Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10JFCX
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Nice fast drive, but....
D. Pedersen, Amazon
23 June 2014
Summary: All in all I'm happy enough with this drive. Would have given it five stars, but it lost one because drive was NOT formatted when it arrived. Takes FOREVER to format a one terabyte drive. Guess the lack of formatting was because this drive was intended for NAS use, but I use it as a stand alone external USB drive. Once all formatted I did notice drive was noticably faster on transfers than other drives I own, even WD passport drives.
Summary: Bought 4 of these drives to pair with an HP P222 RAID controller. Placed them in RAID 5 and have had zero issues over the last month. They run fairly cool, and I've not heard them over the 40mm case fans in my server. I'm pushing around 350 mb/sec with the write cache memory enabled on the card, not bad for 5400 rpm!
Summary: This hard drive was used in my Synology NAS DS411slim. Purchased 4 of these and they work perfectly. Absolutely no issues with it whatsoever. I always go with Western Digital hard drives for any type of machine and they have never dissapointed me. Keep in mind though that this type of HD should only be used with NAS's and I do not recommend this for anything else. If its for a PC or laptop, go with the Blacks for performance. Well worth the money.
Summary: I love these drives. Mine hasn't stopped spinning in the two months since I bought it. I use it in an Akitio My Cloud to backup the pics and 4K video from my GS5. Don't buy SSD drives for a NAS, there is a throughput bottleneck with GB ethernet and they aren't faster anyway.
Summary: I got this for a Gigabyte Brix system that records 24/7 for a couple of security cameras. I only put on a constant load of about 100-200 KB/s typically, but it has been running for over 2 weeks without any problems!
Summary: It's a 1TB Hard Disk Drive for a laptop that doesn't cost you an arm and a leg. I put it in my old laptop to make it a Plex Media Server. tons of space. I have had no problems with this drive. WD Reds and ZFS FTW!
Summary: Thank you Western Digital for making such good HDDs, sadly I got a bad one.
Pros: After first acquiring the Red WD10JFCX late Jan. early Feb, it ran fine. Installed into a Dell Inspiron N5050, the drive took the OS install well and fast. Good drive for the price.
Cons: Sadly, I do have a con about this great HDD. The one I acquired is failing after three months of usage. Ran Defraggler, S.M.A.R.T. scan, and HDD diagnostic tools. The HDD diagnostic tool came back with the result of just over 6,000MB damaged on the drive. After running the test on it, the drive is getting slower and slower. Considered a OS re-install, but by how the drive is acting, it wouldn't do any good.
Excerpt: I used this drive to upgrade my internal HD. It's been running for weeks now without a flaw. Not sure what IntelliPower means in terms of rotational speed so I don't know if I would use this drive for intensive tasks like multi-channel recording. Too early to tell if it's reliable for long term.
Summary: This is my first NAS system. It works perfectly along with my Synology Disk Station 4-Bay, so far. I also utilize it for movies, music and home business applications. No issues, item seems to be working well, only time will tell how reliable the drive is of course. The bulk/oem packaging was nice as it was easy to get to the drive without dealing with any hard plastic.