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I was wondering if anyone here has recently bought this WD Black model from newegg:
WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM

I read the SLEW of negative reviews and ignored them, but to my dismay, ended up with the same problems the recent negative reviews pointed out, bad sectors......sent in for a refund, no replacement as it looked like newegg is selling a defective production line as of now.

So has anyone else recently bought this model from Newegg? Did it work? I really wanted one of these especially because it was on a shell shocker for 80 dollars the day I got it, and because of the "high" reputation.
Edited by junkerde - 11/18/12 at 11:56am
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post #2 of 7
I'd recommend a used Samsung F3 Spinpoint, or a new one if you can find some lying around, I'd be tempted to say they're better than the WD Blacks (they were the best before the floods)
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The Blue series is much more dependable then the black series. I would recommend it any day. I used it in my grandmas build she loves it to death! It's fast and dependable.
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I've owned several WD blacks over the years and haven't had a single problem. Must be something wrong w/ WD's current batch of them.
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Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222 View Post

I've owned several WD blacks over the years and haven't had a single problem. Must be something wrong w/ WD's current batch of them.

I experienced that with their backup drives. I bought one and it was corrupt from the start. But I returned it after a year and got a new one...it was perfect....
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IIRC the WD1002FAEX model has had problems more than other models from WDC..
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post #7 of 7
Probably just a bad batch since mine has been rock solid for 3 years.

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