Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD2002FYPS
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Hard drive is great for server use
Troy Chollar, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Hard drive is great for server use, but watch carefully when ordering from multiple places, the same drive "RE-4 2 TB..." comes in several variations, not all compatible with each other for raid.
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.
Just say no to WD - both their drives and their support site are defective
Patrick Visniewski "Coffee Fan", Amazon
4 October 2013
Summary: UPDATE: building a new system, so decided to spend a minimal amount of time getting an RMA for my remaining 2 2TB WD drives. First a reminder: when your drive dies, you don't just lose the hardware, you usually lose all the weeks/months/years of data as well. So other than maybe in a raid array (assuming more than 1 drive doesn't die at once - happens too often actually) When a drive dies the warranty doesn't cover everything you lose.
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.
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.
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.