REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.8

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (78)

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    (13)

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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.

Reviewed by 92 customers

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5.0

Great HDD

By ILYASS

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Shipping worldwide by ( DHL+ post shipping  34 days ) & everything works good (Y)

 
5.0

Can't go wrong

By Ian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Tons of space, great brand!

 
5.0

Packed full of Gigs

By Trevor

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Don't hesitate, u know u need the gigs & the reliably. This is it.

 
5.0

Excellent value and quiet.

By Mahadev

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Adequate storage for storing documents, pictures etc.

 
5.0

Go with Blue

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Needed to replace a Seagate that went bad. Decided to go with WD this time. Works good and I just use it for game storage along with an SSD for everything else. I didn't need more than 1TB so I felt this was the best versus the more expensive Black version which I feel is not necessary.

 
5.0

Fast and Quiet

By Billy

from Sun City

Verified Buyer

Used two of these to build a small array for digital audio. Noticeably quieter than my older versions. Read and write seems faster too, compared to other drives I have in RAID configurations.

 
5.0

Easy set up, works flawlessly.

By Jerry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Bought on advice of local computer technician. Setup was simple, with easy to follow prompts. I've used it every day for 6 months so far, and have had no issues at all. Would buy the same drive again.

 
5.0

Great choice for replacing my hard drive

By A

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

This has turned out to be a great choice for replacing the hard drive that died in my computer. I installed it in a Dell Vostro 200 and it works great. It was very easy to install and loading my Vista operating system was also easy, using the original software disks I still had. With this hard drive I think I'll be able to continue getting good use of this older computer that I like.

 
5.0

Great Shipping

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Hard to comment since its brand new with little use but the the shipping time was impressive. No problems with order whatsoever. I would surely buy from this company again.

 
4.0

Good HDD

By SilentToast

from Undisclosed

Solid HDD. No complaints so far 2 weeks in

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Sunil

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Perfect work

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great hard drive great price.

By Russell

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

By the description and the specifications it should be a very good hard drive.
Easy setup for me I have a tool less installation setup in my PC so I just snapped
it in the holder and plugged it in. Make sure you have or purchase a SATA data cable
for this drive as it is a bare drive only.
Easy setup in disk management to get the PC to recognize the drive and format it for
operation it is working great but only have had it in for a short time.
Very satisfied, works great.

 
5.0

no probs so far. but its only been a week.

By Krys

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

no probs so far. but its only been a week.

 
5.0

Fast Hard Drive

By Lorien

from Undisclosed

Fantastic hard drive, great quality, great customer service! The computer is running faster with this hard drive!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bought three of these

By Darius

from Undisclosed

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Excellent hard drive. Very dependable. I recently upgraded my Mac Pro 2009 with this hard drive and no matter how many files I put on it I still have room more. The second one is for a computer hard drive upgrade for one of neighbors looking for more hard drive space. Can't beat the price. Noticeably quick boot up time. Great hard drive for general use or for file backups.

 
5.0

muy bueno

By Matias

from Undisclosed

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Site Member

hasta ahora todo bien, contento con el producto

 
5.0

Third one bought.

By Willie Earl

from Germantown, TN

Verified Buyer

Use these drives for off-line backup storage of photos and videos. The USB 3.1 docking bay makes reasonably quick work of the backup process. These drives have been flawless.

 
5.0

Working so far as clone backup

By Bob

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

This hard drive was a match for an existing system using as a clone backup, working fine so far.

 
5.0

Amazing

By Ramdial

from Undisclosed

It is perfect and b and h shipped it quick

 
5.0

Solid hhd

By Adam

from San Francisco

Everything you need from a hard drive at a nice price. my only issue is the blue sticker doesn't match my build but oh well

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