WD Black 2TB Performance Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

MX49836 Black 2TB Performance Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
MX49836 Black 2TB Performance Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

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Never Got To Experience The Speed

Submitted on Friday, December 23, 2016
By David J
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Is supposedly quite fast for not being a SSD

Weaknesses of the product

The 3 drives I got all had the same defect (screeching noise on spin down) 5 year warranty doesn't mean much if it comes dysfunctional (So glad I bought from a brick and motor store. Imagine returning each drive by mail and waiting for the new drives)

Additional Comments

I decided after reading online about WD's superior quality to Seagate that i'd try out one of the famous super fast Black drives. The drive functioned at first but then on shut down it made this squeal/screech noise. I returned the drive and got another, which also made the same noise on spin down. I returned the drive and had the new one tested in store, same issue. In the end I left with a Seagate of the same stats and a $75 refund. Happy I delt with Mem X and didn't have to RMA the 3 drives.

Great Drives

Submitted on Saturday, September 03, 2016
By Chris
From Edmonton, AB

Strengths of the product

Amazing drives. I've been running them in my gaming computer, other custom computers, and my server for about 3 years. Not one drive has failed. They're still running strong! Never had a problem with any formatting.

Weaknesses of the product

I wish they would come down in price a little bit.

Additional Comments

If you are going to buy a hard drive, don't cheap out on something half the price that you'll have to replace in a year. It works out to save you money in the long run. WD Black is a solid investment.

Solid

Submitted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
By ben
From AB

Strengths of the product

As someone who saves a lot of large Photoshop files this is great for storage and just as fast as my previous HDD that has finally died over the years. Even better with an SSD. Will only get cheaper.

Weaknesses of the product

Additional Comments

To transfer your old OS to your new driver. Use this software , http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=en . Follow this video tutorial and make sure you don't download the same software from the video because that is for SSD's. The one I linked will have the same layout but works for HDD's.

Above average reliability, built like a tank

Submitted on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
By Anonymoose
From AB

Strengths of the product

These disks have been my standard for SMB and home-user storage arrays since their release with NAS and RAID controllers. Caviar Black series has long been the high-performance enthusiast disk from Western Digital, and despite what they want you to believe, it is still more reliable and better-performing than all the new vertically-branded (Red, Purple, Se, Etc) with a FIVE year warranty unlike the rest Over TWENTY disks in use 24/7, the failure rate so far has averaged less than one per year.

Weaknesses of the product

None. Most have been running 24/7 for 3-4 years, and a ~5% failure rate (less than one per year out of over 20 personally) is lower than most desktop disks.

Additional Comments

Reliable, tolerant of heat in RAID arrays and Western Digital has replaced the few failing disks with brand-new units, no questions asked- none of Seagate's refurbished replacement BS here.
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