Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 640GB 16MB (WD6400AAKS)
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Refurbished HDD. Not factory "New". Had to troubleshoot.
2 November 2014
Summary: Disappointed in seller AMTECH. Western Digital products are top notch. I am a regular purchaser. AMTECH lists this WD HDD as “New”. It is not “New” from the WD factory and not factory sealed. Pros 1. The correct part, Western Digital HDD WD6400AAKS, matched the advertised product. 2. The most professional packing job I have seen for a HDD mail order. Kudos AMTECH! 3. Competitive price. 4. Prompt shipping. Cons 1. The HDD received was a refurbished/used product.
Summary: For those of you looking for a inexpensive hard drive, this is a great drive to use in my opinion! I bought this as a second hard drive in my computer since the original one is only 80 GB and so far in the six months I have been using it, not one problem. I am a mid level computer user in my opinion, so when I read that this was a "Bulk" hard drive, I knew that I would need to buy the cables seperate, not a problem for me at all, but some people will over look this.
Summary: Great price for this, installed it a couple days ago and had no problems, it is the drive only as has been stated so I recommend you order a 4-pin Molex to SATA Power Connector Adapter(major outlets don't stock these) and a hard drive cable along if you don't already have them.
Summary: I typically look for the Western Digital brand when purchasing a hard drive. I've never had one fail on me yet (knock on wood). The install went without a hitch. The drive is whisper quiet. I'll always come back to WD!
Summary: If you don't know what OEM is, it stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. In laymen's terms it means that you are buying something that is designed to just be installed in a computer, likely as a replacement for failed hardware. That also means you won't get ANY accessories with this; no cables, no screws, nothing. If you understand that then this is a good deal. HOWEVER...be careful buying OEMs from Amazon.
Summary: I ordered this hard drive twice. The first time I was sent the wrong drive. It was for a laptop computer. It just so happened that it worked in my laptop so I kept it and reordered. The seconed time I did for a fact receibe the correct part that I ordered. I guess mistakes happen. All in all, I did use both hard drives.
Summary: I got this on some kind of fire sale for about an hour where the 640gb blue was on sale for 38 dollars and free shipping. As far as I can tell it works great (I put in in the gfs computer as the main drive using Arconis true image).
Summary: I've been completely satisfied with this model of hard drive. I actually replaced the comparable Caviar Green model. I found this one to be far quieter than the Caviar Green model. Actually, the sound that the Caviar Green produced was far too loud for me.
Summary: I have the 500gb version of this drive and WOW is all i can say...for less than $60, i got a quality drive from Western Digital. Check out the pictures i added--they're screenshots of benchmarks/error scans. It performed well, getting close to an average of 100MB/sec read speeds, with speeds up to 115/120MB. This drive runs great, the temperature never really goes above 110F (43C) if you have good airflow in your case.
Great drive - Be sure to buy the cables if you don't have them!
M. Ram, Amazon
28 June 2009
Summary: I originally bought this HD to serve as a second hard drive in my system, the first being a Western Digital 80GB with 2MB cache. First of all, you should know that because it's listed as "OEM," you're just getting the drive and nothing else. You'll need to buy a SATA data cable (if you don't have one) and have an extra SATA power connection from your power supply unit (PSU).