Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EFRX
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Drives for 24x7 Use
Chris, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: I keep buying these drives, and haven't had one die on me yet. Western Digital's "Red" product line is designed for systems which must run 24x7: general-purpose servers and dedicated storage appliances where reliability and long-life are more important than high performance. They don't consume as much power as faster drives, and therefore run cooler.
Excerpt: I bought three of these drives to use in my Netgear ReadyNAS. So far, they are running at temperatures that are significantly lower than the two 500 GB drives they replaced, This bodes well for their long term reliability. Data access is fast with no hassles, as it should be for this type of device. Overall, I'm very pleased.
Summary: I hope I dont have to edit this later.... I have purchased at least 10 of these drives. None have failed or given me an issue. The RPMs are not 5400 as stated in another comment, but vary between 5400 and 7200RPM as needed.
Summary: It works perfect as a NAS drive as it should. I like the variable speed 54k thru 72K which helps with performance when you need it and energy savings when you don't. I do think it's just a bit pricy for a 1TB. but then again, not by much. As a suggestion to others, WD REDs are NAS (Network Storage) drives, not desktop drives and should only be used as such.
Summary: I originally bought this to replace my boot drive. It would work for a while and then shut down the machine. I changed it to be a storage drive. Again it works for a while and locks up the computer. I thought at first that I had a computer problem, but it only happens when this drive is connected. Without it, all the other drives work fine.