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Western Digital WD Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 5 years limited
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  • newegg High Performance Electronics Architecture The Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS boasts dual processors and 32MB cache to deliver ultra fast read/write performance.
  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS features the SATA II interface supporting up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg WD Data Lifeguard Technology Exclusive Data Lifeguard data protection features include shock protection, an environmental protection system and real-time embedded error detection and repair. WD's Data Lifeguard technology automatically finds, isolates and repairs problems that may develop over the life of a hard drive.
  • newegg WD ShockGuard Technology ShockGuard technology instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations during operation. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.


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


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  • Andrew M.
  • 10/17/2014 5:59:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Still running strong after more than 5 years. I think that says all you need to know.

Cons: None.

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  • Eric K.
  • 10/8/2014 7:40:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsStill works

Pros: After three years, still going strong.

Cons: None

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  • Chad H.
  • 3/29/2014 2:21:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Solid HDD

Cons: None

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  • JOHN L.
  • 3/19/2014 10:59:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsWDC is best, period.

Pros: When buying a WDC HD, only, let me repeat again: ONLY buy the Black Label Caviars. Why? Read on...

My 1st HD was a 32Meg Seagate, circa 1989. 3 years later it started clicking, going bad, then kaput. 2nd was a Mitsi 64Meg. Not bad, no probelms. 3rd drive was a WDC 240mg, around 1994. Then the WD-850mg, 2850's, around 1996 or so. Fast forward to 2000, the WD-40GB. Then in 2002, the WD800JB, 80GB. Perhaps, for recent times and use, the 800JB is WDC's best drive ever. I have 5 of them. (Put your O/S on it). That 1st one in 2002, is still in use today in various systems, as well as others. I call them tiger drives. Fast, quiet, reliable...All of these drives had one thing in common: BLACK LABEL, Caviar. Look for that black label...

So, when it came recently for some more capacity, etc., I turned to the WD6401AALS, ---Caviar black label of course. I have 2 of these drives from Newegg.

They are like my "tigers", the 800JB's. Blazing, quiet, reliable. The 640's run 24/7/365, with the exception when one needs to do some housekeeping every 3 months or so dusting out the internals of one's case. As soon as that's done, power on and run 'em.

I'm looking at WDC's newer lineup, as the 640 is gone. Before I get another Caviar, Black label, will make sure on a pre-sale with WDC. Always do that before buying. That's called homework.

At any rate, Caviar+Black Label= great.

P.S>. I have never gone back to Seagate, except for a Maxtor DiamondMax 30GB, 7200 rpm in 1999. Everybody was out of WDC drives in that capacity, therefore the Maxtor. That Maxtor was worse than junk, 3 replacements and it still doesn't work. Makes a nice paperweight though! Who bought out Maxtor later? Seagate. 1+1=0

I have never had a WDC HD fail, ever. Needless to say, use 2 external 1TB WDC-Element for backups, etc., Their passport series, 500GB, 1TB. Excellent.

What's incredible about WDC HD is that the now 20 yr. old 240MG still works if put in a system. It's tucked away in a box, gently wrapped and sleeping quietly. When it comes to HD, the "Western Dog", as it was called in the early years, barks pretty darn good.

Cons: For this glowing review of WDC, I get a complementary "BETA TEST" free drive? Nick, nick..:)

Other Thoughts: I need a vacation...South Pacific will do. For a month!

p.s. Any spelling errors, forward to Webster's. Bye for now.

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  • rowdy g.
  • 2/11/2014 5:07:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsexcellent

Pros: bought this to replace an onld defective drive, I have had it about 3 years now and it has never given me any problems!

Cons: none

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  • David J.
  • 12/17/2013 2:07:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: I have been using this hard drive for two years and I have not had any problems with it,

Cons: None

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  • Dirk D.
  • 10/11/2013 7:26:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsHas not failed me yet

Pros: I bought this in 2009 with my first system build. Has not died.

Cons: None.

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  • Bruce N.
  • 8/23/2013 8:36:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsstill work after almost 4 years

Pros: I bought this in January 2010 and its 8-23-2013 so its almost 4 years and it still works good. the speed seems fine too

Cons: none

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  • Branden R.
  • 8/3/2013 11:05:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Drive

Pros: still running solid, 3 years later.

Cons: i bought when cost was a little high

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  • Yat S.
  • 6/30/2013 8:40:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs4 years

Pros: Bought this for $50 back in Nov. 2009 and it still works great!

Cons: .

Other Thoughts: Very well worth the money

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