Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD2002FYPS
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66% Failure Rate
31 July 2014
Summary: First I had problems with one of the drives dropping out of the RAID, then it failed and when I sent it back and got a replacement, the replacement drive was DOA. That makes a 66% failure rate - totally unacceptable.
IMPORTANT - Warranty does not cover your data!! died in 6 months but it's under warranty
Patrick Visniewski "Coffee Fan", Amazon
4 October 2013
Summary: Either none of the 1TB or greater WD drives like more or they are have SERIOUS quality issue. This drive died in about 6 months. It wasn't part of a Raid5 system so many of the files are gone forever. But at least it's under warranty... now if they only included data recovery in that warranty I might actually be happy with it.
Summary: great drive and excellent price, at least until you need to return a drive for warranty replacement. turns out the warranty expired 3 years before it was purchased (2/2013). These drives are supposed to carry a 5yr replacement warranty but not in this case. So the 6 drives I purchased at the price of $140 are garbage can material when they fail. Be sure to do a warranty check when you get your "new" drives.
Summary: I have at least 48 of these drives in active use in a large RAID array. We've been experiencing random lockups with our RAID controller for the past few months, and after hours of troubleshooting with multiple players, we've determined that these drives are actually locking up, causing the RAID controller to present errors. What does this mean? In your desktop, probably not that big of a deal.
High Performance Drive running for 3 years 24/7 with 0 Glitches. Would highly recommend for personal, business & enterprise uses
30 November 2012
Summary: Basic Summary: I have 2 of these hard drive in a mirrored raid that have been running 24/7 for the past 3 years with no issues at all on our servers. These drives were constantly stressed were used as a regular backup service/ repository for large amounts of client data, storing/ mounting of images, virtualization etc. Operating systems that have run on these drives include Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 Pro-64 and most recently Linux.
Summary: I have about 100 of these drives alongside around 700 other drives in use for my business. These are solid drives that just go and go. All issues that have cropped up have been the fault of overly narrow focused, assumption laden hardware RAID controllers. This is quickly worked around by just switching to HBA's and software RAID, which in combination with these drives has proven much more versatile.
Summary: I've been using these drives for several months now on a 3ware 9650SE-24M8 24 port RAID controller. All of my drives are still running firmware 04.05G04 and I have had no issues. I started with 3 and have been adding to and migrating the RAID 5 volume by a disk every few months as my needs increase. I have had no bad drives and no data loss through any of my live migrations.