Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 80GB 8MB (WD800AAJS)
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Duane G. Jacobs, Amazon
16 April 2013
Summary: I needed a good and fast boot drive for a client. I found this on other websites, but Amazon had a better price. I installed the OS on my client's PC and this little gem is doing the job nicely. I highly recommend WD to everyone. I have been using their drives for over 25 years.
Summary: Western Digital does not make low capacity hard drives like these anymore, so, right there, that tells you how old these drives are, even though they are shipped in new OEM packaging. If something happens to your drive and IF you can still get warranty service on it, WD will send a replacement drive that has a much larger capacity. (Last year, they sent me a 500GB one to replace an 80GB notebook drive.) The warranty begins when the drive was made, not when you bought it.
Summary: The drive arrived on time and in excellent condition. Had no problem installing the drive and loading the operating system. The drive is quiet, fast and responds well to my DELL system. I thank the seller for the way he responded to my order. Very professional. Thanks.
Summary: I ordered 4 of these hard drives. I use them as primary boot drives. The reason I select smaller boot drives is that it allows for easier backup and restore. I received these in only 2 days after ordering. Their processing and shipping protocol is excellent! I was worried, however, upon opening the carton and finding the SATA drives lying on the bottom of the box with only the anti-static bag.
Summary: I bought 2-drives for the SYS C:/drive on 2-desktops/just to add a fresh product line--previously I had WD-800AAJD 80-GB/these went in perfectly and my 2-OS's loaded exactly..even more easily than with the old HDD(800JJAD)..which has been XP or Vista OS's..excellent price..Western Digital is my preferred product for SYS. C:/drive.
Summary: This is the first new WD drive i've ever had to exchange. It started getting bad sectors within a month of installation. (The sectors were probably under the pagefile. So, i noticed it when Windows 7-64 started crashing/blue-screen with Kernel_Data_Inpage_Error 0x0000007A.) Performance remained good. Amazon is doing a 1-day replacement shipment. So, we'll see how the replacement does.