Top rated products in SATA Hard Drives
142 of the 151 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
129 of the 154 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
1. I bought the 9.5 mm version and fit perfectly inside my laptop.
2. The product is as per the description and images shown and is of good quality.
3. It's made of Aluminium and had a protective plastic coating on one side when I opened it. You need to remove it before installing.
4. Comes with a small Philips head screw driver. It is compatible with all the screws.
1. The instructions were ambiguous and labelled in the wrong orientation. They say about a "caddy latch" but nothing like that was found on the caddy itself.
1. Remove the protective plastic covering.
- Works as expected
- Comes with a small star head screw driver
- Nothing as such
I took out 1 star:
- There are no brand names
- There is a white plastic at the bottom plate, not sure of its use, but had to take it out (so that it could slide in) my laptop
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217 of the 243 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is biggest mistake in my life.
157 of the 202 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Packaging was Good - 4/5
Product - 5/5
Things you get - The caddy itself + a screwdriver
The first time i booted into windows with the caddy installed. There was a constant 30% CPU usage even if the CPU was at idle. Opening the task manager i found that 'System Interrupt' was consuming the CPU. So i thought the caddy was the problem. But after a little googling i found that there is a switch beside the SATA connector which should be shifted right or left depending upon the computer. And by default this caddy came with the switch shifted to left. So i shifted it all the way to right and booted and to my surprise there wasn't any CPU Usage at all when the CPU was idle. So, anyone facing a high CPU usage after installing this caddy just flip the switch to
Seller was very prompt answering my presale questions. Caddy is well built. Also very happy as a small screw driver has been provided.
i got a new caddy
i switched off my laptop install my hdd with this caddy via dvd writer slot
i was completely surprised when i opened the laptop and saw all the partition was showing without doing anything extra i was overwhelmed but suddenly
i notice some lagg using the contents of hdd install via caddy i will update soon after 1 moth uses
now i am 70% satisfied.
747 of the 979 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Packing, while not great, wasn't too bad either. Mine came wrapped in a healthy amount of bubble wrap placed inside a appropriately sized cardboard box. That said, it wasn't a snug fit. The HDD had some wiggle room inside the box. More bubble wrap or perhaps some foam/thermocol would have made it even more secure. Plus, a bit more tape on the outside wouldn't have hurt.
Quite a bit lighter than the drive it replaced, a Seagate 1TB 7200rpm (ST31000524AS) HDD. Probably the lightest 1TB HDD I've held.
Much faster than my old Seagate HDD. I don't recall its exact speeds but the max read speeds it could hit was only about 110 MB/s with average speeds under 100 MB/s. A quick Google search shows similar results.
This thing on the other hand gets close to 200 MB/s with a max read speed of 196.5 MB/s and an average read speed of 156.5
118 of the 141 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Takes some time to boot up the OS because of 5400 rpm quite obvious. The design is quite sleek than my previous HDD (seagate), which had stopped working because the head got stuck with beeping noise.
I find something not acceptable with this HDD,when I try to copy multiple files from one volume to another it lags little bit.I guess the writing is not up to the mark or maybe I had been using Seagate (Momentus)7200rpm I don't know.
If I compare with my previous HDD (seagate) obviously its 33% slower than any 7200 rpm HDD but, it's good if you want to store data,for quick boot you can go for 7200rpm or SSD.
Overall it's a good HDD
22 of the 23 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Delay in delivery(1 day delay) but it's fine.
Before buy, make sure the size of the caddy as per your laptop dvd bay. Either 9.5mm Or 12.7mm
15 of the 15 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
111 of the 149 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
1) The caddy
2) A generic phillips screw driver
3) 4 generic phillips screws in the caddy to hold the HDD/SSD drive.
I was little bit hesitant because there were way too many review claiming that this is a bit fragile/flimsy product. But after I got my hands on it, I was amazed to find out how well built it is. Even my HP SU-208 optical drive looks flimsier/ weaker than this. I don't know if others got flimsier batch of these or they are just metal experts.
I even unscrewed the top cover to see what's inside and guess what, there was only one cable ribbon which goes to back side of caddy for the light output.
Both WD SSD and my internal HDD supported out of the box (I didn't have to adjust the 4 way switch). But there is no 4 way switch
I had a small issue with product as I swapped my regular HGST 1TB HDD to the optical unit, which went to wrong configuration in bios. Because of that I was unable to get the drive recognized. This silly thing I didn't noticed or in simple word I can say I was quite ignorant to it and tried every other thing. I finally make an inquiry with the Dahsha people. I soon got call from Mr. Sunil Patel, who helped me and finally suggested me to replace.
I got a replacement and the same problem I faced, then I figured it out as ITS MY DEVICE MANAGER'S MISTAKE, I then uninstalled the drivers associated with IDE unit and it worked.
I'm very much impressed and thankful to Mr. Sunil Patel, who called me every time and didn't get irritated. He has taken out feedback from me
However, this should work for most laptops out of the box.
Unfortunately, this didn't sit directly with my Lenovo laptop. The reason was that the edge isn't curved, and the newer laptops have a curved side. Apart from that, no issues with the actual product.
Once installed, I'm getting a huge increase in OS speed because of the additional SSD installed in this caddy.
99 of the 116 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
It's been a while since I am using this product and so far so good.
79 of the 101 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
USB 2.0 speed is good for most work .No need to go for USB 3.0 version from other companies and pay more than the double price for usb 3.0 DRIVE.
The cover is of sliding type which is movable from left to right vice versa.
The SATA HDD sits tightly in the lower casing without any free movement or vibration.
Close the drive by sliding the top door and you are done ..it is ready for action.
Connect the power supply(12 volt DC adapter supplied along with USB cable to connect the drive to your PC/Laptop)
There are LED indicators on the top of the case to indicate power and functioning og the drive.
On the back side of the drive there is r on/off power switch too.
The DC adapter is having power plug-in
29 of the 35 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I was unable to add the clamp screw to the Lenovo laptop, as the hole size did not
match-up. There is a gap, that I will one ay close, so its not pretty to look at.
However electrically the drive is hooked up and working. The material of the
caddy looks flimsy. However since its plugged in, and may not be removed, it
may last a while.
33 of the 42 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is day one review. Let’s see how it’s going to work on coming days.
I am disappointed with product package. This product is not shock free. Any medium shock may affect the life of HDD. Amazon have to consider to pack with bubble pack. I had received the product in a polythene cover.
44 of the 60 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Now I have a Samsung 860 Evo as my primary storage and my 1 tb HDD as secondary storage. Speed is insane. My system boots in just 3 secs and no problem with the caddy
So for customers, please contact the seller by email if something went wrong. This actually a good product. If you are having any issue, then it might be a compatibility issue. (Please don't forget to format the old c drive which would
I own a Dell Vostro 3750 and I got this to extend my HDD after removing the Optical drive.
It is easy to install and now I've added my 1TB HDD using this Caddy.
I like this product and it nicely fits in my laptop.
No issues with this so far.
2 issues because of which I am givine 2 stars-
1. Can't booth from Caddy drive. Though was able to boot earlier from CD drive.
2. Caddy screw position is not aligned properly due to which I am unable to tight screw to attach it to CD drive screw.
49 of the 55 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
You play competitive stuff over&over this will give you ~almost SSD levels of loading time
Boot time is little faster
Basically it will be a SSD like drive for the stuff you usually do but a somewhat alright HDD for stuff you dont.
36 of the 48 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Thank you so much!
33 of the 40 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
30 of the 37 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
The read and write speed is good compared with by blue WD.
Go ahead and buy it without a second thought.
I strongly recommend to use any other HDD like wd or else.
This HDD is not at all realiable.
16 of the 20 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
The copy speed have been increased from 60 mb/s upto 115 mb/s when copying big files.
And with 5 year warranty this is the best you can get without worrying about future problems.Western Digital WD2003FZEX 2 TB SATA III Desktop Hard Drive (Black)
For anyone considering buying this, I'll say this:
1. Think twice.
2. Once bought do put it through performance checks and benchmark it within the return window.
At this point I'm trying to get in touch
112 of the 150 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This drive is 5400 RPM drive. So don't expect extreme speeds. It's good for basic computing (Not ideal for games, media editing, audio recording etc.). It is always recommended to install Windows 10 on a 7200 RPM HDD. However, if you combine this with a faster drive or a SSD then it can be used as a good backup drive.