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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.
To test the drive:
Download and boot up a Linux distro. This process will take many hours to days to complete depending on the drive speed, drive size, USB vs SATA, chipset and computer, etc.
Open a terminal (or not already at a shell), then type:
sudo badblocks -wsv -b 4096 (or 512 if its an old drive..type 'fdisk -l' to show if its 512 or 4096 sector format) /dev/sdX (X is your particular device) , example: sudo badblocks -wsv -b 4096 /dev/sda. There is an optional -c which specifics the amount of blocks at a time to process, it may or may not increase the speed. If you use it try -c 131072 or -c 65536, or -c 32768, or -c 16384. Might come in handy if testing multiple drives at once.
Try running it for 10-20 seconds with a -c [xxxxxx] or leaving it out, and ctrl-c after 20 seconds--do that for 3-4 different block speeds to determine which one progresses the furthest @ 20 seconds (or whatever interval you count to). For me, leaving the -c option out worked best.
What you are doing is exercising the drive and writing all: 00000000s, 11111111s, 10101010s, and 01010101s patterns across the entire space of the drive, and verifying that it correctly wrote every single bit that writes to the platter. Usually (not always) if a drive is bad, it will show up sooner than later, so you are giving the new drive a solid workout to determine if the drive is defective or not.
These are mid-level desktop drives with only a 2-year warranty. Mid-Level HDDs used to have a 3 year (sometimes 5) year warranty. Yeah, it's not a bad idea to get into the mindset that when you buy a new HDD, don't expect to be able to use if for a few days until after you test it! It's only your data . . .
Got the hard drive in the mail. It came in a bubble wrap insulated envelope and that was it for protection. Not exactly the way I would ship something like that, but figured, okay, maybe it provided it enough protection.
Got everything installed, and drive spun up, so thought everything was okay. After only running it for 4 days, it crashed on me. Nothing recognizes it (BIOS or slave kit). The most upsetting part of this is, I just put a lot of data on it as it is a very large drive and lost all of it. I'm hoping I can recover it from all the old drives I took the data off of .
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This particular one may also be good, but I'll never know - I'm returning it unused, because of poor packaging which doesn't adequately protect the item and so I'll not risk using it (because of the extreme likelihood of it being either doa/failing prematurely in consequence of 'being bounced around' during delivery).
Item was shipped in a box much larger than the unit, with the only padding being a single piece of padding-paper above the item... so perhaps the training manual reads: 'Select too-big box, place item on bottom, screw-up wrapping paper and place on top, seal.'
For a book, the packing would have been excessive. For a sensitive electronic item it's woefully inadequate.
And I strongly disagree with the info about 'frustration free packaging'... 'will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging'. Er, no. It won't protect. And then having to spend time sorting this is a pain-in-the-***, and not in any way frustration-free.
In fairness, having phoned to discuss this, the customer service is good... acknowledgment, apology, next-day replacement, collection of unit to be returned. I've requested that if it's as poorly packed then please don't bother sending. So I'm hoping for something which 'will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging'.
With common sense, none of this would have happened. But it did, which is a negative experience for all and something which could easily have been avoided.
DAY-LATER UPDATE: Replacement arrived by free next-day delivery... appropriately packed in protective inner carton (which is what I'd expected for the first item).
The wake up times are very good when compared to a Caviar Green, so it's good for an everyday storage drive for say downloads etc as there's very little pause when waking after the drive been put to sleep to save power etc, say 1-2 seconds compared to say 6 with a Green. All in all, I definitely recommend this drive, especially for the price. Obviously the only thing that matches an SSD is an SSD but as far as transfer speeds go, I was getting around 120-130mb/sec sustained when moving large files across internal mechanical drives.
Now why only 3 stars? Well I went to register the drive and check the warranty. I'd had the drive about 2 days, ran the serial and it came back as having about 5 months remaining out of the 24 months you get with a new Blue drive! I queried this with Western Digital, they revealed what I already suspected... I had been sold a recertified drive. These are basically knackered drives that Western Digital then refurbish and put back out, usually for resellers to flog at a discounted rate. The fact they only give them 6 months warranty says allot. The fact that the seller puts them out as a new drive also says allot.
So the moral is, make sure when buying that your drive is DISPATCHED FROM AND SOLD BY AMAZON themselves and not a third party seller. Even if it's fulfilled by Amazon it can still be sold by a third party.
I returned the drive for a refund and purchased a new drive from Amazon themselves, this time with a full warranty. I have attached images showing the differences between the two drives. The most obvious being the difference in the stickers, the brand new drive has the Blue sticker, the recertified has a black sticker, but both have the same part number. There's also a shot of the faint 'Recertified' stamp that I missed when fitting (*face palm*) hopefully this review will help people avoid being fleeced by unscrupulous sellers charging the same for a refurbished unit with a dead warranty as a brand new unit with a 2 year warranty.
Amazon hat auf meine diesbezügliche Mitteilung großartig reagiert, nämlich rasch und unkompliziert: ich kann die Festplatten entsorgen, sie werden mir die Kaufsumme erstatten. Bravo Amazon.
Packing, while not great, wasn't too bad either. Mine came wrapped in a healthy amount of bubble wrap placed inside a appropriately sized cardboard box. That said, it wasn't a snug fit. The HDD had some wiggle room inside the box. More bubble wrap or perhaps some foam/thermocol would have made it even more secure. Plus, a bit more tape on the outside wouldn't have hurt.
Quite a bit lighter than the drive it replaced, a Seagate 1TB 7200rpm (ST31000524AS) HDD. Probably the lightest 1TB HDD I've held.
Much faster than my old Seagate HDD. I don't recall its exact speeds but the max read speeds it could hit was only about 110 MB/s with average speeds under 100 MB/s. A quick Google search shows similar results.
This thing on the other hand gets close to 200 MB/s with a max read speed of 196.5 MB/s and an average read speed of 156.5 MB/s. Its lowest speed of 96 MB/s is close to what the average speed of my previous drive was.
Runs pretty cool. When I tested the HDD before installing it in my case, it was running close to 40C. After installing it in my case right in front of a 120mm fan, it sits around 34-35C.
No clicking, grinding or any other weird sounds. Just normal HDD sounds. I would say its ever so slightly more audible than my old HDD (understandable given its much faster) but nothing that should bother anyone. Not inaudible but fairly quiet considering its a HDD. If you want total silence, buy a SSD.
The HDD I received was a brand new sealed unit manufactured in March 2018. Confirmed warranty by checking the serial number on Western Digital's website. But before registering the HDD, my drive was under warranty only till April 2020 which is less than 2 years from the date of purchase. After registering the HDD with the correct purchase date, it now shows close to the full 2 year warranty period. You should register your HDD on the Western Digital website the first chance you get.
Sadly, both WD and Seagate offer only a measly 2 year warranty these days. My old Seagate HDD had a 5 year warranty.
Definite upgrade over my previous 1TB drive in terms of performance and a great complement to my Samsung 256GB SSD.
PS: Short-stroke your HDDs. Look it up on Google for more info. Basically, download HD Tune, run the benchmark and see where the speed start dropping off noticeably. For a 1TB drive, its usually around 200-250GB. Make a primary partition of 200-250GB. This is the fastest area of the disk where you'll get close to the max read/write speed consistently. Put your OS/programs/games on this partition. Create a secondary partition with the remaining space and use that for storage purposes. Very handy way to get better performance especially if you don't have an SSD.
What is surprising is that this was bought directly from Amazon: I know some of the FBA sellers can be a bit disreputable but I am quite uncomfortable to find that Amazon is also shifting dodgy stock.
WD's response was also lacklustre: "not our problem, you have no warranty, take it up with the seller, bye" and closed the case. Says a lot that they have such contempt for people who bought their products in good faith and that they have so little faith in their own stuff that they won't guarantee it. Just a non-negotiable "sucks to be you lol".
Ce disque dur est très mal noté sur Amazon.fr. On se se demande pourquoi.
Allez voir les commentaires sur les autres sites Amazon et vous verrez que les évaluations sont très différentes, et surtout beaucoup plus nombreuses.
Pour info, ce modèle WD Blue est en fait un WD Green rebadgé (WD40EZRX). C'est à dire qu'il consomme peu et ne tourne qu'à 5400 t/mn
Je l'ai monté dans un boitier Inateck: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00RCJ54BC/
Ce disque dur va servir à sauvegarder mon Nas. Donc pas question qu'il ait le moindre défaut.
J'ai exécuté l'utilitaire "WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics" pour contrôler l'intégrité des plateaux et des secteurs d'enregistrement (voir capture).
Le premier test dure 5 minutes, le deuxième, qui teste tous les secteurs, dure 9 heures (!).
J'ai donc l'assurance d'avoir un disque dur en parfait état au moment de l'achat.
On verra si la partie mécanique présente des défauts et a une défaillance dans le temps.
Pour mon utilisation, étant destiné à la sauvegarde, il ne fonctionnera que quelques heures par mois.
Je ne manquerai pas d'éditer mon commentaire s'il présente une défaillance prématurée.
PS: il semble que certains clients n'ont pas eu la chance d'avoir un emballage de qualité pour ce disque...(comme Alain M.)
Mon disque a été livré dans un emballage particulier, qui protège très bien le disque.
Ceci explique pourquoi je n'ai eu aucun souci, contrairement à beaucoup de clients ici.
Il y a donc un souci dans les process d'emballage: ce n'est pas uniformisé.
NO LO RECOMIENDO.
He recibido un reemplazo por parte de amazon, espero que este dure y no tenga ningún problema, el embalaje pésimo para un disco duro.
Muy satisfecho con Amazon
I bought this drive for a PC build I recently completed. It came packaged as you'd expected in an antistatic bag (bag was unsealed but I didn't dwell on this too long at the time) and had the Wester Digital warranty stickers all over it, though they were black rather than blue...something I perhaps should've thought more of at the time! It was only once the drive was installed and I went online to Western Digitals website to register the product that it became evident the drive was only in warranty until September! That's a 5 month warranty vs the 24 month warranty that WD offer on all their new drives. I contacted the seller (which wasn't amazon themselves, rather a 3rd party) who eventually came back to me to say that yes it was a refurbished drive and that Amazon themselves provide a 24 month warranty! I called bull on this and requested details of this supposed warranty (my googleing abilities only turned up an optional 2 year warranty on Amazon Basics products, totally unrelated to this product) and subsequently received no reply - funny that! Returned for a full refund and purchased a new drive through Amazon themselves - which turned up in a sealed bag, with the correct blue sticker and once installed and registered on WD's website, assured by the full 24 month warranty.
In brief - beware 3rd party sellers! WD make no bones that they release refurbished units back into circulation for sale via distributors, though I'm a firm believer these should be advertised as such. Masquerading one of these units under a listing for a brand new product is quite frankly fraudulent, and something I hope Amazon will be investigating thoroughly with the seller in question. All that aside, once the correct product arrived, I was very satisfied with my purchase and would recommend my purchase via Amazon directly to anyone.
Update:made a formal complaint to Amazon which has been completely ignored.
Amazon UK shipped it to me in just the electrostatic bag sitting at the bottom of an oversized box with a small amount of paper packing on top, allowing it to move around inside. No physical protection: no foam, no PVC bubble tray, no bubble wrap, not nestled inside packing peanuts, or anything fragile electronics need. To their credit (and I'm mindful of the way they treat their staff), I have purchased drives from Amazon in the past and they've been packed properly.
Drives are reasonably resilient these days, so I decided against returning it the second I opened the box. It gave me trouble within a day or two, but I wasn't sure it wasn't due to the way I'd cloned and expanded the drive. It periodically dropped out of Windows 10's list of drives, the Western Digital DLGDiag utility says it's marking sectors as failed, running SMART tests under Linux started showing all tests as Pre-Failure and hitting threshold within a month (indicating it's not long for this world).
It was still fine most of the time, but I'm glad I made sure my backups were reliable as today it's toast. It will occasionally load into Windows, but accessing it normally fails. Running SMART tests in Linux now show all tests return Pre-Failure or Old Age, and fails read tests 100% of the time. Amazon's appalling packing, hardware issues, or both.
Either way, this disk is dead after barely 3 months with a total of 30 days spin time. It's outside of the return window, so I'm looking at a warranty repair/replacement but I'm not sure I want to risk a repeat - as drive manufacturers do have a history of terrible manufacturing batches. I'll run a drill through this one and order an alternative from a computer specialist who always pack items properly for shipping.
My takeaway lessons, and advice: be a good consumer by returning suspect items straight away, and buy delicate items from specialists.