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6.5 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 6
6.0

SECTOR SIZE = NOT GOOD FOR NAS

C. Slaw "the fanglemeister", Amazon
29 September 2010
  • Summary: This looked like a great drive to use in a new Thecus N2200 NAS (Network-Attached Storage), so I ordered two of these drives for that purpose. Well as it turns out, Thecus said these would work, but they could not guarantee the integrity of a RAID1 array in the N2200 using these drives, even though they (Thecus) released a firmware upgrade supporting this drive's new larger sector size. So anyway, set it all up, and it works.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great standalone, terrable raid

Mr Scrith "E of E", Amazon
25 May 2010
  • Summary: I purchased these drives to create a RAID 5 setup for home storage, turns out these drives have terrible characteristics for RAID because of the "Green" firmware. If you are using these drives as stand-alone drives everything should be fine, if you are looking to put together a RAID (software or hardware) look somewhere else, there are plenty of consumer-grade drives that work well with RAID.
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Overall 6
6.0

Drive failed after a few hours but Amazon made it right!

J. Wilson, Amazon
13 April 2010
  • Summary: I am using this drive in an external SATA dock connected to the computer via eSATA. It was extremely easy to setup in Windows 7. Just go to drive manager and quick format the drive and you are ready to go. Unfortunately, the drive failed after about 3 hours of use. It locked up the computer and the computer would not boot until I disconnected the drive. Amazon made returning the drive amazingly easy. All I had to do was go to my order history and select "return item".
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Overall 5
5.0

Acceptabel

enectrixx, Prisjakt
22 May 2011
  • Summary: Billig och tyst men knappast snabb. Använder den dock bara till lagring (och uppspelning) av filmer så den duger. Uppdatering: Förlorar två stjärnor då den är EXTREMT seg.
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Overall 5
5.0

Acceptabel

aMpari, Prisjakt
18 April 2010
  • Summary: Tyst och billig men inte mycket mer. Går varmare än mina Samsung F3 och är hälften så snabb. Samsung F3 är tysta dom med så rekommenderar dom istället för denna. Helt klart ett köp jag ångrar.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ganska bra

losdrivare, Prisjakt
9 March 2010
  • Summary: Extremt tyst och sval disk som är väldigt prisvärd. Den vibrerar dock lite och så är den ganska långsam. Rekommenderas inte som startdisk eller för applikationer, dels på grund av att den är rätt långsam, dels pga att dessa diskar har problem med Head Parks under dessa omständigheter vilket ger extremt hög Load Cycle Count, något som kan leda till hållbarhetsproblem. För lagring eller NAS är den perfekt och som lagringsdisk skulle jag gett den 9/10.
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