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Western Digital WD Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 5400 RPM 64MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 3 years limited
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  • newegg GreenPower Technology With GreenPower technology, the Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 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, NoTouch, and IntelliPower technologies, the Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 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 WD10EARS 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): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Rachael C.
  • 8/15/2014 5:36:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied in 90 days

Pros: Price

Cons: It became corrupted and completely unusable within 90 days, but I didn't realize that's what was happening until it was too late. I don't know why I didn't realize it. I wouldn't recommend this product unless you're diligent with returning broken garbage, which this can quickly become.

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  • Isaac W.
  • 4/7/2014 10:08:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbackups

Pros: Works as intended

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: I use this is as an offsite backup drive for my system. I store the disk at work, and bring it home periodically to run the backups.

I've heard bad thinks about using it in raid, and Green isn't quite as fast as other drives, so it's an ideal drive for backups.

I use an eSATA bay to copy the data.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/28/2013 8:53:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsTerrible

Pros: They worked well within the warranty (2yr) period. That's why they get 2 eggs, and not 1.

Cons: Congrats WD on designing these drives to fail shortly after the two year mark. I currently have 3 of these in my home. One flaked out with bad sectors/unable to read/write months ago, another went from 'OK' in CrystalDisk to the same bad sectors/unable to read/write just yesterday.

Other Thoughts: After the first one I figured 'Oh lucky me, the first drive that's ever failed on me was nearly empty'. The second one contained 500gigs of music that I luckily recovered after babying the drive through small transfers. Switched it up to a RAID setup and am using some WD Enterprise drives - hopefully they provide more than 2 years of life.

Meanwhile I have a small P4 shuttle PC in the other room that's used for minimal web browsing and steaming mp3's. This machine is using a 10+ year old 74GB WD Raptor (N82E16822144160) that runs flawlessly. In addition to the Raptor it has another 10+ year old WD 120GB IDE drive in it that also works just fine. I'm hoping WD still makes their enterprise drives like this.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Chris, we apologize for any inconvenience. All Western Digital products are tested and determined to meet WDs stringent quality standards before they are shipped to our resellers. Please note that there are many variables that can result in a failed drive, such as power outages, accidental physical damage, internal component failure, and computer viruses; Advanced format drives performance on Windows XP machines will degrade unless the Partition is properly aligned with a Sector. We recommend running the align tool for Windows XP only machines from the link below.
How to use the Acronis Alignment Tool to realign an Advanced Format drive
We stand by our products and their associated warranties. We recommend that you check your drives warranty by going to the following link:
We would like the opportunity to assist you on this case and answer any questions you may have on this issue. Please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at:

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  • Brian S.
  • 9/27/2013 8:06:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWorst...Drive...Ever

Pros: It worked for a few months

Cons: Not for use as a Primary or Secondary drive

Other Thoughts: After being used as a storage drive for about 6 months, I installed this drive into my main computer as a drive to install and play games from Steam. After a few months, I was getting blue screens and hard locks while playing certain games. I ran a disk scan using WD's software and it told me I had too many errors?!? Using a commercial program, it was diagnosed with having over 65,000 sector errors! After fixing the drive, it was only able to access about 300gb of the original 1tb. Terrible!

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  • Toby K.
  • 8/14/2013 9:25:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill working

Pros: Hasn't died yet

Cons: May die at any moment based on many of the reviews here.

Other Thoughts: Just over a year now and no issues or errors with this drive.

I look forward to abandoning mechanical drives as there doesn't seem to be anyone making a reliable product anymore.

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  • Alan M.
  • 8/10/2013 9:12:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked for 3 years.

Cons: Died after 3 years and 3 months (read errors), out of warranty.

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  • David R.
  • 7/28/2013 8:13:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood riddin

Pros: low cost, "Green" drive

Cons: cheap, short life. did I say cheap.

Other Thoughts: Drive has been in service 2 year 3 months which is 3 years past warranty. Only has 3,800 hours in service as a backup dirive, and now getting a read error rate of 238. Windows is notifying me its is BAD, as well as other monitoring programs. As a 'green' drive I didn't realize it also had a warranty-lifetime only. If I stick with WD I'll only buy Black-model drives from now on, which I have as my C drive . It is a good thing this is discontinued and no longer available, so I'm crying over spilt milk and cant keep anyone from buying another one like it. Dont take one if its given to you. I expect a drive to get 40,000 hours over 5 years without failing.

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  • Sean L.
  • 4/23/2013 10:39:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSlow and SMART errors reported

Pros: It hasn't failed yet even though SMART reporting says there are problems with the drive. Quiet.

Cons: SMART monitoring reports lots of errors. Slow to respond.

I won't buy another one of these "green" drives.

Other Thoughts: I got this drive as an experiment to see if I could live with the drive's limitations, and I hate it. The drive is slow, I can't trust it due to repeated SMART errors being reported, but it hasn't actually lost any data. I use it as a local mirror of a slow backup device so if it fails I won't lose anything, and it's still a bit faster than the networked backup device.

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  • ERWIN C.
  • 3/29/2013 9:08:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDroped dead after 3.5 yrs

Pros: Did a great job for about 3 1/2 years.

Cons: died 1/2 yr after warranty

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  • Iryl F.
  • 3/23/2013 12:49:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after 2 years

Pros: Cheap (comparatively speaking at the time of purchase)

Cons: Dead after two and half years. I used it to back up my family pictures. Now all of it is gone. Don't make the same mistake I did. Stay away from this unreliable product.

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