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Western Digital WD3001FAEX
9.0 out of 10

Western Digital WD3001FAEX

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Overall 10
10

Worked great out of the package

MAP-LKP, Amazon
18 December 2014
  • Summary: Worked great out of the package. Quiet and reliable to date. One reminder for install, use as GPT disk not MBR to be able to access full size of disk above 2 TB.
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Overall 10
10

Works great for media storage

Robert "rob_squared", Amazon
28 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

anonymous, Amazon
16 November 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Michael S. Jones, Amazon
6 November 2014
Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works fine. Satisfied with purchase

Dave D., Amazon
28 October 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

WBJnoise, Amazon
27 October 2014
Overall 10
10

It Works

Evan, Amazon
13 October 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

WD Black drives, I like them.

W. Ellis, Amazon
22 September 2014
  • Summary: Purchased 2 of there to use in a simple RAID 0 setup. I am fond of WD black drives. Will likely buy more.
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Overall 8
8.0

After 3 weeks...no problem

Pierre, B&H Photo
15 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Not easy to configure under Windows 7 to take advantage of the 3TB. Make some noise when spin. I just hope it's not a bas sign! I have 2 x 1 TB Black & no problem since 4 years.
  • Cons: Difficult To Install
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