Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5002ABYS
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Expensive, but there if you need it.
9 July 2014
Summary: I like these drives, but with the sizes out there now, the price of this drive just isn't worth it unless you needed one for an array like I did. My suggestion, buy new larger drives for your raid when it crashes, or be like me and pay an lot more for one of these. The old saying "do as I say, not as I do' adage goes here.
WD Hard Drive from Servertech,Inc. was junk. Revised.
21 September 2013
Summary: Servertech,Inc. advertised this drive as Brand New but it was well used. So I have no idea how long it would have lasted. Upon receipt it reported a power on time of 20428 hours and returned errors during a scan. Most troubling was the amount of effort used to try and hide the fact the it was a used drive. One reviewer which I now suspect was not honest, gave high ratings and a long detailed review about how great the Enterprise drives were.
Summary: I bought three that described as new and have to return all of them. Opened two and checked with CrystalDiskInfo. Both of them have more than 1 year of "Power On Hours", I didn't bother open the third one. I suggest asking the seller to check them first before shipping to you. As far as quality, I'm having one that's running 4 years with light work load at my office without having any error, I have it on 24 hours though.
Summary: Advertised (and paid-for) as 'NEW", S.M.A.R.T data showed a power-on time of 28,885 hours together with threshold exceeded warnings of 198 re-assigned sectors. Would only format to 465Gbs. Noisy. Obviously 'USED' - and hard!! One star granted as shipping was fast (2-days) and the packing job was thorough.
Summary: This hard drive is an excellent buy for individuals who demand a higher standard from thier computer or will need the hard drive to continue functioning with rock solid reliability. As a demanding IT consultant who works much of the time out of the home, this drive was part of a new desktop construction to bring Western Digital's "RAID Edition" reliability enhancements to a non-RAID installation.
Summary: I installed the drive with no problem. I then tried a drive clone using WD/Acronis but the software would not install. I called WD and they were courteous and long suffering in trying to get me "cloned". In the course of a several hour discussion, WD said the drive was meant for RAID systems and only dis a 7MS error check instead of the 200MS or longer for a Red, Blue, Green or Black drive.