Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WDBAAY0010HNC
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Rikki Boodram, Amazon
12 June 2013
Summary: I ordered this awhile back and forgot to put a review on it. Well its great! My main reason for purchasing this was for a hard drive for my newly built computer. Mind you that this does NOT come with the Serial ATA (SATA) Cable. Your motherboard manufacturer supplies you with one (That's what Intel did when I ordered the motherboard from here). You would install this to the SATA 6.0GB/s port just in case you get confused. (refer to your motherboard manual).
Excerpt: Although a bit louder than some hard drives (minor sound level, nothing extreme), the drive works great and even comes a link at WD for free software to clone your prior drive if you're replacing your OS drive to make a conversion or upgrade very easy. Drive access is very fast.
Pros: works great! great price and speed!
Cons: a bit noisier than some other comparable drives.
Summary: I bought this hard drive last November and was working fine, one day suddenly started making a clicking noise and computer's performance turned slow... I've checked the disk and showed many bad sectors with almost 5 months of use. Summary of this product: Annoying noise + Data loss + Bad sectors.
Excerpt: I had to replace my computer's iMac drive. Searched officedepot.com to locate a reasonable priced SATA drive. Called my local Office Depot store to see if they had it in stock. They did and suggested for me to purchase it online and come down within the hour to pick up. I walked in and they had it waiting for me. I was pleased price and the convenience of having it prepared as they promised. My expectations of this drive is the same of those who recommend this model.
Summary: Installed in a new build. Had not even one problem during the installation. Shipping from amazon was pretty much faster than running to the store. Ordered on tues this drive was in my new machine on Wednesday loaded up and running. I got the 1T model and it is not loud by my standards at all. I saw some people had noted that and I started looking at other drives but just kept coming back to this one. Great drive so far.
Summary: Drive has been stable. I've been using this as a storage drive for media for the past year and a half with no issues. It may be time to get a second at this point. Western Digital products have always been good to me.