Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green WD25EZRX
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These drives are garbage. I originally purchased 2 and did NOT use ...
10 December 2014
Summary: These drives are garbage. I originally purchased 2 and did NOT use them in a RAID configuration, even though they are suitable for consumer RAID setups. The drives were purchased from separate sources and came from different batches with different manufacture dates.
Summary: If I could give a no stars, I would. I did a search under 2.5 inch hard drives and this came up. I looked for the size on the listing but never saw it. I bought these to upgrade my laptop, I am very unhappy with this. These drives are absolutely worthless to me.
Summary: I installed this drive on Mac Pro for multiple channel sound recordings. ProTools ( a sound recording software ) issues a message 'writing/reading speed is not fast enough' at 24 bit, 96 kHz around 10 channels ( approximately 3 MB/sec ) or more recordings/playbacks.
Summary: The hard drive worked 11 days, file a physical failure, so that is irreparable. I feel cheated, I have other discs of the same brand that have several years running smoothly. I recommend this article to anyone because the research I found that this model has this manufacturing defect that makes its...
Summary: This drive likes to sleep a lot because of its green rating. When idle to long, it shuts down and when you go to access its files, takes a few seconds to wake and spin up and come back to life. So this makes it a good storage drive since you have all those many gigs for storage.
Summary: First-table This is not about the brand, WD hard drives have behave well in the pass time its mostly about a mistake and the company client consideration, I have ordered a $146 USD 2.5 TB hard drive and instead they send me a 300GB huh?
Summary: I put four of these in a home made OpenMediaVault NAS configured in RAID10, XFS, with NFS exports. I tested with Bonnie++ and write speeds are 135MB/s and read speeds are 145MB/s. Quiet with great speeds and energy usage. Can't ask for more!
Summary: I will not buy any other brand of hard drive. I have in excess of 20 hard drives that I have bought over the past 15 years. All of them are Western Digital. Even the 10.1gb drive that was my first, 15 years ago, is still working.
Summary: I know we don't want to admit that different HDD's are for different things so we buy the cheapest one then complain when it doesn't do what we want. This reason is the largest reason drives get low scores. The other two reasons being DOA's (it happens) and user error.
Summary: Out of my 4 drive RAID, I have had two fail. The RAID is kept cool and never exposed to to anything bad. The HDD's failed on month from another, so was able to get the data back, but having to sent it back ($6 ground shipping) is not acceptable. 2 of the four failed...