Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EARS
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3 dead drives out of 5 is not good
Richard "shopper", Amazon
12 October 2013
Summary: I have purchased 5 Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB 5400rpm drives since 2009 and 3 of the drives are now completely dead. It looked like a great buy but does not stand up in the long run. Several of the failed drives were lightly used.
After 2 years, two drives, both eventually crashed.
Delta Echo, Amazon
11 April 2012
Summary: We own two of these drives as redundant back-up drives in Win XP SP3 P4 design machines, purchased in 2010. I was impressed at first by the speed, cost and "reliability" of WD products. The XP installation was simple (jumper not included, but still easy none the less).
Summary: I ordered 2 of these to replace a drive that failed to setup as RAID 1. So far, so good, have been running in mirrored mode using Windows 7 for about a month and the drives seem to be working fine.
Bought 3, 2 good, 1 slow - working fine in RAID 1 (Intel RST)
flax "please spay and neuter", Amazon
20 September 2011
Summary: Bought 3 WD10EARS (WD Caviar Green 1 TB), 2 for Intel RST RAID1 data drive, the other as a spare / clone for the SSD system drive. 2 seem O.K., the other is 30% slower. I did swap sata ports, no change.
Summary: I purchased two of these drives to set them up in a RAID 1 configuration in my DNS-323 NAS. However, every time I try to run the RAID 1 option in the DNS-323 configuration utility, the drive formatting fails. I consider myself computer savvy, but I am definitely not an expert.
Summary: I have never had a hard drive fail on me, nor know any friends or family members who've had a hard drive failure. So I was very surprised when windows came up with an error about this drive failing.
Summary: I ordered this drive (WD10EARS 1TB) to use in my TivoHD. I am replacing a Seagate Pipeline 1TB that starting showing signs of failure in about 1 year. I just installed it yesterday and is working just fine.
Summary: The upgrade possibilities for a G5 iMac are limited. One very effective way to enhance performance is with a much larger capacity hard drive. Especially, in my case since I am dealing with a very large number of large files of photo negative scans.