Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 640GB 16MB (WD6400AAKS)
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Great Price and Great So Far
T. Goodwin, Amazon
19 April 2010
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: 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: Installing, formatting and partitioning the WD6400AAKS in my late-2004 vintage PowerMac G5 was a breeze. I bought it to increase the storage capacity rather than the speed of one of my two internal drives. To ensure compatibility with the older computer, I installed a jumper to reduce the maximum transfer rate from 300MB/s to the first generation SATA maximum of 150MB/s. (This may have been unnecessary.
Summary: This hard disk is an excellent buy,price is so reasonable for the quality and capacity of it.I have had several Western Digital hard disks over the years and never had the slightest failure with any of them.Very satisfied with it and highly recomended!
Summary: Have now bought 6 of these drives - using with a BlacX drive bay for storage of Panasonic P2 video files. The drives just work, and have survived multiple flights from California to Florida and several transatlantic journeys to the edit facility in England. Good cheap storage.
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. The data transfer rate is pretty good on SATA 2 (300G). My only nitpick is that description indicated it is a 40GB hard drive but when I got it, it was 640 so I had to re-partition to get 40gb I wanted.
Summary: As M. Mola points out, this is an OEM package. It not only has no instructions or software, it also does not have a connector cable, an IDE four-pin to SATA power adapter, or mounting screws. If you want to replace a failed drive and don't want the clutter that usually comes with a drive, this is for you. If you want to add an additional drive to an existing system, you'll need to get the cabling and mounting hardware elsewhere.
Summary: neat and slick. very unobtrusive on my desk. light weight which is great. Software gets a little getting used to but everthing is automatic at first. the help forum/FAQ on line is very useful. have synced one puter and will try to see how much music i can hold after thet. Am considering another one now for my office. RB.