Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EADS
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Beware - High Failure Rate
K. Rayman "Webkennection.com", Amazon
23 February 2012
Summary: This particular model WD10EADS has a high failure rate. I have see 2 failures and 1 drive had only 89 hours of power up time. If you search this particular model or WD10EARS, you will see that it has a failure rate of 20% or more. Also beware the warranty is from date of manufacturer. The drive I have that just failed was only used about 2 months but the manufacturer date was 2009.
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: Well, I've bought Western Digital drives for a few years now, since Maxtor turned to crap. I had several of those fail in a short amount of time and switched to Western Digital. Now I had a RAID array with 5 250MB drives, one of them failed after less than a year. I set up a new RAID array with 3 1TB drives, and two of them failed at the about the same time; before I could replace the failed one. So much for redundancy!
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 purchased the Western Digital WD TV Live in the new year it worked great apart from over heating and shutting down halfway thorough the movie. So I purchased the Western Digital My Book World Edition II 1TB to move all my movies and music off two 500Gb USB drives attached thinking that would allow it to run cooler, well 4 days after moving the movies and music, My Book World crashed, oh what joy!.
Summary: i Bought Two of these to use as storage they worked fine "if you do not count that they are rather slow" for seven months. first one lost it's mbr and was innacessable i had to do a data recovery and after a three day ordeal trying to recover my music and movies. i finally got most of my media back.i ran the wdc software from their website and was informed that there were multiple bad sectors. i sent the drive back to wd and got a new one.
Summary: I use a 320GB drive from 3 years ago as my main drive (still going strong) and this new one as a media backup drive. I first ordered this drive almost a year ago. It seemed to be working great for about three months when my computer started to hang at random times. I then got IO errors from the drive and all kinds of funky error messages, at which time the drive was no longer responding in Windows.
Summary: It worked just fine for the first month and a half. Then I left my computer on while I went out to dinner. I came back and the computer had crashed and could not boot. testdisk could not even scan the whole disk in an attempt to recover anything. Subsequent attempts to reformat the drive have also failed.