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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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  • Zachary t.
  • 1/23/2015 12:16:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat 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: Very Fast

Cons: None

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  • Douglas C.
  • 1/22/2015 2:02:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for low-cost build

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

Pros: — SILENT -- you cannot hear anything over even quiet pc case fans.
— OS (win7/linux dual) boots in ~15 sec to desktop after POST
— It's not a garbage Seagate Barracuda ;)

Cons: — Not quite as good a value as some Hitachi drives, but that's really picking insignificant nits

Other Thoughts: Just can't justify SSD yet for low-cost gamebox, 6Gb SATA is plenty fast enough for a $1K roll-your-own. I put the most into a decent mobo and the new EVGA GTX 970, haven't regretted it one bit. This 1TB drive is more than enough for a low-cost high-perf gaming box.

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  • Kristopher C.
  • 1/22/2015 12:27:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest value hard drive on market!

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

Pros: -5 year warranty
-Fast and lightweight
-Great value

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/22/2015 9:52:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HDD

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

Pros: - fast drive
- 150 MB/s read/write sequential (important for game/data loading)
- 0.6 MB/s 4K Random read, 1.6 MB/s 4K Random write (important for OS performance)
- 5 year warranty

Cons: - none

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  • Bruno A.
  • 1/18/2015 2:39:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • 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: Really quiet and faster than my OEM Samsung drive originaly set in my computer.

Cons: None

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  • Peter R.
  • 1/16/2015 1:24:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWD Black: 7 years young.

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

Pros: Purchased from New Egg, bubble wrapped December 2008. Replaced 250GB Seagate that was good but a little slow. The 1TB "Black" breathed new life into a 2005 HP Pavilion Media Center with dual core CPU (that's as high as it got then). FAST! So quick I found SSD unnecessary. Have cold booted to desktop (Win XP SP3) in 49 sec and less. Wear fitness has maxxed out every parameter yet performance is still 100% per Acronis Diagnostics. WD warranty is EXCELLENT: they offered to exchange it at 4yrs 9 mos. Heavy Steam and Counterstrike user: I've done 10hrs straight, drive was 99F (37C). I'm buying another now so I can transfer the OS and use the old one for data storage. Never felt impatient with this dual channel drive with simultaneous read and write throughput that could push a dual core CPU. Excellent, fast, no delay, no waiting. Highly recommend.

Cons: Its getting old, time for the easy slot.

Other Thoughts: If you are a gamer, the WD combination Black drive with a 120GB SSD looks very interesting. One slot, two drives! But you won't be disappointed with just the WD Black.

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  • Dace B.
  • 1/16/2015 11:19:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWD Black Series 1TB 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

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

Pros: The drive is quick and an excellent drive for video editing. It decreases loading times on video games as well (although minuscule).

Cons: This drive had failed 3-4 months after purchasing it. I went through all diagnostic process except testing the hard drives as I should have when the BSODs began. Once I found out the issue was being caused by the drive I replaced it with another identical drive in December 2014. That drive is doing the exact thing that the last drive did and increases bad sectors every time I try software to check it. That drive can no longer be formatted and is quite useless.

Other Thoughts: I have never had a WD stop functioning on me and I have been building my own systems since 1994. That being said this could have been caused by something else (thermal or otherwise) because of the same thing happening to both drives.

I will be buying a different brand hard drive and will see if it could be caused by heat or something else. However I have 2 SSD's, 780 GTX, and i7 processor that all run low-mid range temps under various loads.

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  • norman h.
  • 1/16/2015 5:46:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWD HD

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

Pros: Came with a combo I bought from New egg.

Cons: Slower than ssd. I guess Im getting spoiled with the speed of ssd

Other Thoughts: Works well

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  • Harry P.
  • 1/15/2015 8:52:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReplacement Failed in only 10 days

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

Pros: None, again!

Cons: RMA the first, this was an identical replacement drive for a 9 month old drive that failed, they sent me a refurb, and it failed in 10 days. They did send a third drive, another refurb, but I'm only going to use it as storage and not my primary drive because I can't trust it. Back to my 3- year-old as the primary. Very frustrating.

Other Thoughts: Western Digital service has been fast, it's too bad I've had to use it so often.

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  • John B.
  • 1/15/2015 4:22:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD 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: Price
Mature Technology
WD Quality

Cons: Noone

Other Thoughts: This is my 2nd WD Black HDD. The first one I used in a system that I had running nearly constantly for 5 years. Nothing wrong, it still works fine but I decided it was time to build a new system this last year. While I used a SDD for my boot drive (Wow!!!), I didn't hesitate to purchase another WD Black HDD for my data drive. I find them fast and dependable which is what you want in a HDD. I hope the SDD holds up and performs as well over the long term!

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