Not a reliable drive
5/1/2013 8:06:58 PM
Mike from Calgary writes:
- OK...relatively fast I guess...for a spin drive I mean.
- Failed within a year of buying...I still have some old Seagate 160GB drives that still work fine with far more use and abuse than this WD.
- After the new reinstall to a 2TB drive the 1TB drive was to be retasked to something else but I wanted to get about 600GB of data off of it. I had some random lockups previously, but now I have intermittent dropping offline (though I can still view the contents and open files), I just cannot copy anything off of it anymore. Even a USB caddy to the laptop did the same thing, so not a controller/mainboard/OS issue.
Never buying WD again.
Really good drives
1/18/2013 2:36:59 PM
Eagleseye from Edmonton writes:
- One of the fastest and most reliable spinners. Really good warranty support from WD factory. Quiet enough.
- None. Costs a little more than some others, for good reason. If you want to save a little go to the WD Blue.
- I have been running a WD Black for over 4 years now as an upgrade from an OEM Hitachi drive. The WD black is way faster. The drives may run hot if you put them in an external enclosure.
WD warranty support is straightforward and excellent. I had another WD (2TB Green) drive start vibrating on me a while back, it was still under warranty, and replaced without further ado.
Just bought another Black as a data backup for a new SSD, once again replacing a sluggish Hitachi OEM on a new system.
WD 1TB Black
7/3/2012 11:41:18 AM
Rama Mandip from Calgary writes:
- I don't hear a thing, and no, my case isn't loud. It does it's job. Temperature? Meh. Doesn't get too cold, doesn't get too warm. Don't want it at either end, anyway.
- Not as fast as an SSD?
- Honestly, it's a mechanical drive. It's not going to super fast (relatively) no matter what they do. It doesn't vibrate, it doesn't make noise, supports noise control anyway. I've had the same drive for two years with many OS installs on it; now it's just a storage/ STEAM drive, and does it's job just fine. You really don't need a super fast hdd for gaming, unless you really really hate loading screens.
6/22/2012 4:34:36 PM
AlexK from Calgary writes:
- Fast comparatively to other 7200K drives
- 2 drives failed within 1 year. Most disappointing was they not just went defunct plainly, but all of them died in a very particular way - they totally shitted the whole system even though system drive was on another controller (they made whole system so slow eg Windows 7 boot from my SSD drive would take several hours instead of usual <1 min). Yet they were visible from BIOS but not from OS.
When they were in working state shadow copies were lost periodically (this happens due to disk errors
- Don't even bother to buy.
Memory Express replaced the first drive; the second drive just died very same way, I'll ask them if they could replace it with some other drive.
My first WD drive to fail
1/10/2012 10:22:06 AM
gordon from Calgary writes:
- I have used nothing but WD drives for the last few years. This was the first one I have had that failed.
- It only sees intermittent use. Must be a factory defect of some sort
- Drive failed after less than a year. Was not able to recover the data from it
Same as the others. go with price
10/14/2011 6:45:27 PM
Carl from City of cows writes:
- It's a mechanical hard drive "spinner" does what it's suppose to do.
Don't fall for the SATA III or 6GB thing. No mechanical drive ever will come close to those speeds. Only SSD will do it maybe in a few years and many price drops.
- They get hot and are louder than other brands. I had a DOA twice over 3 years from a total of about 14. One just died a few weeks ago after a year.
- Hitachi makes better drives and is becoming the new flavor of the month atm but honestly out of all the big 3 companies They are all pretty much equal. go with the lowest price.
10/13/2011 11:47:14 PM
Shawn from Edmonton writes:
- -STATA III
-64 MB Cache
- can get a little hot
- overall, i'm happy with it
Fast but Loud
10/8/2011 5:57:49 PM
Joey from Calgary writes:
- -Very fast. Playing BF3 Beta I can load faster than my teammates and get to spawn in a jet before the match starts.
-1TB feels like a bottomless pit compared to my 80GB SSD main drive
- -LOUD. Gave me a bit of a panic when I started formatting it and it started making clunking and ticking noises. I ran diagnostics and listened more closely and apparently this is completely normal for these drives. It's silent when idle, which is good, since it's only my secondary drive. I would not buy one of these for a primary drive simply because of the noise.
- If you don't mind having a noisy computer, get it. The speed is very nice and I have had no other problems with it. I'm also starting to like the "Whirr" noise it makes when spinning up or down when I turn my computer on or off.
10/3/2011 9:48:48 PM
DAVE from Calgary writes:
- Reliable. Reasonably quiet. It does the job it's intended to do. The best drive for the price.
Much more reliable than any other make. When I want reliability I go for the WD Black. Period.
I've been bitten with Seagate and Hitachi in the past. Never with the WB black, so I keep on specifying WB black for my HDD's and have never regretted
- Uses a bit more power than the others in the price range.
- The best bang for the buck in the 1TB range without going to the Enterprise line.
7/29/2011 2:42:06 PM
Brian from Edmonton writes:
- None that effect me
- I use 3 of these drives, 2 in Nexstar HD docks