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WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX

  • Next-generation desktop performance HD designed to intensify PC experience
  • Improved Architectural Designs, Data Protection. Superior responsiveness

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  • Don S.
  • 2/4/2016 5:45:08 PM

3 out of 5 eggsGoing to Roll the Dice

This review is from: WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX

Pros: Speed and size are great along with price.

Cons: Reading reviews it has a high failure rate.

Other Thoughts: I just ordered this drive. It seems Western Digital has followed the rest of the computer component industry. Import cheap Chinese junk, eliminate quality control department and let the customers test products. Western Digital drives were always a solid 5 egg. And now the best seems a 4 egg.

It seems the entire computer electronics industry is following this model. Other than Intel, AMD and some memory manufacturers which are still top quality. Other components seems to have a 20% plus chance of being DOA or failing soon after. Does not instill a lot of confidence. I have built a computer every year for 20-years but with the poor quality, I have resisted my annual upgrade. I just don’t want to spend my hard earned cash on a roll of the dice.

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  • David G.
  • 2/2/2016 1:16:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWestern DIgital Fan!

This review is from: WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX

Pros: It wasn't DOA! Fast drive, large capacity, and if it's as reliable as the 500GB WD Black HD I've been using... I'll be happy.

Cons: Ummm...wish it were 10 bucks cheaper?
Little info:
If your still hoarding an XP machine like I am. Don't forget to initialize & QFormat the drive, as XP may not recognize it even though BIOS & device manager do. I don't think i had to do this with the 500GB Drive, but i did have to on this one.

Other Thoughts: I've had good luck with the WD black series...I tend to stick with what works.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/31/2016 7:54:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad if the one you get works

This review is from: WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX

Pros: Plenty of space. affordable and fast for a hard drive. I have always used Western Digital Hard Drives and the first one that was sent to me was the only bad experienced I have ever had with their products. newegg sent a new one a week later so other than it takeing longer to get a working product I cant really complain.

Cons: the first one they sent me was dead on arrival. tried multiple esata wires and ports, none worked,plugged in an older WD hard drive i knew worked and it fired up fine. so I knew it was the hard drive

Other Thoughts: Make sure you return to newegg and not Western Digital. Ive read a lot of review where they replaced a non functioning new hard drive with a refurbished one

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  • Mamtaz S.
  • 1/28/2016 2:04:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Reliable High Performance Drive

This review is from: WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX

Pros: -Good drive and reads better than other drives that are platter based.
-Fast loading times on games and media and programs in general.

Cons: -None, I have been using the WD black on every computer I've built and they've never failed me.

Other Thoughts: -A bit more expensive compared to other drives of the same size, but it is worth when the performance is compared.
Specs:
-i7 6700k @ 4.9ghz
-Corsair H110i GTX
-AsRock Z170 Extreme 7+
-16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX @3000mhz
-1x NVIDIA Titan X @ 1127mhz
-2x Samsung 850pro 256gb in Raid 0 (boot)
-2x WD Black 1TB in Raid 0 (Storage)
-EVGA G2 750watt PSU

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  • Brian C.
  • 1/27/2016 10:23:32 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX

Pros: it works, it's fast, even before my ssd boot times were fast.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: WD is the go to IMO for HDD's, I see no reason to buy the blue vers when the black outperforms it greatly for a few bucks more and I'm saying that even after making this my back/download drive and my 1T 850 evo is my main drive.

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  • Lowell S.
  • 1/26/2016 1:54:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo Far So Good

This review is from: WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX

Pros: Using this as a D Drive for my SSD. Fast and quiet.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My Build:
1. Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H170-D3HP LGA 1151
2. CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 8M Skylake Quad-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 1151 65W BX80662I76700
3. RAM: G. Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2133 Model F4-2133C15D-16GVR
4. C: Samsung SSD 950 PRO M.2 256 GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal SSD MZ-V5P256BW
5. D: Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 1TB
6. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

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  • Ashlynne H.
  • 1/24/2016 6:49:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat gaming hdd

This review is from: WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX

Pros: Use it for my gaming rig and runs great.

Cons: Its definitely louder than most HDDs I have owned. Only occurs during loading. Gaming will incur a significant amount of heat from this sucker. I had to upgrade fans to keep at a designated temp.

Other Thoughts: Heat increase was a negative but for the speed and size all with price, wasn't a bad purchase.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/23/2016 3:34:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised.

This review is from: WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX

Pros: - Inexpensive.
- Quiet (for a HDD).
- Worked with no issues.

Cons: None really. Works exactly as advertised.

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  • ian s.
  • 1/23/2016 9:09:21 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs Very easy install and setup

This review is from: WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX

Pros: Price was right, great speed for what i need it to do

Cons: None that i can think of

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  • JOHN L.
  • 1/22/2016 9:48:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's the "Western Dog" Black label (Caviar) !

This review is from: WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX

Pros: WDC Black label are the best internal drives for desktops. (And their USB drives too.) This is my second 1TB 1003FZEX. Fast, quiet as can be. The"black label" series were known as the "Caviar Black label". Only get the black label for internal use. The best HDD drives bar none.

Cons: OK here's the con. I have an external 1TB WDC USB where I use dedicated backups for the 0 drive, your O/S C:. I thought this time to use the Acronis clone software off their site. Called tech support as I wasn't familiar using Acronis. Big mistake. The tech walked me thru for the cloning but failed to say to unplug the USB drive. What happened? It cloned my Samsung 840 EVO 120GB to the 1003FZEX fine. It also cloned the same partition to the USB external !!! Wiped all the backups, data, from the USB. Had to unplug the USB and use another desktop to ZERO out the drive, format, etc., 15 hrs worth of time wasted. Make sure that you unplug your USB externals when doing cloning using Acronis. Else you will suffer the same fate. Agggh! Live and learn...It still doesn't make sense, because: one is directing drive A to be cloned to drive B. I should have just used my backups off the USB and skipped Acronis cloning. Anyway...a word to the wise.

Other Thoughts: I used a Samsung 840 EVO 120GB that is barely 1.5 years old as the O/S C: From 12/2015 it had 44GB left of free space. Then everyday it would lose free space out of thin air. It lost 10GB down to 34GB. At that rate I'd have no space left by now. How can a drive lose free space when you never used 10GB of that free space. Total mystery....The 840 was fast initially, 10-15 seconds on reboot for Win-7 64bit with a i7-4770K CPU. Then as time marched on it took almost a minute. I see no difference in performance using an SSD vs. a HDD. The reset with the 1003FZEX takes about 1m. 15 secs. If I'd do a "clean install it likely would be less. No big deal. But using programs etc., the WDC is blazing fast. I see no difference in performance. And no loss of free disk space with the WDC drive.

Drive was packed nice and safe and got here quick using the free ship option. Life is good.

The SSD's thing? A touch of hype IMHO. And on top of that, the SSD got 33% fragmented--and you shouldn't defrag SSD's. You can defrag a HDD. Again, I see no performance gain going back to a HDD for the O/S 0-drive. For $75 here at Newegg for 1TB? Peanuts. The 2nd 1003 is a data drive. They run nice and cool, about 27C.
Will have to call Samsung as it's still under warranty....

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