Quiet & Cool but Some Problems in my Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 4
R. Knowlton, Amazon
13 May 2012
Summary: Ninety-five percent of my hard drives are Western Digital. In my 20 years of computing, I have only had one 2.5" hard drive fail on me. Until I recently got rid of it, I was still using a 1992-era 20MB hard drive that had thousands and thousands of hours on it. That certainly doesn't mean that others haven't experienced bad results with some Western Digital products, but it definitely has created confidence in me.
Summary: I can't believe how Amazon packaged this hard drive. It arrived surrounded in a thin layer of bubble wrap, placed in a slightly larger box. I'm installing it in my Mac Pro for now, and will come back to this review if it fails in the near future.
This obsolete WD20EADs drive is green but not the absolute fastest - and the WD Green warranty is now only 2 years, not three
17 August 2009
Summary: Update Jan 2013: This Western Digital WD20EADS drive is now obsolete and hasn't been manufactured for three years. This old WD20EADS 2 Tb green drive has a SATA 3 Gb/s interface with a 32 MB cache, whereas the latest WD20EARX 2Tb green has a SATA 6 Gb/s interface and 64 MB cache (and is backwardly compatible to older SATA interfaces). The 'green' electronics within the newer drives have also been further refined and are probably more reliable as well.