Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS
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I great companion
Joel R., Newegg
23 January 2015
Summary: If you're looking for storage solution with redundancy consider a RAID setup with NAS HDDs or get a Drobo (or its equivalent).
Pros: 1.5TB excellent storage for 2011 standards. This HDD had been running on my family server (running 24/7) for about 4yrs. Honestly it lasted longer than I thought it would.
Cons: Current 2015 price is outrageous compared to other makes and newer more reliable and faster models. It started displaying damaged sectors (11 so far) so I turned it removed it before loosing my data.
2 of 2 WD drives I've purchased have now crashed on me within 5 years of purchase....
Mani Arabi, Amazon
10 January 2015
Summary: The second WD drive I've purchased. The second WD drive to crash on me. Background: I use my computer extensively both for work and gaming. I do NOT do any type of large-scale data writing (no photo/video editing, etc).
Pros: At the time this was a high capacity hard-drive, I was iffy about the Green WD state, but I ensist to try it. It was first my primary hard-drive, it ran pretty well, but some reason my 32mb cache 500 WD reg hdd seem to run a little bit smoother, so I kept this as my storage drive *music/movies* o...
Pros: Affordable drive. When it did fail, it didn't completely die. It was mostly still accessible. Bad sectors developing out of nowhere.
Cons: Went bad after 3 years. I'm not used to that kind of poor reliability even from cheap drives. I'd think twice before buying a cheap drive from WD or frankly, any disc-based HDD that doesn't include a 5 year warranty in the future.
Summary: overall a great drive, stores data, does what its suppose to do what more can i ask for?
Pros: large capacity. brand name, i only buy WD. not meant to be a fast drive since its for energy saving so it takes a bit of time to start up, not a con.
Cons: a hdd is a hdd it will die some day. bought two at the same time in 2010 now in 2014 one is going bad not completely dead yet but i have removed it from my pc to temporary store it till i get another to backup the data so my data wont die with it. im guessin the other one will go bad sometime thi...
Summary: This is a follow-up to the review I wrote on 11/18/2013 for a WD 1.5TB green internal hard drive. Western Digital read my review and replied (see my 11/18/2013 review) to contact their customer support and mention their reply.
Pros: lots of space, cheap
Cons: the first drive failed and its replacement is now installed.
Summary: Used it as the main boot drive in a system that only goes down when the power fails. Many hours of rendering video. Also constant R/W cycles every minutes for weather and radio communications databases. It's green, so it's a little slow.
Pros: I got this 24 months. It is starting to fail. Read writes are slowing way down and it is starting to hang.