- By Fang Zhou_D @Aug 28, 2013
WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals
looking for leading-edge performance. These 3.5-inch desktop drives are perfect
for high-performance applications like photo and video editing, gaming and power
- by Fang Zhou_D @Aug 28, 2013
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I lucked in on the special sale, which really is lucky with less than 6 months warranty to go on my 1T blacks. Drives both old and new show perfect testing scores. Toshibas and Seagates show warranty from production date - so typically a few months less than expected. These show full five years. I did things the hard way with manual partitioning and learning about setting up boot partitions, but then Mint16 install did the rest for setting up as boot drive with efi.
This is a great storage hard-drive. I upgraded to this hard drive as it can hold alot of content and I have a nice peace of mind with the 5year warranty and the fact that it is a Black hard drive. I wouldn't recommend raiding them due to lack of TLER but thats a massive storage system to require 8TB.
This drive is the main backup for my Windows 8 system. I do a lot of video and photo editing, so my backups include many huge files. I installed this drive, set up a regular backup and it has been working away for the past six months. I also use it for scratch disks in some Adobe products. I'm pleased with this drive and plan to add another one of these to my system soon.
Got it on surprise sale price of $279.99 so was happy not to pay the regular price of $349. I'm sure prices will continue to decline. I'm happy with the drive overall - slight problem setting up as one large drive off the bat. I had to get Windows 7 to set it up as a GPT drive and off it went like a champ.
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