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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 210 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mac Instructions Quiet Great OEM Price & Packing

    Posted
    amusement420
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    • I replaced my 2006 Mac Pro original HDD. On that Mac there’s no cables nor software required. Just plug it in. So this OEM bare drive was just what I needed. • It’s pre-formatted for PC’s. If it’s installed in a Mac it alerts you that it’s not readable. Don’t be alarmed. It has to be formatted with the Disk Utility app that came with your Mac. It can also be partitioned and made bootable in any Mac OS X. Search Apple’s site for specific instructions as this bare drive doe not come with any. • The 7200rpm drive itself is very quiet. It’s WD’s “Blue” category. WD’s web site has model comparisons to “Green” and “Black”. • It doesn’t come in a fancy retail box with cables, manual or software which constitutes this as a “bare” drive. The product photo shows the insides of the drive. But it’s completely encased in metal so don’t get confused that is why it’s called a “bare” drive. I bring that up because my friend didn’t understand the terminology. I can see the potential confusion as people are used to buying in the retail packaging. • It was shipped quickly double-boxed in a heavy-duty kraft box with the standard thick plastic holders and sealed in it’s original antistatic bag. • BB price matched a competitor, I used a Rewards Certificate from my recent MacBook Pro Retina purchase, today I saw BB went on sale so they price matched. Very happy with the deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Lifespan from my experience

    Posted
    UserX

    I purchased this HD October of 2015 for a build for my son. He used the PC on and off for the past 2 years and he started to complain the computer was getting slow. He removed the HD a week ago (Jan 2018) and I scanned it for any viruses using OS X and Windows and nothing showed up but it was reading slowly. The Mac and PC recognized the drive but it was not accessible. So I ran the Western Digital Data Life Guard software using Windows 7 and to do a simple Quick Test it was going to take 395 hours to complete. Just that made me think there was something wrong with the drive. So I removed it and reinstalled it. I told my son that anything on it may be lost. So I erased the drive and repartioned it to one fresh partition. I ran a drive sector test and it passed after a few hours but when I opened the WD software to run a quick test it was back to over 200+ hrs to run. Also note, the drive was still not accessible after partitioning it. The warranty expired October 2017, exactly 2 years after the purchase and here I am 2 months later after the warranty expired with a bad drive. Yes, for $50 it's a great deal! but having to know the drive won't last longer than 2 years makes me wonder if it was actually worth the expense even though my son did not have much data used on it. Me personally I have the same exact drive used as a back up drive and it sits most of the time so it's not used more than 2 times a month at most. But if I need to rely on it for data storage, I'm thinking of switching to something else.....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WD Blue 1TB Sata works great so far.

    Posted
    Fusion
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I ordered this on 2015/02/01 and received it 2 or 3 days after. It was really fast shipping compared to what Best Buy told me it would take. I swapped out my old hard drive with this one the same day I received it. I had no idea how slow my old hard drive was until I installed the new one. Everything was installing and running faster. I'm using this on a generic/gaming computer hybrid and I needed more space for installing games. I have multiple large games installed and ran out of space fast on my old 250 gb. I used to go with the thinking of smaller hard drives will run faster because they don't have as much space to cover. I didn't know how old that thinking was until I got this 1tb drive. I'm impressed and very happy with this hard drive so far. Western Digital has always been a great name for hard drives with me and this hard drive has only reinforced those experiences.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mid-range drive good for everyone

    Posted
    cujoe
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    When talking hard drives, Western Digital makes some very nice traditional drives. Had to quick replace a failed backup drive and this was a nice price. It's 500gigs less than my previous, but It's not too noticeable since I never used the full space anyway. Easy install and computer recognized it with no problems, reads and writes as well as it should. The color coding of the drives also make it nice to figure out which you need. 'Green' drives are budget drives with slower read/write times and slower speeds to save power. This 'blue' drive is great for lower end computers or backup drives with faster speeds while the 'black' series is geared more for high end systems, almost rivaling SSDs. If you're not worried about high end performance, WD Blue series drives are the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good 1T internal drive for the right price

    Posted
    Asti
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this hard drive after testing to be sure EaseUS Todo software (free!) could duplicate the OS system on my old XP computer/drive. Using a $5 Sata cable and a few small screws from another old computer, it installed easily. I then opened Disc Management and followed some simple instructions I'd googled on how to get my Win 10 machine to recognize the new drive. I then duplicated my hard drive onto the new WD drive and now, when I boot up, I can start and run my system on the new WD drive. A fail safe for fatal viruses or original hard drive failure which is getting more likely after the 5 years it's been spinning along.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Performance For a Everyday Price

    Posted
    Steven999
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is about the Western Digital "Blue" line 1TB 7200 RPM internal hard drive. I compared this with other hard drives online before purchasing this one. Cutting to the chase, this drive is comparable in performance with WD's "Black" high performance line, and is very quiet in operation - and for a lower price. I needed it as a secondary "D:" drive on my PC, so performance, low noise, and reliability were paramount. I considered larger capacity drives, but decided that 1TB would be sufficient for my needs - along with the slew of external drives I already use. If a 1TB drive suits your needs, then I highly recommend this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replacement drive, working as it should

    Posted
    tab1075
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased this hard drive as a replacement for a stock hard drive in a family member's HP all-in-one computer. Geek Squad worked on the computer two separate times, charging $150 total, insisting that they fixed the problem each time, but did not. They told us the stock hard drive was fine. I purchased this one because I was pretty sure the stock drive was failing, causing the problems. I installed the new hard drive, installed a fresh copy of Windows 10, and the computer hasn't given us any trouble since. We were able to get Geek Squad to refund the full $150 for their failed repairs and ended up only spending $50 to do it myself in the end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great data drive

    Posted
    Dartman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    My first one showed up powering up but basically almost the whole drive was bad sectors. The return to store was painless and second drive was shipped to me in about a week. This drive is perfect and has worked quiet and cool since a full format then installed in the box. Best Buy is easy to work with on issues and drive has a 3 year warranty so your covered pretty well in case of a defective one and I would buy one again even with my issues with the first one. It may have been damaged in shipping or just a bad one slipped through QC. The new one has been fine and was a great deal when on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Basic Drive

    Posted
    ComputerMan78
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Good, cheap 1TB 7200 rpm HDD. Good for a budget build or to replace an aging hard drive. Not even close to a basic SSD in speed, but for the cost/space ratio this is a good drive that's often in stock. Don't forget to always keep important data on at least 2 different drives. You never know when a drive will fail. I have used hundreds of this drive and reliability is above average. Most of the failures are when they are not packaged well and they are damaged in shipment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quiet but not silent

    Posted
    Bls72
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This drive is more than enough for the average user, it is fast (not as fast as an SSD though) and quiet. It's a hard drive with movable parts, so don't expect it to be drop-dead silent. I am expecting this one to also have excellent reliability within the next few years, but then again, no hard drive is perfect is built to last forever. In the meantime, it would have been even better if they had released 2tb or even 3 or 4 tb versions of the blue drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice replacement HD

    Posted
    gerryggg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    When my HD decided to start playing hide n seek, I knew it was time for a new main drive. After reading the reviews on many 1TB drives, I settled on the WD blue as a good mix of performance and moderate price. I cloned the existing Seagate drive with clonezilla before it decided to hide for good, popped in the WD blue, then dumped the image back on the PC. No snags and the new drive works smoothly, quietly and quickly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    no data cable included

    Posted
    swingcadillac
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    i think every hard drive i have ever bought has comes with the date cable to hook it up, its probably 10 cents, so i could add it to my windows seven computer, this one came with nothing. also windows seven is not just plug and play, you have to initialize the drive and format it in the device manager. but i found some videos online on how to do it once i had the 10 cent cable. i put it in a refurbished dell optiplex 760.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Best Buy Customer Service

      Thank you for sharing your feedback about this WD 1TB Internal SATA Hard Drive for Desktops (OEM/Bare Drive). To clarify, a hard drive identified as bare or OEM (original equipment manufacturer) does not include a cable, manual or software — only the drive — which contributes to the low price. We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience, and we will revise the detail page of this model and other bare drives to ensure this aspect is more apparent in the future.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to WD Black drives

    Posted
    Freddy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I've had a 1TB WD Black drive that failed on me after ~4-5 months. These WD Blue drives are great for the price. I've managed to get 2 @ $40 each which is quite a deal. Without using benchmarks you're probably not going to notice the difference between the two drives. For gaming, these are great. WD Black are much more audible but it's not much different. Will see how these hold up as any HDD can fail.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quickfix

    Posted
    gerryggg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    When one day my original Seagate 1TB drive decided to temporarily hide from the bios, I knew it was time for a change. While slightly thicker than the Seagate, the WD Blue mounted with little difficulty and, once recognized by the bios, accepted the disk image on the first pass. The PC booted up quickly and works flawlessly, possibly even quicker than before albeit I haven't run a benchmark.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great ! !

    Posted
    nxmillenia
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Works perfect right out of the box. Super simple to set up. This was a replacement for my main HD, a simple disk cloaning procedure with True Image, then just swaped out my old, dying drive with the new one, and restart! Ta Da! Back in business! This came as a bare drive with no cords, which was fine with me, since it was a direct replacement project.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    zoot
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Purchased this WD 1Tbyte internal hard drive to back up my desktop PC system using an external hard drive duplicator. The original 1Tbyte drive gets stored in a safe place and I use the duplicate WD 1Tbyte drive in my PC. It has been working perfectly for several months. I plan to buy several more of these for future back ups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Drive that is solid and reliable

    Posted
    Gary
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have bought over 100 western digital drives over the years and they have always been reliable. I have had a few that had to be replaced under warranty, but was always replaced in a timely manner, and sometimes with larger capacity drives. I have several western digital drive that have been running nearly 24/7 for over 8 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    $39.99 for 1tb? Deal!

    Posted
    ghost2jz

    Bought it on sale for $39.99 , not disappointed at all! It is a bit slow compared to an SSD drive but for $40 bucks I can't complain! I recommend this hard drive and even more if you get it for a steal like me. Unlike the seagate hardrives these don't die on you within 6 months. Worth every penny

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT and inexpensive way to add more storage!

    Posted
    shojus
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This drive is VERY reliable and fast as it gets for the type of drive it is. I mean, don't expect to run as fast as an SSD drive but it's a great secondary drive or a replacement for what u already have. If you do have the extra cash then fork it over and grab an SSD but this is a great bang for your buck!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Performing as Expected

    Posted
    Bygosh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Needed a replacement drive because of errors being received on system drive. Installed the new WD by using the Acronis True Image program, which is downloadable for use with WD drives. Was up and running without losing anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend