Reviews and Problems with Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS
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Great media drive WD30EURS 3TB
Michael L., Newegg
9 July 2013
Pros: I’ve been using this drive for about a month and it’s been trouble free as a media drive. Formatting (GPT) was simple in Linux to get the full capacity. It readily handles recording 2 HD streams and playback of one HD Stream. Good cache size. See other reviews for specific benchmarks.
Cons: Not the fastest access speeds and transfer rates, but that’s not what the drive is designed for.
Pros: This drive is designed for Audio Visual but can be used as a standard storage drive. For that purpose it runs and works perfectly. However also keep in mind that it is NOT designed for a main/OS drive. See notes below for explanation.
Cons: It is a green drive that uses IntelliPower which in a nutshell means the heads park when not in use, thus saving Power/Money and wear and tear, However it does affect speed on a normal OS running. Not a major con since it is a Audio Visual Drive.
Pros: I have to say.. I'm very impressed with this drive. the drive for 3tb is just as big as my 1tb hard drive which was cool. Once I got it working correctly it recognized right away and formatted to 2.72tb. I had to format to GPT format to get it to recognize correctly and then it noticed right away. the 64mb cache is nice as well. My 1tb is 64mb cache but it seems like this one is a bit faster for some reason. I transferred a 7gb movie it took about 20 minutes. Also did...
Cons: I had to format to GPT format to get it to recognize correctly with windows 7 64bit. It took me a few minutes but once I got it it was perfect. Obviously not enough to knock off an egg.
Pros: I don't own this drive but to the user who says it's a DOG in Raid. . . well, it wasn't designed for Raid; It doesn't have a fast enough spin speed to sync with other drives that are faster; it's designed to be a stand alone large volume Audio / Video drive; that's why AV is in it's Model Number; As another user wrote, for Raid, get Raid Specific Drives. . like the RE4. .that's RAID EDITION. . . Model numbers tell you what a drive is designed for; i have 2 RE4's 1.5TB...
Cons: None / Performance review Only; however, not DESIGNED for RAID applications so don't use it for that;
OUTSTANDING, install couldn’t have gone much better!
Donald D., Newegg
11 June 2013
Pros: It took 18 minutes to install Windows 8 Professional (x64) (build 9200) (minus updates). I’ve confirmed 3000.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity. Windows 8 was very accommodating.
Cons: Cons: Essentially none. However, the Newegg product page doesn’t coincide with the manufacturers; which lists a five year-limited warranty vs. the retailer’s (details) listed a three-year warranty. It’s a good thing when you discover you’re getting more than you reckoned.
Pros: A good value for more storage. Order was shipped on time as expected. One drive cloned nicely with no problems at all.
Cons: One Drive was DOA with an obvious hit to the connector pins prior to shipping. The Outer box was unmarked but the inner white box and bubble wrap showed signs of a hard hit that damaged a half dozen pins.
Pros: This note applies to all WD hard drives designed for continuous long time operation with minimun power consumption. These hard drives use a technology named IntelliPower, which controls the spin speed based on the data throughput required. For this reason you won't see RPM and power consumption specs as both parameters vary depending on the use.