6TB BLACK SATA Single Pack
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- Product: Hard Drives
- Product Brand: Monoprice
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WD Black performance storage is designed to enhance your PC experience across heavier computing tasks whether you are a digital artist; video editor; photographer; or gamer. The WD Black drive is optimized for drive performance so you can spend more time experiencing the things you love most. Genuine Imported Products from USA. Prices include Import Custom Duties and Taxes.
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Since there are quite a few hits / comments on this review I thought I would supply a quick update
All my WD drives from 2014 are still running great:) 24 x 7.
This WD Black 1TB is used as my primary data drive. I use a Kingston SSD as my O.S. / application drive.
Win7 volume creation and format went without a hitch. The xfer of ~500GB data from my WD Red drive to this new WD Black drive went smoothly.
This new Black drive has much faster read speed and very respectable write speed compared to other 7200rpm SATA drives I have used thus far. I also noticed that when I booted to win7 from it (I loaded a backup boot partition in case my SSD failed) the speed was impressive. No, not nearly as fast as my SSD but much faster than my backup WDSE and WDRed NAS drives which are also 7200RPM SATA3.
I've had Seagate 7200 RPM SATA3 drives which are not quite as nimble.
Alas, it was all too good to be true:(
My super speedy Black drive started clicking & chunking after appx. 2.5 mos.
Hey ... This happens sometimes with hard drives ... ok, no big deal, the
drive came with a 3yr. Wd warranty. This is where the fun started:
Went to WD website and spent appx. 1/2hr. in RMA process. Very easy.
Sent my RMA drive back via UPS label I printed from WD website (very convenient).
After appx. 7 days I checked the RMA status on the WD website. WHAT???
The model# I sent them does not match the model# they are sending me. I looked up the model# they were sending me and it was the slower / cheaper Blue hdd with only 1yr warranty.
I called WD to confirm. They answered the call after a few min of going thru the phone tree. The person I spoke to was very polite and spoke with no language accent issues. He said they didn't have any Black drives to send so they sent the Blue.
I tactfully let him know this was not acceptable and requested a WD Red or SE drive as a replacement.
You would think I was asking the United States Congress to agree on something.
I have talked to 3 different reps on 3 separate phone calls with no resolution.
I have had numerous business dealings with WD in the past. I was in network I.T. for over 20yrs. I have never gone through this much trouble with WD.
Politely offering no resolution after hours of my time does not cut it with me. All this over a $90 hdd.
I'll update when the issue is finally resolved.
I called the corporate WD cust. svc. line this morning. The operator was very helpful and made sure I was connected to a live person, not voice mail. The Customer Service rep was very polite and sympathetic, but most important he resolved the issue within 30 min. The only reason it took even that long was because we were searching for an appropriate replacement drive I would be happy with since they had no (Black) drives to send me. I couldn't believe he actually offered a very generous upgrade for my time and inconvenience, which I of course accepted.
I have always thought very highly of WD products. My faith in WD service is restored.
I cannot upgrade the "stars" on my review because I am not receiving a (Black) hdd. I will give WD as a company a very favorable rating and will not hesitate to purchase from WD in the future.
My replacement drive arrived today, ahead of schedule. The drive is installed as my primary data drive and is loading as I write this. The drive is everything WD promised. I am a happy camper:)
Since my initial review I have added the following Western Digital hard drives to my systems:
(2) 4TB SE NAS enterprise class 7200rpm
(1) 4TB Green 5400rpm
(2) 1TB Velociraptors 10,000 rpm
All my W.D. drives are performing well 24x7. I run full Lifeguard diags on them once per week and have had no issues.
The point is: Western Digital hard drives, as a whole, perform very well under very demanding conditions. I am chalking up the initial issue I had with the Western Digital service department as a one time "fluke." They really did go out of their way to make it right.
In the video, I am running a speed test and recording the sound with my iPhone 5 to see how loud the drive is. During the speed test, which has sequential and random tests, I move the phone closer to the drive to be able to hear the sound better. At the end of the video, I show two CrystalDiskMark speed tests. The test on the left is of the Seagate 2TB Drive and the test on the right is of the WD Black 2TB Drive.
Speed Test Results - As you can see from the video, the speed of the WD Black Drive (test on the right) is pretty amazing with results of 170MB/s from a USB 3.0 Hard Drive Dock using a 500MB test size. When compared to the cheaper Seagate Drive (test on the left with a respectable 148MB/s), the speed is significantly faster, so you really get what you pay for in this case.
Sound Test Results - I didn't experience any abnormally loud sounds from the drive sitting right on my desk. You could hear it, but it was not any louder than the any other drives that I have used. When I get close to the hard drive with my phone, it gets a lot louder as you would expect, but I am essentially about 1 inch from the drive at that point. Once I put this drive into my computer case, I doubt I will hear it at all. In my opinion, while this drive isn't silent, it is no louder than any other 7200 RPM drives that I have used, and the sound is more than acceptable for the extremely fast speeds.
Overall, I am extremely impressed with this drive based on my initial tests. The speed is amazing and the sound is just fine. That, along with the 5 year warranty, makes this drive worth the extra money in my opinion for a primary drive that will get a lot of use. As with all hard drives, reliability and longevity is a concern, so I will update this review as I continue to use the drive.
So after Christmas, I finally got around to doing my system reconfiguration, which consisted of replacing my two factory installed Seagate 1TB hard drives with a Crucial M500 480GB SSD and this WD Black 2TB WD2003FZEX Hard Drive. Hardware installation was a snap. After I installed the drives and installed Windows 7 via an HP Recovery Disc, I copied all of my media and data to the WD Black drive and got really fast speeds and no problems when transferring well over a terabyte of data. I have an older HP Elite PC with an SATA 3GB/s interface, so I am not getting the fastest speeds, but a speed test of the WD Black Drive shows 137MB/s while installed internally. The previous test was via USB 3.0 which apparently has a faster throughput on my machine. Just to give you an idea of the speed increase that I am experiencing, my old factory installed Seagate drives had speed test results in the 80-90MB/s range, so I'm easily getting a 50-60% speed increase. On top of that, my Crucial SSD is showing 270MB/s speeds and 30 second Windows 7 reboots. Pretty amazing. In addition, the sound of the hard drive seems completely normal to me now that it is installed in my computer case. If you are interested in injecting some new life in an older Windows 7 PC, I highly recommend this combination of SSD and WD Black drives.
One tip that took me about 3 hours and a lot of pain and suffering to figure out. If you use a factory recovery disc to install your operating system onto your new hard drive and after install, you can't get Windows Update or Microsoft Security Essentials to work, you may need to update your hard drive controller driver like I did. I searched high and low to figure out how to fix this and even did a Windows 7 reinstall. There were a ton of people having the same problem and after several frustrating hours, I figured out that I needed to update my Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers. Five minutes later, everything is working perfectly. What a huge waste of time. So if you are having problems like I did, give that a try and hopefully save yourself some headaches.
Long story short, this is a great drive so far and I am extremely happy with its performance and pairing it with an SSD. Highly Recommended!
One month using this setup and I love it. The WD Black drive is a great workhorse drive that I do most of my saving to while my Windows 7 OS runs off of the Crucial SSD. Everything is really fast and reboots that used to be a chore are no hassle at all anymore. I wish I would have done this a long time ago, but now that SSD prices are dropping, I would do it again in a heartbeat. If you are looking for a nice boost of speed, I recommend getting a good SSD and pairing it with this WD Black Hard Drive. Just make sure to backup, backup, backup. While these hard drives are great so far, I trust no hard drive and have redundant backups locally on an always attached USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station, plus a second copy that I update occasionally in a fire safe, and an Online Backup solution using CrashPlan.
I have now been using this SSD with WD Black Drive configuration for about four months now and everything is still working perfectly. The speeds continue to be great and I have had no reliability issues with either drive. I churn Terabytes of media files through this WD Black Drive and it handles everything without a hitch. It really makes a great workhorse drive to combine with an SSD. I really love the setup and I doubt I would ever go back to a non-SSD configuration ever again, especially considering the continual price declines of SSD's. It is still early in the life of the drives, but so far, so good. Still Highly Recommended!
Just a quick update. I have been using this 2TB WD Black Drive and this setup with the SSD for 10 months now and everything is still working perfectly. No complaints and still loving it.
Don't be afraid to return a HDD if it's noisier than you think it should be, even if it passes SMART tests. Make use of that return policy before you have to rely on a warranty. A big fast drive will still make those "popcorn" reading and writing noises, but they should sound muffled and a good HDD shouldn't vibrate considerably nowadays (test it outside of your case to verify it's not due to resonance, though). My Black was making a loud thumping/popping sound regularly (almost like someone flicking the side of the case with their finger), along with extremely loud and un-muffled read/write sounds. I'm sure they're usually much quieter, but since I already have the quiet Hitachi I just returned it.