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Western Digital WD10EADS
6.0 out of 10

Western Digital WD10EADS

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EADS

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Last for 2 years

Michael E., Newegg
28 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Michael T., Newegg
11 April 2011
  • Summary: Performance isn't great, but I bought these for bulk storage and knew they wouldn't be blazing fast.
  • Pros: Very low power consumption, I have four of these in a drive cage without any active cooling and they never get uncomfortably hot. Price is good of course.
  • Cons: Flaky logic -- one of mine likes to drop out of RAID under load.
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Overall 8
8.0

works

Raymond P., Newegg
3 April 2011
  • Pros: it works, and hasnt developed any issues in the 1yr+ ive had it
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice!

Seth C., Newegg
23 February 2011
  • Summary: Great for two years ago. I'd buy a larger one with 2001 money.
  • Pros: Reliable, has lasted two years. Low power.
  • Cons: Runs louder than I'd like for an HTPC. It's not 2tb.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good HD

Thomas C., Newegg
26 January 2011
  • Pros: Love this hard drive need more space after filling up my 160 GB and 120 GB hard drivers now I will be good on space for quite sometime
  • Cons: Takes a long time for low level format.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great drive

Jeff P., Newegg
10 November 2010
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Works

Eden C., Newegg
9 November 2010
Overall 8
8.0

Reliable

Ben M., Newegg
21 October 2010
  • 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
  • Cons: Only 5400 RPMS
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