Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD20EADS
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Ready to use straight away. No fuss or problems installing it.
P. Larrett, Amazon
17 January 2014
Summary: This replaced an existing failed drive easily and quickly. No problems with installing and configuring. It may not have been the latest model but it was an exact match for the unit it was replacing.
Summary: If you install this as a second hard drive as I did in later versions of Windows or XP Professional a pop up will probably appear suggesting it is set up as a Dynamic Volume. I accepted this suggesion during installation. This is different to a normal Simple Volume that can be partioned into different Drive Numbers. A Dynamic Volume works differently and will not accept partioning by Windows or Third Party software.
Summary: It worked very well until now , especially the nosie control(compare with my several Hitachi HDD). Lower nosie with green power . I used it for my HTPC, turned it on 7x24 and for PT download , worked very well. The product came with very good condition . One thing is the price is a little high for me , if it can drop to around 115-100 , i thouht that would be more valuable for your money.
Summary: Received the package from Amazon UK in perfect condition. When formatted, the HDD holds 1.81TB. I definitely recommend Western Digital internal hard drives. Runs at a slow and energy efficient 5400RPM, which is great for a storage HDD. If you can wait, I say wait until the price is around £100 or so. If not, you know you're buying quality.
Summary: What can I say... Its a big capacity hard drive, which runs cool and quietly. I've had it a few weeks and been running it a lot, and haven't had any issues. I have owned WDs in the past and they have always been reliable. Once my current one is full, I will be buying another one of these!
Summary: I'm using this HDD as an additional internal HDD and have no problem with this hard drive so far plus the huge capacity available means I don't have to worry about the HDD becoming full so quickly. When moving or copying files from one internal HDD to this one I get speeds around 130-90mb according to windows 7 information window.
This obsolete WD20EADs drive is green but not the absolute fastest - and the WD Green warranty is now only 2 years, not three
17 August 2009
Summary: Update Jan 2013: This Western Digital WD20EADS drive is now obsolete and hasn't been manufactured for three years. This old WD20EADS 2 Tb green drive has a SATA 3 Gb/s interface with a 32 MB cache, whereas the latest WD20EARX 2Tb green has a SATA 6 Gb/s interface and 64 MB cache (and is backwardly compatible to older SATA interfaces). The 'green' electronics within the newer drives have also been further refined and are probably more reliable as well.
Summary: At the time of writing - this is the highest capacity hard drive in existence that is available outside of the lab. A must for power users who need capacity in the highest density available. I use mine with an eSATA HDD dock so that I can use it between multiple PC's .. a low power UMPC for downloading 24/7.. and a htpc for running hd films from the drive.
Summary: Ich hatte mir diese Festplatte vor ca. 2-3 Jahren als "Lagerplatte" für Filme/Musik und andere große Dateien gekauft. Pro: - Platte arbeitet im relativ schnellem Tempo - Arbeitet zuverlässig ohne Abstürze, Fehler oder Datenverlust Contra: - Scheint nicht eine sehr lange Lebensdauer zu haben, wie viele Western Digital Platten (nach meiner Erfahrung) - Nach regelmäßiger Benutzung ist der SMART-Status der Festplatte nach 2 - 3 Jahren schon im mittlerem Bereich Ich hab halt...