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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 530 reviews

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  • 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: 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.

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    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

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    The disk drives installed perfectly.

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great as always!

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with performance

    Posted
    TerryNet
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    To be honest I'm mainly a Seagate user, however last year I had 2 hard drives crash on me. I've been hearing some really good things about WD and reliability, Since I purchased this product last November, I've been very happy with its performance. I'm currently thinking of purchasing another one. I do a lot of Photo editing as well as some Video and so far I've been very happy with the way this drive is working.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Storage drive

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    acr25
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    Big Storage drive Great big storage for large videos and pictures. This was purchased to store data that’s not accessed too much. At 4TB, this storage unit will last me a while and can be a good backup drive. Purchasing SSD drives would have been nice, but the price tag would have been to expensive. I’m happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good value for the price

    Posted
    DoubleS
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    I have an external drive enclosure and have used mostly WD 4TB drives. I have a mix of Red, Black and Blue drives. This is a Blue drive which I understand is mainly for video surveillance cameras but it has worked fine for File backup and storage. I am waiting to determine the long term reliability but so far is working file and the speed seems comparable to the other WD drives I have used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy installation, tons of space!

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    AParadis
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    We needed a large drive for the office and this filled the bill for a very low price. Installation was a breeze and the included cloning software link really helped. I've been a little hesitant of hard drives for a few years, but you just can't beat them when it comes to space for the price. Been using Western Digital products since the early 90's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Decent price, acceptable performance

    Posted
    Corvus
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    I purchased this hard drive because it was available in store for close to the prices I was able to get online. I ran into some problems because it did not exactly fit the device I was putting it into, but that was my fault for not checked the brand of hard drive I was replacing. Next time I think I will order a hard drive online and get a better model which more close resembles the replacement drive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WD 4TB internal HDD

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    Jonny
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    Easy to install the drive. Installed as a second hard drive for additional storage. Some tips: 1) you will need to format the drive once it is installed 2)you probably need an additional SATA cable (not included) and 3) you may also need brackets for the drive if you are adding it as a 2nd drive like me. Overall, pleased so far with the speed of the drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far it's been working great

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    JKMIII
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    I have quite a few HD drives and so far I have been pretty happy; I use them as redundant backups of my photography work. For this particular hard drive, it difficult to review a hard drive you have only had a couple of months, so far it’s working as expected. For my other WD drives they have held up well; failure rate is very low. Always have multiple backups just in case!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good price to size and performance ratio

    Posted
    Owe1
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    WD - Desktop Everyday 4TB Internal SATA Hard Drive for Desktops I am very pleased with the ease of installation and operation. I have an older computer and had to get a SATA card for my P.C. After I installed the driver for my new PCI SATA it worked great. Note if you are using Linux and have to do the same make sure you get a Linux compatible card.

    I would recommend this to a friend