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Old December 5, 2008, 05:50 PM
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Angry Do NOT buy the WD6400AAKS !

Sorry for this late reply. I just found this thread.

If you haven't bought the WD yet, DON'T !!

I got the WD 640GB WD6400AAKS drive and I can tell you that it SUX !!

Here are the problems I encountered with it --

A. It runs extremely hot !

B. After 20 minutes after I switch on my PC, WD6400AAKS gets unresponsive. Reading files from it takes forever. Writing files to it ... I wish I can ! :rtfm:

C. There are times the BIOS has much problem detecting WD6400AAKS --- and my PC just boot without WD6400AAKS !

D. There are other times the BIOS detect the presence of WD6400AAKS but having difficulties loading it, so the boot screen stays at the "detecting hard drives" prompt, like forever.:rtfm:

E. I've tested copying files into WD6400AAKS --- while Windows will tell you everything is okay, the file that has just been copied into WD6400AAKS is corrupted ! I've even tried using the XXCOPY program, with that "xxcopy /v2" switch (byte to byte verified), and after that, I did a FC (file compare) with "fc /b" switch (byte to byte compare) comparing the two files ... much corruptions !!

Conclusion --- Get whatever drive you want, but NEVER EVER GET WD6400AAKS !!






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I know the Seagate isn't as good and that's why I didn't really include it.

I hear Samsung Spinpoint's are pretty good though so I wanted to see if anybody had any comments on their 640GB one.

Judging by the Newegg comments, there seems to be a ton of DOA WD and Seagates but the Samsungs seem to be fine. Problem is though the WD has way more reviews than any of the others.
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Old December 5, 2008, 10:38 PM
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Sorry for this late reply. I just found this thread.

If you haven't bought the WD yet, DON'T !!

I got the WD 640GB WD6400AAKS drive and I can tell you that it SUX !!

Here are the problems I encountered with it --

A. It runs extremely hot !

B. After 20 minutes after I switch on my PC, WD6400AAKS gets unresponsive. Reading files from it takes forever. Writing files to it ... I wish I can ! :rtfm:

C. There are times the BIOS has much problem detecting WD6400AAKS --- and my PC just boot without WD6400AAKS !

D. There are other times the BIOS detect the presence of WD6400AAKS but having difficulties loading it, so the boot screen stays at the "detecting hard drives" prompt, like forever.:rtfm:

E. I've tested copying files into WD6400AAKS --- while Windows will tell you everything is okay, the file that has just been copied into WD6400AAKS is corrupted ! I've even tried using the XXCOPY program, with that "xxcopy /v2" switch (byte to byte verified), and after that, I did a FC (file compare) with "fc /b" switch (byte to byte compare) comparing the two files ... much corruptions !!

Conclusion --- Get whatever drive you want, but NEVER EVER GET WD6400AAKS !!
Sounds more like a BIOS problem... or the BIOS doesn't like your HDD. I've had my 6400AAKS since early June, and not so much as a problem. It's rocket-fast(for non-RAID and 7.2K), very very quiet, runs nice and cool. I just got my 6401AALS 4 days ago, and it's also fast/quiet/cool. You either got a dud, or your BIOS is the problem. Either way, i don't think a big disclaimer against buying one is fair, or warranted. Thanks for sharing your experience, though....you should try an RMA.
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Old December 6, 2008, 04:54 AM
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How is the WD6400AAKS hot? Mine is idle at 30C, has around 12.8MS seeks with AAM at 254 and never crashes my computer. Great HDD in fact.
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Old December 6, 2008, 05:21 AM
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Sorry for this late reply. I just found this thread.

If you haven't bought the WD yet, DON'T !!

I got the WD 640GB WD6400AAKS drive and I can tell you that it SUX !!

Here are the problems I encountered with it --

A. It runs extremely hot !

B. After 20 minutes after I switch on my PC, WD6400AAKS gets unresponsive. Reading files from it takes forever. Writing files to it ... I wish I can ! :rtfm:

C. There are times the BIOS has much problem detecting WD6400AAKS --- and my PC just boot without WD6400AAKS !

D. There are other times the BIOS detect the presence of WD6400AAKS but having difficulties loading it, so the boot screen stays at the "detecting hard drives" prompt, like forever.:rtfm:

E. I've tested copying files into WD6400AAKS --- while Windows will tell you everything is okay, the file that has just been copied into WD6400AAKS is corrupted ! I've even tried using the XXCOPY program, with that "xxcopy /v2" switch (byte to byte verified), and after that, I did a FC (file compare) with "fc /b" switch (byte to byte compare) comparing the two files ... much corruptions !!

Conclusion --- Get whatever drive you want, but NEVER EVER GET WD6400AAKS !!
Western Digital drives are very well liked drives here on HWC, very popular, and I have not heard of any issue you posted. Either you got a defective drive (it happens) or your having a problem with your motherboard/sata controller (most likely).

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How is the WD6400AAKS hot? Mine is idle at 30C, has around 12.8MS seeks with AAM at 254 and never crashes my computer. Great HDD in fact.
Same here, I have owned nothing BUT WD drives, never had one get hot, sounds like Mr. 1 post has either a DOA drive and hasn't bothered to RMA, or has a vendetta against WD and doesn't even own the drive.

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Sounds more like a BIOS problem... or the BIOS doesn't like your HDD. I've had my 6400AAKS since early June, and not so much as a problem. It's rocket-fast(for non-RAID and 7.2K), very very quiet, runs nice and cool. I just got my 6401AALS 4 days ago, and it's also fast/quiet/cool. You either got a dud, or your BIOS is the problem. Either way, i don't think a big disclaimer against buying one is fair, or warranted. Thanks for sharing your experience, though....you should try an RMA.
GL
Agreed. DOA drive, or Motherboard SATA controller/BIOS issues.

Oh and I believe dragging/bumping up old posts for no reason is against the rules.
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