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WD Black 5TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5001FZWX

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  • Designed for creative professionals, gamers and system builders
  • WD's StableTracTM and Dynamic Cache Technology increase reliability and optimize performance
  • 2X DRAM cache up to 128MB (6TB, 5TB only) for faster read operations
  • Industry-leading 5-year manufacturer limited warranty
  • Package includes a hard drive only - no screws, cables, manuals included. Please purchase mounting hardware and cables separately if necessary

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Easy to setup and use 9/19/2019 12:59:05 PM

Pros: The WD 5TB performance Hard Drive is dependable. I have not had any issues with it and have been using it for the last three years.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I would recommend this as a Time Machine backup drive for a Mac setup.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great drive! 9/5/2019 3:42:36 PM

Pros: Still working today!

Cons: It's not an overpowered alien drive.

Overall Review: Definitely worth it, a very good drive that lasts.

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Anonymous
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
I have hard drives 9/18/2018 9:16:41 PM

Pros: Quiet, which is important because older WD Blacks had very noisy seeks

Cons: Just know that one half of the platters is basically unused so you won't get as much energy efficiency if all were being used >>6TB model

Overall Review: Not to be installed inside a laptop

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Still the Gold Standard in Mechanical HDs 9/6/2018 4:54:35 PM

Pros: Fast and Reliable. I own 13 of the 5TB Versions. None have failed! They are about as fast as you will find at the consumer level.

Cons: NONE

Overall Review: These are a bit more expensive, but that is why they are such good drives.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
expensive and loud 2/4/2018 10:08:46 PM

Pros: Fast

Cons: Way too loud for a desktop gaming/media pc.

Overall Review: Not recommended. Less than 2 years and this drive grinds at idle.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for the time providing feedback; it's always appreciated receiving input from our customers. Current drive technology dictates that some noise will occur during normal drive operation. The type and volume of noise is dependent on whether the is drive performing a read/write operation or idle with the heads parked. The environment where the drive is functioning may also influence noise. For example, loose drive mounts, fan noise from case ventilation or the power supply, even where the enclosure is placed or mounted may produce or enhance the noise heard. It is important to recognize which noises indicate trouble or normal drive operation. We have placed some links below for more information:

"WD hard drive makes a repeated clicking sound"
https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=197

"How To check If The Noise or Sound An Internal Drive Makes is Normal"
https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=568&s=

"How to check if a WD drive is damaged or defective"
https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=197

If you found drive faulty and you are past their return policy, you can create an RMA through WD and replace the drive under warranty if necessary.

"How to get an RMA to replace a defective product, or obtain a power supply or USB cable for a WD product": https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=8

We would like to follow-up with you to help discover the root of your hard drive’s abnormal behavior, or help replace it for you if needed in order to provide a positive resolution to your experience

Please contact us and reference the case number below.

Support Case Number: 021918-12735286

Need Help? Please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932
Anonymous
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Pretty good speed for what I got it for. 12/16/2017 5:05:28 AM

Pros: I got this drive for only $150. That's pretty good for 4.5tb.
Speeds are alright (when the drive isn't full/almost full).

Cons: When the drive fills up, speeds lower by a lot. Transfers drop down to about 50mb ish. Done insane defragments and optimization to see if that will fix it, and it hasn't.
You only get 4.5tb.
Noisy.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Fast, large capacity, good for bulk storage on a gaming rig 11/13/2017 6:08:51 PM

Pros: Fast, plenty of space, a very welcome addition to supplement an SSD-only gaming rig.

Cons: None that I can think of!

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great fast, excellent performance 8/9/2017 7:53:45 PM

Pros: - Excellent stocking capacity
- Good read / write speeds
- I recommend this as in PC storage access for large files (I used it for photo and video editing)
- I, so far, never had any issue with Western Digital hard drives

Cons: - Does get a little warm ( I added a fan in the front of my case, just to help it)

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