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WL 4TB 64MB Cache 5400RPM SATA III (6.0Gb/s) 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works great. No bad sectors or other issues. Passes all diagnostics. SMART indicates this is a new drive (IDK if this can be reset or spoofed, but taking it a face value).

Cons: Not the highest performing drive around. Looks to be intended as a media drive (for a surveillance system, for example).

Other Thoughts: Formats to larger than usual for a 4TB drive, which is odd. I have no explanation for that, since you know this drive is manufactured by either WD/HGST, Seagate, or Toshiba. I've bought 4 drives now of this "WL" variety from goHardDrive, and all have been excellent (so far).

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WL 1TB 32MB Cache 7200RPM SATA2 (3.0Gb/s) 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Quiet, no bad sectors, no issues. "Seems" new from appearance and SMART data (but IDK if any of that can be faked).

Cons: This is a drive designed for DVR or streaming video, so don't expect high performance. Firmware has been re-flashed for a generic model number, etc., so you can't tell who actually made this drive (which might also mean the SMART data has been reset... but that is mere speculation).

Other Thoughts: This review is after only a few days, so IDK about long term reliability. And, given that my use of this drive is just for a cheap off-line storage option, I don't expect it to even be powered up very often. Initial impression is not speedy but solid.

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HP Desktop PC DC7900 Core 2 Duo E7500 (2.93 GHz) 3GB 160 GB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Large tower case with gobs of expansion possibilities with adequate performance (Core2Duo). Just what I was looking for. The computer itself was as advertized and arrived promptly and in good condition. Everything works.

Cons: All of the good things in the "pros" were soured by an incredibly cheap thing. This computer comes from the factory with the special, proprietary, screws required to add drives placed into holding positions in the case. These screws sell on eb-y for more than $1.25 each. Funny thing: these screws were missing. No big deal, I ordered them from eb-y. But, it was a very cheap move. Took one egg of for it.

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Thomas B.'s Profile

Display Name: Thomas B.

Date Joined: 02/20/07

  • Reviews: 34
  • Helpfulness: 12
  • First Review: 03/10/07
  • Last Review: 08/16/16
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