Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 640GB 16MB (WD6400AAKS)
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WD Caviar Blue 640GB OEM Drive
4 October 2009
Summary: The drive is pretty fast and allows for allot of storage room. Amazon needs to learn how to pack a hard drive for shipment! The hard drive arrived in a box with a static bag around it and no protective padding at all!!! My drive is warrented until 2012 from WD and it is already making noise upon spin up. So it looks like I am going to have to ship it back to WD for replacement.
Summary: The hard drive worked great I had to go online to get the product manuals and purchase the cables since it is a SATA II drive and my computer supports SATA I it took me several hours to make it work but once I figured out how to slow down the drive with the jumper which was not supplied it was a plug and play process. Make sure you know your system specifications before you order and get the needed cables and jumper & Screws all at once.
Summary: This is indeed a lightening fast, big ol' drive and no mistake. Can't fault it there. Also it comes with a decent length warranty, an item that i cannot stress enough is vital for hard-drives these days. Mine lost all the data I put on it after 3 months (it lost the partition tables I believe, since I was able to recovery the data thankfully, but still very annoying). I could have sent it back due to this warranty but kept the faith and now it *seems* to be working fine.