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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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Learn more about the Western Digital WD4003FZEX

Model

Brand
WD
Series
BLACK SERIES
Model
WD4003FZEX

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
4TB
RPM
7200 RPM
Cache
64MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
Next-generation desktop performance hard drive designed to intensify your PC experience

Inspiring performance and up to 4 TB capacity

Improved Architectural Designs: Dual Core Processor, High Resolution Controller (HRC), StableTrac Technology

Improved Data Protection: Vibration Control Technology (VCT), Corruption Protection Technology (CPT), NoTouch Ramp Load Technology

Superior responsiveness with the next-generation speed that you need

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Dave R.
  • 4/20/2014 4:47:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe Sweet Spot

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

Pros: - WD Caviar Black
- SATA III
- 4TB capacity

Cons: - not free

Other Thoughts: After years of personal experience and re-researching drives whenever I need to upgrade, WD is the go-to brand that I trust with my date. It's where I get the absolute most confident bang for my buck.

If you care about high performance *and* high value, this is the sweet spot! Just buy it.

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  • Philip S.
  • 4/20/2014 1:39:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest & biggest desktop drive

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

Pros: Largest and fastest thing out there. I don't keep drives for longer than 2 years, so this fits the bill for fast and reliable.

Cons: Expensive

Other Thoughts: I put 5 of them in a Drobo 5N. Even though the online instructions for the 5N don't say to use these drives, I wanted to put the fasted I could get my hands on so I wouldn't worry about speed in 2 years.

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  • Dan L.
  • 4/11/2014 7:29:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for storage but will it last?

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

Pros: Space and speed make it an excellent storage drive.

Cons: At times it spins out of control making loud noises and making me wonder if it's going to blow up. I'm concerned for the longevity of this drive when I experience these intense moments.

Other Thoughts: The con normally occurs when video editing. I'm not sure of the exact cause for this, or whether it just doesn't handle simultaneous reads and writes well.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2014 4:38:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsno DOA, good speed

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

Pros: A lot of space in a single drive. WD's warranty which is still insanely good. Not a hot running drive, considering the number of platters.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I don't use these a lot, so I'm not sure how they'll hold up to daily persistent use. Still not worried, warranty is one of the best out there, if not the best.

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  • TJ P.
  • 3/31/2014 1:31:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsSata cables can't clip into this drive

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

Pros: Cheap price for speed/size.

Cons: I already posted a bad review for it's insanely hot temperature but another thing I forgot to mention is sata cables can't "snap" into place on this drive. Usually there is a certain amount of space above the sata port that allows the sata connector hooks to keep it in place until you press the lever down. On this drive the space above the connector is like 3 times as high and makes it so your sata cables cannot snap into it. Not a very good design, if you accidentally hit the cable while it's running you will disconnect it. Terrible design.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, we are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with your device. As a troubleshooting step, please try using another SATA cable. We would like the opportunity to assist you on this case and answer any questions you may have on this issue. Please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs
Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • TJ P.
  • 3/30/2014 8:59:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsOperating temp is insanely hot!

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

Pros: Very fast speeds.

Cons: The operating temperature on this thing is insanely hot, I'm surprised there aren't many reviews mentioning it. When I say hot I mean hot as in you can't keep your finger on it for more than about a second.

Other Thoughts: I'm trying to set up a return just because it runs way too hot and I wasn't prepared to cool it like it needs. I think I'm going to go with Seagate instead.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear tphelps19, we thank you for taking the time to bring your concerns to us and we apologize for the inconvenience. As a troubleshooting step, we recommend running either our WINDLG diagnostics software to check your drives integrity.

How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Win
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Jason W.
  • 3/23/2014 3:29:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIs not good as a boot drive

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

Pros: Plenty of space for my movies, music, & games.

Cons: I did a clean install of windows 7 very slow to boot up about 3 to 4 minutes. After everything is booted up its fast.

Other Thoughts: This drive is VERY SLOW booting up 3 to 5 minutes. My 2 TB drive only took 1 to 2 minutes to boot up. I'm thinking about getting a 240 GB SSD drive and have that be my boot drive.

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  • Suzette S.
  • 3/12/2014 7:42:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome drive

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 no complaints on this one. I always try to get drives with a 5 yr warranty whenever I can. I've had it over a year now, and no errors of any kind on it unlike other drives I have seen. quick transfers to from my SSD to this drive. I purchased it for my main gaming/HTPC rig. Came in hand through the summer LAN Parties. The only thing i can say is that I wish it was bigger, because i already need another one (or two). I had no heat problems and the drive seems pretty quite.

Cons: Price is still pretty high a year later. I guess you get what you pay for. When can i get a 10TB drive? :)

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  • Gary S.
  • 3/10/2014 12:00:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat 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: Great product. Functions flawlessly. I would recommend.

Cons: None

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  • Jeff R.
  • 3/2/2014 1:28:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Storage

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

Pros: Ive been a western digital fan forever.. There mechanical drives are fast and reliable. The Western Digital Black series is always where I go and will continue to go for storage.

Cons: none

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