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Western Digital WD 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.

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Western Digital WD 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 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.

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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.

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Display Name: Dan P.

Date Joined: 07/23/06

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