Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS
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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. My advice would be to buy a WD Blue or Seagate 7200 RPM drive. Don't waste money on this piece of junk!
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.
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.
Summary: I ordered this drive mid January 2010 and by mid February 2010 I RMA'd it. Windows Vista would not boot and when I ran Check Disk there were all kinds of errors. It did work for a few weeks, but the whole computer ran slow. I used a program from Western Digital's website to make an identical copy of my old hard drive, so I think that had something to do with it, but it could have been the packaging.
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.
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.
Summary: hat diese Platte nach genau 3 Tagen ihren Geist aufgegeben. Knarzende Geräusche kündigten das drohende Ende an, Windows fand keine systemrelevanten Dateien mehr und die Neuinstallation des Rechners war umsonst. Glücklicherweise ist das Rückgabeverfahren bei Amazon bestens organisiert und unkompliziert, so dass ich bei der Neubestellung einer Seagate Platte mit 1TB fündig und auch glücklich geworden bin.