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Western Digital WD20EADS
4.9 out of 10

Western Digital WD20EADS

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Overall 4
4.0

missing some green

ROBERT S., Newegg
3 May 2014
  • Summary: kissed my info good bye
  • Pros: conforms to specifications
  • Cons: perfectly engineered. Failed completely 2 days after warranty expired
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Overall 4
4.0

Not their fault

John latiker, Amazon
12 July 2013
  • Summary: Nobody's fault...just a crappy product. Slower than molasses. Dont expect miracles with this one...trust me. Good for storage, cant write for shit with any expedtitiousness
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Overall 4
4.0

Wilted Greens

collin b., Newegg
27 February 2013
  • Pros: Large, quiet inexpensive drive
  • Cons: I have now used over 14 WD greens in the last 2 years. I have two servers in two different locations with 4 drive RAIDs. I have had 6 greens go bad out of the original 8. I have become very familiar with the RMA process. Power is regulated in both locations and I have OS drives on each (WD 500GB)...
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Overall 4
4.0

2 TB Green, failed after 2 years

Remigiusz Z., Newegg
20 June 2012
  • Summary: I bought 2 drives in 2010 for my NAS. In April 2012 one broke and now June 2012 second broke. Fortunately there were 3 years warranty. But be careful they have change with 2 years now.
  • Pros: Quiet, Less expensive than black.
  • Cons: Not reliable
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Overall 4
4.0

Good, but disappointed

Michael R., Newegg
20 October 2011
  • Summary: I assume the green models are just not robust enough: they have vairable speed and are quiet operation...but I suspect it's at the expense of durability.
  • Pros: Quiet, fast, cool looking
  • Cons: Not robust enough: mechanical arm crapped out after a move (no unual shocks...just a typical bumpy ride) and it no longer works (just that scary record-skipping sound).
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Overall 4
4.0

High Failure Rate

Brian M., Newegg
10 August 2011
  • Pros: Big, cheap and "green". WD RMA is painless.
  • Cons: I own 4 of these WD20EADS drives for my Thecus NAS and Ive had 4 disk failures in 16 months. The failure rate is so high that I bought a hot spare for my RAID. So far I havent lost any data yet, thanks to RAID5.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
23 May 2011
  • Summary: if installed please add extra cooling
  • Pros: good price /warranty
  • Cons: worksgood on xp but window 7 is very taxings and cauaesit to overrun at high speed to a very high temp on set-up even after set-up some programs make it over run/heat up on non -gaming programs
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't last

Michael C., Newegg
22 February 2011
  • Summary: I would buy something more reliable, from checking out others experience with them, they won't last very long.
  • Pros: Lots of space for cheap when I bought it.
  • Cons: 1 drive just failed 8 months in. They don't seem to last very long.
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Overall 4
4.0

not worth the hassle

Adrien A., Newegg
17 November 2010
  • Summary: good thing i used this drive in my Windows Home Server and have file duplication on, otherwise i would've lost a bunch of stuff on it. so far i've had to RMA 2 of these drives this year, both were barely more than 1 year old. Don't trust these pieces of junk because of the Western Digital name.
  • Pros: it holds data
  • Cons: it developes unreadable parts
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Overall 4
4.0

Not So Good

Anonymous, Newegg
13 October 2010
  • Summary: I have purchased over 30 of these drives over the course of the past year, for purposes of simple RAID1 mirrored volumes, and for backup drives and archiving. I have had over 7 of these drives fail, both in production and in archiving in antistatic bubble wrap and vaulted.
  • Pros: The Price per Gigabyte was very attractive. Good RMA procedure.
  • Cons: Too many failed drives, issues sometimes with certain enclosures.
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