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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 534 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid harddrive.

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good price for 4 Terrabyte

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Internal Hard Disk Drive

    Posted
    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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Storage storage storage

    Posted
    Bigblue0537
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    Bought 4 of these for my NAS in my home office to RAID. No problems setting up, no errors, and everything went right as planned. These drives are quick and reliable as I have used them for many other storage projects. Only reason for 4 stars is that they do click a little more than I would like. Having 4 running together you really can notice them trying to access information.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good drive/hard cloning software

    Posted
    Jinjur
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    The drive seems to work just fine; I've only had it a month or so with no problems. The included Achronis hard drive cloning software works extremely well, once you figure out how to use it. Don't expect to just click a button and magically clone your old drive onto the new one. It is for advanced users and the documentation is not at all straightforward. Then again, installing a new hard drive is kind of an advanced operation anyway..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fits my server need quite well

    Posted
    InOldSavannah
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    Purchased two of these hard drives to add capacity to my home server. Have installed one and it is working quite well. Will install the other when I purchase a SATA cable which is my only complaint. Why doesn't the drive come with a cable? The Best Buy I bought the drive at did not carry high speed SATA cables so I will have to go elsewhere but the drive works well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Internal 3.5" platter hard drive

    Posted
    Garou22
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    What is there to say, really? It's a typical internal hard drive with Serial ATA III 6GBs and SATA power connectors. Simple to physically install and connect, BIOS/EUFI and Windows auto recognize the device, Windows Manager easily allocates the drive and its ready to use. Just like any other hard drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does a good job

    Posted
    Todd
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    The install was fairly easy and straight forward, though my computer didn't want to detect it for some reason. After that had all gotten worked out, the drive is pretty large and reasonably fast. I have only had it for a couple weeks but it's showing no errors and haven't had any issues with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4TB Internal SATA Hard Drive

    Posted
    David
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    Installed by Pasadena Geek Squad to replace poorly performing/malfunctioning hard drive on Inspiron All in One desktop. The SATA hard drive performs well, though there is hesitation in my email program Microsoft Outlook 2010 in moving between folders. Other programs have no hesitation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Solid Working Class Drive...

    Posted
    bigcityrog
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    This drive is performing just fine. I've had numerous WD Drives over the years and only one let me down (a 750 Raptor that died in about a year). That was many years ago. So far, this drive is responding very well. Smooth and quick. No noticeable noise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Storage upgrade

    Posted
    CorruptSS
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    My old 1TB green drive was finally dying and i had to get a quick replacement. Granted its a 5400RPM drive it reads and writes fantastically. Got all my games transferred and no issues anymore

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GREAT HDD.

    Posted
    Gabe
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    At first I hesitated to buy a WD HDD for a tertiary internal drive, because Best Buy didn't have another option I decided to take it. After setting up the drive I find it is a great product for the price. It is not cheap but not expensive either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good extra storage drive

    Posted
    Arthur
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    I got this drive to replace my factory installed 1tb drive. I found out that this drive is only 5400 rpm, whereas my original drive is a 7200 rpm. A little slower and I do notice a difference when doing some things, but not really a problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good everyday drive

    Posted
    GadgetNC
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    Drive went in easy and formatted with no problems. Unfortunately you have to wait a year or two to know if the drive holds up, but I have had good luck with Western Digital in the past and see no reason this drive will not be a good choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works ok

    Posted
    Paul
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    I wanted a higher performance drive but that’s all BB had in stock and I needed it right away. Would be nice to have a better selection. Would have preferred a 7200 RPM drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good general purpose drive with massive storage

    Posted
    Telecomtech
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    Wish I could get 7200 RPM spindle speeds at Best Buy without having to order online. Should be a no-brained. 4 stars because I’ve had good experience with WD, minus one star for not having better pricing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good HD for Media

    Posted
    CrimsonKong
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    Basic Western Digital Blue drive. Low spin rate keeps it cool in a fanless media streaming box (Mede8er 1000 X3D). Large capacity and adequate transfer rate for music and movies. Good value for the intended purpose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Drive for all light usage

    Posted
    OKSea
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    Great for backup of files. Warranty is only 2 years but price was good. I hope for more than 2 yr with light usage planned. WD is dependable and backs up their problems with good warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend