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have a few of these installed, been using them for some years and they are still working like new. bios detection under AHCI takes a long time though might be something with the boot volume
My Seagate died prematurely and needed a fast and large replacement. Western Digital is back and definitely has good products and warranty. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another and I do all my shopping from NCIX because they are fast, reliable, courteous, and very easy to deal with.
Needed to upgrade my drobo, and finally decided that flooding prices had dropped enough. Got a pair of these for 90$ a pop, which isn't amazing, but was a decent price given the circumstances. Both checked out fine when I got them and are now running in my drobo. If I needed more, WD blues is where I'd look first.
4/5 only because post flood pricing still isn't as good as it used to be.
This was a lightly used drive in a backup file server that died just under one year of use. WD Smart Info claimed drive was fine, but the Diagnostics program would not run. And it did the have the "click of death" too. Have RMA pending to WD. This is the 6th WD drive I've bought, and first failure. I'll buy again, but disappointed at the short life.
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