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: As our media libraries grow, we need bigger drives. It's just that simple. I decided to pick up one of the WD Green drives, and formatted it without an issue. It's not the fastest of drives (I'm using it in an external USB enclosure) but it does what I need it to do: store a lot of data without (hopefully) failing. The only thing that sucks and dings a star from this is the warranty. Most drives are coming with 5 year warranties, and this only had a 3 year warranty.
Summary: I recently built a Windows Home Server and wanted to have an energy efficient Hard Drive because the machine would be running all the time. Based on my research, the Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB drives where a perfect fit. Installed it into my new machine and Windows Home Server Formatted it without any issues. I can't hear the drive at all and so far no problems.
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.