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: I've had this item for a few months now, and have gotten exactly what I've hoped for-- a cool running, quiet, trouble free drive at a bargain price to expand my HP MediaSmart home server. The fact that it may run more slowly than other 1 tb's is moot for my purposes. Trust me, for server use it's plenty fast. Within my LAN, there's no noticeable difference for file serving, and accessing it remotely from even South America is never a problem.
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.
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 needed to replace my HDDs so I decided to combine them into a 1tb drive. I looked around and the Caviar Green offered everything I wanted and more :) It offered the spin speed I wanted along with the size of the drive. The bonus feature is the reduced electricity consumption when the full spin speed s not needed it drops down to a lower spin speed which will help reduce my electricity bill by a small amount but every little helps :)
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'm very happy with this drive , it's given me no problems and is relatively quite as well as saving power. The only thing that I have any gripe about is the installation instructions for use with xp (It comes configured for vista and windows7) It could explain the process which is very eay a lot better. (Lost in translation perhaps?
Summary: This turned up a few days after ordering; unlike previous reviews, the HDD was extremely well packaged in a sturdy box, with protective wrap on the drive itself and therefore, the drive had no faults / problems at all. Bought this as a second drive for my Netgear Stora, has worked as expected and is now backing up my backup in a RAID configureation. No complaints, good product, good price, well packaged.