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WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

  • Next-generation desktop performance HD designed to intensify PC experience
  • Improved Architectural Designs, Data Protection. Superior responsiveness
  • 5-year limited warranty
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Learn more about the Western Digital WD3003FZEX

Model

Brand
WD
Series
BLACK SERIES
Model
WD3003FZEX

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
3TB
RPM
7200 RPM
Cache
64MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
Next-generation desktop performance hard drive designed to intensify your PC experience

Inspiring performance and up to 4 TB capacity

Improved Architectural Designs: Dual Core Processor, High Resolution Controller (HRC), StableTrac Technology

Improved Data Protection: Vibration Control Technology (VCT), Corruption Protection Technology (CPT), NoTouch Ramp Load Technology

Superior responsiveness with the next-generation speed that you need

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Matthew H.
  • 4/15/2014 7:04:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Fine

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Good price, Made by Western Digital, None were DOA.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I Put them in a RAID 5 arrary for 6TB storage, and no problems yet.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/30/2014 12:15:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Packaged well. works flawlessly.

Cons: none

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  • Matthew H.
  • 3/16/2014 7:01:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs Expected

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Works as expected
RMA from WD is always top notch - Just finished RMA'ing two 1TB 4.5 year old hard drives that starting to act funny.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: I always get WD and they have never let me down.

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  • Robert S.
  • 3/7/2014 6:47:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied in less that 24 hours

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Large capacity, quiet

Cons: Lasted less than 24 hours.

Other Thoughts: Still waiting on an exchange for the dead drive which is taking a long time, will give this model one more try before switching to something else or a refund.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Churchland,
There are many variables that could affect the drives integrity between leaving our warehouses prior to being installed in a computer. Please note that all Western Digital products are tested and determined to meet WDs stringent quality standards before they are shipped to our retailers. We would like to replace you device for you directly. Please visit the link below for our warranty replacement options.
How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8
You may also reach us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • tom s.
  • 2/24/2014 5:56:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs3Terabytes, not 1 or 2

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: It works - after a struggle.

Cons: I notice most of the reviews here are for smaller WD 1T and 2T drives. To access the full volume of 293G of a 3T, you need a motherboard with a UEFI BIOS. Not all MBs currently sold even have this feature. Then you need to figure how to get the MB to install Windows 7 or 8 from your install media which is a trick in itself. I found UEFI Bootable Flash Drive - Create in Windows at WindowsEightForums the most helpful of more than 7 articles I looked at because their procedure worked and the rest were missing key details. My brother asked me to replace a Seagate 2T drive in his computer with this and he really got unhappy when I revealed he needed a new motherboard to access the full volume.

Other Thoughts: Windows XP64, Windows 7 & 8 with motherboards that use MBR instead of UEFI are happy with drives up to 2T. Why not just buy a 2T if you can't access the upper 30%?

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  • Niles G.
  • 2/16/2014 5:16:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBe warned.

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Easy installation. Pulls info quickly.

Cons: Be warned that if you are planning on putting your OS on this that some motherboards freak out and won't allow you to go beyond the 2TB mark once it is partitioned. Then you will be left with ~750GB of space you can't use. It is fixable, but a hassle to do.

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5 out of 5 eggsBack for a 2nd Round

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: After my initial review, I decided to format this WD HDD again, and since that I was just at home relaxing with a lot of free time, I decided to go ahead and re-transfer all the files back into this drive after being formatted.

Everything worked great, no glitches as the first few times, I ended up transferring 80GB of files (home movies and a gazillion photos) and I'm satisfied with the performance of this drive, file transfer and reading is by far one of the fastest mechanical drives I have.

What's surprising is that it hardly gets very hot, unlike my Green WD HDD which tends to get a little hot after transferring files to this HDD.

Yes, this drive cost a little more than some others but price/performance/durability/reliability Western Digital HDDs are the best, I've switched all of my other drives to WD. I don't know why I can't find SSD WD drives for sale on newegg.com, because I would definitely buy one immediately.

Cons: None.

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  • Mark S.
  • 2/4/2014 8:05:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Problems Here...

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Big and fast

Cons: Nothing comes to mind

Other Thoughts: Works great in my Mac Pro 5,1

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  • Daniel H.
  • 1/23/2014 7:17:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: I like it works great.

Cons: None

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  • Jeremy B.
  • 1/20/2014 6:03:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI/O error of death!

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: None so far

Cons: No retail box. Tried to format the drive in GTP and got a I/O error message. Tried different SATA cables and power plugs and still not working. I will return to newegg as soon as I found out how

Other Thoughts: Like other 1 egg review the WD 3TB drive was DOA. No box just packaged in bubble wrap and small UPS box. Now I have to wait another week to setup this up

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jbmbk, we regret hearing that you received a drive that is not working for you. Please be aware that WD hard drives are precision instruments that can be affected by rough handling, vibration, or electrostatic discharge (ESD). All Western Digital products are tested and determined to meet WDs stringent quality standards before they are shipped to our retailers.
Please contact our support team so we can provide you with a replacement under warranty directly. You may reach us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

Please mention this Newegg review when you speak with our agents so we get you in touch with the proper team members.

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