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Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

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  • 5-year limited warranty
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Learn more about the Western Digital WD1002FAEX

Model

Brand
Western Digital
Series
WD Black
Model
WD1002FAEX
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
1TB
RPM
7200 RPM
Cache
64MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Usage
For Power Computing

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
5 years limited
Labor
5 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Thomas S.
  • 4/20/2014 4:43:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFairled in 6 months

Pros: WD Black - supposed to be the best

Cons: Two drives failed within a year. Thank goodness for the warranty

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  • Andrew L.
  • 4/18/2014 3:35:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked well when it worked

Pros: This worked really well when it did work. I had no issues with this drive for a little under a year.

Cons: I'm not very technically savvy, but I think the drive is dying. I've identified bad sectors on it, and most programs on it won't run. Based on what I've read, I thought this would last a few years at the very least before having issues (if any).

Other Thoughts: Not familiar with WD or Newegg warranties. First drive for a first build, wouldn't give up on WD just yet.

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  • Frank F.
  • 4/10/2014 1:06:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well

Pros: Functions well, quiet, still works 3 years running.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Can capture video without frame loss as long as its connected to the motherboard sata ports.

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  • Lionel D.
  • 4/9/2014 6:30:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFunctioned for 3 months

Pros: Fast transfer rates, quiet performance

Cons: Suddenly failed, as hard drives sometimes do.

Other Thoughts: WD is generally reliable. This hasn't happened very often in over 15 years building computers.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, we want to extend our apologies for the issue you have experienced. We will stand by our warranty policy and replace your drive for you. Follow the link below for more information.

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

If you feel at any time that our support team can be of further assistance in providing you with a positive resolution to your concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Jonathan J.
  • 4/8/2014 8:34:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood stuff

Pros: Always a great value

Cons: Not as fast as an SSD

Other Thoughts: I've used over a dozen of the WD Black Series drives without a single problem. They'll continue to be my go-to platter drive as long as SSDs stay too expensive.

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  • Gordon H.
  • 3/29/2014 3:34:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Works

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: 14 months, no problems, heavy use.

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  • Joseph L.
  • 3/28/2014 12:23:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShort Life

Pros: Detected right away, ran great for about 3-4 months then died

Cons: Died after roughly 4 months of usage as a storage drive, ran WD's Digital Data Lifeguard extended test and came back as a fail. was hoping this HD would last for at least 2 years, very dissapointed

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We understand your situation and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive, as we stand by our products and their associated warranties. Our goal is to provide world class customer service, and part of that goal in this situation would be to replace your drive, and investigate the cause relating to the products defect.

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

We would appreciate the opportunity to assist you on any problems you may have, resulting in a positive resolution to your concerns. Please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Patrick S.
  • 3/27/2014 7:44:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Plenty of space, great price

Cons: Drive started off quickly but within a few months a small click started. A few months later the clicking got worse and it has begun to cause the system to hang on large file jobs.

Other Thoughts: I have used this drive for two years so far as my primary OS drive. It is now being replaced due to my need for more storage but I would likely buy one again for a media server or other system that does not need constant, heavy file operation.

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  • Rumen D.
  • 3/26/2014 9:29:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive !!!

Pros: I used this drive as my main drive for over 3 years. Knock on wood, I've had no problems with it whatsoever. I had all of my pictures, and software installed on it and its solid rock !

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Since I got an SSD for my OS, I use this drive for storage only, and sometimes takes more than 6-7 sec to kick in afte idling.
Make sure you handle HDD's with care as it would extend lifetime significantly !

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/26/2014 12:47:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot impressed

Pros: - Stores data

Cons: - The first arrived with bad sectors
- Replacement is very loud
- Mediocre performace

Other Thoughts: Before ordering one of these, I had an old Seagate SATA II drive that had served me well for a few years, but I figured it was a good time to expand my amount of storage. I wish I would have taken into account the satisfaction I had gotten from my Seagate when purchasing a new drive because, as the title of this review states, I'm not at all impressed with this drive, especially in comparison to my Seagate.

The first of these drives I ordered arrived with bad sectors. However, the problem didn't become apparent until after I had used it for about a week or two and had accumulated a large amount of data on it. My first step was to attempt to fix these bad sectors. After having Windows repair the drive, everything seemed fine - for a while. I was sad to find out that the problem persisted. I tried repairing the drive a couple more times, but was without success. I finally decided to back up the drive and send it back. Only problem was it wouldn't back up properly. All of the data I had put on it was lost. I must say, though, that the RMA process from WD was much more satisfying than most of my other experiences with returns. The replacement arrived quickly and without hassle.

The second drive works much better. No bad sectors, no issues. That said, it's loud. Very loud. Because I'm not too educated on how a hard drive should function, I assumed that was the price to pay for a higher performance hard drive. Then I tested it. I found that it had speeds only marginally faster than my old Seagate, which I should mention is almost entirely inaudible.

Conclusion: I don't plan on purchasing any more WD drives. If I have to get another hard drive before eventually going to SSD, it'll be a Seagate.

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