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WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 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
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  • Matthew T.
  • 9/29/2014 3:55:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well, decent value

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Works well

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: HDDs are a bit of a commodity these days, so there isn't much to say. The 'black' series has good performance for an HDD, w/o messing with the noise, heat, and vibration of the higher-spindle-speed drives. If you need more performance, look to the new crop of SSDs.

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  • Paul T.
  • 9/29/2014 1:04:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSteer Clear if You Need RAID Support

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Used to work fine w/ RAID controllers

Cons: Current Generation Absolutely FAILS when used w/ RAID-5 configurations.

Other Thoughts: I've sold thousands of these drives to my customers over the last decade. Now, Western Digital has apparently decided to "force" us to buy the higher-end "Enterprise" class SATA drives - by disabling RAID capabilities on the standard Caviar Black Series. I'm a systems integrator and have been buying the Black Series for the better part of a decade. They've work beatifully for RAID configurations in the past - but since end of 2013, they've been shipping a "lighter version" of this drive that is labled "Desktop Drive". If you try to connect them to ANY type of RAID controller - the drive will not operate correctly. This really makes me mad because I've wasted countless hours trying to come up w a solution. Unfortunately, the only real solution is REPLACING THE DRIVE! I've now swapped these out - replacing them w/ standard Hitachi 1TB SATA drives - and those are working flawlessly. Save yourself time, $$ and headaches - by steering clear of this drive.

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  • Mr. R.
  • 9/28/2014 8:57:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Good for the money

Cons: Took a few reboots to start working, appeared dead at first

Other Thoughts: If you need a replacement drive you have to take a gamble, a lot of people get DOA Drives

If its not DOA its probably ok.

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  • George P.
  • 9/26/2014 4:43:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent drive

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: ded driver quite quickly, then bizarre things began to happen, ending with a BSOD. I Called for an RMA and Customer service was outstanding. The reason for the number of eggs is that I have never lost a WD before to whatever. This one I noticed was a bit lighter, and call me old school, but I am used to HDD's that are like a brick.

Cons: It died. I have no reason why, things went normally before the BSOD, and no amount of trouble shooting fixed that, so I call I dead.

Other Thoughts: Customer service was great and I am not going to bash NE or WD over one bad drive after a history of perfection with both.

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  • George P.
  • 9/26/2014 4:43:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent drive

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: ded driver quite quickly, then bizarre things began to happen, ending with a BSOD. I Called for an RMA and Customer service was outstanding. The reason for the number of eggs is that I have never lost a WD before to whatever. This one I noticed was a bit lighter, and call me old school, but I am used to HDD's that are like a brick.

Cons: It died. I have no reason why, things went normally before the BSOD, and no amount of trouble shooting fixed that, so I call I dead.

Other Thoughts: Customer service was great and I am not going to bash NE or WD over one bad drive after a history of perfection with both.

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  • ANTONIA R.
  • 9/25/2014 11:12:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD Black series 1tb 7200rpm Hard Drive

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: So far it has been great, and it has functioned great. I would buy from WD again if I every have to upgrade.

Cons: None to be found so far

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  • Benjamin L.
  • 9/25/2014 3:46:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Well packaged as usual from Newegg sold items. Drive is are much quieter than my older WD Black Caviar 1TB HDD SATA II

Cons: No sticker. I like stickers.

Other Thoughts: Order was at my house the day after I ordered. Go Newegg!

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  • Jordan e.
  • 9/24/2014 9:58:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Hard Drive

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Solid, efficient hard drive. If you are not going solid state and don't need tons of storage this is perfect.

Cons: none!

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  • Mark S.
  • 9/24/2014 5:58:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking Great

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Bought WD HDD with Win 7 Home Premium to upgrade my 2008 Win XP desk computer. I wanted a premium drive for my OS. This one was highly rated. I checked drive before use. No errors. Drive has worked flawlessly for 7 months. I would buy again.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Built this computer in 2008 with highly rated components from New Egg. To move to Win 7, I bought a used processor on eb, the fastest made to fit my old motherboard, for $30. Added 8 gigs of used DDR2 memory, installed the new WD hard drive and loaded Win 7 64 bit. Not playing games, but old system runs really fast on all MS Office and Web stuff.

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  • robert m.
  • 9/22/2014 7:47:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Pleasantly surprised as how smooth and thus quiet this drive is, compared to drives purchased several years ago.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Love that 5 year warranty!

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