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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 ›
I currently run a SSD for booting and programs that are resource heavy, and 2 of these 1TB hard drives for general storage. As I said before, I have 2 of these drives now because the price is affordable for the amount of storage on them and they are a reliable brand. They are package in an anti-static bag and fuss free packaging.
You will require a SATA connection cable in order to connect this as they are not supplied - this is my only gripe.
If you are looking for an affordable, fuss free storage solution this might be a good option for you.
I use SSDs for most things on my main gaming PC - I bought this drive to act as another backup for everything on my cloud storage. All my photos are digital and now that I am a parent with loads of baby photos, a loss of data would really be very upsetting and unfortunate. I now store everything on a cloud storage service, an SSD and on this HDD so I would hope that I am reasonably covered in the event that I lose a drive, or even if my PC was ever stolen.
From looking at other reviews - this drive has a reputation for being dependable and perfect for my needs. Only time will tell but I have had good experience with WD products in the past. Installation was a breeze, and this is coming from a guy who only built his first PC last Summer. The price was quite good for the storage, and the price had actually decreased since I added it to my wishlist. Arguably, I probably could have gone for a lower spec model (green?) because I am only using this for storage but my needs may change in future and I may require a faster disc speed, so that's also something to consider.
Bought two in October 2016 and one of them died within a few weeks. It spins up fine but Windows can't detect it, and HD Sentinel has shown over 200 bad sectors.
Two out of three isn't bad, but it's the first drive that's gone bad on me in over 20 years owning a PC. Not particularly impressed tbh, especially at the size of 6TB. WD's support is awful too, if you want the driver replaced they tend to send out refurbs.
I was in two minds to contact Amazon but really it's a warrenty thing, and i've no intention of WD obtaining my drive and refurbishing it to someone else with all my data on it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great drive i use it for gaming, apart from cost theres not much differance from this and a wd black drive.... well for gaming anywayPublished 3 days ago by keith
Great hard drive, no problems with using this for 2 years, very reliable, good speeds both read/write. Very slight hum when in use as is expectedPublished 6 days ago by Sam Wrangles