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Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM

  • Cool, quiet operation for efficient eco-conscious computing
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Eco-conscious design
  • 2-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • chad g.
  • 3/19/2015 10:03:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Runs nice and cool. Uses with external 4 drive enclose (Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 3.5) for a photo / video backup. Doesn't get a ton of use, but hasn't had any issues so far. I run 2 of these and mirror them for redundancy in case one fails.

Cons: slower than my blacks, but these are for backup only.

Other Thoughts: Works for what I wanted

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  • Dameon H.
  • 2/19/2015 1:38:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMake sure not DOA

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: At the time of purchase it was a good price/gb and had good reviews.

Cons: Dead on arrival! Unfortunately for me I bought 2 of these drives and only used one. I just got around to using the 2nd drive only to find out that it was dead on arrival. I missed the 2yr limited warranty by my a couple of months according to Western Digital. Be sure to run Data LifeGuard Diagnostics from WD on the drive as soon as you get it to ensure you didn't get a bum drive. Seems like a common sense thing to do, but if you skip that step it can come back to bite you.

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  • Michael P.
  • 1/25/2015 10:23:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsJust Died

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: It was cheap and worked great - 7/21/2011

Cons: Died 1/25/15

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  • Austin G.
  • 12/9/2014 12:10:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOperates as indicated

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: The drive performs as indicated at an excellent price point.

Cons: none yet

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  • Qiyu L.
  • 11/13/2014 9:22:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot reliable

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Well, this is cheap.

Cons: Died just after 2 years of use. It's just out of warranty. So the only choice is to buy a new one.

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  • Jacob V.
  • 9/23/2014 7:21:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Nice size, nice speed.

Cons: None.

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  • Colton M.
  • 9/4/2014 5:51:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFails in 2 years

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Inexpensive
Quiet
Cool (ish)

Cons: Today marks 1 day after the 2 year warranty expires and it's just about ready to die. This is my first hard drive to not make it past 5 years of home use. I even have some decade old hard drives.

Disappointing.

Other Thoughts: Alright if you don't put anything on it of value whatsoever, of if you buy two and use one to back up the other.

Otherwise avoid. 2 years is a terrible life span for a desktop pc hard drive.

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  • David J.
  • 6/12/2014 5:45:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsDOA, but Replaced

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Great Customer Support from Western Digital

Cons: Don't know yet.

Other Thoughts: I left a very negative review here when I discovered I'd spent a year trying to get a dead drive to work. Once i discovered it was dead, WDs customer support kicked in and within days I had a replacement drive that works great.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/21/2014 10:38:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsbad, bad drive

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: price point

Cons: It doesn't actually keep your data. It pretendends to hold it for a short, random period of time, and then throws it all away.

Horrible quality.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this drive to use as an off-line backup. I stored my data on it, then stored it in an ESD bag, in a fire safe. I would remove it about every 3 months, and update the data stored on it.

After just over a year of ownership - with a total on time as reported by the drive - of 5 days - the drive completely failed.

Waiting for the RMA now, so they can ship me a replacment drive, which will likely have already failed once, before they 'repaired' it, and sent it to me. I don't expect the replacement to last long either...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, it is unfortunate to find out your drive failed in such a short time frame. We are here to support our products regardless of the circumstances and will gladly replace your drive for you directly.
“How to get an RMA, (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8

You may also contact us at (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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  • John W.
  • 1/21/2014 8:40:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsI'll still buy WD

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Worked well, until.....

Cons: Failed after ~1.5 years. I used to buy a mix of WD and Seagate, but I've come to the conclusion that Seagate has more reliability issues than WD. This drive died a slow death. If I had a bit more time in the 2 weeks leading up to the crash I might have been able to save a lot of time recovering data.

Other Thoughts: I'm about to do a warranty RMA. WD warranties are good.

I was using it primarily as a backup drive but I did have a bit of data that I hadn't backed up in a while due to building/transferring files from a new build. I had roughly 300GB that I wanted to recover. I was able to recover it all but copying took around 5 days (but it did copy!)

I'll still buy WD, but this particular drive didn't last. I have a pair of 200GB WD's that have been going strong for over 7 years. Bigger drives, bigger problems. Better do a good job of keeping backups.

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