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


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  • Robert F.
  • 4/26/2015 3:32:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Performance

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

Pros: Great bubble wrap protection around the sealed static bag. Been installed for over a day on my Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5, FX-8350, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, 16 GB RAM. Tested with HDTune Trial as well as copying a large installation file. Average read and write rates are 169 MB/sec. The HDTune program says a burst of 372 MB/sec. I am not sure how that is possible, but it is the test result.

Cons: Cannot think of any so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/22/2015 9:03:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCame broken

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

Pros: None

Cons: Bought this for my first PC build when I finally had everything setup the hard drive sounded as if was scratching inside and would not appear normally as my SSD did

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/20/2015 2:47:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking as advertised

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

Pros: Used it to replace a failing HDD in my home server.

So far handling everything perfectly and quickly. Recommend it heavily.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Sebastian T.
  • 4/10/2015 6:28:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsGood.

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

Pros: Works. Tested fine. Finally have enough space for all these videos I keep making. Quiet. First Western Digital rive I've bought in a long time. Good to see they're making good hard drives.

Cons: Doesn't come with wires or anything, but that's to be expected with OEM stuff. Wish it were 30TB

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  • Scott M.
  • 4/9/2015 10:56:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1 out of 5 eggsWhat a shame

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

Pros: Supposedly this is a great drive!

Cons: Drive died within 30 minutes of installation

Other Thoughts: Newegg offered to replace the drive in question, but it is 24 hours later and my replacement drive has yet to ship. Will update review accordingly.

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  • CHRISTOPHER L.
  • 4/3/2015 10:01:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPretty well failed out of the box

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

Pros: previous black series drives performed OK. But are starting to fail after a year...

Cons: ...this one however never even got started. It attempted to format - took 10 mins, then managed 4 mins of write activity at a very low xfer rate with lots of clicking and died. WD RMA process now messy. They had deleted my account even though my last RMA was January 2015.

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  • Stephen L.
  • 4/2/2015 7:01:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsOnce you go Black...

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

Pros: 5 year warranty

Cons: None

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  • Francesco B.
  • 3/31/2015 11:51:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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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: No issues on arrival. Works great in my 3TB RAID 1 Array. If I run into failures in the near future I will update my review.

Cons: None to speak of.

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  • Brett G.
  • 3/31/2015 7:11:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsSpeed you can hear!

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

Pros: It's very fast!

Cons: I won't call it "loud", but even with my "desktop" PC on the carpeted floor under my desk, I noticeably hear this drive. Notably NOISY. I've had several desktop PCs under my desk at various points in recent years, including a 1 TB Seagate Barracuda that originally came in this Dell 8700, and I've never heard ANY drive like this one! In fact, late last year I had 5 different drives running in a single tower PC and never noticed anything like this.

Other Thoughts: I love the speed, but I'm not sure it's worth the annoyance in a quiet room. I tried a 2 TB Seagate recently and that was fast and quiet. But, it turned out to be defective and I had to return it within the 30-day window.

This drive lists seek as 34 db as compared to Seagate's 24 db. If Seagates weren't having such reliability issues, I'd probably try them again.

I will note that my Dell Case has HDDs mounting directly on a metal frame. Maybe better cases with rubber mounts will reduce the noise.

I'm going to go with a 500 GB SSD and a 2 TB "green" drive to meet my speed needs with my VMs and still have lots of quiet storage for things less speed dependent.

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  • Brian G.
  • 2/25/2015 8:09:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsSimply irresistible..

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

Pros: Simple to setup. Very simple. Plug it in. Computer Management. Disk Managment. Initialize as a GPT (GUID Partition Table). Poof! 3 TB of storage. 3,000,457,228,288 bytes, or 2.72 TB according to Explorer. Still bigger than a 2 TB. So, why argue about it?

People complain about noise.... It's no louder than my 500 GB WD black... and it's quiet too.

Temp is right at 31.0 °c. Nice and cool.

Super shiny! If you are like Steve Carell from T40YOV, then this will amaze you too. "It's so shiny!"

Cons: Since it's larger than 2 TB, it can't be a bootable drive. Get over it. Not worth deducting any eggs.

Other Thoughts: I'll be using this for archived storage.. movies, photos, music, ROM backups, etc.. so I don't expect to put a whole lot of stress to this drive.. but these transfer speeds are ridiculously fast. Get one. Get twelve. You need them.

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