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post #1 of 32
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Hi everyone,

After reading all the great reviews about the Caviar Black 1TB I finally decided to buy it.

Apparently I was "lucky" enough to grab the one from the "bad batch."

I've googled around and seems that this is indeed called the bad batch version, some even saying that it's louder or prone to die sooner.

(Apparently the firmware can be "fixed" for the jumper SATA configuration with a WD developer tool called "wdsspd," but as I feel that I was cheated by the retailer & since I bought the drive today, I might return it tomorrow morning.)

Does anyone have personal experiences with this specific drive?


Just for the record, here is HDTune's benchmark result:

WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0
Read transfer rate
Transfer Rate Minimum : 63.5 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Maximum : 133.9 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Average : 104.6 MB/sec
Access Time : 12.2 ms
Burst Rate : 151.0 MB/sec
CPU Usage : -1.0%
Edited by Karlz3r - 8/23/12 at 4:07pm
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Return it since you have a warranty. I don't gamble with bad HDDs.
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I returned it under warranty, will probably hear about it tomorrow.
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same here

just look at the pic
buy 3 hdd at same time,
yet getting different hdd (difference graph performance, difference batch)
and agre with the OP the performance not getting better, same like SATA2 generation


made me hate wdc black series..
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It seems like the 00Y9A0 is actually getting better scores. rolleyes.gif

Seek time is nice.

salvanos, have you patched the firmware with wdsspd?
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What? I just bought a new 1tb black and the batch is 00Y9A0. Can I return it just for the reason that its a bad batch? thanks!
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What? I just bought a new 1tb black and the batch is 00Y9A0. Can I return it just for the reason that its a bad batch? thanks!

Yes.

They can decline RMA request though.
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Yes.
They can decline RMA request though.

What could be a good batch?

And also, what is the newest batch?
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They sent me the HDD back after testing. It is apparently "OK."

I can hear clicks from the hard drive. Maybe it's the loud seek or head parking?
Edited by Karlz3r - 8/16/12 at 3:25pm
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[IMG ALT=""]They sent me the HDD back after testing. It is apparently "OK." I can hear clicks from the hard drive. Maybe it's the loud seek or head parking?

My Samsung drivers make click noises aswell, and they have from the second I bougt them 2 years ago. Clicking can be a sign of a very bad error, but when it starts clicking its either OK or completly dead.
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