Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD4001FAEX
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Value for money 8
Overall quality 10
Western Digital is the Best Product
Tiger Boy, TigerDirect.com
1 week ago
Summary: I Bought these drives to replace my current 2TB WD Caviar Black Drives (3 total)on my desktop. I have used them for 3 years with no trouble and expected to get the same results for these larger drives. My Desktop has a SDD for the programs, but I use my computer for gaming, as well as, photography editing. I needed the extra space (4TB) for my photos and video files. The speed of the WD Caviar Black Drives are excellent for this use.
Pros: Bought 5 (1 as backup) for my RAID in a Synology NAS. One of these drive died after about 3 months, but WD replaced it promptly and without any hassle. Glad to have my spare and also glad that WD honors their warranty without hoops to jump through.
Cons: Must have pulled a lemon batch. Received with a minor crunched corner. Tested good after two days of tests, but quickly started getting IO failures on day three. Wouldn't even mount (6 clicks) on day 4.
Summary: I purchased this drive and put it in a USB 3.0 external enclosure. The speeds are blazing fast and very quite. I don't have exact numbers of transfer rates, but well satisfied. If you are going to do the same and use in external enclosure, make sure that external enclosure can handle 3 or 4 TB drives. Check on the manufacturers web site or in forums before purchasing. I will purchase another for my main drive in near future.
Pros: 4 TB (3.63 after format) and no need for special software or hardware to get the full capacity of the drive as I had with the 3 TB Green drives. Windows Server 2008 recognized the full capacity of the drive and I used GPT and a quick NTFS format. Definitely faster than the 3 TB Green drives. Wouldn't use to boot.
Cons: Price, but the 60 dollar instant discount was nice. $299 US for 4 TB isn't too steep a cost. Still up there. Drive runs a bit loud. I generally don't have a problem with drive noise, but this one is noticeable. Not annoying, just you can hear the drive working. Especially noticeable when running in my Thermaltake Black X docks. Not too loud, but you will hear the drive reading and writing.
Pros: Getting 120 read, 130 write speeds on a Sata 6gb board. Drive was partitioned in 2 sections had to make into one under disk managment Win 7. 3.6 TB free once quick formatted. Works great but a little noisy but expected with this size.
Cons: Bulky and a little noisy at full spin. But expected not really a con.