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The disks have been running for 3 years i think, and the computer is on all day long, running with UPS. btw, in power settings i disable the turning off hard disks option if its relevant.
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I don't have much experience with refurbished drive, only a returned Maxtor 40gb after RMA which has 2 sticker one over the other (I think I can assume it's been refurbished). It's still running after around 10 years of use almost 24/7 since my GF leave her computer always on.
post #13 of 34
I've had 5 of my 10 WD 2TB Green drives fail on me. The 4 refurbs WD sent me have worked flawlessly. They also sent me a 2TB Enterprise drive once because they shipped the 5th refurb drive to a wrong address...twice.

Luckily I never lost any of my media...it's all backed-up by Flexraid.
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Originally Posted by Markolc View Post

I've had 5 of my 10 WD 2TB Green drives fail on me. The 4 refurbs WD sent me have worked flawlessly. They also sent me a 2TB Enterprise drive once because they shipped the 5th refurb drive to a wrong address...twice.

Luckily I never lost any of my media...it's all backed-up by Flexraid.
Were the ones that failed 4-platter models?

I had two 2TB EARS Greens fail - both 4-platter models. They sent me back some new 3-platter 2TB EARS/EARX drives, and I also bought a 2TB EARX. The 3-platter ones have been working perfect.
     
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post #15 of 34
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Were the ones that failed 4-platter models?
I had two 2TB EARS Greens fail - both 4-platter models. They sent me back some new 3-platter 2TB EARS/EARX drives, and I also bought a 2TB EARX. The 3-platter ones have been working perfect.

How do you tell if it's a 4 or a 3 platters? I'd like to know hich one I got.
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

Were the ones that failed 4-platter models?
I had two 2TB EARS Greens fail - both 4-platter models. They sent me back some new 3-platter 2TB EARS/EARX drives, and I also bought a 2TB EARX. The 3-platter ones have been working perfect.

How do you tell if it's a 4 or a 3 platters? I'd like to know hich one I got.
You have to check the model number. Many programs can do that - Speccy, Defraggler, HDTune, or even Device Manager.

These are my WD Greens in my NAS:

WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0
WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0
WDC WD20EARX-00ZUDB0

All 3 platter.
     
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post #17 of 34
hum, It seem like I have the 3 platters version : WD20EARS-22MVWB0
http://rml527.blogspot.ca/2010/10/hdd-platter-database-western-digital-35_1109.html
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hum, It seem like I have the 3 platters version : WD20EARS-22MVWB0
http://rml527.blogspot.ca/2010/10/hdd-platter-database-western-digital-35_1109.html
Yep, definitely 3 platter.

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post #19 of 34
Little known fact some stock computers you get from big name stores come with refurbed hdds.
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Were the ones that failed 4-platter models?
I had two 2TB EARS Greens fail - both 4-platter models. They sent me back some new 3-platter 2TB EARS/EARX drives, and I also bought a 2TB EARX. The 3-platter ones have been working perfect.

Yeah, they were all the EARS models. The EARS refurbs they sent me have been fine, and the two EARX models I bought new are fine. Time will tell I guess?
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