Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD20EADS
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Bad Drive(s) WORSE Customer Service, Useless Warranty
Pete "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?
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.
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.