Summary: I bought this drive for an Ubuntu 12.04 server running multiple network sharing services (SMB, NFS, FTP, HTTP.) Plugged it in, machine recognized it right away, partitioned it EXT4 and it has been up and running without a problem for 25 days straight and it is about 65% full. Lets just see how if it is still going strong after a full year of use.
Summary: After doing some research for the hard drive that works best for upgrading the storage space on my DirecTV HR24-100 DVR. The process of the upgrade will not be covered in this review. I had read some indicators that this hard drive brand and similar models had some performance issues with the DirecTV interface that resulted in poor user experience however having had this drive installed for the last 90 days I have experienced none.
Summary: bought couple of this HD to store some of my movies, games and music etc ... I have my system on about 95% of the time so far this year (2011) and WD green feels cool to the touch (even on hot days inside my home) comparing to my older HD from other WD and other products (maybe it's time to upgrade them) had a minor problem installing with XP (Blue Screen), but no problem at all with Win7 Ultimate would buy WD Green products again, saves money and hopefully saves the...
Summary: In the past, I had many problem with 1tb+ drives both seagate and wd. Perhaps it is temperature and humidity, but I don't trust doing more than 30gb of transfer at time. This drive is relatively slow but ok for 99% of things I want to do. It is pretty quiet so I know that it is not having any major errors.
Summary: I now have 6 of these drives, 4 of them in a 24/7/365 FreeNAS ZFS RAID, and so far (knock on wood) have had good luck with them. Unlike some other drives that failed within 30 days of purchase, these drives have, so far, kept running and haven't given even the smallest hint of trouble. I decided that since the first 4 drives worked out so well having an extra 2 on hand as spares and emergency backup drives wouldn't be such a bad thing.
Important to Note - Can't format past 73% issue & HP systems
J. Warren, Amazon
13 May 2011
Summary: A few things to know before ordering this drive. 1. I wasted a lot of time trying to figure out why the drive would stop at 73% when formatting. Check your system / motherboard manufacturer and see if it will support drives over 1TB. Esp, on HP machines you may need to download the nVidia (that's correct they are listed as nVideo motherboard drivers - no typo here) system board drivers. If not, and you create one large partition, formatting will stop at 73%. 2.
Summary: I recently built a HTPC (Home Theater PC) and put in a Solid State Drive (SSD) to run the operating system for speed and silence. However I wanted a large storage drive as well and was concerned if this drive would be quiet enough since this unit sits in my living room running. The price from Amazon was right though so I took the gamble.