Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EADS
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1 November 2012
Pros: Lasted nearly 4 years as a storage drive; was a good drive and didn't encounter any issues with it in the meantime. I had a bit of prior notice up until the hard drive dying, at least; Windows would stop recognizing it now and then, and it would show up again after a reboot so I had plenty of tim...
Cons: Dead now, but I suppose it's about time for a larger replacement anyhow.
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.
Summary: Western Digital has a good RMA process, so replacing this drive isnt a big deal, but it still stinks to lose data. The SMART diagnostic still says the drive is OK, even though I am losing data. Kinda makes me suspicious of how dependable the self diagnosis is of these drives.
Pros: It did what it was supposed to for the first 2 years I had it. It was cheap at the time ($89 in June '09). 3 Year Warranty is pretty good on an entry level drive.
Cons: Died after almost exactly 2 years of usage. Bad Sectors confirmed with WD's LifeGuard diagnostic software.
Summary: I use the drive primarily for audio/video streaming over my home network to various devices, and have never had so much as a hiccup. Planning to buy a few more at Christmas to setup a RAID5 for backups/additional space.
Pros: Very quiet, runs cool, does what i need it to do Media streaming is flawless
Cons: First threw a SMART pre-failure warning. RMA process with WD was awesome. Used the express return option and got the new drive in 2 days. Have had that one for over 1.5 years and it's still going strong
Summary: I bought this HDD as the only hard drive in my system. It will hold everything I'll need for the next few years no doubt, so long as it doesn't die on me. I am pleased with it. Really the only con is the speed, but I'm not too impatient so it works out well for me.
Pros: 1 TB of storage, more than I'll ever need Energy-efficient Shipped on time