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Pros: Good price
Faster than my Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
Cons: SSDs are becoming more and more commonplace. Prices really need to come down (though this one was half of what I paid for the 850 when I got i awhile ago and is still about 120 less now.)
Overall Review: If I had to choose only a 2.5" 1TB SSD, this one would be it.
Somebody mentioned ugly sticker... I can't see the drive inside my case so maybe not good for people with clear plastic windows on their case.
Windows 10 saw it immediately, as did 7, 8, & 8.1 - next item will be my sound card.
Pros: May not be the fastest ssd on the market, but I truly don't notice any substantial difference. For the price, this drive can't be beat.
Overall Review: Copied my old C: drive using easeus tools. Stuck my windows 10 install disk in to "repair" the mbr on the WD Blue and it booted right up. Easier than easy.
Pros: This ssd works perfect. I had no problem using the WD migration software.
Cons: None do far. Glad WD is in the ssd game
Overall Review: I'm getting almost the same read and write speeds as my evo
Pros: - Drive is fast
- Free Acronis does good job migrating old to new drive
- I'm IT service provider and install a LOT of these drives for customers - they love them!
- Price is really good
- TBW is 400, yielding a 27 year life expectancy, meaning $3.33 cost per year. Not bad.
Cons: None comes to mind
Overall Review: Many people are complaining about the Acronis software. The free version is limited and suites most people's needs. Need more options, then pay for the real version. Also, as I said, I install a LOT of these as well as Samsung 850 Pros. I see Acronis fail about 20% of the time with either brand because of issues with the original hard drive. Then I use Drive Copy Pro from Paragon. It takes a lot longer to run because it's fixing problems, but does the job. So, don't be so fast to condemn Western Digital. Their drives are spot on!
Pros: - Didn't arrive DOA.
- Pretty good speeds.
- Recognized and formatted with no issues.
- SanDisk internals, WD warranty and support.
- Not S*msung.
Cons: - Speed performance isn't perfectly competitive with M*shkin. Not that I can notice a difference.
- The label is IBM blue.
Overall Review: - Loaded it up with a few hundred thousand tiny PCM files for realtime audio applications, no faults during operation (yet).
- It's fast enough to feed a few dozen Kontakt instances streaming Orchestal Tools stuff from disk, so it suits me just fine.
- I initially went with my usual M*shkin and would up getting 2 of their 1TB drives DOA. The stars must have aligned badly for that one, but their support was swamped so I had to dig elsewhere for replacements. WD has been fine so far.
Pros: - Nice to see WD making SSD's
- Almost as fast as Samsung's 850Evo line
Overall Review: I would say if you're on a budget get this over the Samsung 850evo line, just as fast
Pros: Fast- My desktop with this instaled takes 15 sec to boot and my laptop takes less than 2 seconds.
Durable- I have owned one for a year now and I have noticed no drop in performance
Cons: No problems as of this current moment
Overall Review: I definitely recommend this product.
I will continue to purchase ssds produced by WD as long as they remain this reliable.
Pros: Ordered this in August of 2017 to replace my existing OS. Its great when it works.
Cons: It was exactly what I needed. I used macrium reflect to clone my hard drive.
I was cloning the drive again recently, the process took 3 days. Usually takes an hour max, and now the drive wont register whatsoever, tried everything. I went on the WD website for support and they provided a diagnostic tool, it could not find the drive. So I can only guess its dead, It seems to register for a couple min then disappears. I don't know what is wrong with it.
I am hoping western digital can provide some help regarding this issue. I unfortunately do not have the money to buy a replacement.