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Western Digital WD20EADS
4.9 out of 10

Western Digital WD20EADS

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD20EADS

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Overall 2
2.0

Not reliable

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: Capacity
  • Cons: Speed, reliability
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing

DAVID H., Newegg
1 April 2014
  • Pros: Good for holding lots of data to lose
  • Cons: Presence of bad sectors within a months. Complete failure just outside warranty period.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very Disappointed!

Derek G., Newegg
12 January 2014
  • 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.
  • Cons: Unreliable
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbage

Chris B., Newegg
6 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failure

J C., Newegg
14 July 2013
  • Summary: No more WD for me. Don't expect the drives to last forever but, to have 3 drives fail right out of warranty is enough for me to swear off WD.
  • Pros: Cheap, Big
  • Cons: 3 failures out of 5 drives
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible

Alan Hughes, Amazon
23 January 2013
  • Summary: Don't buy this. It didn't even last six months before it crashed and lost all my stuff. I don't understand how companies can still get away with this crap.
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Overall 2
2.0

Another bad WD Green drive

Eugene H., Newegg
27 December 2012
  • Summary: Purchased this for a Mac Pro G5 as 2nd bay storage for use with Time Machine back-ups. After a little over 2 years, the drive failed and was unable to be written to.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Low power consumption
  • Cons: Not suited for back-up usage
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Overall 2
2.0

Unreliable

Alin W., Newegg
12 May 2012
  • Summary: I had 5 of them in my Drobo array. 1 was dead in about week, two more have failed within the first year. It's a good thing they were discontinued.
  • Pros: Cost, lower power consumption
  • Cons: Highly unreliable.
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Overall 2
2.0

A WD label does not guarantee quality.

Adam S., Newegg
18 March 2012
  • 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: None.
  • Cons: Unreliable.
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Overall 2
2.0

WD Sucks

Brian K., Newegg
20 January 2012
  • 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...
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