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nekrosoft13
01-04-11, 05:24 PM
Fun two days, 2 days ago my 1.5tb Barracuda 7200.11 kicked the bucked, I had most of the files on the drive backed up.

So I bought a brand new Western Digital 2tb green to replace the Barracuda, restored files from the back up, today I woke up and western digital kicked the bucket. :thumbdwn:

grey_1
01-05-11, 10:05 AM
I haven't heard anything really good about the 'green' drives. Not sure what I'll get when I upgrade drives this year, but it won't be one of those.

DiscipleDOC
01-05-11, 10:22 AM
I haven't heard anything really good about the 'green' drives. Not sure what I'll get when I upgrade drives this year, but it won't be one of those.

Me either. I've always steered clear of them.

mullet
01-05-11, 11:36 AM
Sorry to hear that Necro, I always try to stay away from green drives. I always buy WD black drives.

lduguay
01-05-11, 11:38 AM
They are not even good for RAID 1...

DiscipleDOC
01-05-11, 11:42 AM
Sorry to hear that Necro, I always try to stay away from green drives. I always buy WD black drives.

Same here. I've had these black drives in my rig for almost a year with no problems at all. :thumbsup:

Bearclaw
01-05-11, 11:54 AM
:lol: I can't get over just how BAD green drives are. I am trying to think of a member that HASN'T had issues with them. This makes, Vin86, nekro, me, and a lot of other members all have premature failing green drives. Save the earth my ass, these things blow.

DiscipleDOC
01-05-11, 12:01 PM
:lol: I can't get over just how BAD green drives are. I am trying to think of a member that HASN'T had issues with them. This makes, Vin86, nekro, me, and a lot of other members all have premature failing green drives. Save the earth my ass, these things blow.

3 words: Class action suit. :bleh:

Maverick123w
01-05-11, 12:09 PM
I've installed 5 green drives in customer's machines over the past year and stopped ordering them after seeing the problem's that you guys have been having. Knock on wood but nothing bad yet.

Always order the blue or black drives now.

Bearclaw
01-05-11, 12:31 PM
Ya, I always go black.

Maverick123w
01-05-11, 12:58 PM
Ya, I always go black.

That's what she saiDD :bleh:

LydianKnight
01-05-11, 04:58 PM
:lol2:

ViN86
01-05-11, 05:05 PM
I have a green drive. It's not that great. And the price difference doesn't support the green drives either. Stay away imo.

nekrosoft13
01-05-11, 10:19 PM
just to clear things up, I have 6 2TB green drives.

betterdan
01-05-11, 10:29 PM
Yea the green drives really save the earth while they are stacked up in the landfill and people are having to buy more.

Stick with the black they stay up and are longer lasting :afro:

nekrosoft13
01-05-11, 10:54 PM
Stick with the black they stay up and are longer lasting :afro:

2TB green = $80-100
2TB black = $160-200

Redeemed
01-06-11, 12:28 AM
Bought a 1TB Green two years ago on black friday, still working to this day. Mind you, I gave it to my best friend probably a year ago, maybe a bit longer, and it spends most its time in storage not being used. Only takes it out before a fresh OS install to back up his data. It's been working fine thus far.

However, hearing all the complaints I'll never buy another Green drive again.

DiscipleDOC
01-06-11, 10:00 AM
Ya, I always go black.

That's what she saiDD :bleh:

:rofl

Bman212121
01-06-11, 02:59 PM
:lol: I can't get over just how BAD green drives are. I am trying to think of a member that HASN'T had issues with them. This makes, Vin86, nekro, me, and a lot of other members all have premature failing green drives. Save the earth my ass, these things blow.

You mean like this...

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=157867


@VIN: When I bought mine there wasn't a 2TB Black. They did have the RE version but at $100 a piece more it wasn't worth it. Although to replace them now if I wanted I guess I'd be spending that much anyway. :lol: (They are RMA'ed but I'm leary of them now)

@Nekro: Yea that really really sucks. Having one drive die is one thing, but having so many go in a short period really makes your life miserable. Took me a few weeks to test the drives, have them RMA'ed, get the new ones, test those, and copy all of the data back. I'm not sure how your GP drives are setup but I'd definitely make sure you have a good backup that is not on those drives. Both of mine failed at the same time, so even if they are in a RAID5 array the whole thing could go down in a fiery inferno.

What are you going to do for replacements?

Yaboze
01-06-11, 04:02 PM
Once I went WD Black and I'll never go back.

nekrosoft13
01-06-11, 04:34 PM
those that had one fail, what version was it?

mine was WD20EARS-00MVWB0.

I still have 4 WD20EARS-00J2GB0


What are you going to do for replacements?

i recently bought 2 samsung F4EG 2TB, cool, silent and speedy!

Bman212121
01-07-11, 10:46 PM
those that had one fail, what version was it?

mine was WD20EARS-00MVWB0.

I still have 4 WD20EARS-00J2GB0



i recently bought 2 samsung F4EG 2TB, cool, silent and speedy!

Sweet!


According to the RMA e-mail they recieved WD20EADS-00R6B0 drives from me.



Man, that's unlucky. This is why I'm running RAID 6 though. Still no guarantee but at least more reliable than RAID 5.

Yea, was actually surprised when both drives where acting up. The thing was that neither drive completely failed. I had bad sectors on the first drive, and the 2nd drive had horrible speeds but sort of worked still. After running several tests on it though it finally started throwing back an error so I wouldn't have to worry about RMAing it.

If my data were any more important I'd at least have RAID5, although RAID6 would be nice. I'd still like to have a backup in case the controller failed or something.

Shamrock
01-08-11, 10:19 PM
I have a 320gb Seagate that was manufactured in 2006. So :P