Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EADS
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failed after 9 months
31 July 2011
Summary: About 9 months ago I got this model of hard drive included with an HP Pavilion Elite 210f Desktop PC. (Exact model number is WD10EADS-65M2B1) The drive always had peculiar hesitations, taking a long time to start any disk activity. Once started, it was reasonably fast. This behavior is consistent with reports that the Green technology is too aggressive about parking the head to save power. Then, a few days ago it began causing errors and crashes.
Summary: This drive sucked & the first one arrived doa & the second one died after a couple of months. The green also doesn't have a warranty. so if it dies then to bad for you. Get the Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD10EALS. It works better, is heavy duty made to last n survive anything & is still working to this day. Here's the specs on the blue drive.
Summary: As I had a lot of experience working with hard drives I'll say that wasn't the best drive for the money. I have order about 10 in the last year and about 9 of them have failed with light use. I will have to go back to hitachi drives once again. Unfortunately, the drives are too low, noisy, and fails to easily.
Summary: I have used both Western Digital Green 1TB and Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB in DLINK 323 NAS device for about a month. These are my experiences... Seagate didn't need firmware update. Packaging: WD was packaged very well with cushion padding where as Seagate was packed really lousy. I had ordered 2 drives in each brand and one of the seagate boxes looked like it was opened already (may be it was human error while packaging; I didn't bother).
Summary: I wanted some Eco friendly drives for my NAS, and these seemed to fit the bill. I only wished I had looked at the reviews before ordering as in my case as with so many more people the packaging was just abysmal. These are sensitive bits of kit and mine were delivered in a large cardboard box with some brown paper stuffed inside. when they were delivered I was astounded that they were in one piece. Please Amazon read the reviews, your packaging sucks.
!!buy a SATA lead !!Download software & instructions before you start !!Packaging disgrace but Drive good & installs easily
The Navigator "thenavigator", Amazon
8 May 2009
Summary: Haven't installed drive yet as its all v bare bones - no leads, instructions or data lifeguard CD (config utility). the latter all downloadable, the former - buy in advance. NB the instructions want you to get a WD branded lead, but this won't work with my drive as it requires the new type sata power lead, not the old kind (which this drive has no connectors for - so just get a plain SATA lead. Packaging is a disgrace as many others have commented.
Badly packaged by Amazon.. hopefully drive is ok.. :(
Dean Ashton, Amazon
23 February 2009
Summary: This is a review of the packaging, not the drive hardware itself. Just as others have mentioned in their reviews, I received this drive today in possibly the worst packaging I could imagine. A think cardboard sleeve, akin to that which you would find a DVD shipped in. Actually.. scrap that. I had a DVD turn up from Amazon today that came in a padded jiffy bag.
Hofmann Nicole Und Michael "Hofmann Michael", Amazon
28 August 2010
Summary: War mit der Platte sehr zufrieden, lief leise und die Energieeinsparung ist eine gute Idee. Aber leider nach 1/2 Jahr fing dir Platte an Geräusche zu machen. Klackerte und wurde immer langsamer. 10MB kopieren dauerte mehrere Minuten (extrem langwierige Datenrettung), Windowsstart dauerte 15 Minuten. Obwohl Testtools keine defekten Sektoren angezeigt haben! Vermute Controllerdefekt. 2 Sterne nur - weil Amazon bei der Reklamationsabwicklung gnadenlos kulant ist.
Warning: Only 1 out of 3 works in a new NetGear ReadyNAS DUO
Ralph Elliott, Amazon
25 February 2010
Summary: I got my second ReadyNAS Duo 2 weeks ago and, since the prior version of this drive (WD10EACS) was on the list of compatible drives and had received so many good reviews, I ordered one of these drives (WD10EADS) with it. This drive worked fine - quiet, very nice. So, feeling confident, I ordered a second of these drives. It arrived this week and didn't work. The ReadyNAS reported: "The disk attached to channel 1 could not be used.
Nach zwei Wochen defekt - kein Service von Western Digital
holnix "holnix", Amazon
24 January 2010
Summary: Die Begeisterung über eine sehr leise und geräumige Festplatte hielt nur kurze Zeit: Nach zwei Wochen gab es einen Totalabsturz und der Fehlertest mit der WD-Diagnosesoftware behauptet, dass alles wieder repariert sei. Doch seitdem rappelt die Platte andauernd (auch wenn kein Datenkabel angeschlossen ist) und ich traue ihr nicht mehr über den Weg. Eine Supportanfrage bei WD ist seit über einen Monat (!) unbeantwortet.