Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 640GB 16MB (WD6400AAKS)
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The best drive for your money
Gustavo Orellana, Amazon
8 April 2015
Summary: Replaced a Samsung drive in a RAID-1 configuration, took less than 4 hours to complete the RAID-1 transfer and synchronization of files. The system I have came with two Samsung drives, the first one failed in less than a year and was replaced under warranty with a Western Digital drive.
Summary: Western Digital and HGST are the companies to beat in mechanical storage.
Pros: Power on hours currently at 59980; almost time for the 60k party. That's nearly 7 years of 24/7 uninterrupted service; three system rebuilds, including a SFF that was shipped around the US multiple times in less than ... ideal conditions. Probably the longest running piece of computer hardware th...
Summary: They don't make them like they used too. Since I bought these, over the years I've probably returned a sixth of the hard drives I've bought due to failures **cough** seagate **cough** Also, I paid about ninety dollars eight years ago for one of these.
Pros: I bought three of these almost eight years ago. Since then all three have about 35,000 power_on_hours. One developed some bad sectors a couple years ago but after a reformat is still usable. I am using that one as a secondary backup. The other two are all good.
Cons: I seem to remember having to flash the firmware in order to get these to run in RAID. Wasn't a problem though.
Summary: Hitachi 7k2000 and 7k3000 are building reputation for longevity, that can change now that Hitachi hdd lines has being sold to WD. There are not Seagate older than two year in my pc`s anymore, all gone`s, no more Seagate ever.
Pros: This Hdd has been thru four builds in the last 8 years being primary for the first three and serving like movies and music storage for the rest of the time, just checked it yesterday and still going strong after all this years, unfortunately WD has not keep the same quality level in their equipme...