Summary: Ever since the flooding in Thailand a few years back the quality of the bulk of the platter hard drives we've encountered has been sub-standard at best. The RE series drives have always been rock solid, pre and post flood builds. We had our 1st failure on a RE series drive that took us by surprise. Hard drives die, but darnit, these are RE drives! This is the only series of platter drives we'll put into our client systems. As good as it gets.
Summary: I ordered the previous version of WD RE4 500 GB but received the newer version which wasn't a problem per se but wanted sata 2 for SATA 2 mb. I kept the HD and have had no problems with it at all. I like the RE4s as I have never had one fail on me even years after the warranty period.
Summary: When building storage arrays it can get costly going with the SCSI 10K - 15K drives. We started experimenting with different RAID configurations within our data center and discovered that we can get well above the performance required to meet the demands of our servers requirements without breaking the bank. These enterprise drives have been extremely reliable. So far we have purchased more than 50 of these drives and so far things have been great.
Good drive, but the recommended cloning software didn't work for my Vista machine
Deborah K. Clark "Loves toys & reading", Amazon
26 March 2014
Summary: I was planning to clone my system before upgrading from Vista Ultimate to Windows 8 and this drive worked great, after some fairly minor issues. It has performed well for almost a month, so I will use this drive again or perhaps with a larger capacity. WD recommends Acronis/True Image to clone your drive, but I found that it would not correctly create a boot drive. CNET recommended EaseUS Todo Backup and it did the job for me.
Summary: I was looking for a faster drive than the standard Seagate that came with an iMac I recently acquired. This fit the bill nicely, the 64MB cache is certainly faster and the machine is booting and loading programs considerably quicker than before. A couple of tests show higher speeds. This certainly isn't anywhere near SSD speeds, but is an improvement over what comes in the mid-2011 machines.
Summary: Seems a little noisier in my server than the previous Seagate 1.5Tb drives (but then again the Seagate drives both crapped out after about 3 years). I hope that these drives last longer than that! Other than the noise (which seems more of a problem for my wife than me) they seem to be excellent drives (I've been running them for almost a year now).
Summary: Bought this to replace an identical drive in a RAID that went bad after about 18 months. WD took the bad drive back under warranty. Upset that it failed, however WD honored the warranty without question.
Used as cheap extra Hot Spare drives in Dell SATA RAID array. Works OK. Spins off diagnostic errors, but no big deal.
29 November 2013
Summary: Used to add Hot spares in a client's Dell PowerEdge 2900 SATA RAID server array. Gives error about not being "certified" drive, but works fine. Will replace all with SAS soon. Using SATA RAID was a bad idea.