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!
Gretchen H. "Enjoying life one strange moment after another!", 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.
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
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.
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.
Summary: This review comes very late but it still doesn't change the fact that this hard drive is utterly useless. This item was purchased to serve as a slave in April 2010. It performed well doing the few tasks that I required of it, then one horrible day in July 2010 it went BYE BYE.