Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by myfriendjohn A reliable drive with ample speed for my needs
I have recently updated all my HDDs on my main rig and I was looking for a cheap 2TB HDD to use as long term storage (more of an archive for all my photos etc)
I wanted to get a 7200 RPM HDD, but I felt this drive suited my needs for the time.
In my time using it, I have not felt any speed issues due to this being a 5400 RPM drive and I am happy with the price and the way drive performs.
I did do a lot of research on reliable 2TB drives (within my price bracket) and you tend to only hear horror stories when searching review sites for them. My choice for the WD Blue was due to the least amount of horror stories.
30 April 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eternal93 Good product. Shame it is still pretty loud.
Received the product faster than expected. Ordered late night Friday received it early morning sunday; which is fantastic as I had actually selected basic delivery. Worried at first as it came wrapped in a tonne of bubble wrap and in a sealed antistatic bag, however the disk was brand new and it was exactly as described.
Only point of contention is the disks r/w noise. It is fairly loud; granted I do have ridiculously sensitive hearing. I can definitely hear it over the rest of my components; though it was far quieter than the WD enterprise 2TB it replaced.
23 December 2015