Western Digital Caviar Black 4TB reviews

19 customer reviews
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+ This hard drive scores very high on capacity. - It scores very poorly on reliability.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 19 reviews.
6000GB Storage, SATA III See full product description
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Craig, Newport

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good quality, trusted brand, long warranty, quiet when running
Bad points:
really expensive compared to similar size storage
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Oct 2013

Elias,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
great performance, good reliability so far
Bad points:
definitely expensive - may be worth looking at 2 x 2TB instead
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Feb 2013

Singh, Oxfordshire IT Professional

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good Value, Dependable brand..much better than WD!
Bad points:
Need special software to recognise the 4TB partition.
Overall rating 8.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Nov 2013

Micah, London

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
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Bad points:
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Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Jan 2013

jason,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It's fast
Great build quality
5 year warranty
Bad points:
Quite expensive
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Dec 2012

Peter,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fast and reliable. WD 4Tb Black drive tested to be over 40% faster both read and write in same Win7 i5 system than a WD 2Tb Black drive (measured with H2TestW).
Bad points:
No problem with drive itself, but getting drive formatted and usable took time.

Firstly, my already installed copy of Acronis TrueImage 2012 caused a blue screen of death crash in module vsflt67.sys every time I tried to boot. Eventually uninstalled Acronis and the pc booted fine first time. Initialised 4Tb drive as a GPT to be a non-boot drive formatted as NTFS and twice tried (full) format. Took 7 hours each time and failed at the very end with a "there has been a problem" non-specific error message. Saw on the WD site they have a WD version of Acronis for large disk management, installed it, started Acronis (WD version) and immediately the drive was usable, no problems from that moment on.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Mar 2013

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 6000
Interface SATA III
Cache (MB) 64

Also known as: Western digital HDD Caviar BLK 4TB

 

Manufacturer's Description

WD Caviar Black high-performance 3.5" SATA drives combine 7200RPM spin speed, 64MB cache, SATA 6 Gb/s interface, and an integrated dual processor for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop, workstation, and multi-drive systems. Technologically advanced acoustics minimize noise and cool drive operation and enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it. With a massive 4TB of storage, these drives are ideal for power computing applications such as multimedia, video and photo editing, and maxed out gaming computers. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

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