Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10JFCX
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3 weeks ago
Summary: I had an old Proliant 385 G2 with 8 2.5" drive bays and no future. Slapped in an M1015 that was already flashed with IT firmware and installed a copy of FreeNAS on an old USB flash drive. Easily maxes out 2 Gigabit links in a LACP bond. Good stuff, I'm looking forward to ordering four more to replace the laptop-grade WD Blacks I'm now using for network backup staging.
Western digital has some good drives. The NAS versions have some extra features ...
12 December 2014
Summary: Western digital has some good drives. The NAS versions have some extra features not found in their other drives. Warranty is 3 years, which is better than The WD blue and green (2 years) but not as good as the WD black (5 years). Their warranty support is excellent, and I''ve only needed to use it once so far.
Summary: Probably the "best buy" for NAS and small RAID arrays. Have installed 10's of these with not one dead drive. Performance of the 5400 rpm drives is much better than expected and can replace 7200's in servers for all but the most demanding applications. Slightly shorter 3 year warranty than enterprise drives which usually have 5 year warranties.
Summary: My reason for 3 stars on this is that the performance is quite poor once the drive starts to fill up. Why have these drives in my NAS if I can only expect good performance when they are less than 50% full? At 90% full, I'm seeing speeds around 30MBytes/sec. Copying data to and from these drives at that point is very annoying.