Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS
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nice drive to fill up
Mr. M. Dene Savory, Amazon
28 November 2011
Summary: Nice drive to put music etc on as other 1 full lol but didn't know that you have to set it up through disk manger just thought you plug in & away you go not to clever on that stuff but sorted it : ) good drive anyway & quiet
Summary: Nice and quiet. Switches off when not used for a while (as you'd expect from a GREEN disk!) and spin is regulated. This costs a few pounds more as is has 32mb memory to compensate for the slow spin ramp up? Not had any errors and transfer from it across the LAN at 65-70mbps. The spin up time from off to being able to see files is 6 seconds on my Windows 7 Quad core. But hey its saving the Polar ice caps!
Summary: This product certainly lives up to its green billing. It's quiet, with a low power consumption and runs cool. It was bought to upgrade a Thomson Sky HD box which notoriously run very hot and frequently burn out their PSUs. So far it seems to run much cooler. With the original drive there were significant issues with watching and recording HD simultaneously. This drive doesn't seem to have these problems. Would definitely recommend.
Summary: Excellent delivery service, I ordered on the Friday evening and it arrived first thing Monday (and that was without express delivery). Overall, a very quiet drive and easy to install. I would definitely recommend this one. Thanks Amazon.
Summary: This is a great HDD. It is a 'green' version, which means the spinning speed is controlled by the device between 5400 and 7200 rpm based on the usage to save energy and increase lifetime. To compensate the little slower speed it has 32MB of cache which is not common on this size of hard disks. I am using it for weeks now, it is very quiet, no noise coming from it and turned to be a very good performer.
Summary: I used this disk as a replacement for the ailing hard disk in my Thomson Sky HD box. This disk works perfectly, is quiet and reliable with more space than the original. Good instructions about how to carry out the replacement can be found on the Net. Check that you do not violate any warranties or guarantees though before you have a go at DIY. Apart from that, all you need is care and patience, a screwdriver and a pair of long nosed pliers. Good luck.