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Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS
6.1 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS

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Overall 10
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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!
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

still running after 4 years

Mark R., Newegg
20 September 2013
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

yeah buddy~!

Jaime C., Newegg
25 July 2012
  • 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!
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Overall 10
10

Great drive

Dennis D., Newegg
26 November 2011
  • 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...
  • Cons: None so far!
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Overall 10
10

User Review

steve p., Newegg
16 July 2011
  • Summary: I installed this a couple years ago have it has yet to disappoint.
  • Pros: good price
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Works like a Champ!

Sparky256, Amazon
7 March 2011
  • Summary: These hard drives are ideal for those needing 2 to 4 drives in their computer, but do not want the high cost or compatability issues associated with hard drives over 1 TB in size.
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Overall 10
10

1.5 TB Western Digital HDD

JPJ, Amazon
2 March 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
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Best for my WHS Windows Home Server

JOYCE B., Newegg
19 February 2011
  • Summary: Seagate 1.5TB have the most SMART errors/warnings (ST315003) on my WHS machines, although none have failed after nearly 2 years. Samsung HD154 1.5TB and Hitachi HDT721 1TB are also good.
  • Pros: This WD15EADS and WD20EARS are the only drives that have no bad sectors, reallocation events, or other SMART warnings on my HP MediaSmart EX495 and EX485 running Windows Home Server (WHS).
  • Cons: 2TB is available for not much more
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Overall 10
10

Great server hd's

Anonymous, Newegg
8 February 2011
  • Summary: I bought 2 of these to use with the D-Link NAS 323. They have worked flawless for over a year.
  • Pros: Very Reliable and quiet.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

The drive of choice for XP and disk cloning

John A. Elson, Amazon
1 January 2011
  • 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.
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