Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD2002FYPS
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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: (RE4) are the normal enterprise drives, created for demanding servers/workstation uses as oppose to the home desktop. Timings have been fine tuned for arrays, making them more reliable in the long run hence the price hike. (RE4-GP) is a Green Power, so it's essentially a 5400 rpm disk. The outer tracks will definitely be slower than the 7200 rpm models. 5400 is 75% slower than 7200 in terms of rpm.
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: I tested 10 x RE4-GP drives in a RAID5 and RAID6 array with the following enterprise class RAID controllers: Adaptec 51245, Areca ARC1680ix-16, and LSI 8888ELP with a Chenbro CK12803 port expander. The LSI only has 8 ports and to accommodate 10 drives I needed a port expander. To summarize, the RE4-GP drive failed with a variety of problems, Adaptec, Areca, and LSI support acknowledge the problem and lays blame on WD, yet WD support insists there are no known problems...
Faulty new drive and then truly terrible support from WD
Mr. R. Burnikell, Amazon
2 August 2012
Summary: I was untill now a big fan of WD, but that was because I had never needed their customer support before. I ordered a set of WD2002FYPS drives of the current model 02W3B (not from amazon but elsewhere) for use in RAID. One of the set of drives failed SMART testing on receipt, so I returned it to WD (case number 071112-5677713). It had 20 hours on it.
Summary: kann ich nur voll zustimmen!!!! finger weg von dieser platte. und ich würde mal sagen, egal welche firmware.... ich hab einige areca controller in servern laufen. mit unterschiedlichsten platten. aber diese sind für den RAID einsatz nicht brauchbar. hab sie jetzt mal durch irgendwelche seagate platten ersetzt. das RAID ist jetzt zumindest mal stabil..... mal sehen, welche platte ich zurück bekomme. und vorsicht mit den "5 jahre garantie".