Heavily used drive sold as new. No WD waranty when the listing stated "5 Years". Check your SMART data for total hours used.
4 October 2014
Summary: Ordered two of these drives from Aeon Micro that were heavily used and had no warranty from Western Digital. Listed as New with 5 years warranty. The S.M.A.R.T. table on the drives, outside stickers and Western Digital warranty checker state: hours 1394 s/n WCAW32746976 start/stop count 20 manufactured 07 AUG 2011 warranty "Out of Region" hours 1393 s/n WCAW32743942 start/stop count 11 manufactured 07 AUG 2011 warranty "Out of Region" You can use a free program, Speccy...
Summary: As mentioned in other reviews, if you buy this hard drive be sure to verify that the advertised 5 year warranty is valid. The one I received was not packed like other new Western Digital drives I have purchased, so I immediately suspected it being not as represented. The Western Digital website correctly identified the drive from the serial number and listed the complete specification. However, they indicated NO warranty. I immediately repackaged it and and returning it.
Summary: Bought the drive and seller made a phone call to follow up on the sale. Sounded great. When I got the drive, it was a HP OEM stamped WD hard drive with a server mounting bracket. Checked with WD and there was no warranty on the hard drive. Tried to save $10 and it wound up costing me $14.00. Will not make that mistake again...
Summary: If you count on your system like my company does don't buy this product! After a great review from or IT tech I decided to purchase these drives to replace our older Seagate hard drives before they started to go bad. Since IT has installed the new RE4 Enterprise drives I have experienced 4 bad or failed hard drives in less than a month. This failure rate is unacceptable in any capacity . The customer service was great though!
Summary: The GOOD: In RAID 10, was very fast editing video. Up to this point, I thought Western Digital drives were the best. The BAD: I figured out what RE stands for: REPLACE EVERYDAY. I bought 5 of these for a 4 raid setup for a video editing system, one bought for spare. After about 45 days, one of the drives failed. Ran the WinDlg software and it failed the quick test. RMA'ed and $15 shipping then received replacement from WD. It failed within an hour.
Summary: Just received my drive and it is a used/repackaged drive. The drive is NOT in the original metalized plastic but has been put in another bag. Also, these drive have a five year warranty...but wait...the manufacturing date on my drive is 2011! 1/3 of the warranty is already gone. Don't get ripped off...stay away from this company.
Summary: I am furious. I made the switch to enterprise drives 3 months ago, at the same time as I started to go paperless and archive all my paper records digitally. Enterprise drives are supposed to be built to higher tolerances and for 24 x 7 use. Between the Seagate Constellation and Western Digital RE4, I settled on the WD as it still maintained its 5 years warranty. Seagate downed the warranty of their enterprise drives along with their other drives some time ago.
Summary: I purchased a WD5003ABYX through an Amazon third party (by agreement will remain nameless (Sorry)). The drive I received arrived well packaged and in excellent condition. I decided that before I open the static guard protection bag that I would register the drive on Western Digital's website. To my surprise, WD would only cover the supposed 5 yr warranty for 17 months.