1/7/2014 11:41:16 AM

Pros: Large, very fast drive.

Cons: Worked for two days.

Overall Review: I'm slowly developing a reluctance to use drives with this many platters. This one died, and I thought my backplane failed. Direct connection revealed the problem was the drive. Also noticed that gyro force may be an issue with this one. A mild change in physical orientation produced a loud, contact-based sound from the drive. Sounded like a head got sandwiched between the case and the platter, or perhaps the platter itself was deflecting into an internal. I don't know if it's a design flaw, or a fluke. Either way...wasn't leaving it to chance. Went with another mfg.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello Shawn, Our apologies that you received a drive that appears to have been malfunctioning. When mounting a drive in a chassis, it can be mounted in various orientations, which should not affect the functionality of the drive. Should a drive exhibit signs of concern, we recommend running diagnostics on the drive. The link below will provide you with our software to check for possible defects. “How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940 Although you have returned your device, we are always available for assistance with replacing it under warranty to get you a good working drive. Please consider contacting us in the future so we can provide you with warranty replacement directly. We can be reached via email or phone at the below information. Just be sure and mention this Newegg review when you contact us. (800) 275-4932 http://support.wdc.com/rs
Unimpressed.9/12/2013 8:26:15 AM

Pros: Arrived far faster than I anticipated. The case looked good & the cable was single-ended (not a "Y") and has a heavy-duty feel.

Cons: Didn't work. Ended up ordering a different brand based on reviews and used the drive and cable from the this one to be sure. This one just doesn't work - the light comes on, then goes off. The drive never showed in the Disk Mgr. I repeated attempts with it for a day or two changing ports, using different computers, etc., before giving up and ordering a different enclosure. I re-seated the drive several times, updated my USB (and 3.0) drivers...nothing. Cheaply made, flimsy, easily scratched and easily broken. The lid is fastened with catch-tabs molded into the lid itself - 2 heavier tabs in the corners that are unusually awkward to get in the right spot, and then two more loo-type catches that engage the release button. Also, as other reviews have mentioned, it's difficult to get a drive in-out of this enclosure. If you put it together once, and leave it alone it would survive (if it worked) - it'd get scratched up quickly, but it'd survive with moderate use - wouldn't advise carrying this around with you.

Overall Review: I'm a picky guy, and a regular Joe might be perfectly happy with this unit...granted they get one that works. Stuff like this is always a gamble. Do your research before you buy. Don't just expect quality. Specify what you want: rubberized, aluminum, SATAIII, whatever. I'm -much- happier with my newer unit.

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