Excerpt: I purchased 2 of these drives as they are recommended on a lot of SOHO NAS devices. Good speed Reliable It's worth getting drives at different times as batches of drives tend to fail around the same time.
Excerpt: This is my 4th of the WD red 2tb drives and so far they work flawlessly. I'm using them in a RAID1 drive where I'm archiving all of my home videos. Great price, lots of space, and pretty fast. Never skipped a beat import raw video or playing video from the drives.
Excerpt: Using QTY-4 in my QNAP TS-451 for one month non-stop; no errors... Running at a cool 32 degrees-C and compatible with the latest NAS firmware on the market. With a 1GBit Ethernet connection I can move large files to the RAID-5 config NAS at a nice 82MB/s.
Summary: So far so good. This drive has exceeded my expectations so far with very low seek noise and low hum idle noise. However, it remains to be seen how long it will last and how loud it will get as it ages.
Excerpt: WD still makes some of the best mechanical Hard drives on the market, and with the high cost of SSD drives . . . this drive may be slower to start-up and shutdown, but when you compare the cost per GB of storage, it's not a bad choice even today. With a 5 year warranty and much lower cost, you may be able to afford spending a few extra minutes of time while working with your computer.