Waste of money
3/4/2013 9:59:40 AM
LOL from Calgary writes:
- Packaging, i needed a static bag
- Slow, unreliable, expensive
- HAHAH, i got suckered into this Green Crap. Man are these ever slow. I forgot several years ago, other than Memory upgrades the best upgrade for a computer was to upgrade from 5400 to 7200 drives. WTH did i get talked into going back to this slow old tech. These may be alright for storage, but you must, must not put your os, games etc on this turd.
I am guessing WD/Seagate had a warehouse full of old drives they could not sell, so they re-brand and market them to save the planet.
You get more than you paid for
2/7/2013 8:57:56 PM
Adi from Calgary writes:
Huge energy savings of over $0.10 per year assuming your computer is running 24/7
- Takes 3 sec's to start spinning when first opened (not a biggie)
- If you're complaining about the speed then you should have paid more for a faster Hard Drive. If you need tons of storage for Movies and Music (which you downloaded legally or simply as a backup of the original you've already purchased ) then buy this reliable drive. Very happy with my purchase for my storage needs.
BTW no lag streaming movies at all.
12/3/2012 5:39:39 PM
Rem from Edmonton writes:
- Capacity / Price / Reliability / Low operating power
- Noticeably slower read/write speeds than a standard 7200rpm drive but the price for these can't be beat.
- I personally have 6, mirror raided so if one fails there's no chance of losing anything important, it's been almost two years and no problems yet.
They're slower to read and write but hey I'm using them for storage, not for things I use everyday.
Great hard drive
11/29/2012 7:10:17 AM
Brad from Winnipeg writes:
- quieter than seagate, using as a media hard drive with no problems whatsoever
- set the default allocation size to 64k and have seen transfer speeds up to 180 mb per second. highly recommend this hard drive to anyone, just bump up the allocation size to increase speeds
Great Drive if for the right use case...
11/23/2012 1:45:59 PM
John from Calgary writes:
- Low heat, low power consumption, large capacity, stellar reliability. The price point is finally coming back down after the floods in Thailand a year ago.
- Somewhat slow, but this isn't an issue depending on your use case.
- Now that the price is back in the < $100 range, these are a good deal, if you're putting them to the right use case. These are lousy as an OS/Software drive. However, as a storage drive, or in a consumer RAID device or software RAID, the combination of low heat, low power, and reliability make them a great value. I've been running 5 of the slightly older WD20EARS models in a Software RAID5 for a couple of years now, and am starting to grow out the volume with the WD20EARX drives.
Good price for 2TB
10/4/2012 4:04:09 AM
Sunny from Calgary writes:
- Low heat, low neregy consumption and quite.
- Non so far.
9/21/2012 8:21:06 AM
Saul from Calgary, AB writes:
- Large Storage Capacity.
- Slow, and failed after one year of usage.
- Spend a little more money and get a better drive..
5/4/2012 12:31:31 PM
Bill from Calgary writes:
- Slow old tech, spend an extra 20 and get a faster more reliable drive
If it was half the price of the 7200's, as it is half the quality and speed perhaps it would be a good deal. but for the price point, forget about it.
- Get the faster drives for 10-20 bucks more, serisously, only a couple timmies more for a far superior drive.
Great buy when price is right
1/9/2012 6:48:52 PM
Landon from Saskatoon writes:
- - Pretty cheap (dollar-wise; purchased a while back when they were $80/each)
- Great dollar for GB ratio
- Easy to install
- - 5400rpm spin rate
- I have 3 of these... Great drives for me so far... 5400rpm rate doesn't affect me much as they're in a RAID array that is really only used for media storage and playback. Can easily get 70mb/s write rates and no problems with read rates for my purposes. Once the prices start to drop back to where they should be, I will definitely grab another 1 or 2. If you're just going to use it for mass storage and you're not going to be writing or reading heavily, then I'd recommend these any day.
Great Drives for large storage.
1/6/2012 2:34:06 PM
JoeShmoe from Calgary writes:
- Low heat, big capacity.
- Slow spindle/transfer speed
- I've just installed 4 of these in a media server for storing large amounts of video and audio files on my LAN configured in a RAID5. Saw in the product description that they are not made to be put into a RAID environment but they seem to be working fine. For the average home user these will do the trick just fine.
Even with 4 of these in my server rebuilding at full speed with no additional cooling they did not heat up past 35 degrees.