Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache 3.5-inch Green Internal Hard Drive OEM  £41.95 delivered @ amazon
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Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache 3.5-inch Green Internal Hard Drive OEM £41.95 delivered @ amazon

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Found 22nd Jan 2011
Brand: Western Digital
Mfr Part Number: WD10EARS
Hard Drive Size: 1000 GB
Hard Drive Interface: Serial ATA
Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 5400
Colour Screen: No
Data Transfer Rate: 300 megabytes_per_second
Buffer Size: 64 MB

10 Comments

Best avoided, as with all WD drives.

10% of reviews the drive failed. Says it all really.

I have 4 WD drives that have all failed, 3 were brand new immediate DOA failures.

I will never use WD ever again.

talkshop

Best avoided, as with all WD drives.10% of reviews the drive failed. Says … Best avoided, as with all WD drives.10% of reviews the drive failed. Says it all really.I have 4 WD drives that have all failed, 3 were brand new immediate DOA failures.I will never use WD ever again.



thats all personal opinion, most find them to be the most reliable

definatly more than:

hitachi,

samsung (although samsung have really caught up recently),

and seagate, although a seagate died last week and it was covered by a 5 year warranty
Edited by: "nebno6" 22nd Jan 2011

I have never had any problems with WD drives and would recommend them over any other brand.

All hard drives are about as reliable as each other , with similar failure rates. Choose based on price/speed/noise etc.

I have many seagate drives and never had a fail.

Never had any probs with WD in my PC, 5 yrs old now & still going strong.

"Data Transfer Rate: 300 megabytes_per_second"?
Really?

SenorFunkyPants

"Data Transfer Rate: 300 megabytes_per_second"?Really?



People should really note that the Western Digital "Green" series is a low speed drive - good for low-noise and power consumption (For example, in a media center), but not very good as an OS/Games hard drive.

For the record, my (about 6 months old) 1.5TB WD green (EARS) actually outperforms my 320GB (couple of years old) WD blue boot drive. Measurably.

So yes, current gen it's probably slow, but I really doubt many would notice. And if you do, well that's what RAID-10 is for...
Edited by: "PR1" 23rd Jan 2011

Its now £38.99 op. Same price as ebuyer.
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