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Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS
5.8 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS

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Overall 4
4.0

Failing After 3 Years

Greg B., Newegg
29 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Lawrence M., Newegg
16 May 2013
  • Pros: Worked through the 2 year limited warranty and the 3 year manuf warranty.
  • Cons: Started to go bad at the 3 year 2 month mark.
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Overall 4
4.0

Died after about a year

Susan D., Newegg
30 August 2012
  • Summary: WD is very fast at RMA but now that I have it, Not sure that I even want to bother with it. I have ALWAYS used WD and now i'm in doubt. Especially after reading these reviews. Maybe bigger is not better... just sayin.... I may shop for some older drives to use to hold my backups.
  • Pros: At the time I bought it, it was bargain priced.
  • Cons: Barely lasted a year. I used this drive for storage only and it got really slow and my pc had a hard time recognizing it with it my external drive enclosure so I decided to run some tests on it with WD programs. Failed all the tests. Told me it had too many bad sectors to complete the test
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Overall 4
4.0

They don't make them like they use to

Paul S., Newegg
22 July 2012
  • Summary: Having been in IT since the 80's I remember when HDD's were like CPU's - it was almost unheard of that they would fail. I still have 13GB & 40GB WD drives from the 1990's which worke fine.
  • Pros: Easy clone & install with WD's verrsion of Acronis. Not overly slow. Large capacity. Great price. Handy WD utilities for finding out that your drive is about to die.... Easy RMA process. 3 years warranty.
  • Cons: Exessive bad sectors after 18 months. Need to RMA.
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Overall 4
4.0

Windows 7, x64

Anonymous, Newegg
25 April 2012
  • Pros: good price, easy integration And as always, I love "the egg"
  • Cons: while this seems odd, my system would not allow Win-7x64 to be installed to this as the C drive, but when I changed from this drive to another drive, it installed fine. Repeated results twice, so it's not a fluke. I then had to use Acronis to clone from that disk to this disk.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed within 2 weeks

dale s., Newegg
9 April 2012
  • Summary: If I could go back in time and tell WD to not build their factories where they would be flooded, I would just for cheap hdds.
  • Pros: Loads of storage decent price
  • Cons: failed rather suddenly and quickly after about 2-3 weeks of use, click of death.
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Overall 4
4.0

Head Crash

Rolando G., Newegg
8 February 2012
  • Summary: Seagate is growing and buying up the competition. I try to stay away from them as I had a nightmare experience with their drives. Western Digital is scaring me. I hope they make better drives or I have to look to another manufacture.
  • Pros: Cool and quiet drive with decent read and write speeds around 100 MBs.
  • Cons: Drive died after 10 months of very light use. I used this drive to backup my data as a storage drive with no OS. I used Advanced Format. When I finished backing up my data I powered off the drive by uninstalling it from device manager and safely removing hardware. This drive was never constantly ...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Kyle A., Newegg
26 December 2011
  • Pros: Price for memory amount was decent...
  • Cons: Died within second day of use
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Overall 4
4.0

definatley got what i paid for

Wesley F., Newegg
22 December 2011
  • Pros: at the time i bought it it was 60 bucks so the price was right for a 1.5tb hd
  • Cons: Died on me 2 times rma and now today died for a third time...really losing faith in wd
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Overall 4
4.0

2 of 3 dead in 10 months

John C., Newegg
7 December 2011
  • Summary: Moderate use in Proliant home server. RMA in progress via WD directly. I won't purchase additional WD Green drives
  • Pros: Price and capacity - <$60 a year ago for 1.5 TB was irresistible. I've bought several dozen WD drives in 10+ years, and until now none had died!
  • Cons: SMART errors in September; I/O errors and WD diagnostics fail in November for 2 of 3 drives purchased in Jan 2011.
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