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WD Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop 3.5" Hard Drive (WD1002FAEX ) (Old Model) (Personal Computers)

Western Digital Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive Parts: 5 years limited Labor: 5 years limited Western Digital Black Wd1002faex 1tb 7200 Rpm 64mb Cache Sata 6.0gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive available on October 17 2017 from Newegg for itemprop="offers" target="_external" title="" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Offer">209.71
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I picked up a pair of these to replace the nearly-full 500GB drives in my main system. I've been running them for about 2 weeks now, and they are fantastic! Super fast, relatively quiet and amazingly easy to install. One of my old drives, a Seagate, went belly-up and even though Seagate was cool about it and replaced it for free I'm still sort of mad at Seagate over the whole 7200.11 fiasco. Long story short, they let several million drives with a terrible firmware bug ship and I got one of them. Not cool, Seagate. Anyways, I went with WD this time and I'm so glad I did - this drive (and its identical twin) are wonderful in virtually every way possible!

The only downside that I've experienced is that my case apparently isn't dampened well enough. These drives are so beefy and powerful that even their small vibration gets translated throughout my case and causes the side access panel to buzz ever so slightly. I need to get in there with some foam and find which drive mount...Read more

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I picked up a pair of these to replace the nearly-full 500GB drives in my main system. I've been running them for about 2 weeks now, and they are fantastic! Super fast, relatively quiet and amazingly easy to install. One of my old drives, a Seagate, went belly-up and even though Seagate was cool about it and replaced it for free I'm still sort of mad at Seagate over the whole 7200.11 fiasco. Long story short, they let several million drives with a terrible firmware bug ship and I got one of them. Not cool, Seagate. Anyways, I went with WD this time and I'm so glad I did - this drive (and its identical twin) are wonderful in virtually every way possible!The only downside that I've experienced is that my case apparently isn't dampened well enough. These drives are so beefy and powerful that even their small vibration gets translated throughout my case and causes the side access panel to buzz ever so slightly. I need to get in there with some foam and find which drive mount...Read more
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This drive has worked great for me, but you really should "burn in" the drive. Not to make it last longer, but to get past the short period of high failures quickly, before you start relying on it. Drives have a sort of U-shaped graph of failure rate against age: they fail a lot in the first month, and then a lot 5 years later, but not much in between. If you make that first month happen faster, you can be sure it's a good drive.To do this, copy random data to it for 8 hours, then copy zero bytes to it for 8 hours, and then format it. The 16 hours of hell you put the poor thing through are pretty much guaranteed to weed out any bad drives that were gonna fail after a week or two.If it survives that, it'll probably last you a number of years, but you should still keep backups (always keep backups! you have no excuse, it's so cheap now with things like Amazon Glacier and backblaze...)
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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...Read more
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