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3 out of 5 eggs TLER issues if you are running Windows 7/64 03/14/2011

This review is from: Western Digital Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive


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Not saying this is the reason why I'm getting momentary random freezes, even when I do Alt+Ctrl+Del (something that has never happened before), or when system is left idle for a while, or finished playing a movie. . .but from posts and comments throughout webland, it may be a strong factor. . .IF YOU ARE GOING TO RAID these drives, and you have a Windows 7 64 bit operating system. . .I recommend you do NOT buy these drives(buy Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS instead). Due to some firmware that is enabled in the enterprise editions of the WD drives, yes not enabled in these versions - you will not be able to download and use the WDTLER.exe to enable these drives because it only works on Windows 32 bit versions. It is very ungentlemanly on WD's part if this is truly the case(two egg demerits for WD not making it more public).

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I'd be more than happy to turn these drives back to a RAID 1 configuration, so if what I'm saying is not true - would love to know. Will have to save up to buy the RAID appropriate WD drives.

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