Summary: I use this model drive as well as a WD RE3 series 1tb drive in a raid 5, 4 disk raid. The initial 3 drives that I received (WD RE3) 1 ended up bad as reported by raid card software. Additionally, raid card log indicated drive timeouts periodically with various drives intermittently. Data integrity remains solid however. Drives are loaded in a drive cage with a 120mm low noise fan blowing on them and these drive all stay cool to the touch.
Pros: Reasonable running temp, not noisy, respectable speeds, great warranty support, reliable long term operation.
Cons: TLER no good for systems with no hardware raid card, price high for 1tb.
Summary: Easy to install. Upgrading my computer and needed a second HD to carry my backups. The system HD is big enought for the system and programs. This HD serves backups and storage that is not on the main HD.
Summary: This is my second WD Enterprise, although going deeper into the specs, I could have saved a little money by getting a WD Black. Same build and specs, except Enterprise has an extra feature for use in servers, not needed in PC hard drives. My first one suffered from SATA connector breakage, was able to save it by securing the cable in place. Seems to have been strengthened, better cable provided.
Pros: These drives are excellent for low end servers or high end workstations. They rarely fail, unless purchased from Newegg. The packaging that they were shipped in was styrofoam on one side with the open side covered by completely popped and flat bubble wrap (meaning no protection). You could see wear marks on the antistatic back where the hard drive corners are. 5 of 8 hard drives were bad, 4 failed the WDC test and the 5th just clicked. This was verified on 2 other com...
Conclusion: At the current time, the 4TB market is . As mentioned in the intro, three of the readily-available drives all have the WD warlord watching over them – so regardless of which one you buy, you’ll ultimately be supporting the same company. One drive that has popped in and out since November is Seagate’s Constellation 4TB, although little is known about it. It does however feature a 128MB cache, which the mere thought of alone could get any geek excited about.
Summary: I bought this to replace a WD Blue that had less than 2 months to go on the warranty. It used to be that the only time I replaced a WD drive was when I was upgrading my system and wanted more capacity. In the past 5 years I have had 2 WD drives fail and will see how they hold up. I have a Hitachi drive that is 8 years old and still going strong as an external drive. The only reason I don't buy another Hitachi is that they have gotten quite expensive.