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Western-digital-wd20evds.28985916
6.6 out of 10

Western Digital WD20EVDS

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

viper296, Amazon
21 November 2014
Overall 2
2.0

all died

John, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: Purchased a set of these for a drive array. All died of sector rot. WD replaced them with a different model drive (EURS) that have been extremely reliable.
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Overall 10
10

Has not failed in years of use.

Magnolia Studios, Amazon
10 August 2013
  • Summary: WD rules, love it, fast, quiet, reliable, no problems, not noisy, does not get hot. love it for audio video recording and editing as well as long term storage.
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Overall 10
10

TiVoHD replacement drive

Leith Tussing "I like tacos.", Amazon
16 September 2011
  • Summary: I bought this drive as a replacement drive for the stock WD 160GB AV-GP drive inside of my TiVoHD. I opted for this drive as it is an AV drive with 24/7 reliability, large capacity, decent price, and high performance. The main importance to me is this is one of the best performing pre-Advance Format 4K drives which is a new technology that replaces the traditional 512b clusters with 4k clusters.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent choice for DVR/Tivo

Notmy Realname, Amazon
18 May 2011
  • Summary: Used this as a replacement drive for a DVR recorder. Drive is spacious (2TB) and very quiet. I've had no performance issues at all. (however you probably wouldn't want this as your main system drive - it's not designed for high performance).
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Overall 10
10

Great product, agree with all the other positive reviews

pwthepup, Amazon
2 May 2011
  • Summary: I've had it for about 3 weeks now after installing it into the Tivo Premiere I purchased. 400+ hours of HD recording is very nice. I can confirm I am experiencing the same quietness others are describing, it is a huge improvement from the Series2 Tivo I have... partly due to this HDD and probably due to the smaller lower RPM of the Tivo Premiere fan. Performed the disk park disable function as described in other reviews and it worked for me.
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Overall 8
8.0

Can't ask for more from a storage drive.

Mark Sarri "The Dude Abides.", Amazon
27 April 2011
  • Summary: This drive is fantastic. I use it as a storage drive/seedbox drive for my pc. It takes all the load off my OS raid and allows me to free up the rest of my comp for everything else. Sure, you could do that with any second drive, but I'd choose this one again every time. It is quite, I can't even hear it over my case fans, I can't even notice any power being taken away from my power supply, and for 2 TB, its perfect.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect upgrade

Eric Schoutens, Amazon
17 April 2011
  • Summary: ...for our WHS. Installed and formatted quickly. Doubled the storage space on our WHS which now acts as a media server to stream audio and video to several computers using Media Center. This drive is better suited to this than the EADS or EARS models.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent drive for Win7 Media Center

8800 User, Amazon
19 March 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this drive to replace a dying Seagate within our living room media center (win7). The drive does indeed live up to it's word: it's dead quiet (yay), fast and cool running - so far it's working great. We use the drive to record/play HD tv and subsequently stream to other rooms of the house as well. It works flawlessly and for once we have a drive in the living room that I can't hear grinding when it's recording two shows and watching two others.
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Overall 2
2.0

No more tweaks needed to use in TiVo HD but reliability problems remain

--chris, Amazon
4 March 2011
  • Summary: Well first the good news. I purchased the drive in November 2010 to replace a drive on it's last legs in a TiVo HD. I was a bit apprehensive with all of the stories about an extra tweak being needed. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it did not need a tweak and worked fine using winmfs with no alterations. The news is that after just 5 months the drive gave up on me.
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