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Western-digital-caviar-green.33609948
7.1 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Green

WD Caviar Green The WD Caviar Green is a 3 TB hard drive wi Read more

Great Deal: $67.99

Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Steve_L8, NCIX.com
8 July 2014
  • Summary: Goes on sale a lot which is pretty much the only times i buy this drive. these seem to have a very short lifespan (1-2 years at MOST before it starts showing signs of failure)
  • Pros: lots of space obviously
  • Cons: honestly, i would keep a backup
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Overall 6
6.0

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aws1008, Amazon
5 May 2014
  • Summary: Have had one of the items go bad....maybe a bearing out. Waiting to see how they stand behind their product.....
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Kris M, NCIX.com
24 March 2013
  • Summary: I thought at first glance this would be a fantastic deal but I'm not going to take a chance with any 3TB HD -- because there are problems supporting more than 2.19TB. http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/pc-peripheral/3258206/western-digital-caviar-green-3tb-review/ I'll just stick to great deals on 2TB drives, easier.
  • Pros: Seems like a great dead...
  • Cons: ...but if you are running Windows be prepared for issues.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Vlad_28, NCIX.com
20 January 2013
  • Summary: I tried connecting this to the Intel ICH10 controller on my mobo. BIOS shows it as a 801.6GB. Why? Don't know. I have a few other WD 2TB Green drives connected to the same controller, and they are all recognized just fine, so I expected that this one will also be seen as at least a 2TB drive. But no, it only shows as 801.6GB Will return it and get a 2TB drive instead.
  • Pros: Looks nice.
  • Cons: Didn't work for me., BIOS sees it as a 801.6GB HDD., Win Vista x64 Disk Management shows only 746GB.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Saberon, NCIX.com
15 October 2012
  • Summary: Overall I've been very happy with this as a storage drive. Works flawlessly in a Vantec Nexstar CX USB3 enclosure. Will update  review if things change. edit: 3 month update. Drive has NUMEROUS problems, drops out of windows, MFT errors, incorrect capacity reporting.
  • Pros: Quiet, Massive storage for a decent price (post-flood pricing)
  • Cons: 2 Year Warranty, Head parks every ~8 seconds
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Dreas, NCIX.com
14 September 2012
  • Summary: I own 6 of these, all internal drives and four of them in a WHS, the other two in an office desktop. I've had two and as of this week, three replaced through WD RMA process. They never run hotter than 37 degrees C but still they start having data inconsistencies or damaged sectors after 1 to 2 years of use. The last one held up for approx 450 days and then the data inconsistencies started resulting in windows prompting me to replace the hard drive asap.
  • Pros: Quiet, cool, lot's of storage space and when I bought, cheap! (before the flooding in Thailand)
  • Cons: Seems to have a 1-3 year lifespan.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Louis_C, NCIX.com
7 September 2012
  • Summary: Purchased this drive about an year ago and it failed on me. Windows would stop recognizing it, I scanned the drive and it detected bad sectors. Have sinced RMA'd it and WD sent me a new one. I used to be a big supporter of WD hard drives. Now not so much. I would give this product a single star out of 5 but I forgot my OrderID.
  • Pros: -Cheap, -Quiet
  • Cons: -Slow but you get what you pay for.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Wizdem, NCIX.com
6 September 2012
  • Summary: Good drive size to store data, but it's better to have MB to support the drive. Didn't have a good experience, after loosing data, because of disk corruption.
  • Pros: Large disk capacity.
  • Cons: - Somehow data corruption occurred under Win7 x64 using GPT, - Older data recovery tools will not work, - Better to have MB bios to support this large drive
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Francis_L, NCIX.com
2 August 2012
  • Summary: Pretty standard drive, good bang for your buck
  • Pros: cheap, fast, quiet
  • Cons: none so far
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Ayah, NCIX.com
12 July 2012
  • Summary: Only popular because it's "cheap". No TLER screws enthusiasts badly. It's reasonably quiet.
  • Pros: Cheap, Relatively quiet
  • Cons: No TLER, Still being price gouged by WD
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