Summary: Almost had this one year and it has been doing great. I've had zero problems with this. I use this as a drive to install most of my space hungry PC games. Do not use this as a primary drive because this beast can make some noise when under load. If you use a SSD to load windows, this drive will pretty much turn off until needing to be used. It is smart and energy efficient.
Summary: Works great for media storage. I have a 512 GB SSD but do a lot of video editing. This thing is fast and performed a full format without issue. I recommend anyone who buys any spinning drive to do a full format otherwise you won't know about any lurking issues. Fun fact: spinning disks fail on READ and SSDs fail on WRITE, so with spinning disks you won't know data isn't available until you try to read it.
I wish it was quiet like the one I had in computer to begin with
Da Vinchi "fine wood worker", Amazon
3 November 2014
Summary: It's "LOUD", I recently upgraded my WD 1 TB that was originally on my iMac 2009 with this WD 3 TB Black and the most noticeable is the loud noise it makes when you are accessing the hard drive. I wish it was quiet like the one I had in computer to begin with. I had to upgrade because I had my 1 TB hard drive almost full (90%). I guess I have to get used to this weird noise :-( On the plus side I have lots of memory storage available for my movies and pictures.
Summary: Bought this drive for use as backup to my 3TB drive in my gaming rig. Both are faster, quiet and run relatively cooler than the Seagate 1TB drives I had when I built my system. Works fine. Satisfied with purchase. Note: when trying to register online for warranty, I was given a number to call to complete the registration process. Called the number, was connected to a rep who completed the registration. Warranty is good for 5 years.
Summary: Simply put it works, performs well and does what I need it to. The read/write speeds in combination with my SSD are slightly faster than with my old hard drives, regardless though it's definitely worth picking up for a mass data storage solution.