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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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Learn more about the Western Digital WD1003FZEX

Model

Brand
WD
Series
BLACK SERIES
Model
WD1003FZEX

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
1TB
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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  • Bengy A.
  • 4/9/2014 11:10:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD 1TB Black HDD

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

Pros: Bought this drive for storage and can't beat the price was on sale! Great Hard Drive.

Cons: No issue so far.

Other Thoughts: WD Black Series is the top of the line drives for the buck, Great price from newegg can't beat that.

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  • James W.
  • 4/9/2014 7:09:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal 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: These drives used to be great...
Hopefully the 3rd time will be a charm.

Cons: Sorry WD but this is my second drive in the past 2 weeks that was DOA. I have been buying WD drives now for over 10 years, and you can tell the quality is going down hill. Come on WD I know you can do better.

Other Thoughts: Question, I noticed this on my Invoice under Description "HDD 1T|WD WD1003FZEX R". What is the R for at the end of the description, am I getting Refurbished drives?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, we apologize for the continued inconvenience you have experienced with your devices. Western Digital takes great care in ensuring that all of our drives are in good working condition before they are shipped to our retailers. We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period, would like to assure you that what you have experienced is something abnormal, and replace your device for you directly.
“How to get an RMA, (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8

You may also 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 member.

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  • Lawrence B.
  • 4/9/2014 12:27:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFirst one DOA (1tb model)

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

Pros: Got it for $50 out of pocket because of credit I had with Newegg.

Cons: Didn't work.

I partitioned the drive fine, set it up to format and was hit with a error saying windows couldn't finish the format.

I restarted my system, and this time my computer took a long time to post/boot (10 min easy).

Finally got into windows, same issue. I deleted and attempted to redo my partition, now it wouldn't complete this and instead gave me a error saying, "Cyclic redundancy check error".

I tried a few things, including different SATA ports/cables. Nothing worked.

Bad drive, and a disappointment after hearing so many good things about WD black hdd.

Other Thoughts: This hdd is not my OS drive. I have 2 other drives in my system... A Samsung evo for OS, and a Seagate barracuda for data/games. I was adding the WD black to use as my gaming drive.

I've been a long time Seagate user, and this is the first time I've received a dead HDD. Looking over some of the other reviews I'm wondering what's up with this batch of WD black?

I'm fairly worried that this drives issue is just the beginning of tons of trouble.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Chargeit, it is unfortunate that you have experienced a drive failure. Please note that all Western Digital products are tested and determined to meet WDs stringent quality standards before they are shipped to our retailers. Our goal is to provide world class customer service, and part of that goal in this situation would be to replace your drive, and investigate the cause relating to the products defect.
How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8

If there is anything we can do to assist you directly, please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Gregory B.
  • 4/5/2014 5:04:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: works great

Cons: none

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  • Michael C.
  • 3/31/2014 7:11:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent packing

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

Pros: It does what it is supposed to do but, it is somewhat noisy.
It was packaged in a mummy like enclosure made out of air filled tubes that completely surrounded the HD. This was surrounded by bubble wrap before being boxed. If this drive fails, it will not be Newegg's fault.

Cons: Slightly noisy when reading/writing.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/30/2014 1:44:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality

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

Pros: Out of all the HHD's there are for all of us to buy this is my only choice one warranty, two reliability, and speed in writing and reading!

Cons: None as of yet!

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  • Kale M.
  • 3/30/2014 7:53:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Runs great, at a great price.

Cons: Doesn't support APM, but I wouldn't expect that from a performance drive anyways.

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  • Kyle S.
  • 3/28/2014 4:09:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Fast for a mechanical drive, 5 yr warranty

Cons: A little noisier than the Blue WD10EZEX it's replacing. Noise depends a lot on how and where it is mounted.

Other Thoughts: I was excited about this drive because I expected it to be slightly faster than the WD10EZEX I was using. I had been using that as my only drive with the OS and programs on one small partition and data on a second, larger partition. I didn't do any testing, but, yes, it seems slightly faster booting up and starting programs. Unfortunately, I think it's also a little louder. At first, I had the WD1003FZEX installed on the bottom of my Rosewill Line-M case, where there are rubber mounts to dampen vibration from a mechanical hard drive. It was LOUD. I think the spinning of the platter was causing some slight vibration that was resonating with both the bottom of the case and my desk. Where I normally sit, me head was in the polar vortex of sound. I was getting a humming sound like a compressor on a refrigerator or air conditioner, although not as loud as either of those. Discouraged, I thought maybe the drive was defective. Then I moved the drive to one of the hard drive bays above and... problem solved. The drive was indeed causing some sort of resonance with the case or desk, and moving it to the hard drive bay eliminated this. Now all I hear is the pleasant whir of the platter, which is maybe slightly louder than the WD10EZEX was. At any rate, I don't mind the sound too much. I would compare the sound to a 120mm case fan running at 1200 rpm.

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  • Jeremiah N.
  • 3/27/2014 7:21:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrive failed

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

Pros: While it worked, it was fine

Cons: Drive failed after a month of usage.

Other Thoughts: Installed the drive and everything worked great for about a month. Then I started getting crashes to reboots with no HD found, to finally complete failure. I'll go with seagate for my next drive.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, we apologize for the inconvenience as this is not the intended experience for this product. We will stand by our warranty policy and replace your drive for you. Follow the links below for more information.

How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8

If we can be of any further assistance to you, 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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  • Donald S.
  • 3/26/2014 7:38:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsB.O.B.

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

Pros: None

Cons: Received HDD. Installed into PC. Hard drive failure. PC did not detect the drive. Bummer

Other Thoughts: There were so many good reviews on this drive too. Wow.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Dokterdon, we are very sorry to hear that your drive did not function so soon after it was delivered. We would like to replace your device for you directly. Please visit the link below for our warranty options.
How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8
You may also contact our support department at (800) 275-4932, or via our website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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