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Western Digital Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Usually rock solid performance. I've bought at least a dozen of these.

Cons: I'm wondering if WD has stopped manufacturing these since the price has skyrocketed recently. I went to buy one and instead bought two of the 2tb FAEXs for the price of this 1tb drive.

Other Thoughts: I still have old XP computers and need to provide compatibility with these old systems. I like buying non-Advance Format 1tb drives particularly because 2tb is a lot of data to lose and copying 2tb disks take a long, long time. And I don't want to spend 20 minutes or more re-aligning the AF drives. Just wondering if they're going to be unavailable soon.

Western Digital Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Usually very good and dependable. I have a lot of them.

Cons: I ordered 5 last week and 4 a month ago. All of them are made in Thailand and have October 2012 manufacture dates, which is suspicious, since New Egg usually ships fresh drives manufactured only about a month previously. These must have been sitting around someplace. Two from the first order had read/write errors and the first one from the second order was DOA! My confidence is shaken in the product!

Other Thoughts: Just giving people a heads up. If you get drives made in October 2012 check them to make sure they work. I usually order hard drives in advance and have them on hand when I need them. I have been known not to install them for up to a year. You may be disappointed if you do the same. I just shipped them off to Western Digital along with my last FALS drive that was dead when I installed it. By the way, New Egg had packed them very well for shipping — all in individual boxes. So I don't blame the shipping or the packaging.

Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Cheap price. High Storage.

Cons: WD Green drives are NOT BOOT DRIVES! They're designed for media players or for storage. I don't know why there's so many reviews from people trying to use them as boot drives. They're not boot drives. Also you can use them with Windows XP if you put a jumper between pins 7-8.

Other Thoughts: About half of the WD Green drives I have have been dying after 6-24 months of use. I make sure I back up everything I put on Green drives. The cheaper price may not equate with better value because of the replacement costs and the time and effort to copy data to new drives.


Dan P.'s Profile

Display Name: Dan P.

Date Joined: 07/23/06

  • Reviews: 23
  • Helpfulness: 19
  • First Review: 06/09/07
  • Last Review: 02/06/14
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