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 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.
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...