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

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.

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  • 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.

    • Positive
    • Performance and Speed
    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.

    • Positive
    • Technology (SMR vs CMR)
    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.

    • Negative
    • Technology (SMR vs CMR)
    Apr 30, 2023
  • Drive is ok, but constantly clicking

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

    • None
    • Noise Level
    Apr 27, 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.

    • None
    • Noise Level
    Apr 20, 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.

    • Positive
    • Quality and Reliability
    Apr 13, 2023
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