Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS
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They've been great for my needs.
Gretchen H. "Enjoying life one strange moment..., Amazon
3 November 2013
Summary: Honestly I haven't had any problems with WD hard drives and I hope me typing that doesn't jinx anything! They've been sturdy little work horses but I also don't use them on a constant basis - I use them as swappables for storing photo archives on. I haven't had any arrive DOA nor have they kicked the bucket on me so I'll keep with them!
Summary: Length:: 0:44 Mins It worked when I installed it. I'm keeping it. I guess it would have been sent out again to the next "hassle free packaging" customer if I had returned it. UPDATE: i subsequently ordered a similar drive and amazon used good packaging.
Summary: I never thought I'd write a review about the packaging, but this was really really a poor packing job. The reviews that say that the packaging has been fixed no longer seems to be true. The bare drive arrived loose in a box with no cushion and was left on my doorstep in the rain. Amazon really needs to reexamine how it packages fragile tech components such as this and its delivery policies with its shippers.
Summary: I have always found Western Digital hard drives to be reliable but the manner in which I received my latest purchase from Amazon was inexcusable. The hard drive was shipped completely loose in a box with no protective packaging whatsoever. It rattled around inside the box. It was shipped via USPS and undoubtedly rattled around during shipment. I can no longer recommend purchasing a hard drive from Amazon because of this.
Summary: Summary: unusable in a RAID array, incredibly loud and annoying on Linux. I ordered three of these drives and they're all going back as defective. They look inexpensive and folks give them good reviews; I talked to people who used them in their desktop setups. It turns out that Western Digital, at some point, changed the drives they were making so that they no longer work under a RAID setup. The drives routinely fault out of the array all because you can't turn on TLER.
Federalist One "second amendment: original ho..., Amazon
27 May 2010
Summary: REJECT all packages lacking PADDING ON ALL SIX BOX SURFACES meeting or exceeding UPS standards. I have ZERO confidence in electronics received in any other condition. I continue to exchange the item until amazon can be bothered to correctly package it. I have recently started a habit of calling customer service prior to an order, placing the order, and giving the rep the order number to ENSURE the item is PROPERLY packed in the box.
Summary: "Amazon Has Certified That This Packaging Is Frustration-Free" -- My frustration started with the package and escalated both when I opened it and when I attempted to use the drive. It came in the anti-static standard bag with an invoice wrapped around it, that's it, nothing else. No protective bubbles, no padding, just a box and a drive. When I plugged it in all I heard was clicking, no spinning, it was the faint sound of a DOA drive.
Summary: As of 20 Jan 2010, Amazon is using inadequate packaging (see photo) for this hard drive "Western Digital 1.5 TB Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD15EADS". Instead of using some sort of all encompassing, form adapting beads i.e. popcorn or robust energy absorbing pre form, Amazon is using a single layer (see photo) cardboard cutout forms that were torn (see photo) on arrival.
Summary: I purchased this HD because I was running out of storage capacity for my digital videos. I have some experience putting together computers, so this was a rather simple plug & play experience. Since buying it I have had no problems at all, so I couldn't really comment on service/support as it wasn't needed. Although the item shipped quickly and arrived undamaged, I was a little upset at the lack of packing materials used to protect such a sensitive item.