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Western Digital WD Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 5 years limited
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The Western Digital Caviar Black hard drive is top-of-the-line 7200 RPM high-capacity drive for your PC. These drives combine a high performance electronics architecture with a rock solid mechanical architecture to deliver the perfect storage solution for your fully-loaded PC or maxed out gaming machine. Cool drive operation, no-touch head technology, and leading-edge vibration protection ensure enhanced reliability and sustained data throughput.

  • newegg High Performance Electronics Architecture Equipped with dual processor, colossal cache and SATA 3Gbps interface, the WD Caviar Black internal hard drives provides top-of-the-line performance with ultra fast read / write speed.
  • 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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  • Victor M.
  • 6/14/2014 6:26:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill going.

Pros: Excellent Quality HDD.
Loads Games fast. noticeably faster than the newer WD 10EZEX 1TB blue. This Drive is going strong since 2010.

Cons: At the time they were expensive. But most HDDs were for a few years.

Other Thoughts: Can boot into Windows in about 30 seconds if you have this as your C:

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/3/2013 6:53:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggssecond of pair failed at three years

Pros: I installed a pair of these as part of a RAID setup in 2010. One failed last year, now the second has failed just under the three year mark. No real complaints, just reporting for your consideration.

Cons: Well, it would be nice if they lasted longer but having them in a RAID removes the drama.

Other Thoughts: Personal PC used daily, power-cycled every other day.

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  • Charles Z.
  • 7/17/2013 1:32:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied today

Pros: It worked for 2 years and it gave me "warning signs" before it died

Cons: It Died

Other Thoughts: Just put the RMA in today and no worries from WD, but it will cost me shipping

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  • Borys K.
  • 1/22/2013 5:07:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJUNK

Pros: Bad sectors on three out of 4 in one yeasr, not nice

Cons: none

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  • Terry J.
  • 1/4/2013 12:29:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUpdated Review

Pros: Was a big drive, and most important, it was a Western Digital Black Label with a 5 year warranty!

Cons: After a year in service, this drive weird-ed out, began seizing and I had to RMA it back to Western Digital.

Other Thoughts: I cannot praise Western Digital's Warranty Service highly enough! In many years of owning their black label drives with the 5 year warranty, I have only had to send two back, and this drive was one. WD very quickly handled my claim and replaced this 1.5 TB drive with a nice new 2TB WD2002FAEX! They even sent it via 2 Day UPS! Bravo Western Digital, my loyalty to you was well-placed and will always remain! Thanks!!

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  • Jan S.
  • 12/11/2012 5:58:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: 1.5 TB drive.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Got 2 of these almost 2 years ago - one as the main HDD, the other to put in an external enclosure for a backup. No problems after 2 years of daily use.

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  • Joshua P.
  • 11/9/2012 1:21:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery good drive

Pros: I've used this drive as my boot device for nearly 2 years now, and I'm still impressed by the performance. It is efficient, consumes negligible power, is silent, and is very compact. Plus it is extremely durable when compared to a conventional platter HDD!

Cons: I wish I had a higher capacity model

Other Thoughts: If you're on the fence about upgrading to an SSD (for boot or other drives), just go for it. I did and I haven't looked back. I still use high-capacity drives for storage, but for OS and performance-sensitive applications (read: games) SSD is the way to go.

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  • Chris J.
  • 11/3/2012 6:16:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot recommend for RAID1

Pros: They seem reliable and fast in a single-drive setup

Cons: I got 2 of these in March of 2011 and put them in an ASUS P7P55D-E motherboard and used the on-board RAID1. They trucked along for a few months, then my BIOS stated of a degraded RAID and 1 of the drives had failed. RMA'd the drive no problem and sent the bad one back in and RAID was back to Optimal. For another couple of months. Then the other drive went bad. RMA'd again, got another drive. Wasn't more than 3 weeks that a THIRD drive had failed. I RMA'd a third time but demanded that I be able to send my 4th and 5th drives back in for a full refund. Sure enough, 4th drive went bad, and they did give me a full refund on that drive. So now, I'm still using the 5th drive as a standalone data partition on a new system and it has been running just fine for probably 6 months now. Drives seem decent but not in a RAID 1. It's either the drives, or a really shoddy RAID controller on my ASUS board. I'm leaning towards the board, which is why I give 3 eggs here instead of 2.

Other Thoughts: I just had a bad experience with these. But WD support did hold up their end by at least giving me a refund on 1 of the drives. All together I had 4 drives fail in about 14 months. Definitely uncommon for WD drives. But I have been happy with the single drive being used for backup storage.

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  • Walter H.
  • 10/7/2012 8:20:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD HD's are Exceptable GOOD!

Pros: Drive has been swapped may times from WHS v1 to WHS v2 and back. Ran faultlessly in both WHS's

Cons: NONE!!

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  • Jeffrey B.
  • 8/9/2012 8:58:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HDD

Pros: - Price
- Reliability
- Speed
- Transfer rates
- Noise level

Cons: -None

Other Thoughts: I have had this HDD for a while now and have to say these Caviar Blacks are my favorite series of hard drives I've owned. Get 100 MB/S Read in HD Tune Pro and 150 MB/S transfer going in between 2 Blacks in Windows. Very nice for the price, just felt they were really worth it. I have a 1 GB, 1.5 GB and 2 GB, all doing well after 1.5 years of heavy use.

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