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Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS
6.2 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS

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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible!

Jonathan Dlouhy, Amazon
27 June 2012
  • Summary: I bought this drive for a new Windows 7 install. It is deathly slow. Fortunately I had a spare Seagate 7200 RPM drive lying around which works great. The green is quiet, I'll give it that, but no hope for the performance. It might be OK for storage, but it's useless as a boot drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

Burned out right after warranty expired

D. LaFontaine "Rex Luscus", Amazon
4 March 2011
  • Summary: Wish I could recommend this drive - but after the initial period in my NAS, it started showing errors. I put it in a Netgear ReadyNAS NV+, and right after the return warranty expired on this, it catastrophically failed. As in, "now an expensive paper weight" failed.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bait and Switch

Stephen Mercer, Amazon
15 February 2010
  • Summary: Ordered a 500G. Paid for a 500G. received a 320G in a 500G box Beware.
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Overall 2
2.0

WD HD from Price Pros

Jeffrey M. Connors "JeffC", Amazon
2 February 2010
  • Summary: This is a review of the buying process from Price Pros through Amazon. Worst time ever! They advertise "Pack of 20" which leads everyone to believe that there are 20 hard drives. They shipped one. Well, of course, you say...don't expect 20! YES I DO. That is what they describe!
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Drive

Pegsat, Amazon
24 December 2007
  • Summary: I seem to have trouble with Wesrn Digital drives. I looked at the reviews before buying this one. Now I question WD good reviews because this green drive is already failing and I bought it earlier this year (not sure if from Amazon). I've had two blacks (long gone), blue and green.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stopped working after a year. Recognised in Bios but ...

Blaze Falconburger, Amazon
12 November 2014
  • Summary: Stopped working after a year. Recognised in Bios but windows no longer reads from it or even acknowledges it. Lost all our files and no way of getting them back now.
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Overall 2
2.0

WD Cavier Green WD5000AADS

Peterc, Amazon
27 February 2013
  • Summary: This product arrived and I never got it work. I had it checked out at alocal Computer Repairer and it was not working and they said it might have been used previously WILL NOT PURCHASE AGAIN
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

yurrra, Yandex
13 October 2014
  • Excerpt: купил как сетевое хранилище в чехол floston. в чехле с активным охлаждением в состоянии покоя температура от 36 до 40 гр, под нагрузкой от 42 до 48 гр - т.е. не назвал бы его прохладным.
  • Cons: Винт умер. Куплен был в январе 2010 года. Сначала начал отваливаться в чехле через LAN, потом перестал определяться в чехле через USB. Напрямую подсоединенный к компу кое-как определился, прогнал утилитой с сайта производителя, показало, что слишком много бэд блоков. Кое как за ночь слил с него о...
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

наважно неважно, Yandex
5 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Купил - все было ОК, скорость сносная, шум вроде не сильный.. недавно (спустя чуть более года) на ночь поставил закачку в торенте, но видимо произошел перебой в питании и компьютер выключился. После включения винда отказалась загружаться (бсоды).
  • Pros: До некоторых пор работал как часы.
  • Cons: Спустя чуть больше года полностью "умер" из-за внезапного отключения питания.
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Overall 2
2.0

Mogelpackung

Lutz, Amazon
14 September 2012
  • Summary: Diese Festplatte mag leise und auch recht flott sein, im Grund aber ist sie eine Mogelpackung. Mogelpackung weil der Hersteller die Energieeffizienz dieser Platte lobt. Die nun folgende Kritik bezieht sich übrigends auf viele Modelle der Green-Serie, welche genau weiß nur Google.
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