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.
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 purchased five of these 2 TB Western Digital Data Center Rated Hard Drives for a new Synology DS509+ Network Attached Storage Server I bought for my small business. After about two weeks up and running, so far so good. They are extremely quiet, and generate just a small amount of heat. The variable speed capability works great. When there is no read-write activity, the drives are very quiet and consume less energy.
Summary: These drives have performed flawlessly in a NetGear ReadyNAS Pro. It is necessary for the NAS's firmware to disable the 'green' function of these drives to prevent repetitive head parking (Load Cycle Count). Alternatively WD provides a patch called WDidle3 to use if your NAS's firmware isn't up to date. I was an early adopter to using this drive in a RAID NAS, and will buy these drives again.
Summary: I have sereral of these drives and they work and work and work - i did get a DOA that sound like it has busted it's bearings but i did not get it from Amazon I think the reseller was buying bad inventory - because these drives are burned in at the facotry and they should be OK unless they fell off the truck - but a word to the wise don't buy OEM - Western Digital does not warranty OEM drives - bare drives OK - check the web site for more info
Summary: Note Mac Users: WD doesn't support updating firmware on these drives. First let me say this: These drives have been in constant use in a Netgear ReadyNAS since 2009. They still show 0 reallocated sectors and have given no problems at all. So, with that out of the way, I'll say that Netgear updated their Hardware Compatibility List last year stating that these drives must be updated to firmware 4.05G05. When I purchased these drives they came with 4.05G04.
Summary: The title of this article says "Western Digital RE4 2TB" but, according to the product id mentioned in the Technical Details section, it should actually say "Western Digital RE4-GP 2TB". The RE4 2TB (WD2003FYYS) is the high speed enterprise model. The RE4-GP 2 TB (WD2002FYPS) is the low consumption (and slower) version of the first. Amazon, please, correct the inconsistency because is very misleading.