Summary: I had two of this in my Synology NAS. The first drive started having error after 6 months and it was replaced by warranty, then the 2nd one died just 2 months after the warranty expired. I only use WD HDD and I only had bad experience with the so call “Green Drive”. I bought another newer version of the WD green for a single drive NAS and it also failed after a year and was replaced by warranty, very unreliable and it’s totally not worth trying.
Summary: The 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green disks are perhaps the worst disks that have ever been produced. I purchased 4 of these disks for my NAS box and all 4 of the disks failed. And each time a disk would fail I would return it under warranty and receive a new disk. And two of these new disks failed. From my perspective this was the worst batch of disks that have ever been produced anywhere, anytime. Avoid them at all cost.
Quiet & Cool but Some Problems in my Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 4
R. Knowlton, Amazon
13 May 2012
Summary: Ninety-five percent of my hard drives are Western Digital. In my 20 years of computing, I have only had one 2.5" hard drive fail on me. Until I recently got rid of it, I was still using a 1992-era 20MB hard drive that had thousands and thousands of hours on it. That certainly doesn't mean that others haven't experienced bad results with some Western Digital products, but it definitely has created confidence in me.
Summary: I purchased two of these for my new system and was thoroughly disappointed. The first drive failed within six months, and the other failed just after two years. I have tried many different hard drive manufacturers over the years, and have seen little difference in reliability among the "top" manufacturers, despite what the exceptional advertising from these companies will tell you.
Summary: Installed just a few days ago with fresh install of Windows. BIOS is no longer recognizing the drive. When I installed into antoher computer, same issue. When installed as a USB drive, it immediately causes computers to crash as soon as drivers load. Not good.
Summary: My purchase [Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB SATA II 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Internal Desktop Hard Drive - WD20EADS (Bought 08/04/2011)] was exactly what I needed for a data storage drive. I knew from research that my computer would have problems with the new WD20EARS version; this EADS version was just what I needed at a reasonable price. It arrived unbelievably quickly, installed easily, and works great. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Summary: As advertised, needed mounting screws. local comp repair shop gave me 4 for free. needed SATA cable not included $4. works perfectly. Still $35 cheaper than Best Buy "sale" lol get 1 or 2. I'm ordering a second myself...