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Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS
5.9 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

Wd green wd5000ads

Mr. D., Newegg
8 August 2014
  • Summary: I don't know what brand to recommend these days. I work on computers and I am seeing a lot of dead hard drives come in to my shop these days of all brands. I think the quality has gone out the door for hard drives these days.
  • Pros: Worked good for three years.
  • Cons: Died after three years of very moderate use.
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Overall 2
2.0

update review

Anonymous, Newegg
23 January 2014
  • Summary: expected a more quality product from WD that would last... had the drive pretty full but rarely accessed it... Oh well :(
  • Pros: Worked for 4 years.
  • Cons: Died after 4 years. Manufacturing date is listed as 09/06/2009 ... purchased Oct of 2009.... Died in Oct of 2013.
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Gary S., Newegg
11 December 2013
  • Pros: Price
  • Cons: DOA. Makes clicking sounds but does not spin up. Waste of money and time.
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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

Finally died, never was that great anyway.

Anonymous, Newegg
19 May 2012
  • Summary: Read the reviews before you buy this drive. I have finally bought a Solid State Drive and I am very pleased with the performance. Time will tell how they compare to the mechanical hard drives. I hope I never have to use a mechanical hard drive again, especially a WD Green drive.
  • Pros: Storage capacity.
  • Cons: I bought this hard drive about 3 years ago. It never was impressive from the start. From reading other reviews, I feel like my experience is not unique. The drive was bad about hesitating, and it would even hang up sometimes when Windows booted. I bought this drive for a new build, and it took me...
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Overall 2
2.0

Incompatible, Indiscernible, Frustrating

Anonymous, Newegg
10 November 2011
  • Summary: I've been running four on a RAID-5 Array on an ASUS M4N72-E motherboard. Major problem: DISK WRITES/READS HAVE HAD MASSIVE LAG, enough to provide massive, RANDOM pauses/freezing, to ALL disk-accessing actions.
  • Pros: Pros-- It's a green drive. Also-- it's a large size.
  • Cons: This drive is not supported by a few RAID controllers--one of mention is/was sold by NewEgg-- Rosewill RC-209-EX. Even though that card works on Windows 7 through using Vista drivers, it cannot support these disks. Make sure that you're adding these disks to a PC that can support this type of drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

not satisfied

Grzegorz K., Newegg
7 November 2011
  • Summary: One out of 4 is working properly?? I always liked WD until now. I've been with them for about 20 year, I seriously think of switching to different brend.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: I've purchased 4 of those over the time, first one stopped working properly after few months, second one after few days, third one lasted a few months, forth one seems to still work.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Drive

Pegsat, Amazon
31 October 2011
  • 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

bad HD

Thanh Q., Newegg
13 October 2011
  • Summary: Will not buy WD products anymore
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: The HD had died. Bad boot sectors. Western Digital products are really bad. My other Western Digital HD just was dead after my order only one and half month ( just lives long enough so you can not return)
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2.0

Arrived DOA

Anonymous, Newegg
17 August 2011
  • Summary: Speedy RMA service by Newegg
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: could not be read by BIOS and drive didn't spin, it clicked
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