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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

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! So they offer to take it back and reimburse price. So Amazon is worthless to go through their "A to Z Guarantee" and won't support customers at all.
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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. I believe the Blue is also going out too since windows wants to check that drive (too) every boot up. But the green was locking up my computer, and it is used as storage, not the main drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

Burned out right after warranty expired

D. LaFontaine "Rex Luscus", Amazon
24 December 2007
  • 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. Worst part - since it was one of the backup disks, it took a bunch of data with it. I had other backups, but it's been a major pain to try to sleuth out what was on it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible!

Jonathan Dlouhy, Amazon
24 December 2007
  • 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. My advice would be to buy a WD Blue or Seagate 7200 RPM drive. Don't waste money on this piece of junk!
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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. В тишине комнаты шум небольшой низкочастотно-свистящий есть, но терпимый, когда включаешь хоть комп, хоть телек - шума винта уже не слышно.
  • 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 около 1 Гб. На сегодня он в системе виден (как в биосе так и в винде), но зайти на него невозможно.
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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). Проверил диск на ошибки - было найдено несколько ошибок и битых секторов. Ок, перезагрузился - черный экран.
  • 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. Mir ist schon bei der ersten Inbetriebnahme aufgefallen, dass diese Platte deutlich mehr Wärme entwickelt als meine deutlich leistungsfähigere Samsung F3 SpinPoint.
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