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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 530 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid harddrive.

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    Larry
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    When building computers, I only trust Western Digital or Seagate and this was a good sale price. Needed to upgrade from 2TB to 4TB. Mounting was easy as case had slot for the extra drive space for temporary setup for the transfer. The worst aspect was the software as there are no instructions or video and some of the "next" was confusing because you didn.t know what it was going to do. Always had a fear that the partition/format wound occur on the wrong drive and erase my 2TB drive being updated That would have been a disaster. My setup is and SSD that holds programs, and the 2TB harddrive that holds data - music, video,, photo, documents. First mistake I made was choosing "custom" setup rather than automatic. Went through everything but only partitioned and setup equal to the original drive, 2TB leaving the excess unformated and inaccessable. Started over using automatic settings, holding breath that didn't erase/format the 2TB drive. The other unspoken instruction was the need to go back agterwards and re-name the drive. The original 2TB was d: drive and the new 4TB had to be the next unassigned, or G: in this case. When complete and removing the D: drive, Windows could not recognize the files now located on G: drive. When D: was fully removed, launched the software and changed G: to D:.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Spec's Misleading

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    David
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    This drive is great for what it is. Cheap [hopefully reliable] storage. I purchased this drive to consolidate 5 other hard drives (external and internal) and had no issues getting everything I wanted loaded on it. I regularly back-up and retire my hard drives about once every 3 to 5 years. I've had 10 Western Digital hard drives over the years and zero failures. I wouldn't want a drive like this (5400 RPM, 2 year warranty) for everyday use, constantly saving and loading - but just to fill it up and have it available for reading of individual files I have every confidence that it will exceed its 2 year warranty (lifespan). As the review summary indicates, the spec's on BestBuy.com state this drive is "color category: Black" which is misleading. I went to the local Best Buy thinking this was a steal on a WD-Black hard drive, but of course it is the "Green" lower tier drive. Was disappointed to say the least, but purchased anyway because it would suit my need and didn't want to delay my project. Took off one star for this reason.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good! practical

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    Cobos
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    Best value/reliablility per dollar hands down. I always buy WD Black...always for game data drives and I keep reading new reviews about these new wd blue 7200 1tb drives. I rarely stray from proven tech but for $48.00 each delivered I had to try I mean what is the worst that can happen??? lose $100 bucks. I totally redo my whole system 250gb ssd with windows 10 pro installed on it,128 m.2 ssd empty. and 2 of these wd blue 1tb in raid 0 for my steam library and games 1.8tb total. Drives are amazing... numbers and everything everyone else says they are is dead on and I could not be happier. Anyone on the fence on game drives for a raid should not even think twice on buying these drives. Will update down the road if any issues but do not expect any with WD quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really great hard drive, smooth & quiet operation.

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    ipsofacto
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    This WD Desktop Everyday SATA 4TB internal hard drive, was chosen to replace an the original 2 TB HP drive, it notably doubled the total storage space to 4 TB, I have had failures in the past using HP drives and Seagate drives as well. This new WD dive seemed quieter that my old drives and overall operation was smooth as well once I had the new drive installed, the drive spins at a 1/3 lower rev rate than the old drive it replaced. So the lower revs and lower noise will hopefully produce less friction and that should lead to a longer disc life. I even bought a second WD 4TB drive and had it installed in this new desktop, for even more storage because I liked the WD operational properties, I now have doubled my total storage capacity to 8 TB. Until SSD drives are available with this type of capacity at a more reasonable cost, I think this is the only way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good price for 4 Terrabyte

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    floater
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    Good reviews on Best Buy summary sold me on this item. There were some negative reviews, I thought maybe faulty installation or some reason other than bad product. BUT... first drive I bought would not load operating system, fought with it 10 days then returned. Second drive loaded first try. I guess there are lemons made anywhere so can be expected. Best Buy stood behind return policy, I traded bad drive for new in 10 minutes, took home and had computer operating within a couple hours. Since I had no diagnostics to figure out if first drive was actually BAD I worked with it far longer than I should have. Thumbs up to Best Buy for standing behind product with no hassle return.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4TB and 6TB drives (2 year warranty - Blue)

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    3DMontana
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    These Blue label drives were installed into HP Workstations (z840 and z640) and were easy to install and work fine. I am using these drives to store HD TV recordings. The 4TB drive should store close to 420 1-hour HD shows and the 6TB drives about 640 1-hour HD shows or about 4400 standard TV 1-hour recordings. I just wish best buy would stock the Black label drives (5 year warranty models). These spinning hard drives transfer data a well under the 6gb/s SATA interface rating.(you need SSD to get those speeds then of course you may want pcie interface for another 10% or so bump in speed). I see on Windows 10 Performance (Task manager) the 4TB has 140mb/s read and 125mb/s write rates (to/from SSD drive on same SATA bus).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good item for the price.

    Posted
    Thomas
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    Overall this Kram has performed as it should so far, it has been installed less than a month. However this would not work with the computer I originally intended for it to work with. It being an older computer (Dell Optiplex 990 DT) I3 processor with 8 gigs of RAM, running windows 7 home, I thought would be able to handle 4TB. However due to the chipset of the processor it would not recognize anything over a 2TB hard drive. No matter how I tried to resize the partions it would not read the 4TB. I ended up putting this in my main computer and dumping a portable 4TB hard drive onto it and using that. Just a word to the wise, if it is a older computer you are trying to put this into that you verify the chipset will recognize it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Only Brand I Trust

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    GCharlotte
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    The other big leader in the industry has failed on me after just a few hours so I haven't used them in years. The Western Digital derivatives include HGST, and Toshiba but still I stick with the fully branded version. Usually I only buy 7200 RPM drives for my workstation and usually Black label. This has had a few different lives in the short time I've owned it including a boot a server folder backup drive in Windows Server 2016 followed by a transport drive to reinstall a large partition. Finally it has landed in a security DVR and it hasn't complained one bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Drive for the Money

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    rjhill0489
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    I purchased this drive as replacement for the three 250GB drives (setup in a RAID 0 Array) in the rebuild of my existing PC. I've been using it for a while now and have had absolutely 0 issues with the drive. I will admit the first drive I received (I had it shipped) did fail on me (more than likely shipping damage as the drive was improperly packaged when it shipped), but the 2nd one has had absolutely 0 issues. I've been using Western Digital drives for a number of years now (well over 15+ years) and have never had a problem with them. Their warranty service is top notch and their drives have a solid build quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    oPLANEToEX
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    From the perspective of a PC builder, 4TB is overkill. None the less this 4TB harddrive went into my home computer I built for my wife. She's a gamer and wanted a fast PC. We also needed a PC we could dump all our files onto. Believe it, within a week after consolidating two laptops, with the addition of external hard drives, worth onto our new build. We filled 2TB. We have an SSD for gaming but SSD's aren't necessary for home videos, family pic and word documents. For 4TB of space I find this buy a solid 5/5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Took a chance and came out Happy

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    Terry210
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    For the record, I'm a Seagate user, I've used Seagate since before IDE hard drives. I wanted a 4 TB hard drive internal for my secondary drive that I could work on. I do Photography and working from a Network drive is extremely slow. I've been hearing some very good things about Western Digital so I though I'd go ahead and purchase this one. I must admit it has met all of my expectations, it's fast, quiet and hasn't faltered a bit. I'm transferring most of my images over and I've now transffered over 2TB, it hasn't gotten hot and it works like a champ. I'm really happy I purchased it .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Internal Hard Disk Drive

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    WJK56
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    No problem installing this product. Do your research first for the operating system changes at boot up. Just google it. Make sure that you have the correct wire to connect the drive to the motherboard as it is not included in the package. I have 10 Terabytes of disk storage on my main machine now. That is enough for backup purposes and video editing. I also have so portable units for backups. You can never have enough storage space available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The disk drives installed perfectly.

    Posted
    George705
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    The disk drives installed and worked perfectly. My intention was to have a mirrored drive as a backup but I don't want it powered up and running all the time. I want to mirror once a month or weekly if I deem it necessary. I do not want my backup drive wearing out at the same rate as the primary and I do not want it to be subjected to the same environmental problems such as power or spills or being knocked off the table while it is running. I have elected to remove the power plug until I want to update the backup drive. There are other backup methods but this is my choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good product.

    Posted
    Tappy
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    Exactly what you would expect from getting a SATA hard drive. As a Mac user, it's important to go to the WD website for some instructions on how to format this drive so that it works--mostly because the Mac OS hides some of the features you will need to use in getting it ready for your storage uses. I've got a lot of WD hard drives, and I've never had a problem with them. I've been using this drive for a while now, and I have no complaints. Tons of storage, good price, and reliable. Best Buy has good prices on these drives too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Hard Drive for a great price

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    HammerinHank
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    I operate a home server more or less as a hobby. It's forcing me to learn Linux but it also challenges other technical abilities, which isn't a bad thing. The server has over 15 drives in it so I expect occasional failures. This unit was purchased as a replacement. I try to buy replacement drives that are larger and faster than those being replaced. This unit will replace a 2TB, 5400 rpm device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    no options no time

    Posted
    notafanofthislocation
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    I needed a new hard drive with more space. I was looking for SSD. but this store did not have any SSD with larger storage space. actually the selection they had on the shelves was limited. which surprised me. I'm sure i could of went somewhere else or ordered on online but I didn't have time and was already in bestbuy so i just bought this. its ok but long run its not what i wanted and won't last well. SSD is better especially for gaming. but this store isn't the best so its expected.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great as always!

    Posted
    Bigblue
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    Used in my NAS for my home/office. I have 4 of these running all the time for the last 4 or 5 years and this was the first replacement that I needed to purchase. No other problems or issues. I would NOT use this as a C drive in any computer, These are built for storage and and files. So using one as a data drive YES especially if you go with a smaller SSD for your C drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Standard HDD - Use only for occasional use comp.

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    MacMan14620
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    This is a standard rotating platter HDD. Use it for computers that are only going to be on while you are physically using them, or if you put them into hibernate. This HDD is not for extended use, day in day out, on all the time. If you are looking for that, use RED or BLACK versions. Good size to cost comparison. I've had a ton of HDD's over the years. Western Digital remains my favorite. I have a DROBO Pro, which houses 8 HDDs. Many HDDs have failed over the years. WD's still last the longest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great drive for the price but not the speed

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    DragonTech
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    I always stand behind WD. Their drives have last long for me. However, these "Everyday Drives" are clocked at the slower 5400RPM versus what a typical desktop drive should be... 72000 RPM. Yes, they are doing this to be more "green" and to cut costs but.... all desktop drives should run at 72000 or higher. This isn't a big deal if you use an SSD as your OS boot drive which I do (why would you not these days?) and this drive as a slave for data. If you use it for your boot drive, you'll notice a lack in performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    WD SUCKS!

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    JB007
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    So I never knock a product unless it fails on me. This is my 3rd WD drive...(last time i used one was 10 years ago) and 10 years ago out of no where my drive crapped out....Now I bought this Nov 8th it's already crapped the bed. BRAND NEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS WHY WD SUCKS!!!!! Seagate used to be AWESOME!!!! then they were bought out by WD!!!!! great JOB WD! try seagate if you NEED TO BUY A WD...otherwise try another HDD Company cause WD 3 STRIKES YOU'RE OUT!!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend