Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD6000HLHX
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Thomas B., Newegg
8 July 2015
Pros: we all know the pros!
Cons: After a little over a year the drive is bad. Smart errors and is not bootable. My problem is not with the drive! Drives fail I understand that and have had good luck with the velociraptor drives. It is the customer service from Western digital. The drive is under warranty but they do not have the...
Summary: This was packaged very poorly. The hard drive was just chucked into a larger box and sealed. There was no bubble wrap, air cushion packets, paper, or anything to cushion and protect the hard drive during shipment. We figured it wasn't going to work when we saw this, but installed it to be sure.
Summary: To sum things up, I buy a new DOA drive. My only option is to replace it for a older refurbished drive. And I have have to pay shipping to send it back, which was around $16.00. They refused to refund. Buyer beware.
Pros: It is fast and quiet when it works.
Cons: Bought two drives for new build. One was fine, and the other was faulty. Passed quick SMART test, but failed Extended with huge portions of the disk unusable. Worked with WD staff to correct but they finally said RMA is the only solution.
Summary: Generally like WD and have NEVER had this much trouble with one of their drives. Heck, I have one in an old computer that's over 10 years old and was still running smoothly before I retired it. Moving on to a SSD now, I'll use the drive they send me under warranty as a secondary drive.
Pros: Worked wonderfully... while it worked.
Cons: Bought in may of 2011, by december it had to be replaced under warranty due to a TON of bad sectors because the SATA connector on the drive itself was damaged but it couldn't be noticed out of the box. Was sent a replacement (which was good) and now it's August 2012 and the replacement is being r...
Summary: Expensive, relatively mediocre performance (as compared to other platter drives, greatly outperformed by SSDs) and worst of all, unreliable. The first drive I received was DOA. After returning it, the replacement lasted for about 6 months before dying completely as well.
Summary: Just to comment on Bronski's review. Absolutely pointless. Why on earth wouldn't you at least try the drive, instead of just sending it back without testing. There was prob nothing at all wrong with it. These sort of reviews are of no help at all for anyone looking to buy a product.
Summary: Had waited for ages for the price of this drive to drop to £155 in line with ebuyer, when it did, I snapped one up due to the fact I perfer amazon to ebuyer. Was horrified when the drive arrived in just its anti-static bag and then put in one of amazons wrap around packs.
Summary: Schnell ist sie. Aber für das Geld und in 2012 so extrem laut zu sein ist wirklich schon fast eine Frechheit. Das zusammen mit Windows, das ständig irgendwas auf der Platte macht, ist eine nahezu unterträgliche Kombination.
Excerpt: Купил по принципу самое крутое и дорогое. Использовал под файлопомойку. Под систему установил SSD. Проработал три дня и сдох. Стал завистать на скандиске и пропадать из системы через минуту после загрузки. Сдал обратно - приняли, вернули деньги.
Pros: Высокая скорость
Cons: Крайне низкая надежность (видимо не повезло)