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1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive
 
4.8

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (37)
  • Easy to set up (35)
  • Large capacity / good size (33)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Additional storage (41)
  • Back-up (30)
  • Photo storage (26)
  • Video (20)
  • File transfer (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (32), Casual user (23)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (48), Business (10)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (43), Mac (8), Other (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fast and Reliable

How I use WD Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drives: Five years ago, my boyfriend and I built my desktop computer from scratch, and he recommended installing two drives as my internal hard drives,...Read complete review

How I use WD Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drives: Five years ago, my boyfriend and I built my desktop computer from scratch, and he recommended installing two drives as my internal hard drives, an 80 GB WD Caviar Blue Internal Drive for my operating system and program files and a separate, 300 GB WD Caviar Blue Internal Drive for all my data files. I also bought three additional WD Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drives to use with a Thermaltake BlacX eSATA USB Docking Station as backup storage devices.
I am a digital photographer, so it didn't take me long to realize that I had been a little too conservative about how much data storage I would require. Because I run Windows 7, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom in addition to Microsoft Office, I quickly used up the 80 GB on my system drive. Also, downloading huge .NEF and .CR2 photo files gobbled up the 300 GB on my data drive, so I needed to upgrade both drives.
I purchased three 1 TB WD Caviar Blue Internal Drives. I installed two internally as an upgrade to both the original 300 GB and the 80 GB WD drives. I plan to use the other 1 TB WD Caviar Blue Internal Drive externally as a backup device using the BlacX docking station.
The GOOD: All five of my original WD drives have worked perfectly for five years. They are fast, reliable, and quiet. Also, I love the fact that I can use the WD Caviar Blue Internal Drives with the BlacX USB docking station to create mirror images of all my system and data files without having to use multiple discs or Cloud storage. This has proven to be a simple, fast, and reliable backup plan.
I have just begun to use the new 1 TB WD Caviar Blue Internal Drives, but I fully expect all three to be as fast and reliable as the original five drives. WD has definitely earned my trust.
The BAD: Well, I've wracked my brains, and I can't think of a single negative thing to say about WD Caviar Blue Internal Drives. They have certainly not disappointed me, and I will continue to use them for the foreseeable future.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Failed on the first day!

It worked at the beginning. But one hour after I installed the OS it started to freeze and could not read or write anything. Used WD its own disk tools to test the drive...Read complete review

It worked at the beginning. But one hour after I installed the OS it started to freeze and could not read or write anything. Used WD its own disk tools to test the drive (SMART self-test), FAILED with message "too many bad sectors"... I don't know what to say... Several years ago I bought a WD 2.5 internal HDD and died within one year. Now the new one failed in just one hour... I would not buy any WD HDDs any more.

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5.0

Fast and quiet hard drive

By lennylen

from Selden, NY

About Me Casual user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy to use
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

      I have had my new 1TB WD Blue hard drive for about two weeks. It was easy to install and so far works great.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      A good hard drive

      By Samuel B.

      from Camp Connell, CA

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Games
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

        I've used WD products for years, and they've always been reliable. This 1TB hard drive is no exception.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Quiet and Fast

        By Ron

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High Capacity
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

          This HD is fast, affordable and extremely quiet. I use this as a dedicated storage for my personal pictures, home videos and other things. It does what it's supposed to do. Only time will tell if mine is a dud or a champion.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Price per MB is good

          By Muddy

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

          1TB WD Caviar Blue is just a fast as 1TB WD Caviar Black,for less money.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          What else can you say it works

          By Evan

          from California

          Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

          Pretty quiet you can hear the read head move

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          5.0

          WD great drives!

          By Jazzvibe

          from New York

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

            I used this to replace a drive in a 2009 MacPro. Formatted the drive, reinstalled from a time machine drive and all is well and back up and running!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            good drive

            By vatoloco

            from Hutchinson, KS

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage

                Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                I use for storage lot of room

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                4.0

                Great replacement Hard Drive

                By BF

                from Portland, ME

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                  I purchased this WD Hard Drive to replace the dead HD on my 2008 Imac. It was a lot easier to install and set up than I anticipated. It's like having a new computer again. The Hard Drive is much quieter than previous one.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Good drive for storage

                  By James G.

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer
                    • Photo Storage

                    Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                    These are good drive for general storage. I use these as backups and not as my main drives. For this purpose I have not had any problems at all. I can always trust WD as these are the only HDD that have not failed me thus far. I have had bad luck with other brands. This is why I run 5 back ups. It may sound excessive but I have learned it is necessary if you are a professional photographer who has had drives corrupted with client images.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Good Quality Drive

                    By Rebecca

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use
                    • High Capacity
                    • Portable
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • File Transfer
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                      WD drives haven't failed me yet. Run smooth and quiet even under heavy loads. Comes in even larger sizes but went with 1 TB for my new computer build. Shipping was fast and tracking was available. I will definitely buy more parts from B&H in the future.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Great Drive

                      By Mike the Runner

                      from West Virginia

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                          Bought this as a replacement drive and not disappointed.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Best 1tb Hard Drive you can buy for the money.

                          By Gobbler

                          from Mooresburg, TN

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Best
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy to use
                          • High Capacity
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                          • No Software Included

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • File Transfer
                          • Gaming
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                          I use this as a secondary data drive, It replaced a WD Green 1tb drive that failed and its 7200rpm makes for quick installations and quicker loading times. The only thing not great about it is that the OEM version comes with nothing but the hard drive so you need a windows disk or similar to format the drive to ntfs.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Works Fine

                          By eatAWESOME

                          from East Lansing, MI

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy to use
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup

                            Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                            Nothing to note. Works reliably and was easy to install. Great for storage.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Perfect replacement

                            By HIHO

                            from Beverly Hills

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy to use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • File Transfer
                              • Photo Storage
                              • Video

                              Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                              Got it to replace a dying Dell HD. Bundled software move the content of the old drive to the new WD blue. Simple and working perfectly.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Great quality hard drive for the price

                              By Nolanbob99

                              from Phoenix Arizona

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy to use
                              • High Capacity
                              • Portable
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                                Does exactly as it says, great product for the cheap price. I reccomend this product to anyone that needs large amounts of storage space at a cheap price.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Can't be beat

                                By Linda

                                from Pa.

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • High Capacity
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • Photo Storage

                                  Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                                  Great price. Free shipping only took one day. Item as described. Thank You

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  Cheap memory upgrade

                                  By Media Messengers

                                  from Lansing, MI

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Affordable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage

                                    Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                                    Really easy just plug in and go!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    Works great

                                    By Malik

                                    from Allen, TX

                                    Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                                    Simple to install in a mac pro. Works great.

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                                    5.0

                                    Would buy again-B&H always the best

                                    By Bill Heaps

                                    from Berwick, PA

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy to use
                                    • High Capacity

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage

                                      Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                                      Does what it's supposed to do!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      1.0

                                      Failed on the first day!

                                      By Size

                                      from Fullerton, CA

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Unreliable

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about 1TB WD Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Desktop OEM Internal Hard Drive:

                                          It worked at the beginning. But one hour after I installed the OS it started to freeze and could not read or write anything. Used WD its own disk tools to test the drive (SMART self-test), FAILED with message "too many bad sectors"... I don't know what to say... Several years ago I bought a WD 2.5 internal HDD and died within one year. Now the new one failed in just one hour... I would not buy any WD HDDs any more.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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