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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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  • Jeannie C.
  • 10/17/2014 10:54:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFirst One DOA

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

Pros: Fast for a HDD.

Large capacity. I can remember when 4MB was huge.

Quiet. Despite their reputation for being noisy, all my Blacks have been quiet. I can barely hear them running in an internal dock with my ear right by them. I can't hear them at all in my machine.

Cooler than the Blacks' reputation would suggest. The 4TB is running one degree Centigrade cooler than the coolest 2TB in my machine.

Cons: Cost (but, then again, I'm cheap). Fortunately, I caught it on sale.

Heavy. I may have to register this one as a lethal weapon!

In the case of the first HDD, it was Dead On Arrival. That cost two stars. I also had to pay for return shipping on the DOA HDD. That cost another star.

Other Thoughts: The first HDD I received was dead on arrival. It wouldn't even spin up. In all fairness, the drive was well packaged but the carrier could have handled it too roughly for even the padded packaging—heavy duty pillow wrap— to be able to handle without damage to the HDD.

NewEgg promptly replaced it and the second one is working just fine now and passes all the tests I threw at it.. If it should fail at a later date, I will report back. The thing that galls me most is I had to pay for the return shipping of the DOA HDD.

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  • Reuven H.
  • 10/15/2014 7:42:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 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: I have 3 of these drives (owned 1 week to a year). So far, all three peacefully do their job -- none has failed. When on sale, price was reasonable, at $200 a pop.

Cons: A bit slow, compared to similar (but lower capacity) 7200RPM drives.

Other Thoughts: For data storage, these drives seem to be the best compromise between reliability, performance and price.

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  • Ralph D.
  • 10/14/2014 7:39:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrive Failure

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

Pros: Great storage capacity, excellent speed.

Cons: Purchase drive in 02/2014. Now in 10/2014 drive has 100% failed. It will not pass the WD diagnostic tests. WD has authorized RMA to replace the drive with refurbished drive....not a new one.....a refurbished drive. Makes you wonder where they come up with the refurbished drives........are they failed drives from other users? Not too encouraging. However, disappointed with the inconvenience of having to go through all this hassle. In the past, the WD drives have always been excellent quality. Obviously, something has changed. Looking at the reviews, it appears that there has been a surge of failing 4TB drives.

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  • Byrom H.
  • 9/25/2014 9:52:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAll data....LOST!!!!!

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

Pros: Price
Storage

Cons: Life Span
Lost all DATA
Slow Read Speeds
Slow Data Transfer Rates

Other Thoughts: Hard Drive died in least than one month from purchased date. I tried new SATA cords, USB connection and all failed. All 5 SATA ports on motherboard are working and detects my SSD, DVD Drives, & my old 1TB WD HDD no matter what port I move them to. Lost of my HD movies, over 1.27TB of data....GONE. Drive is not detected in BOIS nor Windows in Device Manager. No data recovery programs can locate this drive either, should've gone with an HGTS Drive instead. Drive died on me once but was able to recover it with Recuva & Truesize software, but that's only because it could be detected, now all I hear is an annoying tickering sound coming from the drive, such a waste.

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  • Byrom H.
  • 9/24/2014 9:17:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWaste of Money

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

Pros: Storage Size

Cons: Never had an issue with WD until now, I bought this drive because I needed more storage for my blue ray movies. Now in less that a month, this drive has died on me and I've lost of my movies in the process. Tried to restore it but nothing seems to work, I tried new SATA cord, power cord, SATA port, but drive no longer shows up in Windows or BIOS.

Other Thoughts: I hate this return process of defective items, why cant Newegg or WD send a replacement 1st, then we ship back the defective drive? I rather just purchase another drive at a local retail store then go back to return this drive and get my money back right then and there...Never will I buy another drive from WD or online for that matter.

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  • Colin S.
  • 9/23/2014 7:16:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2 Drives, lots of problems

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

Pros: 4TB! sounds like good specs.

Cons: Drives have a habit of wiping themselves. Windows 7 Pro runs chkdsk and deletes orphans. blank drive. I reformat. Load up drive. Happens again. WHY???

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  • Theodore R.
  • 9/20/2014 2:34:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

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

Pros: I Love the Capacity and got this at a great price for only $218!
Was able to copy my entire Media Library in less than an hour "800gb and +". I feel like my data is well protected. My old harddrive was starting to ware out. Just got work for a wedding video and so far my render times have improved!

Cons: When I partitioned it it shows a actual size of 3.68 TB but I wont complain it took me 3 years to fill up my old 2tb

Other Thoughts: Definitely recommend and will purchase another in the future!

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  • Mark G.
  • 9/15/2014 5:02:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI alawys use WD hard drives

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

Pros: I have been building my own desktops for about 10-15 yrs and I always use WD hard drives... NOW I only use WD Black hard drives.. They are fast, easy to install and have a warranty for 5 yrs!! I just replaced 4 2GB WD black drives and installed 2 4GB drives... Now I have lots of space for STUFF!

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I have been very happy with Newegg service and my WD hard drives... I always price around and I find Newegg to be the best, and I get my hardware FAST!!! Thank you Newegg..

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  • Mark G.
  • 9/13/2014 6:48:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

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

Pros: Always purchase WD drives... Been building PC's for over 15 yrs, and I will not use any other mechanical hard drive other then WD... Knock on wood I have never had a problem with WD drives...

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I now only purchase BLACK drives because of the Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years & Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years.. It's better then a sharp stick in the eye!

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  • douglas s.
  • 9/12/2014 12:56:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsrunnin hotttt

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: drive was running out of spec
all bench marks were good except drive temp 20+degrees above all other drives in the box
wd said to replace

Other Thoughts: will replace
5 yr warranty cant beat that

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