As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. WD Caviar Green drives make it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
Capacity: 3 TB
Interface: SATA 6.0 Gbps
Form Factor: 3.5"
Buffer Size: 64 MB
Manufacturer Warranty: 2 year
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These hard drives are fine. Just the drive didn't work with the systems in the 2 previous reviews is not a good reason for a low rating.
I installed this HD on a HP P6230y and come to find out my motherboard can't deal with the 3 TB, looks like I'm going to have to replace it with the 2 TB. I hope Crucial will note give me a hard time.
This product was recommended as an upgrade for my mac and it only reads 780gigs of 3tb. Kinda disappointing.
Ok I got it to work, but it's intermittent. I pulled the drive out, switched the type of HDD in the BIOS from AHCI to IDE. Then I re-installed the drive. This got me past BIOS. Then I go into BIOS, reset it to AHCI, and the drive works perfectly. I'm using it now to post this.
However here's the weird thing. If I shut down my machine, I have the same problem again, sometimes. Twice today I've shut down the machine and it's come back with no problem, twice it's repeated the same error I had before. That means to fix it, I have to open the laptop, remove the SSD, reset BIOS to IDE, let it boot, reset BIOS again to AHCI, then reinstall the drive and it works.
Any ideas to stabilize this now? How odd.
I like to play around with my computer in a way that's not exactly easy on hard drives.
Any advice/experience that might be relevant?
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Should I defrag both partitions before installing the new SSD, or not bother?