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Western Digital Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM

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  • newegg Dual Actuator Technology The WD Caviar Black (2 TB and 1.5 TB models only) features a head positioning system with two actuators to improve positional accuracy over the data track(s). The primary actuator provides coarse displacement using conventional electromagnetic actuator principles. The secondary actuator uses a piezoelectric motor to fine tune the head positioning to a higher degree of accuracy.
  • newegg StableTrac The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations. (2 TB and 1.5 TB models only)
  • newegg NoTouch Ramp Load Technology The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media, as well as better drive protection in transit.
  • newegg High Performance Electronics Architecture The electronics architecture of WD Caviar Black employs dual processor - twice the processing power, and up to 64 MB colossal cache to maximize performance.
  • newegg IntelliSeek Technology WD’s IntelliSeek technology proactively calculates an optimum seek speed to eliminate hasty movement of the actuator, resulting in lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
  • newegg SATA 6 Gb/s Interface SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA Revision 3.0) provides twice the bus bandwidth of SATA 3Gb/s (SATA II) along with enhancements including a new Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and improved power management capabilities. SATA 6 Gb/s uses the same connector as SATA 3 Gb/s and is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and Mac OS X.

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

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  • Mark M.
  • 1/9/2015 10:07:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead

Pros: It worked for a while.

Cons: It died, caused a crcdisk.sys error twice after re-installing windows. I went back to a 5 year old HD that worked perfectly on my system. Ridiculous.

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  • JOHN T.
  • 11/19/2014 11:41:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied so soon

Pros: It's fast.

Cons: Died without notice.

Other Thoughts: It's very disappointing that my hard drive just died without any kind of error message. My files are gone now :(

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/29/2014 6:05:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't beat a WD Black

Pros: Fast, reliable, no-nonsense, hard disk drive for those who need fast performance that they can count on. You can't go wrong with a Western Digital Black drive.

Cons: None that I can think of. Except for drives used in NAS configurations, or perhaps special requests from some folks for whom I'll build a system, this is pretty much the only drive I use in addition to the obligatory SSD.

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  • Daniel C.
  • 10/2/2014 3:49:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat reliable drive.

Pros: I've had this drive for over 3 years now.

Fast for a spindle drive, have been able to clock this thing at 120-130 MB/s throughput on reads and a tad slower on writes. Never tried the random read/writes though. Don't usually see it drop lower than 90ish MB/s with transfers of lots of pictures (5-10 MB each, usually in 5-16 GB sets). This is still consistent after 3 years of use.

Doesn't care if it's more than half full (I can poke fun at many SSD's right? (-: )

It is tough! I've really put this drive through the ringer. I didn't have it in a case for about a year and transported it around with my laptop with an external connector (didn't even have it inside an enclosure). Even dropped it while it was running a few times (scared the ever living bajezes out of me) and it's still chugging. I don't recommend doing this, I was just low on funds at the time.

Cons: I haven't had any bad experiences with this drive in any way.

Other Thoughts: I did have a few bad sectors (had some CRC errors) on the occasional file for about 6 months after I finally stuffed it into my tower. For the number of times that I dropped it while it was running that seems par for the course really. They were all recoverable though, so no data loss. All in all a very tough and reliable drive, if you put it in a tower I doubt that you'd have problems with this drive ever. I haven't had a CRC error in over a year now.

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  • Cedrick F.
  • 9/19/2014 5:02:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Size, Great Drive

Pros: It's 2TB and reliable.

It's the data drive for my system -- I use an SSD to run the OS. While it's obviously slower than an SSD, it's not noticeably slow when it's purpose is archiving and retrieving data. It functions with no problems and for a while I even used it as a "flash drive" by plugging into a drive dock to copy and move large amounts of data at once. It's been moved around and used quite a bit with no degradation in performance. It now has a permanent home in one of my PCs and still doing a great job. This is a very good drive.

Cons: None.

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  • SALAN A.
  • 9/2/2014 10:44:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Reliable Mechanical HDD

Pros: Fast

Cons: Little bit noisy

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  • Nevin L.
  • 8/21/2014 8:38:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery happy with drive

Pros: Reliable - lasted approx 1+ year without any errors. Looking for update for another drive for WHS

Cons: Not too many other drives in same size/reliability.

Other Thoughts: Ran out of space on my WHS - I want to have a different model/manufacturer to improve redundancy, but I don't see too many suitable replacements

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  • Nicholas B.
  • 8/16/2014 7:52:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOK I guess

Pros: This was a decent sized hard drive for the price at the time that I bought it.

Cons: Only lasted 2.5 years before it failed and started developing bad sectors. After that it went down hill quickly.

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  • Yelena B.
  • 7/27/2014 10:15:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsfailing owned for like 6-7 months

Pros: terrible

Cons: it worked fine for like 2 months but around after 3 months started making soft noises now 4-6 months out its making metal screeching noises and have gotten 3 blue screens

Other Thoughts: i want to know how to use the warnety so i can be sent a new one

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Mike, it is unfortunate that you are experiencing problems with your Hard Drive. Regardless of the reason for your drives defect, we stand by our product, and would like to replace your drive for you directly. You may do so online by visiting the link we have provided for you below.

“How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty “:

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

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  • Mr. R.
  • 6/16/2014 9:06:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice drive

Pros: Use this drive for storage purposes, pictures, videos, some games. It works as expected. I've used WD drives for years and never had an issue with any of them.

Cons: None

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