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WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 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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  • Alfred P.
  • 11/16/2014 9:42:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive, as usual

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

Pros: Great drive for the price

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Using this in an external enclosure, great drive for backing up my system.

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  • Jacqueline P.
  • 11/15/2014 7:32:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding for the price

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

Pros: Fairly quiet, though it does have some noise, exceptional speed and quality for the price, seemingly reliable, based on what i've seen so far and others who have bought this product.

Cons: Noise. While it is fairly quiet, it's one of the few parts of my PC that I can hear without trouble unless engaging in some sort of application with sound.

Other Thoughts: Western Digital just puts out great products. If you are looking for a hard drive of any size or RPM, Western Digital is usually the way to go.

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  • Jesse M.
  • 11/15/2014 1:05:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 60 days

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

Pros: It was a nice drive while it worked.

Cons: It failed after 60 days. I am in the process of trying to get some data off of it now, but I may have to turn to backups to restore. I started seeing atapi errors in my Windows Event log a few days ago, but didn't notice until I started having lots of strange performance problems and application freezes today.

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  • Anthony T.
  • 11/14/2014 8:41:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't wait to use

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

Pros: Received my two 1tb black series hd with out incident. It took less then the average ship time with egg saver. I will update this once I get them installed. So far so good.

Cons: Will update but at this time I have none

Other Thoughts: I am continued to be impressed by the efficiency of the shipping department at Newegg. My stuff always arrives ahead of schedule!

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  • Gabriel P.
  • 11/14/2014 1:09:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Hard drive

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

Pros: Very fast

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Got it for gameing works great.

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  • Johnny L.
  • 11/13/2014 9:40:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Quiet

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

Pros: Fast - Quiet

Cons: None yet. It has a five year warranty. WD drives are usually pretty good.

Other Thoughts: I had a bad experience with one of the 1.5 TB "Green" drives a while back, but WD replaced it quickly. The old MAXTOR drives were built like tanks. I still have two of them that are now 12 years old (as of 09/14). No defects whatsoever. Still reads perfectly and tests perfectly after all these years. :)

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  • MICHAEL H.
  • 11/13/2014 4:20:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDissapointment

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

Pros: It had a lot of potential storage space, and it is still under warrenty.

Cons: After the first week it began making sounds like something off-balanced would and then after 1 month roughly it completely quit working. Very disappointing as now I have to wait to get a new one from the company and then, that aside, I am out TONS of stuff ranging from all of my games to all of my various files and mods.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/8/2014 7:42:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMight not be Authentic WD Black HD's

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

Pros: Arrived quickly (4 days). Packaged well. Cheap.

Cons: None yet. I haven't installed them yet. (off topic) Also I rated my Tech Knowledge as "somewhat high" because I didn't want to claim it as being "high" while the entirety of my review focuses solely on what it is that I don't know, lol...

Other Thoughts: These were purchased for a small business server RAID 10 and when I ordered them I specifically went looking for smaller-sized, WD black HD's as I purchased one of these over a year ago for a data backup drive and it is an invisible workhorse. The first thing I noticed with that drive is that it is significantly heavier than other drives. With the skyrocketing cost of metal today, it makes sense to me that better drives are heavier, cheaper drives are lighter. Whether the extra metal is in the case, the platters, both, IDK. I just associate "heavy" with quality. I was only half expecting to get 4 exact duplicates of the drive I already own because the price felt a little "too cheap", and so when they arrived I was not surprised when they turned out to be significantly lighter than the WD Black 1 Tbyte drive I purchased over a year ago. These feel super light, and convey the sense of "cheap", much like how a WD green drive feels. So, to the reader, the entire point of this review hinges on the question of whether or not a heavier drive is a better drive, or if a lighter drive is lower in quality. If lighter means lower quality, then these are significantly lower in quality than what I would have expected from a WD Black drive.

It is not outside the realm for me to believe that a manufacturer (any manufacturer) might try to make a few extra bucks by taking one of their lower-end products and pasting a higher-end label on it and using the reputation of their higher end drives to sell their lower-end product. It wouldn't be the first time that a seemingly reputable company would do something like this. Am I "accusing"? No. I'm wondering, and letting others know what I'm wondering.

I haven't even installed them yet, and it's possible that these drives will work for years with no issues. Readers can assume that if they do not see another review from me on this question that the drives are performing normally. I didn't take any eggs off for what I'm worried about, but I also want to let others know that they might not get what they think they are buying. Might be a good idea to do some research first on the whole "Is heavier better?" question. Electronically I think it doesn't make any difference, but perhaps heavier is better for platter "flexing" due to heat? IDK. But I'm raising the awareness as a favor to the purchasers, and also to let the manufacturer know we're aware of the possibility that they are pulling a fast one.

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  • Kenneth A.
  • 11/7/2014 6:00:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD - Good as always

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

Pros: Western Digital Black 1TB, simply the best workstation hard drive. Cloned a family member's 160gb drive onto this one using Partition Magic. No problems yet, an I have a 5 YEAR warranty in case anything goes wrong.

Cons: The most expensive 1TB workstation drive out there (you get what you pay for)

Other Thoughts: 70 for the drive on promotional. I love Partition Magic. Booted it off a USB, totally painless hard drive clone

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  • Accounts P.
  • 11/6/2014 8:39:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Good Performance. New Egg RMA process was simple.

Cons: I bought 5 of these and 2 of them were dead on arrival. One of them was throwing smart error and the other had lots of bad sectors.

Other Thoughts: Test these thoroughly before use!

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