Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming. High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up WD Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.
|Type||Hard drive - internal|
|Data Transfer Rate||600 MBps|
|Buffer Size||16 MB|
|Spindle Speed||7200 rpm|
|Features||NoTouch ramp load technology, dual processor, Advanced Format technology , S.M.A.R.T.|
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This review is not of the hard drive because i NEVER received it! I ordered this item over 2 weeks ago and paid for 2 day shipping. Part of my order (RAM) shipped. When I contacted customer service I got every excuse in the book from, "not in stock" to "the item is coming from a different warehouse" to "this item is discontinued". I am very dissatisfied overall of how crucial handled my order and I will be demanding a refund from the money they promptly took as soon as I placed my order. Maybe I should have said my credit card was discontinued or coming from another location to see how they like that. I will never again shop from crucial.com and will be discouraging all of my associates from shopping here as well.
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 apologize ahead of time, as I am not super techy.
About 7-8 months ago I replaced the HD and memory in my early 20078 24" iMac. All was working great, but about 2 months ago or so, it stopped booting up (white screen, folder with question mark.)
I finally got around to trying to fix it again, and got out a boot disk (Snow Leopard, as that is what I happened to have on a disk.) It starts the process of installing the OS, but when it gets to the screen that asks what disk to install the OS on, it never finds a disk. I am guessing there is some issue with the HD? Just trying to see if I can get some directional hints on how to next proceed.
HD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB SATA-600, part # ST3000DM001
Memory - 4GB kit (2GB x 2) 200-pin SODIMM, part # CT2K2G2S800M
I like to play around with my computer in a way that's not exactly easy on hard drives.
Basically, I compile a lot of applications from source code. I know that this is rough on mechanical hard drives from experience, because I go through hard drives once every 2-3 years on systems where I do this.
Also, I tend to reinstall my operating system(s) every few months or so in order to experiment/test various configurations. That's also rough on the hard drive because it involves reformatting/reinstalling stuff.
I'm getting ready to replace the HDD I just wore out in my Linux machine. I like the speed of SSDs (I run them in my Gaming systems without issue), but I don't know if an SSD could hold up to the way I use my "programming" computer.
Basically, I'm wondering if it's a better idea to buy cheap HDDs and run them into the ground to avoid wearing out an SSD within 6 months (which I've heard happens with write-intensive operations), or whether an SSD would survive in that environment for about the same 2-3 years as my hard drives.
Most people have only tested the drives under normal scenarios with Windows and gaming. My situation is a little different, though.
Any advice/experience that might be relevant?
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1. The new SSD only requires to be initialized prior to using or cloning. A guide on how to initialize can be found here.
2, I believe the computer will be unaware of the change if you use the EaseUS todo back up, however, I am not super familiar with this back up software and that might be more of a question for their forum.
Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Thanks for contacting us. Defragging can save time for the cloning process so you may go ahead and perform a defrag. It's definitely not necessary, however.