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WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 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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  • Lloyd B.
  • 1/20/2015 7:32:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMy first clunker

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Speed, high capacity.

Cons: This one was DOA, but in an odd way. My first clue was that it was noticeably loud when in operation...not bad for 10 years ago, but stood out today. It would initially show up in BIOS and disk manager in Win 7, but within a few minutes (either right after partitioning or during it), the drive would stop responding and then shut down. Very odd behavior.

Other Thoughts: I've become a big fan of these drives over the years; even though they're expensive they perform and are durable. This is my first clunker, hopefully just an anomaly. RMA now in process.

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  • Bruce W.
  • 1/5/2015 8:48:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsdisappointed

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: lots of room

Cons: noisy and not as fast as it claims to be. In many ways slower than my 3tb seagate.

Other Thoughts: I bought this with a xmas return guarantee, I made the mistake of believing that this meant newegg would price match their own prices before xmas. I was wrong so please read all the small print.....

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  • Brian F.
  • 12/27/2014 10:48:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: HDD arrived in perfect condition
Speeds are as described (reaching up to 330 MB/s on SATA 6.0Gb/s)
Overall great for storage

Cons: It may be a little loud when put under heavy pressure (transferring lots of data), but that is expected of a 4 TB HDD

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  • peter b.
  • 12/24/2014 11:09:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Large capacity drive.

Cons: Finally installed drive, but it is completely dead. Will use my SSD until this drive is replaced with one that, hopefully, works.

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  • Adam Y.
  • 12/20/2014 6:37:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drives

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Decent access speed, running fairly cool, 5-year warranty, got both on sale for $200 each.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: Ordered two of these to run in a RAID1 array on an Adaptec 6405E controller as Direct Attached Storage in a ESXi host in a vSphere cluster. Still waiting for the SuperMicro board to come (Would have ordered it from Newegg if they had it in stock), but I have fitness tested these with WD's Data Lifeguard tool. Extended test passed in almost the same amount of time for each, and they both stayed at a low temperature throughout the test.

I have had a lot of Western Digital drives over the years and about half as many Seagates. Also had a slew of low end Fujitsus, Hitachis, Samsungs, Maxtor, etc. To date, I have only had 2 WD's fail. The first one was a 15 GB PATA 5.4K RPM drive that failed after 2 years back in 2001, and the other was a 2.5" WD Black 3 Gbps 320 GB that was heavily written to. It took almost 5 years to fail and about 2 months before the warranty was up, I got it replaced. The replacement has been going strong for over a year. Roughly 50% of all of my Seagates have failed at this point, and unless I am somehow getting one for free, I will no longer pay money for Seagate magnetic storage. I see others have had issues with WD, and you are going to have flaws among your materials and processes from time to time with mass production. From my own experiences, and looking at it from a simply statistical analysis standpoint, I have to say I will continue to choose WD for high end desktop-grade magnetic storage.

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  • Brian W.
  • 12/11/2014 9:19:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrive was D.O.A.

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: It looked nice.

Cons: Drive was dead on arrival. Made a few soft clicks but wouldn't even spin-up.

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  • Columbia C.
  • 12/3/2014 5:58:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat drive, thank WD for warranty though

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Its an awesome drive w/ tons of storage and fast read/write speeds

Cons: Mine went completely bad in less than a year and I lost all my data. It got warrantied by WD, but it was still a sad experience. Just more proof that multiple full backups are a must.

Other Thoughts: I was really mad that I lost all my data on this drive, but the RMA was fast and I still went back and bought a 6TB WD red.

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  • William L.
  • 11/25/2014 6:59:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOwned a little over a year and still exceeds my expectatoins

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Extremely fast, spin up time is quicker than other HDD that are installed on the same system.

Cons: A bit expensive, but performance out ways the cost factor

Other Thoughts: Will eventually purchase same additional model drives

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  • douglas s.
  • 11/14/2014 1:31:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs2ND TIME TO REPLACE

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: fast drive
egg got it to me in the usual fast time 1 or 2 days

Cons: all bench marks were good except drive temp 20+degrees above all other drives in the box
wd said to replace

under 1 month of use

2ND TIME SAME PROBLEM
AFTER ALMOST 1 HR FIGHTING WITH CUSTOMER SUPPORT THEY AGREED TO SEND NEW DRIVE
SHOULD HAVE RMA THROUGH NEWEGG WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN 5 MIN

Other Thoughts: Other Thoughts: will replace
5 yr warranty cant beat that

HOPEFULLY 3'S A CHARM

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/21/2014 7:19:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsvery bad

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Good storage space I guess, packaging was very nice.

Cons: Didn't work

Other Thoughts: I went to boot my new computer, Intel 5960 corsair 32 GB Dominator platinum ram, corsair AX1500 power supply, asus x99 motherboard, everything booted fine but my HDD caught fire and melted half of my drive bay, and almost hit my motherboard. Purchasing a seagate drive, would try to get anyone to not buy from WD. But newegg itself has amazing service

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