Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 320GB 8MB (WD3200AAJS)
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Unable to write to desk - had to return.
12 November 2014
Summary: The hard drive was delivered slowly and once I received it, I couldn't install windows 8 on my spare desktop pc. The reason was that the drive was set to READ ONLY mode and I did not have the ability to change it back to read/write. I also noticed there was DATA ALREADY ON THE DRIVE. there was a C drive, with program files, windows, etc folders. Really disappointed.
Summary: After having the 4th Western Digital fail me I am swearing off of them forever. If they work from the start they run hotter and eventually fail due to overheating per the S.M.A.R.T. firmware. No more Western Digital for me.
Used drive came with SMART errors right out of bag.
4 December 2013
Summary: This is a used drive. Had a few hours on it, and two SMART errors flagged so it is trash. There is a big difference between BULK/OEM and USED/REFURBISHED. This is sold as new and it is not new.
Summary: Purchased on 11-13-12 from "YoKool" NOT WD ( Western Digital ) certified shipping package! (mine arrived in packed in bubble wrap,only wrapped 1 time, and not totally covered.( I have a photo of how it arrived) If I'd of mailed it this way to WD for warranty return,,,,they'd of refused it! It is NOT IN WARRANTY any longer ( they say it has a 2 year warranty) the date code says 12 jan 2010. And according to WD's website its NO LONGER COVERED!!!
Summary: Purchased 5 drives each came in a bubble wrap shipping pouch and a antistatic bag which was closed with a sticker. Typical WD drives come in a sealed package. Also Typical WD OEM drives come in a brown cardboard box. The undercarriage of the drive had dust around the edges which makes me believe that the drive was wiped for dust but not well. The drives sticker shows a manufacture date of May 2009.
Received a USED drive from seller YoKool packaged and advertised as NEW
17 January 2013
Summary: I ordered this drive via Prime in order to complete a rush job for a new customer. The drive I received was packaged and advertised as new but in reality was USED as indicated by the caked on dust you would expect to find on a drive from an old computer. I filed a return with Amazon and sent the drive out. I don't expect an issue with the return but this really put me in a bad situation. I don't feel it's Amazon's fault because they only store and ship this item.
Summary: Hard drive was sold by "YoKool" listed as new and shipped by Amazon. The drive that was delivered was marked with a manufacture date of 2010. Thinking it might be new old stock I connected it to my computer and checked the SMART data which showed a power-on time elapsed as three years with 102 power cycles. Amazon was quick to refund my money but have yet to remove the incorrect listing.