Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD20EARS
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Still Running Fine
Daniel C., Newegg
3 weeks ago
Summary: At 5400 rpm these HD's do not give less than perfect playback of Video Files (movies) no skipping or stuttering , playback is always smooth and flawless. I have hundreds of Blu-ray Movies digitized on these drives and I play them daily with excellent results WD does an excellent job with Warranty...
Pros: Medium Capacity at 2TB WD Product well covered in the event of failure At 5400 RPM Long Life Span:
Summary: I am surprised that this exact item has not been discontinued for later versions. I figured that if i am going to push new os win 10, i may reformat, with fresh install after 4.5 years. So maybe it would be perfect time to do reasonable upgrade to HDD...
Pros: Have had this drive for over 4.5 years, has been dependable. Seems to do the job at reasonable pace. No problems with games. Got my moneys worth.
Cons: none comes to mind. . Although the whole windows score thing was a bummer.
Summary: It's still a good HD to go with, specially this days, if you want an HDD that will only store documents, movies or music, etc, it's a very viable and reliable HD, there are new HD's that will be much better for though environments, but as storage unit, like I use it now in the HD enclosure, you will...
Pros: This coming November will be the HDD 4th anniversary and it's still working like day 1. I have reformat the computer several times and it's working perfectly
Summary: I wouldn't put all my eggs in one basket with any hard drive. These are reliable for sure with some layers of redundacy.
Pros: Still work fine after 4 years.
Cons: The number of bad sectors is slowly increasing on these drives (of which I have 2), but they've been otherwise reliable. I have lost a couple large files (5+ gb) due to corruption, but I've always had back ups so no permanent loss.
Pros: Western Digital no longer makes the green line, but the Red drives are pretty much the same and I only buy Red Drives now for media storage. The Green drives I got were only 2TB (the biggest available at the time) which is the only reason I don't use them any longer.