Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS
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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!
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
Pros: Bought this HDD on 9/30/2009 @ $131 and it's still breathing life! I have gotten my share of DOE Western Digital HDDs, but I grew up with Western Digital and I know for a fact their customer service up to par with other competitors. Every HDD brand/maker will have their share of DOE hardware, the...
Cons: Knowing one day the hdd will give out! Other than that no cons at all!
Summary: I installed this 2-3 years ago, and it has yet to disappoint.
Pros: Installed this drive 2-3 years ago. Checked the SMART diagnostics and this drive is still healthy even with a power cycle and start/stop count higher than average! Used mainly for gaming, playing music/videos, internet browsing, graphics and sound designing. Also runs very cool (28C as compared t...
Summary: this HDD works really good, I haven't had any problem at all, I use it as a network hard drive in an old computer (Pentium 4) with Linux Mint, so I can access the HDD from any laptop in the house. and it has no compatibility issue at all, both Windowze and Linux work nice and good.
Summary: If you are using the regular version of XP or are using disk cloning software choose the EADS series and you'll save yourself a lot of grief! The newer EARS series has 2k sectors rather than 512 byte sectors and that will cause issues with both XP/win 2K and most disk cloning software.