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WD WD Green WDBAAY0015HNC-NRSN 1.5TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail kit

  • 32MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 2 years limited
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WD Caviar Green SATA hard drives feature reduced power consumption compared to standard desktop drives, offer best-in-class acoustics and operating temperature and are available with high capacities up to 3 TB.

  • newegg Reduced Power Consumption The WD Caviar Green HDD consumes less power making it possible to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
  • newegg IntelliPower A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate, and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance. Additionally, WD Caviar Green drives consume less current during startup allowing lower peak loads on systems as they are booted.
  • newegg Cool and quiet WD GreenPower Technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics perfect for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
  • newegg NoTouch ramp load technology The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
  • newegg IntelliSeek Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.

Learn more about the Western Digital WDBAAY0015HNC-NRSN

Model

Brand
WD
Series
WD Green
Model
WDBAAY0015HNC-NRSN
Packaging
Retail kit

Performance

Interface
SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity
1.5TB
Cache
32MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the Western Digital WDBAAY0015HNC-NRSN

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  • steve a.
  • 8/13/2012 3:46:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWD Drives not reliable

Pros: Worked well for 14 months as it should have for much longer.

Cons: Failed after 14 months. Now I read reviews and wonder if I was lucky it worked for that long. There are only two companies making drives now.

Other Thoughts: I paid $59 in May 2011 we are being ripped off by the new Duopoly. We should be getting a 3 GB drive for this price now. SSD's a bigger rip off. Flash is cheap but no cheap SSD's.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the Caviar Green 3 TB, as this is not the typical experience with the product. We are very sorry to hear about your drive concerns. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests. We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period, and as such, we are here to support our products regardless of the circumstances. We would like to assure you that what you have experienced is extremely abnormal, and replace your device directly, at no further cost to you.
We would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience, with a positive resolution, and if necessary provide you with an alternative device. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • Steven F.
  • 7/1/2011 2:14:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBad Bad

Pros: This hard drive lasted 3 mounths then died.I had 1TB of viedo on it at the time, they are bad drives this is No.2 that has died and It had lase than 60 days.

Cons: Done buy it if you need it to last more then 90 days,

Other Thoughts: Save you money.

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  • John M.
  • 12/28/2010 7:39:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsWDAAY0015HNC-NRSN a rebranded model #?

Pros: Lots of storage space.

Cons: What you see may not be what you get. The model # on the outside of the box may not be the model of the drive inside the box. Both drives I purchased had a white sticker on the bottom of the box identifying the drive as a WDAAY0015HNC-NRSN model with a serial number that matched the number printed on the physical disk sticker. The Model #'s on each of the 2 disks were completely different from each other and did not match the model number found on the box sticker.

Other Thoughts: Bought 2 retail boxes labeled as Model #WDAAY0015HNC-NRSN. The serial #'s on the outside of both retail boxes matches the serial # on the physical hard drives inside (the boxes did not show signs of tampering and appeared to be never opened/ still originally sealed). The Model number on one of the physical hard drives is the WD15EADS-00P8B0 (32MB cache). The Model number on the other physical hard drive is the WD15EARS-22Z5B1 (64MB cache). After searching the alternate model # ending in '00P8B0', I discovered many reports of terrible performance, unhappy reviews, and buyer complaints. A search of the model # ending in '22Z5B1' returned only issues with RAID operation. Outside of this I have not opened the anti-static bags and am considering returning both drives.

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