Pros value per capacity, it is a cheap drive for the capacity since it came out and still keeps that adavantage
Cons once you use it a while you'll start to notice a degradation in access speed, then it starts increasing it's operating temperature, and finally it starts failing.
after a while failures become a regular thing of the day and you'll start to reboot more an
Summary I bought this drive for it's comparative cheap price and offered capacity, I figured the price difference would be mostly due to slower transfer rates, so for storing pictures and documents seemed a good option. Now with the drive failing after 10 minutes of starting added 2 more fans just because of the drive), it has become almost impossible, right now looking for some solution that would keep it online for at least the time needed to get my data out of it.
"good hard drive"on by alex_lp1996
Pros no problems...i have been using it for more than 2 years without issues
Cons none i have noticed
Summary good value for money,pretty silent and relatively fast
Pros Um, can't think of one
Cons Two failures in one week (separate machines). How much more of a con could you get than that?!
Summary I had one of these drives in a brand new computer crash. I bought another one as an external hard drive. Both crashed in one week. Gave WD a chance to make good and they blew me off. Don't waste your money by buying a WD drive!
Pros Quiet drive, none quieter. Appears rather fast despite the awful 19ms access rate.
Cons Access time on my drive is 19ms, which is slower than any drive I've owned in five years. WD customer support is non-existent.
Summary Was very impressed with the drive, especially that I couldn't hear it above my computer fans, until I started running tests on it. HD Tune and HD Tach report the access time as 19ms. The common access time on this drive is 13ms. Asked around and found four other people who've recently bought this drive have the same poor access time. Emailed WD over a week ago and received no reply. Emailed again a few days ago, same. May have been a good drive before but I suspect they've cheapened it up to cut costs and sacrificed quality.
Pros Good price, smooth, quite and runs cool.
Cons None, all around solid drive
Summary Good drive, i would buy this drive again