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Western Digital WD20EARX
7.3 out of 10

Western Digital WD20EARX

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Overall 4

Wouldn't buy

Allan F., Newegg
1 week ago
  • Pros: 2 drives replaced under warranty after a year of sporadic use as they are backups for videos and pictures. Was giving errors but appeared to recover.
  • Cons: First 2 failed after a year, replaced under warranty. Replaced one failed access to hard drive, put the last one in now. Was giving errors like the original 2. I won't be buying these expensive drives again - extremely unreliable.
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Overall 2

WD Quality Assurance is going down

George M., Newegg
10 June 2015
  • Summary: Been a WD customer for several years and so far any drive replacements have been smooth and have gone without a hitch, I purchased this particular model for a My Book Live DUO to replace 1 of the drives that went bad. It worked for a while but then problems arose and went to RMA the drive.
  • Pros: After all the drama of the past 2 months I see no pros.
  • Cons: * Drive failed after 3 months. * WD support tried to cheat on warranty. * Replacement drive was wrong model and DoA too. * WD support now trying to blame user.
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Overall 8

1 out of 8

David R., Newegg
31 May 2015
  • Pros: I purchased 8 of these drives and after running 24/7 for 2 years and 5 months 1 of the drives finally bit the dust. They always ran cool around 75 degrees and extremely quite in a Synology Raid 6 st up.
  • Cons: lost 1. Too many sector errors for the raid system
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Overall 10

So far so good

chad g., Newegg
19 March 2015
  • Summary: Works for what I wanted
  • Pros: Runs nice and cool. Uses with external 4 drive enclose (Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 3.5) for a photo / video backup. Doesn't get a ton of use, but hasn't had any issues so far. I run 2 of these and mirror them for redundancy in case one fails.
  • Cons: slower than my blacks, but these are for backup only.
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Overall 2

Make sure not DOA

Dameon H., Newegg
19 February 2015
  • Pros: At the time of purchase it was a good price/gb and had good reviews.
  • Cons: Dead on arrival! Unfortunately for me I bought 2 of these drives and only used one. I just got around to using the 2nd drive only to find out that it was dead on arrival. I missed the 2yr limited warranty by my a couple of months according to Western Digital. Be sure to run Data LifeGuard Diagnos...
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Overall 6

Just Died

Michael P., Newegg
25 January 2015
  • Pros: It was cheap and worked great - 7/21/2011
  • Cons: Died 1/25/15
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Overall 10

Quiet and works great!

Binh Luu, Amazon
23 December 2014
Overall 10

Operates as indicated

Austin G., Newegg
9 December 2014
  • Pros: The drive performs as indicated at an excellent price point.
  • Cons: none yet
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Overall 2

Not reliable

Qiyu L., Newegg
13 November 2014
  • Pros: Well, this is cheap.
  • Cons: Died just after 2 years of use. It's just out of warranty. So the only choice is to buy a new one.
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Overall 10

Works Great

Jacob V., Newegg
23 September 2014
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