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Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS
6.1 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 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 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

Christopher 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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Overall 2
2.0

WD drivers are like disco except it died at 2yrs 11 months

Christopher B., Newegg
24 November 2012
  • Pros: was fairly cheap
  • Cons: it died - no 3 yrs is not acceptable - sorry I have a higher standard for computer equipment - every WD I have owned doesnt last over 3 yrs. I have seagates that are pushing 8 yrs.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbage

D. W. K. JNR "Deegz", Amazon
15 October 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't use for a Tivo hard drive, use this instead

JACK J., Newegg
15 September 2011
  • Summary: Learn from me, don't be cheap & buy the WD black drives.
  • Pros: If it worked properly & for any length of time, I would say great value for the size of the drive.
  • Cons: Don't use for a DVR! Made a mistake putting these in my Tivos. I have 4 Tivo's with custom hard drives I put in. Two of them I used WD black hard drives & two of them I used WD green hard drives. I thought I could save some money using the WD green hard drive since is spins slower & use's less en...
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Overall 2
2.0

Amazon packaging is horrible!

J. Mak, Amazon
27 May 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Arrived DOA -- Packing suspect

C. Horton, Amazon
27 May 2010
  • Summary: two bare drives in a large shoebox sized amazon box + a few of those airbag things = DOA drives. Attempting an exchange, but not holding my breath.
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