Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD20EARX
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Nice for Secondary Storage
22 December 2012
Summary: great for storing games and other types of stuff, cool and quiet ensures that it doesnt run hot and saves on power consumption. Ideal for any gamer. 2TB good for couple months until i add another.
Summary: I bought this product so that I could "mirror" another same sized disk in a RAID array after trying a competitor's product that turned out to be DOA. The product packaging was frustration-free. The disk installed easily and immediately, it was recognized and working quickly. The access speed seems adequate, as advertised, for this type of application. I hope for years of service from it.
Summary: I love Western Digital Drives and have purchased almost a dozen over the past 2 years and have always had good luck with them. However it seems the floods might have weakened WD's Quality Control. I purchased two of these drives for my Drobo S. I have another Drobo S running 4 WD20EARS with no problems. I installed two of these drives into my second Drobo S and after 1 min Drobo threw out one of them.
Summary: I was never a fan of Western Digital drives...until I tried these 2 drives. VERY quite, fast...replaced two drives in a LaCie 2BigTriple and they now outperforms the original drives in both speed and sound. these drives are nearly silent...highly recommended!
Summary: If anyone is having problems with this drive, and has been reading these reviews, he is no doubt aware of the problem with the 4KB blocks when using this with XP, and the two possible solutions of using jumpers or running an alignment tool. (If not, check out many 1 star reviews, many either describe the problem or else post links to discussions of the problem.
Summary: I bought these drives for a computer that will primarily be used as a server (kept on long hours.) I've had two problems working with it in Linux. In the first case - by computer did not recognize it as a 2TB drive because the bios (about 2 years old) had trouble recognizing the advanced format (4k sectors vice 512bit sectors It took a lot of research on the net to figure out how to install these drives correctly and format them.
This hard drive is quiet, low power consumption, runs cool and high data capacity
Amazon Customer "Sussman", Amazon
16 February 2014
Summary: This is an inexpensive internal hard drive, quiet, low power consumption, runs cool, high data capacity, easily a good enough data rate for archived files and music. For a small PC build the Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB ,or higher, drive could be very useful in a dual-drive computer, with one slot filled by a solid state drive (SSD) and the other by the 2TB hard drive.
Nice item, but the packaging could have been better...
28 January 2013
Summary: I would have given 5 stars for this if it were not for the fact that the packaging was nothing more than cardboard inside another cardboard box. To be a little clearer, the HDD was wrapped in one smaller-than-A4 piece of bubble wrap, put in a cardboard box and then placed in another bigger box with a nest of brown paper put around the edge. Not the best for a hard drive to be shipped in.
Summary: The worst thing that can happen is for your data storage additional HD to fail .... so I find it quite intriguing that there are adverse comments re speed. Anything I have had in the past with 'bells on it' have more to go wrong and generally 'do'. Only had this fitted a month, if I open a file on it ..... I don't notice it takes a long time to open ? Maybe people are finding it slow for their pc to open one file amidst 2tb of files ?