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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 4
4.0

Yeah, no

Boris C., Newegg
19 September 2012
  • Pros: Lots of space
  • Cons: Purchased it in April 2009, it failed in June 2012. Just a bit over 3 years.
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Overall 4
4.0

Recovery Required

Steven K., Newegg
3 March 2010
  • Summary: My other Western Digital drive on another computer also died a couple of months earlier with a firmware problem. It won't even appear in the bios. Suddenly I don't have a lot of faith in Western Digital.
  • Pros: Low power and noise. Assumed it was good for an HTPC.
  • Cons: It sat in an HTPC that's on all the time. It's not even the drive that does the PVR work, but it stopped working and lost all my data. It spins up but shows up as a raw partition that needs formatting.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed -AGAIN

Anonymous, Newegg
1 March 2010
  • Pros: Drive is fast, runs really quite and cool.
  • Cons: This is the third out of four WD Green Drives that I have had fail on me. The drive will not spin at all, almost like there is no power to the drive. I have tried these drives in other computers with no luck. I HAVE LOST 3.5TBs of data because of these useless drives.
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Overall 4
4.0

ok until it failed

Long T., Newegg
25 January 2010
  • Pros: Good price and size.
  • Cons: mine failed 2 hours after i installed it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Better options out there

David K., Newegg
12 January 2010
  • Pros: huge drive, inexpensive
  • Cons: I had to buy this because this is what is inside my WD elements USB drive that died. They needed a part of a new one. I had the usb drive a week and now I am facing paying 800 or more for data recovery. this drive is still working but I am not confident on how well these drives are built.
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Overall 4
4.0

Questionable

Slingshot John, Amazon
11 January 2010
  • Summary: I have 5 hdd in my computer, and they have all ended up being WD because the others have failed after a couple years. I decided to consolidate a couple into one larger drive (this one), Music and ISO files. I should not have gone for the 'green drive' because while it still works, it barely works.
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Overall 4
4.0

Drive defective, major disappointment

Shuai Z., Newegg
7 January 2010
  • Summary: I own a lot of WD drives, none ever failed, this one is exception 40GB sata with 35000 hours two 250GB sata for OS one 320GB 7200RPM sata for mac osx 500GB EIDE 750GB Green I would not purchase the drive if I were to do it over again.
  • Pros: 1.3TB usable space, replaced a 500GB drive and 750GB drive
  • Cons: MAKES CONSTANT CLICKING NOISE western digital website said it's caused by insufficient power, or incorrect BIOS setting. I tested it in an external enclosure and desktop, both times it constantly click without USB or sata cable plugged in. Thus according to WD it's a defective drive. Quote from W...
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Overall 4
4.0

nach 5 Jahre defekt

Markus, Amazon
21 October 2014
  • Summary: Im Gegensatz zu meinem Vorrezensient war die Platte bei mir nicht im Dauereinsatz. Daher bin ich über die Lebensdauer enttäuscht. Schon vor einem Jahr ist mir bereits eine 500GB-Platte von WD (keine Green) nach 4 Jahren gestorben. Ich mache um WD jetzt einen großen Bogen.
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Overall 4
4.0

Könnte besser sein

Joerg Daehler, Amazon
12 November 2009
  • Summary: Die Platte macht einen guten Eindruck, ist jetzt aber nach ca. 6 Monaten schon defekt. Ich hatte in 25Jahren noch nie eine HDD die schon nach so kurzer Zeit ihren Geist aufgibt. Des Weiteren habe ich jetzt die Erfahrung gemacht, wie schwer es ist bei einer Platte die Gewährleistung in Anspruch zu...
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