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Maximilian B.

Maximilian B.

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Most Favorable Review

Perfect for a Time Machine

Western Digital WD Green WD20EARS 2TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital WD Green WD20EARS 2TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Quiet, huge, inexpensive, low energy use.

Cons: None, as I'm using it, as a Mac Time Machine.

Overall Review: I bought this WD to use internally as a Mac "Time Machine" drive. It's installed in an 8-core Mac Pro, and may I say, how sweet is the design of the hard drive bays? Slip out the rack, screw the four attached screws into the HD, slide the rack back in and close the case. Sweet. That the drive is built for comfort and not for speed is ideal for this application. In a backup role, it's all about dependability, and we'll see how it lasts. It did not fail on installation, as some have reported. It has worked quietly and efficiently for the last week and a half, and running slow and cool, I like its chances going forward. That it's 2TB is ideal for the way Time Machine works, which is make copy after copy of stored content. It would seem that the larger the back-up drive used for Time Machine, the more comprehensive this process can be, and this drive is big.

Most Critical Review

Stopped Working Almost Immediately

StarTech.com ST4300U3C3 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub - 3 Dedicated USB Charging Ports (2 x 1A & 1 x 2A) - Wall Mountable - Metal - Powered USB Hub - USB Splitter
StarTech.com ST4300U3C3 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub - 3 Dedicated USB Charging Ports (2 x 1A & 1 x 2A) - Wall Mountable - Metal - Powered USB Hub - USB Splitter

Pros: Looks nice sitting on the desk not working. Heavy construction.

Cons: Never worked right. Then stopped working altogether.

Overall Review: I would not recommend this product to anyone.

I'm at NewEgg Today to Replace this drive

Hitachi GST Travelstar 5K500.B HTS545032B9A300 (0A57913) 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
Hitachi GST Travelstar 5K500.B HTS545032B9A300 (0A57913) 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Great while it worked. Large capacity. Quiet.

Cons: It no longer does, just about one year later. Still large. Way too quiet.

11/19/2009