Western Digital Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

MX40551 Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
MX40551 Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache MX40551 Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

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Average Rating: 3.1 / 5 With 14 Customer Reviews

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Monday, October 21, 2013
By: Graham Woulfe
From: Edmonton

Unreliable - Switching back to Seagate

Strengths:

Fast Quiet Good price

Weaknesses:

Do not last

Additional Comments:

I have had to replace 3 of these in the past 2 years. I had one fail at home 6 months ago and one that failed within my wife's business machine a year ago. Last week I had one fail within a mirrored RAID array that resulted in corrupted and deleted data on both drives. This was the last straw. Goodbye, good riddance WD, never again.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
By: Eugen Fournes
From: Calgary

Good drive, but doesn't last

Strengths:

Speedy

Weaknesses:

Doesn't last - Had two of these over the years and they both lasted a little over a year and both died in the same way: the drives would just disappear an hour or so after starting the computer, but they'd be good after a reboot. Then about half an hour. Then five minutes. This was over the course of about two weeks. So if your WD 1 TB Blue is doing this, time to look for a new drive.

Additional Comments:

Nice drive for archival, but don't use it for heavy-access stuff like games. Doesn't last.
Friday, June 21, 2013
By: g
From: Winnipeg

Great HDD

Strengths:

Low $/GB Reasonably quick Lots of room

Weaknesses:

Still pales in comparison to even the lowliest SSD, SATA3 is capable of much faster xfers

Additional Comments:

Great budget HDD, plenty of room at a great price.
Friday, May 10, 2013
By: Saberon
From: Alberta

First one DOA, 2nd all good!

Strengths:

Quiet and fast drive for the price. WD brand name

Weaknesses:

2 Year Warranty only, first one was DOA but replacement works perfectly.

Additional Comments:

I'd stick with the Black drives for the future but am happy now that my 2nd drive is working.