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Western-digital-wd20eads.6977109
5.7 out of 10

Western Digital WD20EADS

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Overall 10
10

Affordable 2 TB Hard Drive

Larry Barrows, Amazon
12 January 2015
Overall 10
10

Five Stars

jrodie, Amazon
11 September 2014
Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Sherry Drake, Amazon
8 September 2014
Overall 2
2.0

One Star

THE GUY, Amazon
31 July 2014
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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