Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EADS
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"Long running, bought it as a 2nd hand drive 3 years ago"
20 December 2013
Pros: Long Lasting, had it 3 years (bought as a refurbished drive for dirt cheap) tested it last week, using speedfan, 34c to 37c, in an ambient of 25c to 30c+, and for its age 94% fitness, 96% performance still!
Cons: can be a little noisy at certain times, but my air cooler for my oc'd AMD PII X2 560 is louder anyway! no toher negatives
Summary: In my case I was looking to upgrade the harddrive in a 2 years old mediacenter. It had to be model that doesn't ship anymore, so I found this on Amazon and came in contact with the retailer of used (and new) hardware. The service was exellent and it came in time and just work as expected from first startup. 1 Tb silent storage for a reasonable price.
Summary: Not a review but a heasd-up in case you are buying one for a ReadyNas Well, I'm sure the WD10EADS is a fine drive, I ordered one to go in a Netgear ReadyNAS (also from Amazon) and they sent a WD10EARS by mistake. You might not think it important but it is if it is going in one of these boxes.
Summary: Come on AMAZON, please listen to your customers and package shock sensitive items sensibly. I ordered two Western Digital 1TB hard drives. The drives arrived in a single box, with no packing underneath the disks and only folded paper above. Do you think the anti-static bag is honestly enough padding? I have had books arrive from Amazon with better packaging. I am just glad that package was left outside our door and that it did not have the drop from letterbox to floor.
Summary: I bought this drive to upgrade my Thomson SKY HD box to 1TB. The drive has transformed the Sky box which is now really quiet and stable, prior to the upgrade it sounded like a breakers yard and has seen just as many crashes. This drive is excellent value for money, was packaged really well, arrived quickly and in first class condition. If you are considering upgrading to the new 1TB Sky HD box, you might want to consider this as a very cost effective alternative.
Summary: I purchased one of these to upgrade my Humax Freesat HD PVR. Based on the fact that I've not used it in a PC, I can only really report that it's worked perfectly for the last few months in the Humax. It's quiet, there doesn't appear to be any lag in starting up, no access problems, and it certainly doesn't get hot. I couldn't have asked for any more.
Summary: This was a replacement after I had a RAID 1 array Hitachi 'Deathstar' in my LaCie2Big suddenly fail and a spare Maxtor DiamondMax22 in my PC fail within a short period of time. I needed something urgently and big enough up and running quickly to which my recovered data could be transferred until I got the NAS fixed.