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Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS
5.6 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS

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Overall 10
10

User Review

kris s., Newegg
2 April 2016
Overall 4
4.0

not reliable

Andrew Z., Newegg
5 March 2016
  • Summary: i'm unpleasantly surprised to see media errors popping on the log. After digging in i see "pre-fail" conditions on the drive. I used it as a storage for kids photos , etc. I have older drives (IDE) that a quietly humming along after 7 years. BTWm this is the second drive - first died after 6 months.
  • Pros: quite
  • Cons: after about 2-3 years it is dying. And this is my second drive after first died in 6 months.
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Overall 10
10

GREAT Customer Service

Anonymous, Newegg
9 December 2015
  • Pros: Great Competitive Prices. Great Protection Packaging. Quick Shipping
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 2
2.0

garbage

Christopher B., Newegg
11 January 2015
  • Pros: nothing
  • Cons: initially used as a backup - soon died after 6 months as main drive - 2nd WD drive ive had to die way too soon -sticking with Seagate
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Overall 10
10

Great Hard drive

John K., Newegg
4 November 2014
  • Pros: Using it today as my gaming storage drive. Fast Doesn't park heads like newer models SMART readout says 99% health and an estimate of over 1000 days left of life with 3 years of power on time use. Now that is Western Digital reliability right there!
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

still running after 4 years

Mark R., Newegg
20 September 2013
  • Summary: I used these originally in a Windows Home Server and they worked great for 3 years. A year ago I copied the data to another drive, reformetted them and put them in a new Windows 8 PC which I use as a home server.
  • Pros: low power and reliable storage. Transfers fast enough for use in a home server
  • Cons: one of them died after 2 months but WD tech support replaced within 2 days once I confirmed error code using their easy to use diagnostic software
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Overall 2
2.0

Became Worthless

Jason R., Newegg
26 May 2013
  • Summary: After about 2-3 years it started acting up.. dreadfully slow read times, writes just fine. Due to the read problem it is useless. I'm not happy at all about this.
  • Pros: The price was right for the size and using less power was good as it was intended for file storage not performance.
  • Cons: 5400 rpm, effective life of 2-3 years.
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Overall 2
2.0

As any search will reveal, WD15EADS is junk

Michael W., Newegg
23 December 2012
  • Summary: All things considered, a cheap hard drive used for media storage that lasted 18 months isn't a miserable experience, it's just disappointing. Western Digital has not adequately addressed the issue either, as any Google search related to WD15EADS-00P8B0 will reveal.
  • Pros: When it worked, it was cheap storage.
  • Cons: It stopped working after 18 months, reads from the drive would come to a crawl and make file copying impossible.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbage

Michael L., Newegg
21 December 2012
  • Summary: I bought two of these drives for use in a DNS-321 NAS. I started having problems with file transfers. Things would start out normal and then slowly degrade, with throughput dropping to zero and even aborting.
  • Pros: Cost
  • Cons: Quality
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrrible

chris d., Newegg
20 December 2012
  • Summary: not only terribly slow, these drives constantly fail. Expect to have to RMA it before the warranty is over, and once the warranty IS over.. expect the replacement to fail. Green = GARBAGE.
  • Pros: zero.
  • Cons: worst hard drive ever, ever, ever,.... ever. EVER. You're better off trying to remember in your head all the ones and zeros you want to store on these, you'll retain them longer.
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