WD - Mainstream 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Laptops

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Store your important files on this WD Mainstream internal Serial ATA hard drive, which is designed for laptops and features an expansive 1TB capacity to house your media. Low power consumption helps ensure quiet, cool operation.

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Overview

What's Included


  • WD Mainstream 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Laptops
  • Acronis True Image WD Edition cloning software
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1656 out of 1707)

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Features


1TB storage capacity

Provides plenty of space for your music, movies, photos, documents and other files.

Serial ATA interface

For connecting to your computer.

Data transfer rates up to 3 Gbps

Ensure a quick response when updating files.

8MB cache buffer

For rapid processing speed.

5400 rpm speed

Enables fast performance.

12 ms average seek time

Offers quick read and write times.

Low power consumption

Allows cool, quiet operation.

Compatible with Mac and PC

For flexible installation options.


Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent hard drive and plenty of room

    Posted
    Ladera
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After 4 years of a lot of use my Seagate hard disk died on my Dell Inspiron N7010 laptop so the decision was simple, I knew I couldn’t afford a SSD and honestly I care more for storage than speed so basically I check online on Best Buy and came upon 3 options. Seagate, WD or Toshiba I already had Seagate and by all means I think they are good but I believe WD has the edge or at least that has been my experience and Toshiba I really wasn’t interested. I have 3 WD portable hard drives 1 terabyte each and they are still going strong just to give you an idea my laptop is on from 7 am to 9pm Monday to Friday and a few hours on over the weekend so that is a lot of hours of work for that old Seagate so no complaints just wished it last longer but that one was 640 Gb and this one is 1 terabyte so I’m happy with the extra storage plus I need something reliable and WD is very good in my opinion. It fit perfectly on my laptop I backup all my documents, videos and pictures and did a clean install of Windows 7 again, I had the original backup disk done by the Geeks here on Best Buy when I bought the laptop plus the extra Cd’s with all the programs from Dell so the installation was a breeze honestly the most painful part was waiting for all the windows updates and finally for the SP1 update which it took a while but I knew that so no biggie. You can clone your entire hard drive with their software and backup everything to another portable hard drive if you like or even to the new one with a sata cable if you have one. I have one from Acronis I got long time ago but I wanted to start fresh and no bring all problems to the new drive so I didn’t mind put back all my programs, pictures, videos and expend a couple of days doing that my laptop is faster now just like a brand new. The drive is super quiet and it works fine no problems at all if you are looking for storage and good price look no further, one other thing it may help you if your laptop is plug to the wall all day like mine I have it set to “High Performance” where the battery indicator is I’m not sure how is on other laptops but I suppose is the same usually it comes set to balanced but I need the speed and performance more than anything and I found this very useful. You may find it cheaper online by other vendors but if the hdd is faulty or damage and you have to pay to have it shipped back to them then you no longer save any money plus you have to wait a few days, one time I did get a bad one and it was here at Best Buy store but as soon as I realize the drive was bad I exchange it for another one at the store and in 10 minutes I was back in my house no problems and specially no need to wait. Some things are ok to buy online others like this not for me. Hope this review can help with your decision and good luck with your drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Repair and purchase

    Posted
    Kayla
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I am a UCF student who is a very hard worker and my computer had everything on r since 2012. I never backed it up until now I know yo always do so because it crashed and I lost everything. This is the worst thing that can happen to a very studious student especially when you take all your school notes on your computer, etc. Anyways, I went into Best Buy to get a second opinion at geek squad and said the same exact thing that they could not retrieve anything, they really did everything that they could to help out. As a student we are broke,and I was trying to figure out financially how I was going to pay for my computer new hard drive, and the installation. Geek Squad knew I was under the impression of having financial problems and was able to relieve me and discount me. I was thrilled. But the amount of work the squad went through with me coming back and forth and changing my mind because my computer was everything to me I really do appreciate them. They were all so very friendly and always asked me if I needed anything, answered all my questions and explained to me the process and comforted me during the situation. I was so blessed to have such a great team to work with. Shout outs to the best geek squad at Best Buy at Waterford. And their wonderful management. My computer has been working great since and I have my old hard drive if one day I have the finances to retrieve that info.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works well as expected

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

    The price for the WD 1TB drive was reasonable. It was easy to install into the notebook PC because the PC manufacturer (IBM/Lenovo) had a good design compared to the Dell that was not designed to ever have the drive replaced. I was intending to get the Black but it was not available when I stopped in, so I got the Blue. Thanks to Best Buy for stocking the model WD10JPVT which has normal dimensions (instead of WD10TPVT that has a height of 0.49/12.50 so would not have fit). I used Acronis to re-install onto the new drive. Acronis was not able to copy from the old to the new drive because the block sizes were diferent, but Acronis clarified that Backup of the old then Restore onto the new would handle the difference in native media block size, and that worked without a hitch! The new 1TB WD drive was a 4K block size currently formatted as 512 emulated, and the old drive was 512 native, so copy to a different block size was not allowed) The full system backup using Acronis worked to my FAT32 backup because Acronis handled splitting the files as needed for FAT32 (Windows didn't do that for me, so my previous backups were always limited in size by the file size limit on FAT32. Performance was not found to be any slower than my previous drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A little large

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

    I purchased this as a replacement hard drive for a 13" Dell 2 in 1 laptop. After taking out the old drive, and putting this one in its place, I noticed it was just slightly thicker. If you have ever taken apart one of the new 'thin' laptops today to do anything, you will see there isn't much room in there. The thicker hard drive made it tough to get everything back together, but I was able to 'squeeze' it into place. I'm not sure if a Seagate drive is any thinner or if the solid state drives are thinner and would make a good replacement option, but I didn't want to spend a couple hundred bucks to find out. So I just went with this drive. It's still working fine 6 months later. So just be aware if you are getting this for a thin laptop that you may have some installation issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works

    Posted
    Kevin73
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I don't know how helpful a review of a hard drive can be. I needed a hard drive because my last one died. I bought this one at the store, took it home and installed it. I put it in a Macbook Pro. The installation involved taking the screws out of the bottom of the machine and taking the bottom cover off (with the machine closed and upside down). Then, there are 4 screws that hold the drive mounting bracket in. I took those off and slid the one mounting bracket off, disconnected the cable and took out the old drive. There is a small piece that screws into the side of the drive that helps the mounting bracket hold it in place - this drive doesn't come with those, so don't throw away the old drive until you're done with the installation. I simply reversed the process to put the new one in. If you're even remotely mechanically inclined you can do it yourself. Total installation time was probably 6-8 minutes. It works. Hopefully it will last as long as I have the computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Yep. It's a hard drive

    Posted
    mikeo8
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let's be honest, I could say that this is the best hard drive ever then you could get one and it could crash and burn right after you load all your precious data on it (luckily you kept a back-up right?). The truth is that, for me, this hard drive was exactly what the box said. I installed it into an early 2011 MacBook Pro without any problems. It has run happily ever since (albeit a bit on the noisy side at times). It hasn't crashed. The speed is exactly what I expected. I have no complaints. Will it work for you? Maybe. Odds are that out of the millions of these things that are made yours will be just fine. There is a chance that you may get a lemon but that's going to happen with anything you buy. Back up your data and don't get too upset if you are the exception. The rest of us thank you for taking one for the team. In summary: It's working and I don't have any complaints. I hope yours does too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap capacity, but not reliable long term

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

    I purchased this unit as an upgrade to the 500GB unit that came standard with the MacBook Pro. It is easy to install, so the $50 price tag was much more alluring than paying 3x that much to have Apple install it. The unit operated fine for the first 6 months or so, but then started to exhibit slower and slower boot up times, and it seemed to get "lost" quite often and I spent way too much time staring at the beachball from h**l. Finally last week, it flat out would not boot up. Luckily, I had backed up the drive before this happened, so no data was lost. I would not recommend this drive, nor any other rotating media for a laptop application. The reliability is just too suspect. I upgraded to the PNY 500GB solid state drive, and I could not be happier with the blazing speed and stability of my system. It's literally like having a new computer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    unknowledgeable Geek Squad

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

    I took my computer in so a window update I did could be taken off my computer. End result I received a call that the hard drive was corrupted and I need another one. When I got the computer back the only thing on it was Windows. I lost ALL access to everything else I had including my Yahoo email, which I still cannot access. I had to change emails and lost EVERYTHING that I had in the yahoo account. I cannot get my bill notification either. I do not believe I had a problem with the drive, I was using it and I had no problem until I hit the window update. I took the computer to another location and they gave me back my Microsoft office, but nothing else and they can't help me. I WILL NEVER take my computer their for work again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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