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Western Digital WD10EADS
6.0 out of 10

Western Digital WD10EADS

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Overall 10
10

Quality drive

Marco H., Newegg
28 February 2015
  • Pros: The drive runs cool and quiet. The speed is perfectly fine for a storage drive. I have had this drive for at least 5 years now. The "power on hours" in the SMART data shows just over 5 years of actual use. This drive has been quiet and reliable. These days it serves as a torrent drive that is see...
  • Cons: There are no cons. it's not a super fast drive, but it isn't intended to be.
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Overall 10
10

Great

Kurt G., Newegg
12 January 2015
  • Pros: Great hard drive. This is the hard drive I use in all my builds as a secondary internal hard drive. Great for storage to keep the main drive less cluttered and running well. First drive has been running great since 04/2011. Like previously stated, sometimes takes a few seconds to boot up, but has...
  • Cons: Sometimes a touch slow to get up and running in the morning. But utilized solely as an internal storage drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

Working fine up til now

Allen R., Newegg
9 January 2015
  • Summary: It should have issued a warning of some kind, slow start, delayed start basically spin up issues but there was not a single one.
  • Pros: Was a solid drive
  • Cons: No warning at all immediate failure. Normally with smart or other drive diags a warning will issue or so sectors start to go etc. Here the drive motor just fails and now all those GB of data is gone.
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Overall 10
10

awesome hard drive

Keith M., Newegg
4 December 2014
  • Pros: solid performs well no problems its my movie storage lots of use
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Still running 5 years 9 months

Chris B., Newegg
17 November 2014
  • Summary: Hopefully I can get some more life out of this and bide my time until the 6TB Red's come down in price. It was $93 (1TB Green) then, why is it $113 now?
  • Pros: Purchased on 2/13/2009, all 5 original drives still operating in my RAID 5 file server as of 11/17/14. I've been using it for a media server this whole time.
  • Cons: One of them is starting to make a grinding noise but I just backed up everything. But after this long, I find that quite acceptable.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Chris G., Newegg
28 July 2014
  • Summary: Would buy again.
  • Pros: Purchased 4/3/2009, still using it as of 4/28/2014 for archival backups.
  • Cons: Sometimes takes a few seconds to spin up upon first access.
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Overall 10
10

Lasted 5 years

Joseph L., Newegg
2 June 2014
  • Summary: This drive was run as part of a RAID NAS 24x7x365 for about 5 years. Finally failed after that time. I'm happy with that performance. Never had any issues prior to that. I had another of these drives that failed after about 3 years.
  • Pros: Lasted 5 years
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

Good value for the cost, but only lasted 4 years

Stephen G., Newegg
26 July 2013
  • Summary: Seems like HDs just don't last like they used to. I remember older HDDs used to last forever, but now it seems like it is the most common thing to fail.
  • Pros: Was a great buy when I bought this drive 4 years ago at $70.00. It has run in my desktop since it was installed to replace another failed WD drive. I use it for storage, not the boot drive.
  • Cons: Only lasted 4 years and now is not recognized at all but still spins. not bad for a spindle HDD, but I've seen other drives last longer.
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Overall 10
10

Hard drive

Glenn P., Newegg
25 April 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Lasted 3.5 years of lite use

Eric H., Newegg
19 November 2012
  • Summary: I have other WD drives that refuse to give up, despite heavy DVR usage. You just never know...
  • Pros: Thought I would submit this just to have it on record... The drive made it through the warranty years with no problems. Like some others, it dies not long after.
  • Cons: Given the relatively light use (mostly unused in the first year, then nightly cron backups later on), hoped it would last longer.
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