Some time ago I got a RMA for a damaged hard disk (a WD20EARS), but because of the current situation I decided to save this disk for emergencies.
Yesterday I finally opened the package and then the surprise… the disk was DOA
This is the third drive failing and again it is a green power series disk from Western Digital.
Now I’m trying to find a disk to buy, but it is rather difficult to make a choice, because all drives seems to me poor quality pieces of hardware.
So, I’m trying to find the best compromise.
Please, post here your personal experiences, what drives failed, how long they worked, how many were DOA, so I can have an idea what brands and models should be avoided.
Currently my personal experience suggest to avoid like hell every green power disk produced by Western Digital :Z
All RE-x series drives are currently the best ones I bought, but nowadays prices for these drives are definitely out of my range
The main usage for the drives is for backup, i.e. not to be installed in computer for every day usage.
Another thing I’m curious to know is about external vs internal drives.
Based on your personal experience, external drives have a higher failure rate compared to internal drives?
If possible, when posting here your experiences, please post also how drives was used (i.e. installed in a NAS, set as RAID system, used occasionally for backup, etc)
Every suggestion is welcome