Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EADS
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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. cons: Western Digital is discontinuing this drive and its 2TB sibling, and replaceing them with cheaper "advanced format" semi-equivalents having 4KB sectors.
Summary: WD hardware has served me well for years. I passed the awesomeness onto my clients and family -- these HD's have been mirrored, abused, fileserved, searched, kicked, punched and otherwise used -- zero failures in any config, and have been put in toasters, Other NAS, and ext cases. Great for residential use and your home server, but would not recommend for commercial machines.
Summary: Good drive for the money and if your like myself and using them just to hold files, there great. not the fastest by far but i haven't had any problems yet so i'm sure i'll get some more in the future, just make sure you know what versions your getting!!
Great Hard Drive, although potentially slower than others
B. Kilpatrick, Amazon
27 May 2010
Summary: I have purchased several of these drives to use in my Drobo: Data Robotics Drobo 4-Bay USB 2.0/FireWire 800 SATA Storage Array DR04DD10 . I have not had any problems with the drives for this purpose. All drives arrived in good, working condition and were very easy to setup. I have had these drives for over a year with no problem. I use the Drobo as a Backup solution, so speed is not my primary concern.
Summary: I Now own two of these drives,and for the most part they work fine.I was expecting them to run a bit faster,but Western Digital had disigned them to run alittle slower.They of course still work concidering the 1T size.So if speed is your thing these aren't for you.If you just want room and a large size of storage,then this Hard Drive is for you.
Great product except for some compatibility problem
Zilong Hua "kop", Amazon
31 January 2010
Summary: It's a good hard drive. I have used several WD hard drive and none of them made me disappointed. But there is a small compatibility problem actually. I have another WD 640G Green hard drive and now I use both. When I tried to transfer data from one to another, there will always be a error related to write-buffer. I still can finish transferring after several trials, but it made me feel upset. Hopefully it will work for me for a long time.
Summary: I bought this drive for Time Machine. I had it in an external MacAlly enclosure but it didn't seem to backup hourly, so I put the drive in the MacPro drive bay and it's been working perfectly. VERY QUIET. Good drive.
Summary: Pro: Low power consumption. High capacity. Quiet. Thanks for the SATA-I jumper. My motherboard (ABIT VT7) recognizes this HD right away with 1.5Gb/s speed. I should be able to use this drive in the future when I upgrade my MB. Con: I took and attached a picture of the packaging. Looks like Amazon standardize the package by putting the HD with only TWO bubble wraps in a small box.
Summary: I ordered two of these as an expansion for my Netgear ReadyNAS Duo and they have worked as advertised in thier raid configuration with no problems at all. I would give this a 5-star review but that would require at least 1-year of flawless operation to earn. On another note: If your looking for a NAS, I have been VERY satisfied with Netgear since I began using mine last summer, backing up and sharing files all across my network and it even caters to my X-Box 360.