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Western Digital WD20EADS
5.3 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

One Star

THE GUY, Amazon
31 July 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing

David S., 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

Bad Drive

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.
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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

Never again a WD drive

Todd, Amazon
3 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed in 1.5 years as an internal backup drive

AJ, Amazon
1 August 2013
  • 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...
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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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