Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 640GB 16MB (WD6400AAKS)
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Fast and long lasting but not 40GB
Eric C., Amazon
24 February 2014
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: 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: 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: I got this in desperation when I needed a disc drive for my G5. It has been months. Not a hiccup. It is very fast. Noticeably faster than the stock 160. And it is very quiet. It has increased my system speed and gives lots of room for expansion. I am impressed. Update January 2009. This drive is still going strong and works great every day. Update January 2010. This fine piece of equipment has yet to have a problem.
Summary: Hi im thinking of getting this for my main drive to put my windows 7 pro on but just wondering if this HD is 7200rpm?. Im buying a new HD due mine is saying boot disc faild and it also making clicking sounds and im getting an app crash errors all the time :P. Just checking on the 7200rpm Thanks for any info.
Summary: I received this item in very good condition, though I felt the packaging could have been better. Never the less, I installed it as a replacement main drive in my PC, re-installed the OS and software and so far is working like a charm. For my future memory requirements I'd go back to them again. I just hope they improve on the packaging, a bit.
Summary: I bought three of these drives to build a RAID 5 array. Two months later one of them failed. Fortunately, being RAID 5 nothing was lost. Having established that the drive was dead, a quick search on the internet and I found the Western Digital support site. Half an hour later I had a shipping label printed off and a return number having had internet confirmation that my drive was covered by the warranty.
Summary: It works fine and is great as a gaming hard drive but u need to purchase a SATA cable to use it, because it only comes with the hard drive. It comes in really good packaging- was really happy about that. Like i said great product just let down buy having to purchase the sata cable.
Die Platte hält fast alles, was die Tests versprechen...
16 July 2009
Summary: Nach reichlichen Überlegungen habe ich mir diese Platte als Systemplatte zugelegt. In den Tests werden die hohen Geschwindigkeiten und die gute Zugriffszeit gelobt. Außerdem hat mich überzeugt, dass die Platte nur 2 Platter mit jeweils 320 GB hat. So ist die Datendichte im Vergleich zu einer 500 GB Festplatte größer. Dadurch entstehen auch die guten Zugriffszeiten und die hohen Transferraten. Ich habe hier mal ein Benchmark mit HD Tune durchgeführt.