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Reviews of Western Digital Hard Drives: Cost-Effective or Fragile?

Reviews of Western Digital Hard Drives: Cost-Effective or Fragile?

30 reviews between Apr 10, 2023 and May 18, 2023.

This collection of 30 reviews covers Western Digital's hard drives, including their 8TB WD Blue PC Internal Hard Drive HDD. Some reviewers liked the cost-to-byte ratio and praised the data transfer rate, while others pointed out issues such as bad customer service and a lack of durability. Complaints about the noise level, fragility, and shingled magnetic recording also emerged. However, several reviewers had positive experiences with WD drives in general and found this hard drive to be effective in serving as a secondary drive or for storage purposes.

Western Digital 6TB WD Blue PC Internal Hard Drive HDD - 5400 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5"
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  • Buy a seagate or a hitachi, or really anything else

    Ive got seagates and hitachis from the early 2010s that are still kicking and working just fine
    WDs have all failed within 5 years or less.
    They are without doubt the WORST of the big name hard drive manufacturers.

    Sentiment
    • Negative
    Content
    • Features and Quality
    May 18, 2023
  • pc

    it work

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Others
    May 16, 2023
  • Best HDD For The Money

    In Spring of 2023 when I bought this for 120 each, at 8TB a drive, brand new, it was the best price you could ask for 8tb of storage. Neither has died thus far, knock on wood they don't during their useful; lifespan. They are VERY NOISY however. I can hear them over 8 FULL SPEED Antec F12s and down the hall sometimes. they are also a touch slower and less responsive than my 2018 Seagate 2TB drives in terms of drive latnecy and game loading.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Features and Quality
    May 14, 2023
  • Fast

    Súper rápido trabaja de lo mejor

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Features and Quality
    May 13, 2023
  • On time

    Thanks I got and works perfectly.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Orders and Delivery
    May 12, 2023
    • Perfect!

      Just what I needed for an older hp slimline desktop. Perfect replacement, all mounting holes line up. Somehow it simply booted up and installed windows all on its own accord, no bios boot from DVD or flash drive nor internet access. Regardless of how strange I find this, it was the easiest fix ever. Replaced a 160gig. (Fried)

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      May 09, 2023
    • item is damage !

      item is damage !

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      May 07, 2023
    • Was exceptionally packaged.

      Worked as it should. Package was triple wrapped, including bubble wrap. Was impressed with care taken to ensure it arrived in one piece. Even bought another for a backup drive.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Orders and Delivery
      May 07, 2023
    • Good storage medium

      Plug and play storage, decently dependable drive.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      May 06, 2023
    • Excellent storage drive

      Good data/file transfer rate. Runs smooth and quiet.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      May 05, 2023
    • Excelente Relacion Calidad Precio

      Es una excelente opción este HDD Mecánico de 2TB como complemento de una Unidad de Almacenamiento M.2 NVme de 500 Gigas para dedicar este al Sistema Operativo; y dejar el HDD Mecánico para Almacenamiento de Datos y demás Información o Juegos. Hasta la Fecha el desempeño del HDD Western Digital Blue es excelente.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      May 04, 2023
    • Good large storage or backup drive drive 6GB and 8GB in last 3 years.

      WDC blue is my go to drive for bulk storage and I've never actually had a failure WDC in 25 yrs. 2x drives
      6 GB and 8 GB. 6 was SMR and 8 CMR (good). Shingled is a special trick that extends size per platter with a penalty to some VERY WRITE intensive times. A drive under 80% full with quiet times will mostly never have the issues. Theory is --- data is written to drive in SPEED optimized way and later when the drive is quiet data is Packed in the SMR ultra dense magnetic format. SERVER don't have that quiet time. Raid array magnifies the effects when you have small delays for housekeeping on 5 drives all misaligned in time.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      May 02, 2023
    • Bewarn: item is non-returnable

      Attempted to return and meet with this statement: This item is non-returnable, but you may contact Customer Service to request a refund or replacement.

      Be advised this drive is uses Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) that is being disguised as Advanced Format Drives (AFDs); this format makes it inferior compared to Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR). Very deceptive WD without warning the customers.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Customer Service
      Apr 30, 2023
    • Ok so far . . .

      Running ok so far . . used in my DVR system but remains to see how HD is affected by heat and other issues.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      Apr 29, 2023
    • buyer beware these are oem hdds

      these are oem haddrives and not retail

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Others
      Apr 28, 2023
    • Calidad

      calidad Garantizada

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Others
      Apr 28, 2023
    • Drive is ok, but constantly clicking

      Drive preformce ok, but randomly makes annoying clicking noises unlike other drives.

      Sentiment
      • None
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      Apr 27, 2023
    • it's ok

      it's ok to use

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      Apr 27, 2023
    • Fits my PC

      Ordered exactly what I needed.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Orders and Delivery
      Apr 24, 2023
    • Calidad!

      Muy buena calidad, el empaque llego s├║per seguro y sellado, me ha funcionado sin problemas

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      Apr 23, 2023
    • Noisy drive

      Loud hard drive, sounds like a constant airplane propeller in motion. Prior drive is same model and size. Prior to it failing was very quiet barley audible. New one is loud, loud, loud. Maybe just bad luck on this one.

      Sentiment
      • None
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      Apr 20, 2023
    • First Class Drive

      Amazing price for a great drive.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Pricing
      Apr 20, 2023
    • Excelente producto

      Buena calidad

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Others
      Apr 20, 2023
    • As expected, works 100%

      Works as exected.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      Apr 20, 2023
    • Sent me a faulty hard drive

      Sent me a faulty hard drive try contacting them and the agents keep ending chat terrible assistance waste of money

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Customer Service
      Apr 16, 2023
    • Excellent HDD

      Excellent product that I use as a secondary drive. Love the capacity and how quietly it operates. Does exactly what I needed for. Have always had dependable results with WD HDD and I anticipate the same with this one.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      Apr 15, 2023
    • Best bang for your buck

      Cost to byte ratio is great. Installed and formatted easily. Didn't come with a sata cable. Both my last blue WD's lasted 12 years.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      Apr 13, 2023
    • Western Digital 8TB WD Blue PC Internal Hard Drive HDD

      Western Digital 8TB WD Blue PC Internal Hard Drive HDD. WD Drives are really good devices, I have many external WD in cases. Have had then for many years and no problems. I made sure this drive was either owned and sent from Amazon, or at least sent from Amazon. I had windows control panel set it up, followed the directions, no problems works well. I just bought this drive, expecting it to work well, for years.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      Apr 12, 2023
    • Nice

      Nice

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Others
      Apr 11, 2023
    • Could have been good.

      This could have been a great long-term storage drive for the price, but it has a fatal flaw. The fact it is SMR is NOT the issue either. I saw a few other posts here and there complaining of fragile SATA ports, and they weren't kidding. My drive showed up in proper packing, with no shipping damage. I immediately stuck it in my computer and couldn't get it recognized. I fiddled with it for probably an hour before I noticed the SATA data port was broken off. I'm not sure how it happened, as I only had possession of it for said hour and didn't drop it or jam the cables against the case or anything like that. The connectors appear to be made of bakelite, which is the most garbage-tier quality of plastic that has ever been made. I obviously returned it for a refund, but things like this should not be a concern on a high-capacity storage device.

      I usually go for Seagate drives over WD, but the price on this 6TB drive was the same as a 4TB Seagate Barracuda. Needless to say, WD will once again not be getting my business for quite some time. (oh, and I ended up with the 4TB Seagate drive)

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Features and Quality
      Apr 10, 2023

Sentiment Analysis

  • Positive(22)
    73%
  • Negative(6)
    20%
  • None(2)
    7%
53 Net Promoter
Score

Popular Topics

  • Features and Quality(19)
    63%
  • Others(5)
    17%
  • Orders and Delivery(3)
    10%
  • Customer Service(2)
    7%
  • Pricing(1)
    3%

Languages

  • English(25)
    83%
  • Spanish(5)
    17%

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