Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 640GB 16MB (WD6400AAKS)
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Zane Y., Newegg
5 days ago
Summary: Great harddrive.
Pros: I bought this Hard Drive for my first build computer, and it's still in my computer. 8 years of honest work, with 6.08 years run time. It's nearing the end of its life though, after the 6 year mark I noticed a loud clicking noise every 1/8th of a second or so, it sometimes got loud, sometimes qui...
Cons: Loud clicking noise near the end of its long life
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jbsilverspring "aerheart", Amazon
20 March 2014
Summary: Fast shipping and product arrived as described. After installing this we found the problem was with the motherboard and not the hard drive so installed it in another computer instead. Great price.
Summary: I have a raid 10 which is 4 drives, two are mirrored and two are striped. One failed and needed replacement after two years of continual use. Only 1 in four failed so it seems to have a good duty rating.
Summary: I got this a few years ago (late 2008) and it is still working today. SMART data all indicates good and CrystalDiskInfo reported the hard drive had been in use for 25k hours which is almost 3 years continuous use or about 6 years of about 12 hours per day.
Summary: I did not believe others who have made this comment before me, but when my newly purchased hard drive arrived without any packaging around it in a medium size box I was angry. Really, Newegg, really!!! I will be amazed if the drive works and I don't have to RMA it.
Pros: Reliable product
Cons: Hard drive just arrived UPS from South Bend WITHOUT ANY bubble wrap or shipping peanuts in the box. It was just a small box with the drive bouncing around inside a bigger box. Truly unbelievable!
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.