Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD20EARX
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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.
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
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.
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...
Summary: Alright if you don't put anything on it of value whatsoever, of if you buy two and use one to back up the other. Otherwise avoid. 2 years is a terrible life span for a desktop pc hard drive.
Pros: Inexpensive Quiet Cool (ish)
Cons: Today marks 1 day after the 2 year warranty expires and it's just about ready to die. This is my first hard drive to not make it past 5 years of home use. I even have some decade old hard drives. Disappointing.