Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD20EADS
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Rhonda L., Newegg
27 August 2014
Summary: I have 4-5 of these drives. 3 of them have failed after ~2 years and WD refuses to replace them. I understand that they are out of warranty, but such a high failure rate, to me at least, indicates a poorly made product. I am very disappointed that they will not do anything to remedy the situation.
Pros: Failed after about a year. Still under warranty, but required to return dead drive as is. Potential misuse of my information is not worth the $100 I'd save in an RMA replacement. Very disappointed! Had always found WD drives to be reliable until now.
Summary: Out of warranty by 5 weeks. I think I'm about done with WD drives - I have many dozens of drives for personal use. Mostly Sa*****g, Se***te, and WD 'SA' has never failed me. WD has failed me on several occasions.
Pros: Newegg no longer sells them.
Cons: Had this in the drawer in original packaging for a couple of years. Used it for 12 hours before total failure.
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"...
Pros: Lots of storage at not much cost... Seemed the most reliable option on the market _at the time._ (not any more)
Cons: WD warranty albeit painless is a complete SCAM. I bought 3 of these drives. Two have functioned flawlessly for years only throwing the occasional bad block. Bad blocks are a fact of life with drives this big. One of the drives was doing this excessively and so I sent it back. I have received 2 re...