Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by paulswindon wd allways a good choice but what color
wd black a nice size drive for the price good warranty and fast
15 May 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MrDonkey A very good, quiet drive, but I did have issues
First off, let me say this is a very good drive. Fast, loads of space, and despite what a few people have said elsewhere, quiet. Seriously, if you think this drive is noisy you must be leading a monastic existence. Setup was a doddle, and I've shipped a whole load of files, large and small, to it without a hitch - read/write access is very fast and consistent.
However,.... after about a week and a half I did have problems with my whole system. Fault was eventually traced to this drive bugging out and effectively 'disappearing' from the system, but causing faults for everything else SATA-related on the system. Removal of the drive removed the fault, so got it swapped out, no questions, with Scan (very pleased!). The replacement was just as easy to setup and I've now been running the substitute for circa 3+ months.
I've deliberately waited before posting this review after having the problems with the first drive, but I'm happy to say I've not had any problem with the new one. So much so, I've actually bought a second one, so will be looking to RAID the pair of them shortly.
With any piece of IT kit you occasionally get a lemon. The drive is very good, and if you do get problems, Scan have an excellent replacement policy.
25 February 2016