Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 640GB 16MB (WD6400AAKS)
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The Unusual Suspect: the unexpected culprit behind my OS issues
21 August 2011
Summary: I had purchased this drive as part of a new system built with a bunch of used parts from varied sources on ebay, so it was not among the first things I looked at when I began having system problems. Even after ruling out the used bits as reasons for system sluggishness and weird stop errors, I tended to think I'd encountered some kind of malware rather than guessing that the drive might be suspect because I had decided to go with WD for its reputation of reliability...
Summary: I bought this item for my Pentium 4 computer. When I partitioned to 80 GB and installed Windows XP, the system went extremely slow. Computer could start up but hung after 3-4 hour usage. I suspect the Hard disk is faulty or may be my PC is too old to handle a 640GB H/D. Later I bought a 320 GB from a retail shop and it worked perfectly. I returned this item but Amazon.com, handled the return professionally. I appreciate their service.