Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD20EZRX
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Do not buy!
Timothy W., Newegg
6 days ago
Pros: decent while working.
Cons: This drive literally burned up in my Case tonight. After a year and a half of minimal use as a back up drive in my tower it caught on fire tonight and almost took my tower with it. I have never even heard of this happening before. Wow, will never buy WD again. I wasn't even backing up any drives,...
Summary: I also had a WD Green 1.4GB drive that also gave it up at around 3 years in. I was truely amazed it lasted even that long.
Pros: Don't you beleive it. Western Digital should be ashamed for making these short life pieces of trash. What would be better though is if WD got a class action lawsuit for taking so many of their customers with junk like this.
Cons: I bought 2 of these. We used them as 2nd storage drives in our PCs. One drive lasted almost a year, the other one lasted about a year and a half. When they die, they start running your hard drive light constantly, then viewing their content takes longer and longer, until you can’t view them anymo...
Summary: Always apply redundancy when it comes to backing up your data-- I was unlucky, due to this being an emergency purchase. Now I lost years and years of work, tax documents, and personal data. Not many people can afford exotic data recovery options.
Pros: Worked like a charm while it worked. Everything as advertised-- reduced startup strain, quiet operation, fairly fast for a platter hard drive. Seemed great for a lower power system.
Cons: Failed in under 3 months. Warranty does absolutely nothing for your data. I bought this hard drive as an emergency data dump for another drive I had failed (After five years of great operation), and was waiting for the next one to arrive in order to have a backup drive. So, for a short time, ALL ...