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Western Digital WD Green WD15EADS 1.5TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 32MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 2 years limited
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The Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB Hard Drive uses less power and supports quieter, cooler-running desktop PCs. Its breakthrough 32 MB cache makes this hard drive suitable for high-performance home and business computing, as it can handle high-end data-intensive and multimedia applications.

This hard drive incorporates WD’s GreenPower technology, for lower operating temperatures and low acoustics, best for ultra-quiet PCs and external use. IntelliPower delivers a fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms; IntelliSeek Calculates optimum seek speeds; and IntelliPark automatically unload the heads during idle. All the features help the drive to operation in lower power consumption and reduced noise environment.

  • newegg GreenPower Technology With GreenPower technology, the Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
  • newegg Reduced Power Consumption Combined with WD's IntelliSeek, IntelliPark, and IntelliPower technologies, the Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to standard desktop drives
  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS features the SATA II interface supporting up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Perpendicular Magnetic recording technology enables industry-leading capacity in existing standard form factors and improves performance by increasing data density while reducing moving parts for enhanced reliability.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Mark R.
  • 9/20/2013 10:58:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsstill running after 4 years

Pros: low power and reliable storage. Transfers fast enough for use in a home server

Cons: one of them died after 2 months but WD tech support replaced within 2 days once I confirmed error code using their easy to use diagnostic software

Other Thoughts: I used these originally in a Windows Home Server and they worked great for 3 years. A year ago I copied the data to another drive, reformetted them and put them in a new Windows 8 PC which I use as a home server. Added them to the easy to use "drive pool" in Windows 8 and have been running for a year now with no issues.
Just got a new 4TB version which I will use as a backup for these drives as well as backups of all the family PC's

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  • Jason R.
  • 5/26/2013 1:15:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBecame Worthless

Pros: The price was right for the size and using less power was good as it was intended for file storage not performance.

Cons: 5400 rpm, effective life of 2-3 years.

Other Thoughts: After about 2-3 years it started acting up.. dreadfully slow read times, writes just fine. Due to the read problem it is useless. I'm not happy at all about this.

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  • Michael W.
  • 12/23/2012 11:00:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAs any search will reveal, WD15EADS is junk

Pros: When it worked, it was cheap storage.

Cons: It stopped working after 18 months, reads from the drive would come to a crawl and make file copying impossible.

Other Thoughts: All things considered, a cheap hard drive used for media storage that lasted 18 months isn't a miserable experience, it's just disappointing. Western Digital has not adequately addressed the issue either, as any Google search related to WD15EADS-00P8B0 will reveal.

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  • Michael L.
  • 12/21/2012 7:13:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage

Pros: Cost

Cons: Quality

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these drives for use in a DNS-321 NAS. I started having problems with file transfers. Things would start out normal and then slowly degrade, with throughput dropping to zero and even aborting. I though it was the NAS itself, but after putting these drives into a new PC years later, I've come to find out that it's the drives themselves. Now I'm outside the warranty period. Lots of similar complaints about these drives on the net. Stay away.

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  • Chris D.
  • 12/20/2012 10:41:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsHorrrible

Pros: zero.

Cons: worst hard drive ever, ever, ever,.... ever. EVER.

You're better off trying to remember in your head all the ones and zeros you want to store on these, you'll retain them longer.

Other Thoughts: not only terribly slow, these drives constantly fail. Expect to have to RMA it before the warranty is over, and once the warranty IS over.. expect the replacement to fail.

Green = GARBAGE.

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  • Christopher B.
  • 11/24/2012 10:12:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWD drivers are like disco except it died at 2yrs 11 months

Pros: was fairly cheap

Cons: it died - no 3 yrs is not acceptable - sorry I have a higher standard for computer equipment - every WD I have owned doesnt last over 3 yrs. I have seagates that are pushing 8 yrs.

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  • Boris C.
  • 9/19/2012 3:57:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsYeah, no

Pros: Lots of space

Cons: Purchased it in April 2009, it failed in June 2012. Just a bit over 3 years.

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  • Jaime C.
  • 7/25/2012 8:28:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsyeah buddy~!

Pros: Bought this HDD on 9/30/2009 @ $131 and it's still breathing life! I have gotten my share of DOE Western Digital HDDs, but I grew up with Western Digital and I know for a fact their customer service up to par with other competitors. Every HDD brand/maker will have their share of DOE hardware, the question is how will the company accommodate your situation/needs. WD has satisfied my requests and needs thus far.

Cons: Knowing one day the hdd will give out! Other than that no cons at all!

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  • Dennis D.
  • 11/26/2011 11:31:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

Pros: Installed this drive 2-3 years ago. Checked the SMART diagnostics and this drive is still healthy even with a power cycle and start/stop count higher than average! Used mainly for gaming, playing music/videos, internet browsing, graphics and sound designing. Also runs very cool (28C as compared to one of my older drives which is running at 34C in the exact same fan enclosed environment).

Cons: None so far!

Other Thoughts: I installed this 2-3 years ago, and it has yet to disappoint.

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  • JACK J.
  • 9/15/2011 1:40:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDon't use for a Tivo hard drive, use this instead

Pros: If it worked properly & for any length of time, I would say great value for the size of the drive.

Cons: Don't use for a DVR! Made a mistake putting these in my Tivos. I have 4 Tivo's with custom hard drives I put in. Two of them I used WD black hard drives & two of them I used WD green hard drives. I thought I could save some money using the WD green hard drive since is spins slower & use's less energy. That was my reason for using them, along with the nice price. One of the Tivo's with the green hard drive after 3 months crashed, the other is very choppy, has problems going through the menu, very slow to respond & jumps around. The other tivo's I installed WD black drive's into around 2 years ago still work perfect! Another thing to note, when I was installing cable cards, I needed to do two tivo's at the same time, one had the WD black drive & the other was WD green drive. The WD black drive loaded & updated the cards in half the time as the tivo with the WD green drive.

Other Thoughts: Learn from me, don't be cheap & buy the WD black drives.

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