Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD20EADS
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Frustration Packaging, But a Solid Drive
Tom Boucher "Computer Geek", Amazon
30 March 2010
Summary: I now own two of these and use them in my Drobo as backup drives. So performance isn't as big of an issue and it made sense to go with a lower power drive as these aren't needed 24x7, only when Time Machine runs on my Mac. I have had no issues with them. One drive is about a year old, and another one is about two months old now. The second drive came in Amazon's frustration free packaging and was more frustration oriented. The first shipment, it wasn't even a 2GB drive.
Summary: I know this is labeled as having no-frill packaging...but I almost had a heart attack when I opened the tiny box and saw only an invoice and small piece of blister pack inside. This box was probably whacked on the floor all through shipping with the drive ping-ponging around in the box...I'm amazed the drive even powered up, but I returned it out of fear of future failure. The HD itself is fine, but Amazon gets negative 3 stars for the horrible packaging. Geez!
Summary: Like others I found the packaging to be rather uninspired for protecting the hard drive. Bubble wrap around the drive and some air pillows inside (not all inflated or maybe some deflated). But the drive appears to be fine so I guess it's all good. Plugged it into my Drobo unit, didn't have to deal with any jumpers, just slid it right in and it took maybe two days to redistribute my data but now it's running well.
Good product and price, but should really include all materials necessary to connect
Gregg Graubins, Amazon
1 February 2010
Summary: Based on other reviews on this site I decided to purchase this. I saw one particular review that said it didn't include the SATA cable, but I figured it wouldn't be a big deal anyways because I would purchase that separately. Afterall, how do they know what length you need? I do suppose they could include a 6" cable or something, but they're also trying to keep the product price down while catering to the masses. However, it didn't include any mounting screws!
Summary: THE PACKAGING WAS HORRIBLE. The drive comes in an anti static box, then it was inside a single and thin bubble wrap bag surrounded by two LOOSE air bags, all of this was inside a small box, that luckily was stabilized by the surrounding air bags and the other items, but the drive was moving loosely inside it's small box. I suppose that adding a third air bag or more bubble wrap would be better.
Amazon's packaging for Hard Drives is the worst!!!!
Steve Traut "SteveTraut", Amazon
23 December 2009
Summary: Great drives... if they work. I just recieved them and haven't even tried them yet, but I'm so angry about the way they were packaged I just had to say something while I'm still willing to bother to post this review. I will update it they work or if they need to go back. Just save yourself the headache if you need drives and get them from [...] Each drive was in a loose single wrap of bubble wrap and a single air cushion.
Summary: It is a very roomy, quite drive. I wanted the low power consumption. I have not measured how much power it uses, but I trust them. It stays pretty cool when doing a major defrag or other long and busy jobs. It is great.
Summary: I bought 5 of these for my server and they have been running pretty much non-stop since march 2011. I had no problems until early May 2011 when one of the hard drives failed. I contacted the seller and they sent me an RMA with a pre-paid postage to send it back. Once I shipped the hard drive back I got a new one in a matter of days! The hard drives are all good so far and the customer service was great. I highly recommend this seller and this product.
Summary: I was forced to get a second drive when the disk on my 1 year old PC is 90% full. Shooting 15M pixel digital photos in RAW format takes up lots of disk space. I need a single large drive to hold all photos for the next few years. This is the consumer version that includes a SATA cable. The OEM version Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD20EADS is only a bare drive.
Summary: I've been purchasing (1 & 2 TB) WD green drives through Amazon for some time now for my Drobos and have been very satisfied with their performance and speed. There is a slight performance hit if the drive is accessed when the drives have spun down but that's the whole point of the green drive is to save on power consumption while keeping the internal temp low. What forced me to provide this review was the poor packaging for this drive.