Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD3000GLFS
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Love The Speed
Stephen Hubbard, Amazon
22 May 2014
Summary: I bought three of these drives to update our XP Internet workstations so that we could upgrade to Windows 7 and still have a reasonable experience. Boy, what a difference these drives made over the performance of these systems compared to the drives originally installed. Boot times, file access times, and application speed all improved dramatically over the 7,800 RPM drives we had been using and that was before upgrading to Windows 7.
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.
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...
Summary: EXPENSIVE AND PRONE TO FAILURE. Known firmware problems result in drive failure in 49.7 days of usage. WD recommends a cold power down of the computers containing the drive every 30 to 45 days. The issue results from problems in the TLER and FIS firmware programing. The error occurs when someone is reading or writing to on the 49.7th day of operation.
Raptor is the way to go for serious performance and general use as it is a long term lasting HD
Kid Icarus "The Lad from Hades", Amazon
30 December 2009
Summary: Firstly, I would never consider getting anything but the Raptor hard drive for any new computer I was going to be serious about(as in gaming and main rig) I usually prefer to pair it up and go "RAID 0" as it is a pretty solid drive and doesn't take damage so performance can be gained and you need not sacrifice it for "RAID 1" these things do not fail!(with proper front cooling).
Summary: I can't say allot on HDD, its fast and doing the job. Take in consideration these important factors: 1- it's not exactly 3.5" HDD size, it's non standard HDD size almost 2.5" however it's thicker fitted in heat sink to make it almost 3.5", however it's slightly bigger and can be a problem in installing it, depends on your PC case. I had to do some serious modifications to fit it in my HTPC 2- packaging is extremely bad, no cables, no connectors, no catalogues.
Summary: I purchased a case of 40 of these drives for 20 servers (RAID 1) in my datacenter. I had 6 fail within the first 3 months of operation. The drives are great when they work. Do not expect any technical support at all from WD as they will not support these drives in RAID configurations. They do RMA drives quickly, although I received the wrong drive twice in return. It took about a month each to get those drives replaced.
Summary: I'm a loyal Western Digital fan. So when my C:\ drive started making noises and locking up windows (an old WD 320GB Caviar) it was time to upgrade. First off, this drive is incredibly fast. It fits in the 3.5inch bay on my Dell Inspiron 530 perfectly. Booting up windows (didn't time it) was noticeably faster. Usually when I log into windows I have to wait 1-2 minutes for everything to load.