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Western Digital Wd2000f9yz
8.3 out of 10

Western Digital Wd2000f9yz

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Overall 10
10

Been working for > 1 month.

Anonymous, Newegg
17 January 2016
  • Summary: I'm writing this on 2015 January 17th, and giving it 5 stars. If I find any issues in the future I will come back and edit this accordingly.
  • Pros: Works. Packaged well.
  • Cons: None yet.
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Overall 4
4.0

DOA

Michael J., Newegg
14 December 2015
  • Pros: One that worked was fast and quit. Good price
  • Cons: One DOA. First time I have had a Black drive fail
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor reliability

Victor E., Newegg
27 November 2015
  • Summary: Used 2 of these drives in a Raid 1 storage array. After only a couple weeks the IRST alerted me that the array was degraded. I tested the drive on a standalone system outside of Raid and confirmed it was defective. For 5 year reliability, my confidence is shaken. I do however like the RE models.
  • Pros: Cost effective. Long warranty. Raid compatible.
  • Cons: Slow transfers. Loud noise while reading or writing. Poor reliability.
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Overall 10
10

Works as expected

Xiyuan G., Newegg
18 November 2015
  • Summary: Purchased 2 and put in raid 1. consecutive reading is at about 300 mbs in raid
  • Pros: Stable...worth trusting. nothing too much to say
  • Cons: nah....
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok drive

Yanick J., Newegg
4 November 2015
  • Pros: Booted up with no problem and good performance for an HDD.
  • Cons: LOUSY drive. Clicking and rattling must be at least twice as loud as my former Caviar Blue. What I've read on forums though is that the direct contact of the HDD with the case might be amplifying the problem. Will attempt the popular bungee mod to dampen the sound.
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Overall 10
10

Dependable

Carol B., Newegg
27 September 2015
  • Pros: I got 2 of these and run them in a RAID 1 array. I got them because they are dependable. So far, no issues.
  • Cons: Price.
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Overall 10
10

Good solid drives

Roger R., Newegg
4 September 2015
  • Pros: Ordered four of these, all work good in the server with no doa's.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Excellent drives

Mike S., Newegg
9 August 2015
  • Summary: These drives are absolutely excellent ive never owned enterprise grade drives but they are definitely worth the couple extra buckx. I ordered 4 Drives for two raid 1's and 1 spare drive for total of 5. Clean zero formatted each one 3 times and ran disk check and WD Smart Full test.
  • Pros: Quiet Reliable 24/7/365 Operation Runs Cool compared to Consumer drives
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

Bought four/returning One

john c., Newegg
21 May 2015
  • Summary: These drives will be used in raid 10. Even though they are built to be used in a raid I firmly believe it is critical that you do a multiple pass read/write to the HDD's before building your raid and writing data. It is the old school equivalent of a burn in.
  • Pros: - Inexpensive Enterprise drives - 64mb Cache - 7200RPM - rated higher than segment competition - 5yr Warranty
  • Cons: - lower MTBF than most Enterprise HDD's - suspect that cost savings is found in cheaper parts - out of the box 1 HDD failed due to bad sectors
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Overall 2
2.0

Jump Thru The Hoop

Carl S., Newegg
21 March 2015
  • Summary: I tried to jumper pins 1 & 2, then 5 & 6... No go, but that is based on jumpers on older drives, per the WD site. Should be the same, but who knows what changes a secret cult made to this drive.
  • Pros: I don't know of any Pros yet. My PC won't boot with the drive hooked up. I tried everything and can't even get a chirp to POST. If pressed to list ONE Pro, it would be the bubble pouch the drive was shipped in.
  • Cons: This drive is finicky about native SATA controllers. WD site is horrid trying to resolve this problem. They tried to explain the SATA jumpers with a pic of a PATA drive. Maybe they meant to write PATA and I was supposed to read their mind. No mention of this drive in the knowledge base and NO ins...
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