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6.0 out of 10

Western Digital WD20EADS

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD20EADS

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Overall 10
10

in reserve for RAID array

pat in longview wa, Amazon
31 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought 2 of these drives so I would have them on hand in case of a drive failure. I chose the same model that the NAS OEM used in their enclosure.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

David Carrion, Amazon
30 March 2014
  • Summary: Great Purchase for the price, performance, and function. I bought this as a backup source and have not experienced issues.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Drive

Robert Markle "The Markle", Amazon
27 January 2014
  • Summary: Bought this for Hot Swap Drive use, but computer fault unable to use and or test this drive. Got virus on old drive which crashed it. Replaced that drive with THIS drive for my main system. All this long after warranties on all things considered out dated, but i had no use for this drive before crash. Installed full system on this Drive, Windows 7. Lasted about 2-3 months. No virus, this drive just died, no ability to see it in dos mode or anything anymore.
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Overall 2
2.0

Never again a WD drive

Todd, Amazon
3 November 2013
  • Summary: I had two of these drives fail in my HP Mediasmart server in the system drive position over the last year. I actually have a hard time remembering when else I've had a hard drive fail. The same server has a Seagate and Hitatchi 2TB drives and I've had zero problems with them. Between all the computers and laptops in my house I probably have 25 drives, and only the Western Digital drives have failed. I'm done with them.
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Overall 2
2.0

I bought in 2010 and it did not make it through 2012

Kodak Jackson, Amazon
26 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this drive in 2010 and it did not make through the end of 2012. I was able to recover most of the data, but the fact that I paid $190 at the time and I have other drives that are still going that are much older is just more proof to stay away from this drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed in 1.5 years as an internal backup drive

AJ, Amazon
1 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this drive in December 2011, mainly due to the price - at a time when 2 TB hard drives were over $200 online, I found it on sale for $90 at a local store. I used a 2 TB WD EARX drive as my main data drive, and used used this EADS drive, which was somewhat slower, as a backup for the other Western Digital as well as my SSD boot drive. Backing it up manually, this EADS was seldom used. Performance was OK - not great, but that was OK for a backup drive.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not their fault

John latiker, Amazon
12 July 2013
  • Summary: Nobody's fault...just a crappy product. Slower than molasses. Dont expect miracles with this one...trust me.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK drive, but..

Lars, Amazon
15 June 2013
  • Summary: ..it came packed in bubble plastic without a antistatic bag and I had a few problems at first getting it initialized for my Mac. Again, no more used drives for me.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Drive(s) WORSE Customer Service, Useless Warranty

Pete, Amazon
9 May 2013
  • Summary: Bad Drive(s) WORSE Customer Service, Useless Warranty In the last few years, I have had 12 Western DIgital Green Drives fail. Until recently they have been replacing them under warranty (up until the 3 year mark), but now are refusing to replace them, claiming since they were "GASP" installed into a computer the warranty is null and void! Yo, Western Digital, does installing gasoline in a gas tank also void the warranty on the gas as well as the vehicle?
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible

Alan Hughes, Amazon
23 January 2013
  • Summary: Don't buy this. It didn't even last six months before it crashed and lost all my stuff. I don't understand how companies can still get away with this crap.
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