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WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZRZ
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- Capacity: 1 TB
- Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
- Form Factor: 3.5 inch
- Cache: 64 MB. Notouch ramp load technology safely positions the recording head off the disk surface to help protect your data
- Rotational speed: 5400 RPM Class
- Designed for creative professionals, gamer and system builders
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|Item Dimensions||4 x 5.79 x 1.03 in||4 x 5.79 x 1.03 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.37 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.27 in||4 x 5.8 x 1 in||4 x 5.79 x 1.03 in|
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(If you don't want to read the rest of my admittedly long review, the short version is: if you buy this drive, make sure you CHECK THE WARRANTY STATUS on WD's web site as soon as you get it. If their web site says your drive is an OEM drive, send it back to Amazon immediately and get your money back--because WD WILL NOT honor the 2 year warranty--you're totally on your own if the drive fails within the 2 year warranty period).
I purchased the 3TB Blue version of this drive in April of 2016, confident that if anything went wrong with the drive over a two year period WD would replace the drive under warranty. A few days ago this drive suddenly disappeared from my desktop, and after some testing I figured out that it had totally died. OK, I thought, time to give WD a call and get a replacement.
Not so fast!
I went to the warranty checker on their web site and it said that my drive was an OEM drive and not covered by their warranty. WHAT? Unbelievable!
Without further ado, I called their support number and was told the same thing: this was an OEM drive and not covered.
So I asked to talk to a supervisor/manager. I told the lady that I had purchased the drive from Amazon and that I expected them to honor the two year warranty. She asked me to email her proof of purchase, which I did. She said I would hear from them within 2 business days.
I didn't hear from them after three of four business days, so called them again today. The agent gave me the same story about it being an OEM drive and that as such it was not covered by their warranty. I told him that I had emailed a proof of purchase, showing that I had purchased it from Amazon. Once again, I asked to talk to a manager.
I was put on a very long hold (were they hoping I would just give up?) and when the guy finally came on the line he just reiterated the same thing everyone else had said: it's an OEM drive and we're not replacing it.
I told him there is NOWHERE on Amazon's page that says this is an OEM drive. Nowhere. He said that's Amazon's fault, not theirs. He told me to contact Amazon and get them to replace the drive. I figure that would be a waste of time and effort.
Needless to say, I'm not at all happy. I've been buying WD drives for years. I currently have at least half a dozen in use right now. But today I am looking for another manufacturer.
I'm giving the drive 3 stars. Like I said, I've always like WD drives, so I don't want to just give vent to my frustration and give the drive 1 star. It was a good drive before it failed. I knocked one star off for the fact that it failed after only 20 months. And I knocked off another star for the poor customer support regarding the warranty. I think it's shameful and if they do this to many of their customers they're going to regret it and hurt themselves.
Thanks for reading my review. I hope it helps other people to beware of this loophole where WD can say that your hard drive is OEM even though you bought it from Amazon, and use that as an excuse not to honor the warranty.
Like I said above, as soon as you get the drive, check the serial number on WD's site and if it says it's an OEM, send it back to Amazon and get your money back.
My review is based on another unit of this drive which I bought for myself some months later. I've been using it as my primary desktop OS/programs drive since 5/29/2014, so it's about 5 months now. There have been no problems thus far. It's really quite a bargain for desktop use if 1TB is all you need.
The actual capacity of this drive is 931.5GB. That's an old marketing trick which can be blamed for the pointless redefinition of all our real, long established data measurements with those silly "i" characters. I won't dwell on it any further, but 931GB is the true capacity when measured in base 2, as all data is correctly measured.
This 1TB Blue drive uses a single 1TB platter spinning at 7200rpm. There are 2 heads (each side is 500GB).
A single platter design is usually better for reliability than having multiple smaller platters, because there are fewer points of failure, the assembly is lighter, the motor doesn't have to work as hard, and less heat is generated.
Single platter drives will also tend to be quieter, but due to my configuration I can't judge the noise level.
There has been much discussion and testing among users in online forums, including WD's forum, which repeatedly show that the 1TB Blue and 1TB Black perform the same. It appears the only benefit of the 1TB Black is a longer warranty. Some Blacks are faster than this drive, but the 1TB model is not.
Compared to a Green, the Blue is faster owing to it's faster rotation speed. The Green drives also have an "intellipark" feature which causes them to keep parking the heads after a few seconds of inactivity. This can cause laggy response and extra wear. I dislike that design - I believe power management functions should be left under the control of the operating system, which can account for user preferences and what is happening in the rest of the system. Hardcoding this behavior into the drive is ridiculous, in my opinion. The Blue behaves the way I prefer - it does not use "intellipark", it stays ready to roll until directed otherwise through power management commands from the OS.
I wish they were making the Blue series in larger sizes - it seems this 1TB is the end of the line. I don't care for the Greens and the Blacks are more expensive.
Please be aware that like most modern drives, this drive uses 4KB sectors (also known as "advanced format"). If you are using Windows 2003, Windows XP or older, as I am, don't let Windows handle the partitioning of this drive. This is even an issue on unpatched versions of Vista and Windows 7. These older versions of Windows will believe that the physical sectors are 512 bytes, when in reality they are 4KB. As a result, the partition(s) will not be aligned with the physical sectors. It will still work, but performance will be reduced.
Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP and older do not have any update to fix this, but it's not a problem as long as you do the partitioning with a suitable 3rd party utility. I think Western Digital offers a tool for this, but I've never tried it. Once the partitions are set, it's fine to let Windows format them.
For my Windows XP install, I used a recent version of GParted to partition the drive. GParted can be downloaded and burned to a bootable CD, or installed to a USB flash drive. Just use the option to align your partition(s) on 1MB boundaries. This is the easy way to ensure they are aligned correctly for the best performance. Then boot your WinXP install disc and let it format the partition that you already created. It sounds harder than it is, it's a minor hassle but it's simple.
If you ever change the partitions, once again use GParted or a similar utility that handles alignment for modern hard disks. Don't use the built-in XP partitioning. But again, once the partitions are created, it's fine to let Windows format them.
The built-in partitioning is fixed in Windows 8.
According to Microsoft, it is fixed in Windows 7 after installing Service Pack 1 - you would need to have that service pack before partitioning the drive, not after.
Again according to Microsoft, it is also fixed in Windows Vista *after* installing update MS KB 2553708 - I assume this is automatically installed for people who use automatic updates, but I don't know that for a fact. This won't do you any good if you're doing a fresh install and your install disc predates the required update.
The partition alignment detail I've described above is an issue you will encounter with any recent hard drive, it's not unique to this model. If you ignore it, performance will be affected but it will still work. You may see Seagate drives implying that they are immune from this, but in reality, they are not. All modern "advanced format" drives, of any brand, will perform better if sectors are properly aligned. But it's not a big deal - just use a modern partitioning utility and then you're set.
I just tested this drive using "Roadkil's Disk Speed" on Windows XP 32-bit. I'll cut out all the variables and just give the linear transfer results with large block sizes. My drive has a few partitions and there are lots of files on it, so this might affect results.
First partition (first 20GB): 170-178MB/sec linear read
3rd partition (physical location range is from 28-628GB): 153-177MB/sec linear read
Last 300GB is unpartitioned so I can't test that range.
I don't think the random access test is useful, because my partitioning greatly influences the result.
There's a test mode for the whole physical disk, but it's results are too inconsistent.
This drive is a great bargain if you just need a simple, inexpensive, well performing 7200rpm hard disk. I was tempted to try a Seagate SSHD, but I couldn't justify the cost compared to this. If I was shopping today, I'd look carefully at the HGST and Toshiba offerings as well, but from the WD side this is my pick for a general purpose 1TB desktop drive.
Update: It is now 11/2015. This drive is in my desktop PC, used daily, and still works fine.
Some months ago I ran a benchmark on this drive using the linux utility "gnome-disks". The random access performance measured out to a 15.7ms average. This is mediocre, but expected from a quiet drive. Screenshot is attached. It also shows the transfer rate across the disk (read test only, I didn't test writes).
Comes with 3.63TB out of the box
Write speeds were around 80-100MB
Cannot hear it whatsoever
Came with excellent package protection (I was a bit worried about that)
EDIT: it's been 5 months now, and I absolutely love this little guy!! I really have nothing special to say about it! No overheating, no crazy noises, no hiccups, no lags, just flawless for its purpose, General Use! :)
BLUE = Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing.
BLACK = Maximum performance for power computing.
RED = Increased workloads and reliability.
PURPLE = Designed for Surveillance DVR storage.
GOLD = WD Gold HDD is designed for Servers
and some of you mentioned i forgot the green, Thanks
GREEN---Parks the heads for power savings