Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD20EARX
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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.
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.
Summary: I left a very negative review here when I discovered I'd spent a year trying to get a dead drive to work. Once i discovered it was dead, WDs customer support kicked in and within days I had a replacement drive that works great.
Summary: I purchased this drive to use as an off-line backup. I stored my data on it, then stored it in an ESD bag, in a fire safe. I would remove it about every 3 months, and update the data stored on it.
Pros: price point
Cons: It doesn't actually keep your data. It pretendends to hold it for a short, random period of time, and then throws it all away. Horrible quality.