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|Cache Memory Installed Size||16||64||16.00||256.00||32.0 MB||16.00 MB|
|Digital Storage Capacity||500 GB||1 TB||500 GB||2 TB||500.0 GB||500.0 GB|
|Hard Disk Rotational Speed||7200 rpm||7200 rpm||7200 rpm||7200 rpm||—||7200.0 rpm|
|Hard Disk Size||500 GB||1 TB||500 GB||2 TB||—||500.0 GB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||3.50 inches||3.50 inches||3.50 inches||3.50 inches||3.50 inches||3.50 inches|
|Hardware Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 3.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Item Dimensions||1.03 x 4.00 x 5.79 inches||5.80 x 4.00 x 1.00 inches||1.03 x 4.00 x 5.79 inches||5.79 x 4.00 x 0.79 inches||8.30 x 6.40 x 4.70 inches||0.70 x 4.00 x 6.00 inches|
|Item Weight||1.08 lbs||0.97 lbs||—||0.92 lbs||1.25 lbs||1.60 ounces|
|Size||500 GB||1TB (7200 RPM)||500 GB||2TB||500 GB||500 GB|
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UPDATE: Seller is reselling OEM drives! These cannot be replaced under WD warranty policy! NOT OK! :(
Could not get it to format or stay formatted on two different computers, one Windows 7 and the other Windows 10, both through administrative accounts using disk manager. The drive would fail a format, or would format and then disconnect, reconnect and not be formatted after. Gave up after 6 tries between both computers using various different byte allocations.
Amazon like a champ though refunded my money and I shipped it back to them.
First Western Digital drive I've had problems with out of the box in over 15 years.
(If you don't know what any of this means, or you don't know why PUIS might be useful, then don't worry about it; in other respects this is a fine hard drive.)
Fast forward to this month, where I'm running out of space on my bedroom computer. I pull this drive out, hook it up, and no matter what happens it doesn't work. The OS sees that something is there, but only errors out when trying to format. Upon looking at other reviews, it occurs to me that it is likely a defective drive. I'm not positive of the date of manufacture, the only 4-digit number that looked like a year was 2003, but it wasn't near other date-like info. It looked new when I got it.
I would avoid buying from this seller.
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Edit: I came to review my latest purchase - two 1TB WD Blue 7200rpm drives. Specifically I wanted to say that while plenty have been sent refurbished - and sometimes not even that if they've still got someone else's data on them - I have registered these two and they are both about 3 or 4 months old, i.e. how long they've been on Amazon's shelf.
And I came to say: these are 'WD Blue', not 'WD Caviar Blue'. But because they are listed here as 'Caviar Blue', they are lumped in with e.g. my review of a 500GB Caviar Blue that failed. I am told I've already reviewed this 1TB drive.
I haven't unsealed the WD Blues, so I can't rate them - though I seem to buy WD drives exclusively, so I obviously like them! Meanwhile the replacement for the failed 500GB Caviar Blue - a refurbished drive; they always supply refurbs as warranty replacements - continues to work well. I think I'll add a star.
If you're concerned about the "OEM" thing I can tell you that the drive works perfectly well. The only issue we might have with this drive is the warranty if it breaks down. I'm not entirely sure how OEM licenses work so there might be some issues there.
The reason I haven't given it 5 stars is because of the packaging. The drive comes in the standard anti-static bag which is fine but then it just sits in a cardboard box. There is no padding in the box and no form of shock protection. I had this item delivered by special delivery so it was perfectly fine when it got to me but if you have it delivered by standard class I can see it getting bashed around.
If this is the first internal drive you have bought then it can be worrying when it doesn't show up right away in my computer when you plug it in to the SATA port. You need to go in to your disk manager and make the partition volume yourself.
Basically it's a great drive especially considering the price.
I also love a bit of gaming (not the high end 3D type stuff, but Sims 3 with expansion packs a-plenty) and photo and video editing. I have thousands of songs, photos, video clips and even a handful of full movies on here. None of this seems to phase the new hard drive, and there is still loads of space left for storing future projects.
My computer is back to its old self - I might even say better than it's old self. I recommend this product absolutely.
Ordered the Western Digital as it was already the make that was in the machine so seemed the right choice and the price on Amazon was incredible (as I had been quoted £200 by an Apple store for drive & fitting!).
The drive arrived next day, safe and soundly packaged.
Now, it's not a quick or easy job to fit a new drive into the iMac but with two people and a set of torx screwdrivers (bought for £12 from a certain high street car supply store (beginning with H & ending in FORDS!)). Find an online guide - there are plenty around - and TAKE YOUR TIME. All in all it took about an hour and a half to change the drive but that did include a trip to the shop and a darn good clean of all the dust inside. Good idea to have a can of compressed air and a hoover to hand.
The drive is lovely and quiet & I now have lots more storage than I did before. Formatted easily once inside and now begins the job of installing all the software again (really must do back ups from now on!)
5 stars all round.
However, I have a 5 year old dell build, running Vista Ulitmate 32 bit.
I also have Windows Office Professional, on this system
Which I understand cannot be tranferred
So this hard Drive is for "Dual Boot" 2 internal Hard Drives
When I installed drive not reconized.
Hmm! Visited WD site found an excellent "Instructional Video" for formatting
Alls well with the world
Installed Windows 7 64 bit
So now my Computer consists of 2 operating systems, (I have an individual "Internal Drive" which both systems reconized)
Again, Amazon Delivery Performance excellent
It's a HDD what more can I say. I'm not a techie so I can't tell you how fast it is etc, but it seems OK to me. Got this from Prime, and after removing the cardboard packaging the the hard drive was in an anti static bag which was wrapped in a bubble wrapped bag, no WD box in fact nothing else just the HDD and the two plastic bags. Think the clue here is OEM in the description, also only 12 months warranty.