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WD Blue 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2013
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I bought this drive to expand my desktop. I run a lot of VMs for development, testing, and study.

I placed all my VMs on this drive to keep them separated from my boot/OS drive. Very nice.

The only thing that's missing are the screws. I had to dig in my computer junk drawer to find some.

How come hard drive vendors never include screws?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2013
This hard drive is among the best 1TB hard drives in the market couting reliability and performance. It matches specs with WD Black drive and in some tests it even suprases it with much better benchmarks.Just look at the latency and transfer rates!. I own one myself and using intel smart response with a 32gb ssd, Windows rated my WD10EZEX AT 6.2 instead of the regular 5.9 . noise level is extremely low if not slient.and vibration is almost gone. temperatures never goes further than 34 and thats under heavy load.
Higlty recommended!!

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 25, 2014
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Was DOA. Not sure why, but no matter, just picked one up at the local PC repair shop to replace it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 21, 2014
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DO NOT BUY THIS DRIVE
First drive I received was dead on arrival, they send me a second one, and now it is dead after a mere two months! What trash, this is the worst hard drive experience I've ever had. I've had WD's for over a decade, but something must have changed in their quality control, because two drives dead in two months? This is absurd! Now I'm out of the warranty, and out of 70 bucks. Don't make the same mistake I made, try something different.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2014
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This is what I get for buying a drive and not setting it up right away. But - hard drive warranties are useless, anyway. No one wants to return a failed drive to get a refurbished drive - i.e. one that already failed - yes, supposedly *fixed*. But, who would trust important information to a drive that failed once: a fool. Who would trust important information to a WD drive: Another fool.

The worst part about this is it seems this drive wasn't even new. The computer tried to boot from this drive because I was not paying attention - meaning I let it boot from a drive I thought was bare - and, surprise, I got a note on my screen that said the grub file could not be found or grub rescue. This is the message typically received when someone has used a drive as a dual-boot - Windows and Linux, typically - and then removed the Linux install without resetting the Windows boot - MBR, etc.

So, yeah, I was shocked. Although, should I be? It seems businesses think they can get away with anything these days. And, sadly, most do.

I will not waste money to return this drive. But, from curiosity, I ran a disk check on the drive. Failed x 10. Could not even make it through the disk drive check - and I tried a few (including dban, etc.). The drive froze. Every time. On different computers. This is a real pile.

Nice going, WD. You just lost my business. Forever.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2014
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it stooped working within 6 month. I am in the process of RMA now. Also I don't like the fact I have to pay for the shipping to ship the defect drive back for RMA.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2014
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Bought this to use as a secondary drive (with an SSD primary drive)
Installed precisely as it should.
Quiet for an HDD - a pleasant surprise.

This drive does its job well, just as you would expect from Western Digital. If you're going for as much speed as you can get with an HDD, the Black drives will suit you a bit better. This drive is plenty fast though, especially for storing pictures, music, etc.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2014
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This is a review of this product AND Amazon's Customer Service.

Product Review: WD Drives have always treated me great. I installed this in my newly built PC as a secondary drive. The first product arrived, but broke during installation. The SATA port on the back was very fragile and broke when I plugged the SATA cable in (and, yes, I was very gentle). As a result the pins on the back bent and the motherboard would not recognize the drive. I was sad, and thought I would have to eat the price. This is where the customer service comes in...see below.
Update: Since the new drive arrived and was installed, it has performed flawlessly. Using my USB 3.0 external drive I transfered data to this drive at 100 mb/s! That is astounding. High quality drive. Would I recommend it even though my first one broke? Yes.

Customer Service Review: When the drive broke I called Western Digital to see what my options were. They were very helpful and were willing to replace the drive, but they suggested working with Amazon, where I purchased the drive, because I may receive faster service. I agreed to try working with Amazon, but if it became a hassle WD agreed to replace the drive. So, I called Amazon. First, you should know two things: (1) I am a Prime member, and Amazon takes good care of their Prime members, and (2) I live in a suburb of Seattle (Amazon's headquarters are located in Seattle). Anyway, I called Amazon (around 8:30 am) and the representative on the phone talked with me about my options. He placed me on hold for a minute or two. When he came back he said "I have some good news, we can replace the hard rive for you. The new drive should arrive before 9:00 pm tonight." I was completely astounded. My jaw was hanging open. I happily thanked the man on the phone, and concluded our conversation. Before 9:00 pm a civilian car (not UPS, FedEx, etc.) pulled into my driveway and delivered the new HDD, ON THE SAME DAY THAT I CALLED! You cannot beat that service, anywhere. Incredible!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2014
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I ordered two of these to set up in a RAID 1 configuration. After about 5 months of use, I've already RMA'ed one that had SMART errors and the one they sent me had the same. I thought it might be a cable problem so I bought some brand new SATA3 cables and swapped the controller, but nope. Then the one they sent me failed SMART self tests too.

And...the mirror drive is causing me problems. I really hope third drive's a charm and I get a non-defective one.

Ironically, I've had two 3TB versions of this drive for 6 times as long with no problems whatsoever. At $50 a pop, if my 1TB drives keep failing, I'm swapping them out for a different model/brand.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2014
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Drive was unusable in two PCs.

First PC would recognize the drive, but took a long time for GPartEd from my Ubuntu 12_04 bootable CD to scan it, and GPartEd couldn't make an NTFS partition on it.

I tried another PC with a different sata cable. This PC would recognize the drive, and windows 7 partition tool would create an NTFS partition on the drive, but windows would then give a 'could not format the drive' popup with no further explanation.

Searching for the model number on Amazon and NewEgg made it look like 90% of reviewers love the drive and 10% of people have similar experiences.
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