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.
Summary: I see Amazon have chosen NOT to print my first review of this drive. Probably they didn't like being told their packaging was inadequate (not the words I used but you get the drift..). Fortunately, the drives work just fine, very quiet, easily installed in a RAID box I purchased from USB Storage Depot. This has allowed me to spread the load on my ever growing image collection.
Summary: The HDD supplied by Amazon was delivered promptly and packaged appropriately. The HDD was purchased for connecting into a PCH A-110 media player. The WD10EADS is less noisy, runs cooler than a standard 3.5 inch HDD and is ideal for this type of media palyer. The cost of a WD10EADS has recently gone down and is now even better value for money.
Summary: Usual simple and easy ordering process (having sent a previous similar drive back because it was faulty I know their returns system works well too, so well done to Amazon). Arrived with free delivery a couple of days after ordering it, too. Nice quiet drive, formatting as I write, no problems so far. Watch out for Amazon's packaging though.
Summary: Köpte 8st och en pajjade inom några timmar så det är väl lite varierande kvalité. Nu pajjade en till.. massa re-allokerade sektorer och blev utslängd från RAID-6 arrayn. Och när den var på väg för RMA så började nästa disk strula med re-allokerade sektorer. Blir väl en RMA till då...