Excerpt: I recently purchased a 3TB RE SATA 3.5" Hard Drive by WD that was DOA. Contrary to the previous review, this one was. I contacted B&H who provided return shipping and replaced the dead HD with a new one via expedited shipping without question.
Summary: Bought 6 of these and 1 was DOA- Strange for one of the highest priced, highest "quality" drives sold by western digital. Since I waited more than 90 days to install the drive and test it I am out of luck and have to get a refurbished drive from western digital through the warranty.
Summary: The specifications on these drives are outstanding. I bought a pair April 25 with the intention of creating a mirrored RAID in a content creation workstation I built last year. When they arrived I checked the box labels and both said 3 TB Enterprise drives.
Ordered new but Serverpartdeals shipped recetified items to me
Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 December 2013
Summary: I ordered 8 WD RE 3 TB Enterprise Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache from Serverpartdeals, but they shipped the recertified items to me. I am trying to talk with them but nobody is available at their CS. I will update after I hear back from Serverpartdeals.
Summary: Amazon does a nice job on packaging which is probably the most important thing when getting a hard drive shipped to you. The drive is fast and quiet and works fine. I have only been using it a couple of weeks so it is too early to say if it is worth the premium price over other drives for its...
Summary: Put several of these drives together on a RAID5 ran them for several days through several diagnostic tools to get them burned in and copied data onto them. After several months, no issues whatsoever and great speeds, love the performance and warranty.