Buyer beware, false and incomplete representation of product!
19 September 2014
Summary: These were advertised as "New" drives. They arrived in factory sealed static bags. 14 months later, one failed. When I attempted to validate the WD 5 year warranty, WD rejected since they show "sold" as part of a system, not individual drives. This seller offered a 1 year warranty, which had expired, and refused to honor the WD warranty. Then I realized the drive had an MFG date of 2010. It was 3 years into the MFG warranty when I received it!
It's hard to get me to say I love anything or anybody
9 September 2014
Summary: It's hard to get me to say I love anything or anybody, except my wife. So I will say I like these drives, they were a little dated, but work most excellently. Make no mistake they were designed as storage drives, on an enterprise level, at which they do the job fantastically. I am not going to go to the trouble of calculating the kbs but I did a big transfer just last night, 27 files, about 24gb total in under 3 minutes on an esata connected drive caddy.
Summary: Bought this for a CCTV DVR unit and have had it running constantly. I only use Western Digital drives because of warranty and R.M.A. through WD, and they have been for the most part very reliable.
****WD RD3 1 TB Hds are USED! The ARE NOT NEW! *****
20 May 2014
Summary: ***** UPDATE 5/29/2014 **** BOTTOM LINE IS WESTERN DIGITAL RE3 HARD DRIVES FROM 2 DIFFERENT VENDORS ARE BOTH USED SOLD AS NEW! I ordered another of these from a different supplier this time SD Peripherals. This hard drive is ALSO USED! OVER 19,900 HOURS, 830 DAYS!!!! Everyone is saying the hds do not have manufacture warranties. The Reason the hds do not have a warranty is because the manufacturs know the hds are USED so any warranty has to come from the seller.