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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
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Donabed K.
  • 7/26/2015 5:16:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's WD ... you can't go wrong

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

Pros: 1. They work great.

2. Good storage to price ratio.

3. 64 MB Cache

4. Using 4 of these for a RAID 10 setup.

Cons: (None)

Other Thoughts: I have owned nothing but WD Black drives. I had an 80 GB that went a touch over four years before finally dying (many years ago), but the last six months I had a ticking seeker of death, so I had plenty of warning to keep my data backed up until the seeker finally died.

I did a build for a friend. That drive is 5 years old and still strong.

I did a build for my father. That drive is 4 years old and still strong.

My old rig ran 3 750 GB drives (two in RAID 0 and one as a bootable back-up). Those drives are 6.5 years old and still going strong, with no SMART errors.

This is why I stick with WD. The drives last a long, long time ... and in the rare event that they decide to croak, you have plenty of warning.

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  • Josh F.
  • 7/25/2015 8:06:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsPutting all my trust in this drive... *Fingers crossed!*

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

Pros: Supposedly very fast and good for gaming storage

I have researched for a few days which drive I should choose, this one had caught my eye repeatedly.

Cons: It's too soon to tell. I went ahead and bought this drive because I need enough time to re-download all my games. I Previously lost my old 1tb baby... :'( Anywho, I was very sceptical hitting that "Place Order" button due to all the reviews of people getting DOA drives and ones that screw up after only a few months.. That is VERY scary to me. I hate losing data.

Other Thoughts: I will update this review as soon as it gets here, and you better believe i'm going to update if anything goes wrong! Only because I didn't know what to believe from all the mixed reviews...

Hope your drives live up to my expectations, Western Digital!

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  • Thomas G.
  • 7/17/2015 3:47:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect 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: Perfect, quick, installs things very quickly! I installed several games in a short amount of time! Not counting the downloading:P

Cons: None

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  • Ben R.
  • 7/17/2015 10:48:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswd black 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 drive, cheap, one of the fastest hard drives.

Cons: LOUD!

Other Thoughts: i wish i could afford all ssd's

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  • James F.
  • 7/12/2015 10:17:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsBe Careful with DOAs

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

Pros: Price was about what one would have paid 4 years ago for a high quality 1TB drive. I was buying 2TB blacks off the retail shelf for $99 then.

Cons: Got a new retail version of the drive, put it in a new - 2 week old - Dell 8700 (UEFI), with 8.1 and an i7, before attempting to format it and clone the installed OS (is on a Seagate).

The computer wouldn't boot with the drive in, telling me the system was corrupted and I had to reinstall the OS.

Unplugged the drive (disconnected the new SATA/power cables), checked the bios, made sure everything was set up right, and tried again. The PC finally booted without issue once the drive was out.

Then, after several more attempts with the drive hooked up as internal or external, I got it to work, and formatted it as GPT. That was it. The drive snap-in started displaying errors but would never see it correctly. I couldn't format it, change it, etc. .

OK, off to a Win 7 Pro machine. Couldn't get the drive to be recognized so I started the RMA process. However, after 30 minutes I came back and finally saw it in Disk Mgmt. This time I tried to set it up as MBR, and do a quick NTFS format. No good. Drive mgmt "not responding" and the management console crashed.

Long story short, it's garbage. At least I don't have to pay return shipping on this loser... Hoping the replacement will work.

Other Thoughts: I have at least 20+ WD drives, as well as Toshiba, Hitachi, REAL Samsung, and even Seagate.

I've been vocal in my disdain for Seagate after many crashes, but of the last 7 WD drives I've purchased in the last 18 months, 5 have been losers. Four 3TB Red drives failed within 24 hours, and now this one is basically DOA since it never "worked".

WD has fallen a long way, and remember, Red drives are basically just green drives with a higher price and *maybe* tweaked firmware.

I know it's a gamble with drives and shipping (the outer box looked beat), but this was a protected retail package, not a bare drive.

If the next drive fails, I'm not sure what I'll do with WD. These guys are all going downhill fast, with higher prices and poor quality. Large volume SSDs - at reasonable prices - can't come soon enough IMO, but I know that's still years away.

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  • Sven T.
  • 7/11/2015 12:35:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeyond Outstanding

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 are ultra-fast, and ultra reliable. The Black series drives from WD are the best in the business. 5-year warranty

Cons: Are you kidding? There are none.

Other Thoughts: The Black series is a tad more expensive than the Blue or Green series, but operationally far superior

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  • Daniel K.
  • 7/8/2015 7:04:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs2 of 4 DOA

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

Pros: Wouldn't know between the 2 DOA and having to send them back.

Cons: 2 DOA can't even use them yet.

Other Thoughts: I will update once I have 4 working drives. Plan to do a RAID 5 as my storage devices.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/7/2015 6:47:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill working...

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

Pros: I have used WD for the HDD in both my builds (2011 and 2014) so far. Both hard drives are running perfectly to this day. What more can I say?

Cons: Possibly expensive? I am willing to pay for a quality hard drive, and these "Black Series" hard drives seem to have it where it counts.

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  • CINDY M.
  • 7/4/2015 4:02:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI will be buying another! (WD BLACK 1TB 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: Best HDD for gaming, and fills all my needs.
On sale (At T.O.P.)
Incredible fast Read/Write times (for HDD)
Reliable
5 months and still going strong!

Cons: None...

Other Thoughts: The Best! Glad I went with WD and not that other brand...
Black Series is where it's at in 2015 (IMO)

Thanks Newegg for another smooth transaction!

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  • Matthew D.
  • 7/2/2015 2:39:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHasn't failed me yet.

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

Pros: -Works
-1Tb
-Faster than 5400 RPM that I'm used too

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I use it for my desktop and it works really smoothly.

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