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

(based on 37 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (19)
  • Large capacity / good size (17)
  • Easy to set up (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (19)
    • Back-up (15)
    • Photo storage (12)
    • File transfer (10)
    • Video (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (19), Casual user (9)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (26), Business (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (22), Mac (3), Other (3)

    Reviewed by 37 customers

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    4.0

    1TB WD Caviar Blue

    By MikeM

    from Georgia

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      Works fine. I currently use this as an external hard drive in a Sabrent case. I will eventually add internally for extra space.

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

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      5.0

      All Good

      By JD

      from USA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I've been using this HD for about 1 week so far. It is quiet, quick, it is 7200rpm with 64mb cache and 6gb sata connection. I scanned the complete HD before the full install and all sectors reported good. The best part of this HD is that it is NON AF (advanced format)! On some older computers if you attempt to install a AF HD you can run into the OS system not loading properly with no indication that the AF is the problem - this still happens even if using interface mfg software.

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

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          5.0

          So far, so good . . .

          By meanska

          from Ridgefield, WA

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

          Needed a 1 TB drive for a mirrored backup of my Mac Mini. I have had good luck with WD drives in the past, and the price was right, so I bought this and popped it in my 4 drive enclosure, and voula!

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          5.0

          Solid performance and reliable

          By JMG

          from TN

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

          Great drive. Does what it' supposed to.

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          4.0

          Good value

          By Bob the Builder

          from San Diego

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • High Capacity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage

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

            Bought to replace failed Seagate drive. Installation was quick and painless, and computer was back up and running.

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

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            5.0

            Great Hard Drive

            By Brian C.

            from Connecticut

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer

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

            I use this as my main external Time Machine backup drive for my mac and it's great! It's very quiet and is detected very quickly. So far I've had no issues at all.

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

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            5.0

            Western Digital Work Horse

            By ON-SITE

            from Sarasota

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Failed Hdd Replacement

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

                Great specs 7200 rpm for a good 1TB reliable SATA Drive from reputable Western Digital at a great price!

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                WD = quality

                By DDS Castellanos

                from San Ysidro California

                About Me Power user

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Cheap And Good Quality
                • High Capacity

                Cons

                • Nothing For The Money

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • File Transfer

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

                Super economic 1Tb solution with very well trusted brand name !
                I've never had a problem with WD HDD. its a no brainer

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

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                5.0

                Solid for Backup

                By Scotty

                from Scottsville, KY

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Installed easily and works fine as a second hard drive on a Windows 7 system. Don't forget to buy a SATA cable, if you don't have one. The drive does not come with one. If your new drive doesn't show up in Windows Explorer, you probably forgot to initialize it. A quick internet search will give you simple instructions for doing so, if you don't know how.

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

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                      5.0

                      Western Digital At Its Finest

                      By Sean

                      from San Luis Obispo, CA

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • High Capacity

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        Always been a Western Digital buyer, and this drive did everything I expected. It's a ton of storage for a decent price. Using it primarily as a storage drive with an SSD for boot. Drive is very responsive and formats down to solid 930GB.

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

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                        5.0

                        Competitively priced storage solution

                        By Mike from Mishawaka

                        from Mishawaka, Indiana

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy to use
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Main Os Hard Drive

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

                          The WD Blue drive is the only internal HD in my custom built PC. After reading many reviews, I determined this drive to be the most reliable and cost effective storage solution for my needs.I'm running Win7 Ultimate and have had no problems. Installation was a breeze and the item arrived in two days after ordering. This drive does everything it supposed to do and is much quieter than my last HD.

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

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                          5.0

                          Bought this to Use as an external drive

                          By newport

                          from new york

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • 7200 RPM
                          • Great price
                          • Large Capacity

                          Cons

                          • Noisy Sometimes

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video
                          • Video Editing

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

                          replaced my failing hard drive with one of these. works fine, nice capacity at a great price. also purchased the aluratek duplicator to copy the drive. purcashed another one of these drives to use with the aluratek as an external drive for video editing etc... works great so far!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          4.0

                          Great value

                          By newport

                          from new york

                          Verified Buyer

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

                          nice drive. big capacity, gets a little noisy at times as others have suggested. I have it a month so far and no problems at all. great price and delivery was one day after placing order. thanks b&h.

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                          5.0

                          All the space that I needed.

                          By W.D.O.

                          from Los Angeles, California

                          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 Internal Hard Drive:

                            Very easy to install and it work like I expected. Can I recommend it? YES!

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

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                            5.0

                            Reliable

                            By cseeman

                            from Brooklyn, NY

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup

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

                              Using it to back up a computer system drive dock and stored. No issues at all.

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

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                              5.0

                              Great HD for the Money

                              By Crow

                              from SPartanburg ,SC

                              Verified Buyer

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

                              works great

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                              5.0

                              I can hardley hear it!

                              By RWBTALK

                              from Raleigh, NC

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  This Caviar Blue HDD was simple to install with the Aluratek External SATA Hard Drive Duplicator. The shift took under 15 minutes once the duplication was done. This really changed the performance of the Dell GX520 with an 80G HDD. Startup from "Off" is amazing.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Work right out of the box!

                                  By JT

                                  from Oroville, CA

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

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

                                    Using this for my daughter new built and its working great.
                                    A lot of room!

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

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                                    4.0

                                    Works like a charm and 4x the capacity.

                                    By CMEckert

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • High Capacity
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • Photo Storage

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

                                      Put this in my iMac G5 and it works great.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Hard Drive WD Caiar

                                      By Dobbe

                                      from Stanwood, WA 98292

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Compact
                                      • 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 Internal Hard Drive:

                                        It is for my wife new computer and works fantastic!!!! Thank you>

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

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