WD10EARS a supported substitute for WD10EADS?

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WD10EARS a supported substitute for WD10EADS?

Postby northleap » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:07 pm

I have read many of the posts about the unsupported Western Digital hard drive WD10EADS-00P8B0.

It appears they are now selling a newer version of the Green Caviar Drive with a new model number WD10EARS.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=763

Has anyone had experience with this drive? Does it have any of the same issues as the WD10EADS-00P8B0? Is it fully supported by Synology?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: WD10EARS a supported substitute for WD10EADS?

Postby Alfredo » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:02 pm

They're officially supported, but several users have reported issues with them. So maybe you should wait until Synology gives a clear answer.
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