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

(based on 31 reviews)

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Pros

  • Quiet (16)
  • Large capacity / good size (15)
  • Easy to set up (11)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (16)
    • Back-up (13)
    • Photo storage (11)
    • Video (9)
    • File transfer (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (19), Casual user (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (22), Business (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (19), Other (3)

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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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                                5.0

                                Fast and Reliable

                                By The Girl Next Door

                                from Pittsburgh, PA

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to use
                                • Fast
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • Internal Drives
                                  • Photo Storage

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

                                  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.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Caviar Blue

                                  By PPbass

                                  from California

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

                                  I use this as a data drive. Fast and quiet. WD drives have always served my systems well. Very dependable.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good Price, Quick Delivery

                                  By mattk993

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Backup

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

                                    Nothing but good things to say

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Other

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                                    5.0

                                    Great drive!

                                    By Bugs

                                    from Philadelphia,Pa.

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • High Capacity

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • Photo Storage
                                      • Video

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

                                      Purchased two for a Dell OptiPlex. Installation took 15 minutes (no screws in a Dell). They worked perfectly.

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

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                                      4.0

                                      Unit is exactly as Described

                                      By faman

                                      from San Antonio, Tx

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • High Capacity
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Multi-track Audio Recordi

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

                                        Bought this drive to use as my "record-to" drive for multi-track audio out of Studio One 2 Pro. It's fast speed, size, and quiet operation are exactly what I was looking for. Setup in Win7 64-bit Pro was a breeze although not as simple as it once was in previous Operating Systems where the drive was installed automatically. After a quick net search, I assigned a drive letter and was ready to go.

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

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                                        5.0

                                        Good drive, good price

                                        By Bob

                                        from Alto, Georgia

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Easy to use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Additional Storage
                                          • Backup
                                          • File Transfer
                                          • Photo Storage

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

                                          I purchased this drive to use as a "Ghost" backup drive to archive my "c:\" drive in total. The drive will be used every time a new program is added and will provide total, fast restoration of the C: drive if infected with viruses, trojans or other mal-ware instead of attempting to laboriously trouble-shoot and repair the damage.

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

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