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Western Digital WD RE4-GP WD2002FYPS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: heavy, feel like a real "solid drive" made with steel, it won't die, just cannot write and cannot read track 0, so I have to use recovery software to save my data bit by bit, 2TB took me 1 weeks to finish all the transfer, what a pain!!!

Cons: I wasn't intend to buy any wd product because I have two 750G "metal brick" marked WD in my basement. I use them as the base of my speaker stand.....but my friend bought it for me and I forgot the tell him not to buy this brand....my nightmare starts from that day.

at first, I thought it's "Enterprise grade" hd, so I decide to give it another chance, I keep it in cool place running 2-3 times a week as a backup drive. in 3 months, it starts "click" while idle, in less than 6 months, I noticed the transfer speed become unstable, and the clicking sound happens more often.

in less than 1 year, it decides to quit, I cannot read the NTFS index table and it slows down my whole IBM workstation, windows 7 took 5 minutes to locate this disk but won't show any size info or partition.

checked the S.M.A.R.T table, found the problem, head relocate counter is 180k, the design limit is 191k, google it you will find out it's their firmware faulty. WD wasted my time and money again!

Be AW

Other Thoughts: I have been using harddrive since 8088 and 286 era, I loved IBM and Quantum, but they both made big mistake and quit this market. some IBM harddrive from 10 years ago is still running in my thinkpad limited edition (S30), Seagate dies sometimes too, but WD is the worst. Maybe that's the way they make money. I went to their website trying to get the warranty, I bought it in June, 2010, and my warranty is end in July, 2010!!! They told me someone has used my serial number to get a "customer loyalty upgrading", therefore my harddrive is out of warranty the day that guy steals my serial. but they cannot tell me any thing about "that guy"....well.....I've learned a lesson now.

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Display Name: Zheng C.

Date Joined: 07/21/10

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