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WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 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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  • Michael H.
  • 7/13/2015 12:05:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Pretty quick for a hard drive, and the storage is plentiful for my needs.

Cons: None, though it is not as fast as an SSD.

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  • jian z.
  • 7/3/2015 1:31:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: good. consistent

Cons: none

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  • brandon q.
  • 6/26/2015 9:26:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggswish it would work

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: none

Cons: first was DOA
got my RMA which was fast and easy no problem.
got the new one i was able to partition it, but was not working properly. I partitioned it again to make sure i did it right still does not work.

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  • Mr. S.
  • 6/23/2015 2:21:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFirst one died

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Fast and large. It also offers a 5 year warranty.

Cons: After a couple of weeks it started clicking. A few days later it completely died.

Other Thoughts: I'm not the only one that had this happen. There are a couple of other reviews that had the same problem. I've asked for a replacement rather than a refund as WD has served me very well in the past. I hope this one problem is an anomaly.

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  • William P.
  • 6/22/2015 7:15:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital 3.0GB HD

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: None

Cons: Tried two of these, they are terrible. First one failed after trying to copy files to it the first time. The second would not allow the computer to boot. Tried on three different computers and different operating systems. Computer would not boot when you plugged it in.

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  • Charlene M.
  • 6/16/2015 2:46:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy from WD

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: None. Hard drive did not last 2 weeks

Cons: Terrible customer service. Having a issue with the hard drive not showing up when computer turned on. Opened the case and found the sata power to be broken. Called to see what WD would do and they did nothing. The representative was rude and said I broke it. Its your fault have a nice day and hung up the phone.

Other Thoughts: So many people like WD I do not see why their customer service treats you terribbl and they do not stand behind their product.

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  • Roberto C.
  • 6/14/2015 5:52:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs6 months and counting

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Fallow up on this phenomenal mechanical hard drive. So far I've been using this as my main storage now (putting aside my other two WD 1TB drives) and using it on a daily basis.

Had two of other HDD , a 320GB to 750GB drives SATA 150 and II which I needed to clear my closet and get rid of them. I moved 248GB from the SATA 150 to the WD 3TB and 612GB of data to the WD 3TB, fortunately everything went well, no data was lost.
I've used a little over 1TB and not a single file corrupted from being moved to this drive nor being read.

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure what to think about this but in Crystal Disk Info, this WD black 3TB drive is at 53c and my other WD black 1TB is at 52c and my WD Elements 1TB drive is at 36c, a full 20 degree temperature difference.
Is it because of the extra cache in the "black" edition drives?

So far no issues with either drive, just that I started to see that both drives are running 20 degrees higher than my other 3 HDD that I currently have in my system. As I said, don't know what to think about this but I'm definitely not concerned at all, since that both drives have been in my system from 6 months to 1.5 years.

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  • Scott B.
  • 6/11/2015 9:28:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStill the best HD IMO

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Large capacity, super fast speed., reliable so far.

Cons: Can be loud. Not the loudest thing in my rig, but noticeable. Price. It's too bad you have to pay a premium just to get that extra little bit of juice.

Other Thoughts: I've gone back and forth between WD, Seagate, and Hitatchi drives over the years. Use to be a Seagate guy way back in the Gateway days. Tried Hitatchi's but never gained my loyalty. For the last 5 years I've been a strictly Western Digital fan. I've got Green, Blue, and Black drives from them, and haven't had any issues so far. Now I know there are bad drives, but IMO Western Digital has been the best out of all the major HD players

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  • Robert F.
  • 4/26/2015 3:32:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Performance

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Great bubble wrap protection around the sealed static bag. Been installed for over a day on my Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5, FX-8350, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, 16 GB RAM. Tested with HDTune Trial as well as copying a large installation file. Average read and write rates are 169 MB/sec. The HDTune program says a burst of 372 MB/sec. I am not sure how that is possible, but it is the test result.

Cons: Cannot think of any so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/22/2015 9:03:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCame broken

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD3003FZEX 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: None

Cons: Bought this for my first PC build when I finally had everything setup the hard drive sounded as if was scratching inside and would not appear normally as my SSD did

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