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Western Digital RE4
5.6 out of 10

Western Digital RE4

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital RE4

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Overall 6
6.0

dead

Joel S., Newegg
1 April 2015
  • Summary: failed 2.6 years after installation. let down, because I paid premium to have a reliable drive. I do have my data, but also many hours ahead to re-install an OS, drivers, apps and also copy all the data.
  • Pros: 1 tb, fast enough. You may need that extended warrant.
  • Cons: it failed.
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Overall 6
6.0

2 drive failures in 4 years

Ed V., Newegg
28 July 2014
  • Pros: Im happy with the RAID operation and general speed, good for the price, not great, just good.
  • Cons: Built my machine in July 2010 and in Jan 2014 one drive failed and July the other failed. 4 yrs is long but I expected more, I have velociraptors running 6 years now.
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Overall 6
6.0

Might be "new" but not current date. [10/2012]

Amazon Customer, Amazon
3 July 2014
  • Summary: Haven't installed them yet, BUT the drives were sold as "NEW" with a 5 year warranty. THE DRIVES SHOW 10/2012 DATE. THERE IS ALSO AN HP STICKER ON IT that states "spare parts" - nearly a third of the warranty period is gone [WD might honor it with sales receipt].
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Overall 6
6.0

What happened, WD?

Robert M., Newegg
8 March 2014
  • Summary: Bought two of these for a web server build, and one exhibited problems right off the bat. Rather than waste time with an RMA, I decided to simply purchase and overnight ship another -- which also is exhibiting problems now.
  • Pros: Capacity, speed, cache, RAID-compatibility
  • Cons: Failure rate is abysmal. I'm batting 0 for 3 right now.
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Overall 6
6.0

1 out of 2 DOA

Thomas L., Newegg
13 September 2013
  • Summary: I was hoping to have my customer's build done in a couple of days. Now he'll have to wait 1 to 1.5 weeks for the RMA process to get me a working drive. Maybe I should have purchased 4 drives, used the best 2, and returned what I didn't use.
  • Pros: Don't have any pros at the moment, not able to use 1 of my drives yet in my RAID setup. I guess maybe a pro would be that it's an Enterprise drive and hopefully it will last a long time!? Not the 1 out of 2 already dead, though.
  • Cons: 1 out of 2 DOA. First power on it clicks and whines a lot for about 30 seconds, then just powers down. Hopefully the 2nd drive will last a lot longer than 0 seconds. SMART says that one is 100%.
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Overall 6
6.0

3 out of 4 work

Daniel R., Newegg
21 June 2013
  • Summary: Purchasing hard drives is always a gamble, at least rotational hard drives. I purchased Western Digital enterprise drives for the performance level and the fact that they are enterprise and should out last any desktop drives on the market.
  • Pros: The drives all worked out of the box as expected. After roughly 3 months of running 4 drives in a RAID 1+0 in an ESXi 5.1 server, one of the drives is not reporting the S.M.A.R.T status. Time to test the warranty / RMA process which failed horribly last time.
  • Cons: One of the drives is failing to report S.M.A.R.T. data after 3 months of use.
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Overall 6
6.0

Arrived Useless

Winfield T., Newegg
30 May 2013
  • Pros: Western Digital is usually what I go with as far as HDD's never had one with bad sectors that wouldn't pass S.M.A.R.T
  • Cons: wouldn't pass S.M.A.R.T, had bad sectors
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Travis F., Newegg
3 March 2013
  • Summary: Tried 3 different cables from sata II to sata III. Two computers, the drive was still defective right out of the box. From package to raid cage it saw maybe 5 seconds of light and no static.
  • Pros: Raid and 24/7 up time. Packaged well for an oem drive.
  • Cons: Out of the 2 I purchased, 1 was defective with s.m.a.r.t. errors and bad sectors. Not looking good for the Enterprise quality I was looking for.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked well for a year and then died.

William L., Newegg
9 January 2013
  • Pros: Ran 2 of these in a RAID 0 configuration for over a year as my OS drive. They ran perfectly and then both failed. WD RMA procedure is quick, easy, and efficient. I've got tons of WD drives in numerous configurations and for the most part they've been bullet proof.
  • Cons: Both failed within a day of each other, one chirping to a standstill and the other unable to boot and failing WD diagnostics.
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Overall 6
6.0

Died after 3 months

Joel S., Newegg
5 January 2013
  • Summary: Going to see if I can RMA it directly through Western Digital The one time I dont buy a seagate drive I regret it. :(
  • Pros: Price, Speed, Capacity
  • Cons: Complete failure after 3 months Spinrite was going to take 30 plus days to repair
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