Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD6000HLHX
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9 July 2012
Summary: I purchased one of these 6 months ago and it works fine. I decied to buy 2 more to add extra space and redundancy. Both new drives died within 24hours. One drive has a mechanical issue (no longer spins up) the other seems to be a electrical issue (BIOS will not recognize the drive on known good SATA ports.) The original drive still works fine but only 1 drive out of 3 working means I will not buy a drive out of this series again.
Summary: The drive worked well enough for install so all of the software was activated and running. Then after about 3 weeks, the drive started slowly losing integrity with more and more data getting corrupted. I was able to salvage most of the data; however, this kind of failure should never happen on a drive with specs that quote a very high MTBF.
Amazon Sold Me A Counterfeit Drive!!! You MUST read this!!!
7 July 2011
Summary: Got this item yesterday, after spending several weeks reading reviews and debating. It was fulfilled by Amazon and came right on time. I was a bit nervous about whether it would fit into my Mac Pro, since my Velociraptor 300 required a special sled adapter, but much to my relief it slid right in and immediately fired up. I cloned my existing hard drive without a glitch and I am up and running, no problems whatsoever---yet.
Just received a new one to replace the "Clicker" I got last week. Turns out the new one is a "Clicker" too.
Daniel E Field, Amazon
30 June 2011
Summary: There was another review that had a bad drive as well in June 2011. It is most likely a bad batch of 600GB Raptors or they came from a case that was dropped. Amazon, Western Digital and Electronics Direct are good companies and will take care of this issue. I normally do not write something unless there is a reason. I will be buying another one from a different vendor. If there are issues with that one, I will post an update. I have been in IT for over 25 years.
Summary: My Raptor arrived DOA!!!Just a clicking noise over and over again. First and last time I buy Computer stuff from Amazon. Great return policy but would rather have a working drive. Guess it is back to the other website I used to buy from.
Summary: WESTERN DIGITAL 600GB VELOCIRAPTOR 3.5INCH 10000RPM 32MB CACHE SATA6.0GB S BARE WD6000HLHX To me is happening the same case as the previous person I have installed an ASUS Crosshair motherboard Extreme IV with a processor 1090T 6-Core AMD and had installed 2 1TB Samsung hard drive 7200rpm 32mb HD103SJ and regulate my machine was running I got the idea purchase this velociraptor and the truth is I am very disappointed with the product and I see that my machine runs just...