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WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch
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WD Green hard drives are designed for use in systems that require cool and quiet operation, as secondary drives in PCs, for external enclosures and other applications for which low noise and low heat are beneficial.
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Trust in WD
If you know WD, you know the reliability is legendary. Every WD Blue drive is designed, tested and built to last.
High storage capacity up to 6 TB
Boost your PC storage with WD Blue drives, the brand designed just for desktop and all-in-one PCs. The WD Blue family delivers data storage capacities up to 6 TB.
- Ideal for storing photos, videos and other important files.
- Upgrade your PC from entry level capacities of one TB to the appropriate available scaling over five TB
Improve PC performance
Pair a large capacity drive with an SSD to give your desktop a performance and storage boost. The SSD maximises speed of data access, while the WD Blue drive stores up to 6 TB of movies, games, files, applications and more.
Future-proof your storage
With big technology comes big storage needs. Cameras that record ultra-high definition video at 4 K resolution and 30 frames per second require a ton of storage. Handling all that media is a snap with our 6 TB drive, capable of storing up to 281.25 hours of 4 K video.
Upgrade and backup with ease
WD hard drives come with free access to WD Acronis True Image. Its downloadable software quickly copies all your existing data to your drive – without reinstalling your operating system. Backup and restore functions make it easy to save and retrieve your personal data.
|WD Blue||WD Black|
|Ideal for||Everyday storage for basic personal computing needs||Storage for gamers, creative professionals and those who demand the ideal|
|Available in up to 6 TB||✓||✓|
|Form factor||2.5 inch and 3.5 inch||2.5 inch and 3.5 inch|
|Cache||16 MB – 64 MB||64 MB – 128 MB|
|Interface||SATA 6 Gb/s||SATA 6 Gb/s|
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The wake up times are very good when compared to a Caviar Green, so it's good for an everyday storage drive for say downloads etc as there's very little pause when waking after the drive been put to sleep to save power etc, say 1-2 seconds compared to say 6 with a Green. All in all, I definitely recommend this drive, especially for the price. Obviously the only thing that matches an SSD is an SSD but as far as transfer speeds go, I was getting around 120-130mb/sec sustained when moving large files across internal mechanical drives.
Now why only 3 stars? Well I went to register the drive and check the warranty. I'd had the drive about 2 days, ran the serial and it came back as having about 5 months remaining out of the 24 months you get with a new Blue drive! I queried this with Western Digital, they revealed what I already suspected... I had been sold a recertified drive. These are basically knackered drives that Western Digital then refurbish and put back out, usually for resellers to flog at a discounted rate. The fact they only give them 6 months warranty says allot. The fact that the seller puts them out as a new drive also says allot.
So the moral is, make sure when buying that your drive is DISPATCHED FROM AND SOLD BY AMAZON themselves and not a third party seller. Even if it's fulfilled by Amazon it can still be sold by a third party.
I returned the drive for a refund and purchased a new drive from Amazon themselves, this time with a full warranty.Read more ›
A Note for new builders Remember to go through a New volume setup and then format the hard drive.
type this in the search bar diskmgmt.msc for windows 7 users probably same for windows 8 and other OS your see the drives in there and just right click on the new drive and your see what you got to do from there as stated above. Hope this helps non experienced people
I thought I would just connect the new hard drive inside my computer and then switch it on and the new drive would appear under 'my computer' Unfortunately, whilst it showed up in disk management, it didn't appear under 'my computer'. What I had to do was initialize it first then format it into NTFS files. Probably everybody who has wrote a review was aware of this but I didn't and this review is for people like me!!
It quite straight forward though, however I did read a good article on how to do it at 'pc supportabout .com'.
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The drive is quite compared to some I've had in the past. Has the jumpers on the back which are used for limiting the speed from 6Gbps to 3Gbps and/or using the PUIS (power up in standby) mode, handy if you have a large raid array to save on power depending on motherboard compatibility and raid type. So overall a good hard drive, quite and for what you get a good price, would buy again for any more new builds in the near future.
Any problems with the drive and I will update this review.
PS, Two good tips when handling hard drives, always wear a anti-static wrist band if you have one, and once you've taken the hard drive out of the anti-static bag, don't put it back on top of it. The bag is only anti-static on the inside, not the outside.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works a treat. Got my friends imac back uo and running. Slightly faster speeds to his old drive (checked benchmarks too) and double the storage. Also a brand i know to be reliable.Published 20 hours ago by A friendly guy
This hard drive is brilliant and is well made, it works my CCTV greatPublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent bit of kit installed loaded and worked first time boot-up, no problems and runs quietly in the back ground.Published 1 day ago by Mike1
Excellent performance; fast, quiet and reliable. Does what it's supposed to do and does it well.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Purchased several WD HDDs over the years never any problems new drive no exception . Existing WD drive 5 years old very reliable and good value. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Simon322
I have a top end case that cancels out most of the sound from within and I can still hear the grating whine from this hard drive. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
So far so good. Great amount of space and used as a back up drive I've had no problems with sizeable backups done to date.Published 5 days ago by Steel