Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EADS
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Working fine up til now
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.
Summary: I was initially impressed at how cool this green hdd ran. Because my system is RAID, I had little need to use external storage, but after only the third use in a year's time, it died. When did it die? The one time I was actually relying on it while I did a system rebuild for a dual boot config.
Pros: Specifications sounded impressive - problem is that this Caviar Green didn't live up to them. I remain confident in the Caviar Black line of WDC drives, and most especially the RE3's & RE4's. You get what you pay for & this Greenie was low end by comparison.
Cons: Died after 1yr - Only used 3 times as External BackUp - BUT during those few times - the thing seemed to be accessing constantly- and actually sounded busier when in idle.
Summary: I am now submitting an RMA to WD and upgrading them to a different model.
Pros: they worked for a little bit.
Cons: I've had to replace both with a total of 8 hours runtime on them. The replacements failed after 3 weeks of use. Each drive, replacements included, produce and obnoxious squealing under moderate to heavy use.
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.