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Western Digital WD20EFRX
8.4 out of 10

Western Digital WD20EFRX

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Overall 10
10

Drobo Replacement Drive

Timothy D., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: For the record: consumer HDDs will retry nearly endlessly if they don't get a good read of a sector. When this happens in an array, the controller will think the drive has failed, and go into recovery mode, so it can write all the data to the disk (again) to bring it back into the array.
  • Pros: WD Red drive, made for use in arrays.
  • Cons: Premium Price
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Product

MPLUSM, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Using as an archive drive for video projects. This will be my third and all have performed perfectly.
  • Pros: Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
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Overall 10
10

Solid, dependable drive.

Linus, B&H Photo
3 July 2015
  • Excerpt: I've been replacing the WD Green drives that I used for storing my files. Installation is just like any other drive. Plug it in. Configure the drive. So far no bad sectors, no missing data.
  • Pros: High Capacity, Quiet
  • Cons: No Real Con's
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Overall 4
4.0

Follow up, re failure rate

JOEL M., Newegg
2 July 2015
  • Summary: The 2TB reds are the only series of drives I have ever had multiple issues with. Occasional drive failures are just part of life that's why you take backups. 3 of 5 bad in a low activity home environment is either really bad luck or an indicator of a bad batch or bad series.
  • Pros: The two still running are solid drives serving as VM iSCSI data stores in a 2 bay Netgear NAS.
  • Cons: Had one fail last week, did advanced RMA through WD, the replacement drive was DOA. So 2 out of 5 drives good, 3 out of 5 bad - 2 out of 5 stars seems a more than fair rating.
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Overall 10
10

Fast Shipping, great price

Richard K., Newegg
17 June 2015
  • Pros: Arrived fast, installed quickly
  • Cons: Bare bones, but this was stated on website. Needed more cables, I should have thought to order them with drives
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Overall 10
10

Great Long Running Drives

Dereck S., Newegg
30 May 2015
  • Summary: Western Digital is a leader in drive hardware. I am a fan.
  • Pros: Very smart and great for NAS machines. Huge size.
  • Cons: None that I am aware of
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Compatible w/DX4000 Sentinel

John E., Newegg
28 May 2015
  • Pros: Probably Good Drives w/compatible products.
  • Cons: We thought these would be compatible with a WD DX4000 Sentinel NAS But they're NOT! Even though labeled WD NAS drives and not being able to find a ompatibiltiy chart until after the fact. Now I'll have to pay the shipping and restocking fees to Newegg for a product that WD should have more inform...
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Overall 10
10

Solid & Stable

savrip, B&H Photo
15 May 2015
  • Excerpt: No problems at all from these drives. Time will tell, but they're doing well in a FreeNAS box with 2TB x3. My only complaint is not with the drives, but with the shipping. The drives didn't head out until 4 days after purchase (weekdays).
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to use
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Overall 10
10

I love these drives

Alan H., Newegg
3 May 2015
  • Pros: I've been using them in different NAS setups for over a year and never had a hiccup. No DOA's and they always run fast and cool. I just put 3 in a server and it's working out great.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Western Digital Red NAS HD WD20EFRX 2TB

Wiley C., Newegg
28 April 2015
  • Pros: So far so good, if they were to DOA they would have done so already. The drives are quite and stay cool with my ICE DOCK Black Vortex multiple bay drives. The drives are fast with 64mb cache. Running these drives for my unRaid system. 6x WD red drive is all.
  • Cons: none so far.
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