Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS
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Upgrade for DirecTV DVR working exceptionally
Patrick Feltz, Amazon
24 December 2011
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.
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 ordered two of these drives to replace my tiny (by comparison) 250GB/160GB combination in my old PowerMac. I opted to use Carbon Copy Cloner to maintain a fully bootable cloned drive since I had such a large amount of space. I'm glad I did. These drives arrived on April 5, 2010 and as of February 2, 2011, the primary boot drive is now failing.
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.
Summary: The only complaint I had about the Store is that they took too long to respond to my questions I had asked for a tracking number when I orderd my product and received it at the time I had already received my item. I sent them 2 emails and they did not respond until it was too late and had already received my item.
Summary: GREEN is fine except when you want performance. The problem with these drives is they are SLOW compared to their enterprise drives. If you're going to use it in an external enclosure, no problem. If you want top transfer rates, go with the BLACK drives.
Summary: I have HTPC that you could only mount two Hard drives. The biggest sized bugget drive was this one for my second HD. This green drive is perfect for HTPC because it's silent, low power consumption, and has large capacity. My HTPC still remains the most quite electronics around my TV amongst, PS3, Home Theater sub woofer, etc...
Summary: Decided to bypass the -EADS version and go with the newer -EARS 4k version because it was such a low price for 2TB! So far, I don't have any issues in my 2008 Mac Pro (I love how extremely easy it is to switch out drives in this beast). It's not my primary boot drive, however, it is a backup boot drive. I tested it for several days as the boot drive and it worked with no issues.
Works great for Drobo. But requires latest Drobo firmware
12 February 2010
Summary: I bought one unit for my Drobo (safe storage system) and that first unit failed within minutes of being inserted in the Drobo. The FAQ on Data Robotics' site confirmed that this drive is supported so I requested a second unit as replacement (got it in two days! Thanks, Amazon!). The second unit is working flawlessly, so I guess I just got out of luck with the first unit.