Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EADS
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"Long running, bought it as a 2nd hand drive 3 years ago"
20 December 2013
Pros: Long Lasting, had it 3 years (bought as a refurbished drive for dirt cheap) tested it last week, using speedfan, 34c to 37c, in an ambient of 25c to 30c+, and for its age 94% fitness, 96% performance still!
Cons: can be a little noisy at certain times, but my air cooler for my oc'd AMD PII X2 560 is louder anyway! no toher negatives
Pros: None - any advantages are outweighed by the failure rate.
Cons: We purchased four of these drives in July 2010 for use in a medium duty postgresql server. By the end of 2010, less than six months, two have failed. Pulled the other two out of service - don't trust them.
Summary: In my case I was looking to upgrade the harddrive in a 2 years old mediacenter. It had to be model that doesn't ship anymore, so I found this on Amazon and came in contact with the retailer of used (and new) hardware. The service was exellent and it came in time and just work as expected from first startup. 1 Tb silent storage for a reasonable price.
Summary: I ordered the WD10EADS from Amazon a few days ago. At the time of ordering the Amazon merchant was Supamedia. Royal Mail tried to deliver it yesterday, but I was out and it was a 'signed-for' delivery, so they took it back to the local parcel office. I went to collect it today and was rather shocked to be handed a JIFFY BAG! I got home and opened the jiffy bag, to find the hard drive inside wrapped in a couple of layers of bubble wrap!
Summary: I ordered a WD10EADS as I am running XP but was sent a WD10EARS (newer version of the drive). This requires a small programme to be run to ready it for XP, which you can download from the WD website. The programme and the installation of the drive were fine and the drive has been working for a few weeks without any trouble. I agree with previous reviewers that the packaging was a bit sparse - just the drive inside an antistatic bag inside a cardboard wrap.