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Great hard drive!
on November 7, 2012
I've always purchased western digital, and I've always had great experiences. This time, even though this is a big drive, I went with caviar black because I wanted to make sure I'd get reasonable read times for video editing etc. That's because I am moving my pictures/video/etc. here from my main hard drive where I wanted to ensure plenty of free space for windows/games/programs.
The price was definitely affordable for this much space and for the quality product, so I'd say the value was excellent.
The packaging was just fine, an outer box containing a small inner box that had the hard drive wrapped in static protecting bag and nestled in two plastic end pieces suspending the item in the center of the volume.
The condition was new as promised.
I installed it in my cooler master cosmos 1000 case without any hiccups, luckily I had an extra SATA cable lying around as I had forgotten to order one. Power cable and SATA cable snugly plugged in without a hitch. The hard drive itself obviously fits the standard form factor/typical screw locations as advertised. Powering from a Corsair CMPSU-850TX supply and hooking up to an MSI P55GD65 mobo.
I have noticed zero noise, though my case is extremely well insulated.
I have not opened it up to check on temperature, though without any overclocking or case crowding... I'm guessing there's no issue there.
Sadly I don't have SATA III so I can't speak to anything like a max transfer rate... But things seemed perfectly acceptable speed wise when I saved files onto the drive from the main hard drive. I wasn't paying enough attention to give any further detail. The other drive is a 500GB western digital caviar black drive (WD5001AALS).
All in all, I'd say this was an excellent buy and would heartily recommend to others-