Pros: If received from vendor who cares about product and way it is being shipped out to customer, it is very good, reliable hard drive, I used those for long time.
Cons: Providing IT services for 25 years I was shocked after I received this item. Shipped via USPS in envelope with very little protective material... After I registered this hard drive with Western Digital it gave me 3 years of warranty, not 5 as stated in item description. It appears to be old overs...
old drive with little warranty left, several sector read errors.
11 March 2015
Summary: The product I got was very old, not only was it old, but the drive had over 210 days of use on it, and it did not work at all. Upon first trying to build an array on it, it failed, so I did a surface scan on the drive and it had several drive read errors. (see pictures).
Summary: Not all drives are perfect, but buying something with a 5 year warranty should get you a 5 year warranty. We pay a little more for Enterprise Class hardware, it should hold up better than something I've had running a lot longer than that.
Pros: Worked great while it lasted.
Cons: Not covered under warranty by Western Digital. I just tried to RMA this drive and WD won't allow it. When I bought the drive, Newegg said it was covered for 5 years. It hasn't even been 2 yet.
Summary: THESE DRIVES ARE NOT NEW. These are used HDDs being sold as new. Ordered one and it had over 21000 power on hours as reported by SMART- well over two years. While the HDD appears to work properly - buyer beware.
Asher Higgs "Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.", Amazon
30 July 2014
Summary: I ordered two of these, and by chance they came from different sellers (AMTECH and 313 Technology). One had OEM (eg. non-retail) labeling and firmware. I hooked one up (don't remember which) and the SMART attribute 'Power on hours' was over 9000.
Be very cautious ordering this drive from a third party.
Matt W., Amazon
15 April 2014
Summary: The drive I received looked to be in new condition, and it probably was. However, it had been repackaged in an ESD bag. While it says new, bare drive, it was not in a Western Digital ESD bag. All WD bags have their logo on them, and are notched so you can tear them open.
Summary: I have no idea what is up with the Amazon version of this product but the quality is terrible. Sit down and I'll tell you a story about how many versions of this disk I have tried for use in my RAID 5 array. First, I bought a refurbished version of this disk off another site.
Summary: Thought I could trust Western Digital quality... Thought I could trust NewEgg customer service...
Pros: Large capacity
Cons: I initially ordered 4 of these for our PERC 5/i controller on our server. Right out of the box, one of them continually got kicked out of the array. I tested the drive separately and it failed as a normal stand-alone drive as well. I attempted to return it, but I made the mistake of writing the w...
If this drive fails, they send you a Recertified replacement
Michael G., Newegg
9 January 2014
Pros: most of these are reliable.
Cons: We've been using the RE drives in our Servers for 5 or 6 years now. From time to time, one of them will fail while still under warranty. In the past, Western Digital always replaced the RE hard drives that failed within the warranty period, with a brand new one. (Or, if nothing else, the replacem...