  • Cons: none!
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Overall 10
10

4.5 years and counting

Philip D., Newegg
3 January 2013
  • Summary: I had always wanted a 10000rpm drive since my days of browsing Micro Times in high school. It will be my last mechanical C drive and it's done it's job without any hiccups.
  • Pros: This has been my primary drive for nearly 5 years and it has performed flawlessly. It's run in a crowded, hot case for much of it's run and I've formatted and reinstalled several times on multiple motherboards.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Solid like a rock

Michael P., Newegg
5 December 2012
  • Pros: I've had this running in my primary desktop as my OS/game drive for over 4 years, and it's been great. It's fast and somewhat spacious.
  • Cons: 300Gb was a lot of space at the time, but a little constricting today when used as a game drive. Deleting old games is my workaround.
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Overall 10
10

Still working greay

Matthew P., Newegg
27 September 2012
  • Pros: Still working great in a Win7-64 machine two years after purchase. Only thing faster is SSD.
  • Cons: Wish it was >300gb. Oh, well.
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Overall 10
10

Still going after 3 years

Steven H., Newegg
8 July 2012
  • Summary: SSD's are getting much more affordable these days. For less than what I paid for this (in 09) I can get an SSD of similar size.
  • Pros: First installed years ago in windows 7 machine. Pwr on to desktop in 35secs on fresh onstall. Old drive took a bit over a min
  • Cons: price/GB
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointment on Reliability

Burt, Amazon
7 April 2012
  • Summary: I was inpressed by the speed and capacity, and it worked very well for 3 years. Turned it on at 6 or 7 AM and off at 9 or 10 PM for 3 years and 3 months in a stripe pair. Now it is getting reread flags so I tried to re task it but it crawls on restore and fails. So seperate low priority work drives it is. I have replaced it with a pair of Crucial SSD's speed and reliability restored. Lesson? don'd go skimping if you really want the best.
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Overall 10
10

Supa-Fly ! But clearly not for RAID unless...

Anonymous, Newegg
20 April 2011
  • Summary: Please, do the homework, WD makes a VelociRapter with firmware specifically tuned for RAID applications. The many failures you see are usually to do with a desktop drive collapsing from enterprise duty it was not designed for.
  • Pros: Outstanding Performance, faster than some SSD's! The 2.5" form is great for many mounting options. Quiet!! Spinup sounds a bit like a tubrofan but quickly goes away, seeks are very subdued. Dependable! Spinning since 2008 with no failure or lost data. Two-platter design. lower seek times and less to go wrong.
  • Cons: Not a true 2.5" FF, unit height is a bit taller making mounting it into a silencer a bit of a challenge. Non-standard connector placement may affect some users.
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Overall 10
10

Better than SCSI or Raid 0 or even Solid state

TechPimp, Amazon
12 November 2010
  • Summary: Why bother with configuring a SCSI or two drive in raid 0 when this is just as fast and it plug in play. I would use this drive on the OS and program install only and a 2 terabyte for saving content like video pics and docs. \ As far as vs a Solid state drive yes the solid state book faster but who cares the important part is real world use like audio and video conversion real world transfer rates ect...
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