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Pros: -Takes maybe 6 seconds to spin up when it's been idle, great read/write speed (~100mb/s extracting a giant zip archive from a separate SSD)
-Makes the dying cow noise when your PC shuts off which I find amusing
Cons: -Not extremely loud as some people say, however if you're doing hardcore reading/writing you can't ignore it. But aside from specifically operating on large/many files your PC is generally not making the drive work 24/7 so it'll be tiny muffled ticks that almost blend in with your case fans. I personally am not bothered at all by any of the sound this drive makes.
Overall Review: My case is on a wood base which rests on a carpet, I imagine that absorbs/muffles a lot of the vibration and ticking. If your case was resting on a non-carpeted floor or desk, hardcore file operations would probably be louder.
Pros: Huge capacity, very fast
Cons: A little pricey
Overall Review: Totally recommend, tried to get another one but it came in damaged
FYI, these drives are heavy and need to be shipped properly
Unfortunately most of the time they are not packed correctly
Tried 3 different vendors, all of them damaged!
People in shipping need to be trained better!
Sick of wasting my time testing drives
Pros: Got this at a steal of a price ($80)!
Runs just as quiet as any other drives I've used and has been incredibly reliable.
Cons: none yet
Overall Review: I bought this on a whim to test out its functionality in a gaming rig and I'm upset I didn't grab a few more for that rig and my workstation.
Pros: Lots of room, fast and pretty quiet.
Overall Review: Bought for my file server. Will buy more as the need arises.
Overall Review: This is the strangest hard drive Ive ever owned since the beginning of hard drives. Its very noisy on startup, with lots of thumping and chattering. It soon settles down and then just periodically chatters a bit. Its actual performance & capacity is outstanding.
At first I thought this new hard drive must be defective with all this extraneous noise, but Ive seen several other reviews mentioning these noises. So now I dont know what to think. I would be very curious to read some more reviews on this hard drive.
Pros: They work. They both worked and are performing perfectly. They are not as noisy as previous models. They work faster consistently. They are definitely an improvement.
Cons: It does always weird me out getting these WD drives and noticing them preform differently. One is actually noticeably faster than the other for reading/writing.
Overall Review: I haven't had the best of luck with WD over the years, but I have had good experience with the WD gold lineups. I bought two of these 10 TB Gold Drives.
Pros: - large capacity
- quality assurance
Cons: - price is a bit high but worth it for the warranty you get
Overall Review: This 14tb hdd works great. installed it in a new case that i bought along with a new psu.
Pros: Everything is working as it is supposed to. I've had no problems with it at all. I haven't tested it's speed, but it seems pretty decent.
Overall Review: Good product