Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS
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Daniel Hampton, Amazon
13 February 2013
Summary: Product was dead on arrival. Returned it with no issues. I would not recommend Western Digital to anyone. I bought a 1.5TB Seagate and have not had any problems at all! Stay away from Western Digital at all costs!
Summary: I bought 2 of these just over 2 years ago. The warranty is for 2 years and they both just failed. I have had dozens of hard drives and none have died in only 2 years. Hard drives should last between 5 - 7 years so for them to die right after their short 2 year warranty makes me feel like it was a bad deal. I take care of all my drives so I will not be buying these again.
Summary: Got a bad drive. It happens. But the customer non-support experience is totally unacceptable. Bought this drive as a backup in December 2011. After 8 months it died in the middle of a backup. In addition to the purchase price of the drive, I've now had the expense of hiring a technician to diagnose the problem and try (unsuccessfully) to retrieve my data.
Summary: I purchased this item at the very end of August 2011 and I am currently running a disk check on it because S.M.A.R.T. said that a failure is imminent. It has already found 5 bad sectors on the drive. What the heck. You'd think when purchasing a hard drive that it would last longer than a year, let alone 7 months. Now I have to figure out how to return the darn thing under warranty.
Summary: The worst evevr owened HD. Very slow and low transfer rate. First week read speed and transfer rate was 25Mb/s!!! Then, it got faster, some 70Mb/s. Still very bad average. I have 2 WD Caviar Black 1Tb and 750Mb and are much faster. The disk has no bad sectors, no errors, I checked it with HD Tune pro and is healthful. Temperature is 28°C-30°C. It's just a slow piece of CRAP.
Summary: I purchased this HDD back in late 2011 and tried to use it as a primary hard drive, but with Windows installed on it, the device kept crashing constantly, every few days I'd get a fatal error and a hard re-boot. I tried several different cables, even put it in a different machine as a secondary HDD and it still kept disappearing. In December I returned it for another HDD and for about a month it worked fine, after that the same issues started appearing.
Summary: I got four of these and put them in a Synology. One has died and another is having connection issues, so it's entirely possible that I may lose all of my data. I filled a similar Synology unit with Samsung drives. I've had it much longer and it has had no problems at all. I'm not going to buy Western Digital anymore.
Summary: Bad out of the box. Even with Disk Warrior I could not save it. Buy it and you'll be sorry. I've got about 30 different drives. Maybe the other guys were lucky - I prefer WD drives but this one's a turkey.
Summary: Ok, i have to say this hard drive came to me in good time, good look, but.. when i installed my windows7 pro 64b, it finished well and restarted in error.. then hard drive got screwed, i tried in 3 diferents motherboards and any of them detected this "green" hard drive, i was like uhmmm.. awesome hard drive.. If you want to waste your money buy it..
Summary: I received this product promptly, so Amazon did a great job of delivery. The drive is running very slowly and did so upon installation. I have tried it on several computers with the same results. I downloaded the information instructions, drivers, etc and have fiddled with it for a couple of months with no better results. I suspect the drive is defective. I will try to get a replacement of refund from Western Digital if possible.