Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD20EFRX
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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.
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.
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...
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: 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.