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

(based on 105 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

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

awesome drive

By Joe

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I bought 4 of these as the base for my array and they are workhorses. Never had an issue

 
1.0

Western Digital let me down.

By Ricky

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Ordered 2, both arrived in one box. 1 works 1 is junk. Not B&H's fault but Western Digital let me down. That's very poor quality control.

 
5.0

Purchased 4 and will order more fantastic price and service!

By Computer Helpers

from Oak Ridge, TN

Verified Buyer

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

Have shopped and purchased many items over the years from B&H and I will continue to do so. I have done a lot of comparison shopping and the prices here are hard to beat.

 
5.0

Worked fine once I formatted it!

By Crazy white boy

from New Orleans, La.

Verified Buyer

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

Absolutely worthless unless/until formatted! Instructions found on the internet. I choose to partition my 1TB into 3 logical drives, 500GB, 250GB and 3rd partition at whatever is left. 1TB, UNPARTITIONED, is just too big to run a defragger (I use Smart Defrag) Ditto for virus scan (I use Malwarebytes).

 
5.0

Works great

By Josh

from Undisclosed

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

No problem at all so far, and it loads information quick.

 
5.0

Prefer Western Digital

By CSB

from Indiana

Verified Buyer

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

Like Westen Digital and used WD for over 20 years

 
5.0

Good bang for your buck

By Dylan

from Undisclosed

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

For mass storage where a ssd isn't in your budget this mass storage device is a great option at one of the cheapest prices in regards to device storage amount.

 
5.0

Great HDD

By Shamari Ishmael

from Barbados

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

Nothing else to add, it's a great HDD

 
5.0

1 tb for that price. yes pls

By Paoloantonior

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

WOrks fine

 
5.0

So far, so good!

By Zachary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I got this drive to use for a weekly backup inside the family desktop computer. After plugging it in, I did a full format. I've also written over 100 GB to the disk. It's only been in use a couple weeks or so, and I feel like a good six months is a better period of time for testing. Everything seems to work fine so far though.

 
5.0

Excellent storage drive

By Kirsten

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

It's for storage, and spins at 7200rpm. If it were to be the primary drive I might wonder a bit at its longevity compared to something like a WD Black. But in this machine it's simpl;y for storage; no programs or apps loaded on it.

Solid storage at a great price.

 
5.0

Very solid hard drive

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Does what it does.

 
5.0

would bye again

By Johnny

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

great

 
5.0

Great HDD

By ILYASS

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

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

 
5.0

Can't go wrong

By Ian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Tons of space, great brand!

 
5.0

Packed full of Gigs

By Trevor

from undisclosed

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

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

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

Adequate storage for storing documents, pictures etc.

 
5.0

Go with Blue

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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