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6.6 out of 10

Western Digital WD20EARS

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Reliable and quiet

geek extraordinaire, Amazon
23 March 2011
  • Summary: A hard drive is a commodity, so you do not care about bells and whistles. Over the last two decades, Western Digital has greatly improved their quality. This drive is reliable and quiet.
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Overall 10
10

Great, Green, & Inexpensive networked set up

B. Hoglund "Hates China Cheap", Amazon
12 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought 2 of these WD Drives to daisy chain to my Apple Airport Extreme via it's USB port to function as Network Attached Storage (hard drive sharing over the network). This allows all my home computers (4) to share files and backup via TimeMachine to the common disks which now total 6 TB (2 x 1 TB WD Caviar Green + 2 x 2 TB WD Caviar Green drives).
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Overall 10
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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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Overall 10
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Apple Time Capsule

ww, Amazon
20 January 2011
  • Summary: I had an Apple Time Capsule with 512mb hard disk drive that was filling up. So I bought the Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Green Hard Disk Drive to replace the existing 512mb drive. Searched the internet for a how-to, and swapping out the old drive for a new one ended up being quite easy. I have only a moderate degree of computer skills.
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Overall 10
10

Works great with Synology NAS products!

Maine Hurley, Amazon
16 December 2010
  • Summary: I purchased 2 of these drives for use in a Synology DS211j and so far they work great in RAID 1 configuration. Very quiet and cool operation.
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Overall 10
10

Space for cheap

John S. Dean "John", Amazon
12 November 2010
  • Summary: Was happy to see the 2TB drives drop under $100. I remember when hard drives finally got close to breaking the $1 per meg cost, how happy I was. Now at those prices I have 24 million dollars of storage on my server... These are quiet, perform well for my Windows Home Server to hold all my multimedia content. And priced great.
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Overall 10
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So far, so good.

Allen C. Huffman, Amazon
11 November 2010
  • Summary: The real test of this drive will be seeing how long it lasts before it crashes and loses all my data. I have four of these drives now in a 2nd generation Drobo. My other Drobo still has four 1.5TB Seagate drives in it. I expected these "slower" Green drives to have worse performance in the already-hobbled Drobo environment, but to my surprise, the Drobo with these four 2TB drives is actually faster than the other one with the "faster" drives. Happy surprise.
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Overall 10
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Quiet, works fine

Russell McFatter, Amazon
2 November 2010
  • Summary: This is a drive with no surprises. Used here for disk-to-disk automatic backups, so speed was not an issue but capacity definitely was. Installed painlessly. The drive runs cooler and quieter than the 500GB drive it replaces-- no reported media errors or other problems so far.
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Overall 10
10

not too bad for lower RPMS

kid407, Amazon
30 October 2010
  • Summary: at first I was wary about buying these drives, but they were on sale so i figured i'd give them a shot. i ordered 3 for my mac pro, and i kept a 1.5 tb as my boot drive because i know these dont spin at 7200 RPMs like my old 1.5 TB's do. Though I still wouldnt use one as a boot drive, its not slow by any means.
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4 of these and counting no coasters!!

Rodolfo Farinas Jr., Amazon
19 October 2010
  • Summary: I don't understand why people are complaining about these drives, i have 4 of them running in my hp mediasmart server 24/7 for more than two months now, and i haven't had a single error. They're as simple as pop in, add the drive in the server's menu, and you're all set, they format to 1.82TB in windows home server. They are also the lowest temp HDD i've ever touched while in operation.
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