Re: DO NOT BUY Western Digital "Green" Drives (also present in WD "Elements" external USB cases)
On 03/09/2011 23:03, shawn wilson wrote:
So, I can understand your frustration but, 4 discs out of how many thousands they make
every day? That's not that conclusive. That said, iirc the reviews about a year ago did
say that this was a very consumer drive. I don't remember hearing them break but...
Right. Moreover, it is well known that a good raid1 array is built upon disks from
different batches. This means you actually had, for example, to order WD hard drives from
In my lab, we used several WD15EARS-32M (WD Green 1.5TB) and a few died early, as well as
other HD from other brands. So, really I think the issue is almost of the time a batch
issue than a brand or design issue.
Maybe these WD HD have design issues, but for sure the experience depicted here is not