Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EADS
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Solid and still going strong but being discontinued
Thom Harris, Amazon
22 August 2011
Summary: I've had one of these drives in a Dlink DNS321 box for almost two years now without any problem. I use it for backing up files, so it hibernates most of the time. Data transfers to and from the drive inside the NAS device occurs at about 10.3 to 11.4 MB/sec. cons: Western Digital is discontinuing this drive and its 2TB sibling, and replaceing them with cheaper "advanced format" semi-equivalents having 4KB sectors.
Summary: I have 4 drives on my Mac Pro and made the mistake of adding this one in my last drive for my photography work. Sure enough 6 months later the drive started failing and I had to buy special software to retrieve my photos on this drive from the corrupt areas. Not a good investment.
Summary: I received this hard drive in a small cardboard box with one side of the drive totally un-supported: Hitting the sides of the box. I will submit a photo. The photo's shown of packaging made me feel better after I had read a bad review about packaging of the drive-sure enough that review was correct. I don't know what percentage of drives are package correctly...but mine was not.
Summary: I purchased two of these drives in January of 2009, along with a D-Link DNS-323. Installation of drives into the NAS was extremely easy and I have found that using this from all of our household computers has been a snap. In fact, I'm writing this because I've decide to purchase another set and thought I'd share my experience in the process.
You think you are getting a great product. WD please provide a quality products for real people.
Ricardo Escutia, Amazon
14 January 2010
Summary: I bought two of these drives to pair up with my Data Robotics Drobo purchase. Within 3 weeks of purchase not just one but the two drives went out the same day giving me no time to replace the failed drive. I went through the diagnostic process with Drobo support (which they were really great because they really spent time with me trying to figure out the problem) and they confirmed that it was a problem from the drive.
Avoid buying hard drives from Amazon until they learn how to pack them
Andrew Logue, Amazon
27 December 2009
Summary: This review is purely about the packaging, and ... yes, before someone states that I have "no right" to reduce the overall item product rating by complaining about something other than the item itself, I would suggest you try estimating the life of a hard drive that barely was COVERED let alone protected from dropping stresses or from hitting against other items in the shipping container!
Summary: Bought this drive for my home theater PC based on the positive review on Toms Hardware. I don't have the gear to measure the power consumption, but Tom's says it's lower than the previous drives of this series. The drive is certainly very quiet. I can't hear it over the power supply fan which itself is pretty quiet. Performance is also good, as expected. Recommended.
Summary: I bought this to replace a failing Seagate 750gb 7200.11 drive in my Netgear Readynas Duo. I originally only bought the Seagate drive because it was a match for the drive that originally came installed with the ReadyNas. What a mistake, the Seagate is noisy, hot, and after 6 months is reporting 10 new bad sectors a day. After reading some forums and seeing the price of this new(er) Green model from WD I decided to give it a try.
Summary: I bought this drive and installed it the day after Mother's Day 2009 (May 10). It died on May 18, 2009. That's eight days. I had just finished moving all of my data from my old failing drive to this one the day before its boot record or MFT decided to call it a career. Thankfully, I use the Mozy service to back up my important stuff, so I was only out a few photos and an album I had just downloaded. Customer Service from WD was useless.
Eco-Friendly Option for Computer AND external drives!
T. Anderbery "-Simplistik Software, Co.", Amazon
27 December 2009
Summary: WD engineering continues to impress me and I've been in the IT business for 20+ years as an engineer on all levels. When used in an Apple computer these drives impress with the hardware and OS ability to control the drive for increased performance. Some PC's are being built with this capability as well, but even without it the on-board processor performs fantastic. I would however not recommend this drive in a server due to it's variable spindle speed.