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6.8 out of 10

Western Digital WD20EARS

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Overall 10
10

Reliable Low Power Drive

Tom, rakuten
14 August 2013
  • Summary: I use these drives in a Thecus SAN. It is set-up with RAID 10. Even though these are only 5400 RPM drives, set up with RAID 10, the SAN is very responsive. We had the SAN up 24/7 for 2 years. One of the 4 drives became questionable, so we replaced it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great big drive

rakuten
21 June 2012
  • Summary: I purchased 4 of these drives to put in a raid device a little over a year ago. They get a lot of use, but manage to keep up even though they aren't really designed for this kind of use.
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Overall 10
10

a must buy

rakuten
18 June 2012
  • Summary: I used to have a 5400rpm, 80 GB hard drive in my Vista laptop. After a year and a half of new software, and gunking up the hard drive, I had only 10 GB of space left, which made my laptop pretty slow. I popped this 7200rpm, 320 GB hard drive in, and reinstalled from the factory image. WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE! No problems at all swapping it out. It boots up in half the time it did when new with the smaller hard drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Weston Digital 2TB Hard Drive

rakuten
18 May 2012
Overall 10
10

Good bang for buck drives!

rakuten
30 April 2012
  • Summary: Energy efficient. Easy to install. Formatted with no issues.
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Overall 1
0.5

Great drives

pioneerisloud, Overclock
13 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Bought 3 of these a year ago (for RAID1 and an external backup). I haven't had a problem, until recently. One of the drives started in with a SMART error. A quick RMA to Western Digital fixed it however. My other 2 drives still function flawlessly.
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Overall 10
10

Some Truth About Large Drives

Loretta B., Newegg
17 May 2011
  • Summary: Storage Capacities:
  • Pros: These 2TB and 3TB large capacity WD drives are exactly as advertised. There is far to much mis-information about large drives and I'd like to clear it up for all customer. I'm a systems engineer and manufacture storage servers. See Other Thoughts!
  • Cons: NONE AT ALL!
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Overall 6
6.0

Good drives, BAD NEWEGG!!

Jason C., Newegg
26 April 2011
  • Summary: This is a first for me- I've ordered tens of thousands of dollars of equipment from the Egg, and never had something like this happen due to gross packing negligence.
  • Pros: Drives offer great capacity/performance:cost ratio. Also lower power and less heat! Western Digital is amazing!
  • Cons: Newegg really dropped the egg on this one, causing a 2 egg loss. The 6 drives came in a cut-out section of a bulk OEM delivery tray, each static bagged, then wrapped in bubble wrap and tossed in the box. Only 1 end of each drive was in styrofoam- the other ends were touching metal to metal through the static bags. Of the 6 drives, 5 had to be RMA'd due to smart failures, millions of bad sectors, and one with a click of death. WD advance replaced all 5 drives, all five...
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Overall 2
2.0

READ THIS IF YOU ARE USING A LINUX BASED SYSTEM, NAS SERVER ETC.

Netdoctor, Amazon
27 March 2011
  • Summary: If you are using a Linux based system, this drive requires the use of wdidle3! The green series on any linux based system, NAS, server etc. requires a change in the Landing count. Google it. The drive will park itself thousands of times in a very short time greatly reducing operating life. I have these drives in a synology NAS linux based. Due to the green nature of this drive it parks itself within 7 seconds of non-use. In a RAID or NAS this is bad!
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Overall 10
10

Great HDD!!!

Sean T. Smrt "The Penguin", Amazon
23 February 2011
  • Summary: I've been using this hard drive in my system for a week as well as a 1TB caviar green I bought last year. These drives are a little bit slower on transfer rates for obvious reasons, but they still work perfectly. The drive is a GREAT value and I predict I will be buying more to throw into my server this week. The fact that they run low energy means they are quiet and stay cool, which makes them ideal for server stacking.
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