Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5000HHTZ
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Much Slower then my previous generation WD6000HLHX, more expensive.
Ronald Y., Newegg
8 March 2016
Summary: - Drive calls itself a WDC Raptor, WDC traditionally stands for Western Digital Caviar, the cheapest model line and slowest (They use to beat green out from the no longer made 7200rpm models). I think its a purposefully scaled down version that's poorly labeled.
Pros: They never break, at least not for me. Owned every generation of Raptors since they first came out, up to this model, keep them running 24/7. Recently took a drill and cutting tools to my old 36GB Raptor to extract the Super-Magnets, the ultimate dropped screw finder. Both really fast and really ...
Cons: Didn't realize this "improved" model came out until after I bought it, every benchmark test on CrystalDiskMark shows the older as faster, some by a slim margin, most like 20-30%. Also Drive Reports 16MB Cache, not 64, and unlike the older one (with 32mb cache) some programs can't retrieve cache r...
Summary: I would buy this again perhaps, on the other hand one year from now I may decide to buy one of the high end PCI Experess internal SSDs if people keep being happy about them.
Pros: Lasted for 3 years. Doesn't look like much but it was non-stop use in bad conditions (temperature, dust). Gave ample warning for about 1 week before dying. Gave me enough time to order a new HDD, make sure all my data is backed up and make a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive. Once it died I...
Cons: Lasted for 3 years only. I was hoping for more but I can't really complain.
Summary: -I got this puppy when it was on sale for $79.99. It's over $200 now. Are you kidding????????? SSD prices have gotten much lower than this! -Just get an SSD. If you're buying at this price, there's something really wrong with you.
Pros: -10k RPM, what can you say? -Fast! -Still working after more than 3 years.
Cons: -It's not an SSD -It's hecka not as fast as an SSD (probably 1/4th the speed)
Pros: Oh my gosh, I dunno what to say, other than this drive is seriously one of the best non Solid State drives I have ever owned. Western Digital makes seriously superior drives, and I implore you to buy from them in the future.
Summary: Honestly I would prefer a Hybrid or a SSD drive over this, after i bought a hybrid, i noticed a HUGE diff. in many applications, specs, speeds, etc as well. You can pretty much have the best of both worlds with one.
Pros: It stays cool. Decent Space.
Cons: Not as fast as it states, 10k rpm not true, at the fastest it maxes at 7200, very noisy, second one within a years time i had to replace. Kinda expensive for what it is..
Pros: Very cooperative staff. I made a mistake, ordered the wrong device, and had to decline it to send it back to California for a refund. They were very responsive through email and worked with me. They even waived the restocking fee and shipping cost. Will definitely use them again.
Summary: support was good sent me a new drive as soon as I sent new one in. why complain. my drive took forever to get too them lots of winter storms held drive up. but had new drive in 3 days after they received it. my new drive is fine. I have recently went to only wd drives.
Pros: love this drive fast quick easy to install. first time had 3 operatings systems on drive.
Cons: unfortunately my drive died after 2 years. started acting slow and giving errors on boot. my bios even lost it a few times.