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Old 21-07-12, 12:17 AM
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Running an SSD for programs/OS means my WD Green never really gets accessed, but when it does, it does seem to make rather an annoying noise. Could just be mine though.
I have no real experience with hard drives, but I sway towards WD just through reading other people's accounts.
How strange, mines never made a peep. But i use mine for films, music documents and stuff so it's nearly always in use, probably why its dying. Thanks for your input Josh.

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Old 08-08-12, 02:28 AM
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My experience with WD had been brilliant. 6 Days after they received my faulty drive I received my replacement drive (bloody early in the morning!) which I thought was VERY VERY fast. Western Digital all the way.
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Old 08-08-12, 10:56 AM
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My experience with WD had been brilliant. 6 Days after they received my faulty drive I received my replacement drive (bloody early in the morning!) which I thought was VERY VERY fast. Western Digital all the way.
That is awesome to hear . Was the replacement the same drive?
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Old 08-08-12, 11:19 AM
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Ive got 9 of the 2TB greens and actually really like them
Similar here.

Have dozens of 2tb greens, and a handfull of blacks/blues.

There was a period of the EARS drives where bad batches appeared to have been distributed. 2 out of 3 of 1 order failed in quick succession for me. EARS have been more recently replaced with EARX models.

Always will buy WD myself.
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Old 08-08-12, 11:57 AM
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That is awesome to hear . Was the replacement the same drive?
I received another WD Green 5400 RPM drive yea. Its a refurbished drive but as long as it lasts I don't mind

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Similar here.

Have dozens of 2tb greens, and a handfull of blacks/blues.

There was a period of the EARS drives where bad batches appeared to have been distributed. 2 out of 3 of 1 order failed in quick succession for me. EARS have been more recently replaced with EARX models.

Always will buy WD myself.
Yea it was an "EARS" drive that failed on me too. although my replacement is a refurbished "EARS" Drive so hopefully it will be ok this time.
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Old 08-08-12, 12:46 PM
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I received another WD Green 5400 RPM drive yea. Its a refurbished drive but as long as it lasts I don't mind
Yup, as long as it's working and does so for a considerable amount of time, it's all good.
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Old 08-08-12, 03:21 PM
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I dont know if anybody else has mentioned this as I havent read all comments..

but from my experience, if you buy from the cheaper lines and have your computer on almost 24/7 then they tend to be worn out faster..
I bought 2 x 500 gig seagate (I think it was seagate..) drives beucase they where cheap, within 3 months both started making alot of noise and one failed completely..

if you buy more expensive drives that are rated for 24/7 use, from my experience, you wont have an issue..

I have all WD drives, and have never had one fail and have 2 x 500gig that are still running after 3 years..

(also have a 6 or 7 year old maxtor which is still working..)
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Well thank you then

I was going to purchase a WD Green drive initially but the £100 for a 2 TB Black was too tempting .
I have been running WD Caviar Blacks in my system with NO issues over 4 years. They run 24/7 and I continually read / write to them. No issues at all. I going to go to SSD for my operating system, but plan to keep the Blacks as backup storage.
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Old 16-08-12, 01:54 PM
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I have been running WD Caviar Blacks in my system with NO issues over 4 years. They run 24/7 and I continually read / write to them. No issues at all. I going to go to SSD for my operating system, but plan to keep the Blacks as backup storage.
My Caviar black has been on 24/7 since I started folding in December last year, with no issues at all (touch wood)
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I've just had a WD green (3tb) fail on me too. I love WD and this is the first drive that has failed on me but I can't help wishing that I'd got a black instead of trying to save the world...but I think that we were both unlucky and greens are fine.
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