Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD6000HLHX
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WD has not improved!
RICHARD C., Newegg
9 August 2014
Summary: They don't last. They die fast. Get Seagate or Samsung.
Cons: I never had any luck with WD products. They never lasted, and always had short life spans. I thought all that changed, and WD improved over the years. Boy was I wrong! I purchased this Velocraptor on 11/09/2012 from Newegg for the speed and the long 5 year warranty. This hard drive took a dump wi...
Summary: I bought 2 of these back in October of 2011 and they never really seemed to have the performance they were supposed to. Well one finally failed and when I contacted Western Digital, I was told they are not real WD drive but a counterfeit. I sure hope Amazon stands behind their products..
Summary: Like many others, I have been severely disappointed in this drive (Velociraptor 600 GB SATA III 32 MB Cache). Specifically: 1) High performance is attained only with certain controllers. This is very unlike other SATA III hard disk drives.
Summary: At first all was good with the drive. But when it started having problems I contacted Western Digital for an RMA, only to discover the drive was a fake and not manufactured by WD. I never tested the performance, but the firmware and the case looked correct. What a shock it was a fake!
Pros: Fast drive while it worked. It was used in a web server that served basic content files over an intranet.
Cons: After 3 months, Event Viewer was flooded with drive errors claiming bad sectors. Thankfully, we added a new drive and moved the data, 2 days later it died. Replacing it with another WD product but hopefully the 1TD red edition will have better reliability. I would not trust this hard drive with a...
Cons: After my 5yo HDD had crashed I got it as a replacement. Old HP desktop with old BIOS complained about the faulty drive before the BIOS showed up. I was unable to run chkdisk, it failed. Under linux disk check was no errors that confused me a lot.. On another linux desktop it was shown as faulty d...
Summary: After over 20 years and 10's of thousands of dollars on equipment, excellent treatment. New supplier is very imminent. Thanks a lot.
Pros: Absolutely none
Cons: Unit arrived in cellophane, broke seal to inspect and ALL sata & power connectors were broken. Never mounted in a system. Returned for exchange (RMA). The reply was user error and returned broken unit. Great service.
Summary: Purchased and recieved installed nicely, only a couple of problems on the 6 installs I did. Windows Ultimate 64 bit. The problem was once all files were installed and it was up and runing within a day it would corrupt the startup files and then everything would have to be reinstallled, Gave up after...