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). In general, I think my HDD gets used roughly about average, perhaps slightly above average due to the number of games I regularly install/uninstall for reviewing.
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* on there. No errors, no complaints
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 this year, or who knows maybe it will last longer.
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. When I called their support, I was pleasantly surprised that after I identified myself and told them about the review, they seemed to be waiting for my call.
Pros: lots of space, cheap
Cons: the first drive failed and its replacement is now installed.
Summary: Purchased in August 2011. Starting seeing failures in Windows Event Log in September 2013. chkdsk reporting 'Bad block' errors. Do they put self destruct chips in these units to die right after the Warranty expires? What coincidence!