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Western Digital WD30EFRX
8.3 out of 10

Western Digital WD30EFRX

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD30EFRX

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Overall 2
2.0

Item DOA

Ronald D., Newegg
29 April 2015
  • Summary: Maybe time to move on.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Item was DOA, initiated RMA to Newegg. Shame to be required to pay return shipping on a defective drive when shipping was free to start with. This is second returned drive out of six purchased over time.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead on Arrival

danny d., Newegg
7 April 2015
  • Summary: Seemed like a good hard drive, but I was unlucky and received a bad unit. I returned the item and decided to go with a Seagate HDD instead.
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: Arrived dead on arrival. Failed SMART test with my Synology DS415+ Network Attached Storage.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay away from these drives

Donald M., Newegg
2 April 2015
  • Summary: I should have listened to the other reviews when I purchased these drives. Normally I would never purchase drives with this low of a rating and the one time I did I got bit. If you're thinking about buying one of these drives please do yourself a favor and take heed of all these negative reviews.
  • Pros: 2 of the 3 drives are still working, for now.
  • Cons: I bought 3 of these drives in November 2014 and added them to a NAS in December of 2014. The NAS gets very light usage and is mostly used for a security camera that records, on average, a few times an hour (about 1 minute or less of highly compressed 1080p video per hour). One of the drives died ...
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Overall 2
2.0

4 backups and failure

Charis H., Newegg
1 March 2015
  • Summary: Owned this drive since 9/8/14 for periodic backups of my hackintosh main disk. Over the course of a year I've backed up my disk 5 times and it now has trouble getting detected in the dock. After multiple attempts and turning the unit over a few times did it spin up.
  • Pros: cheap
  • Cons: low reliability for a NAS drive
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Michael S., Newegg
23 February 2015
  • Pros: NONE
  • Cons: DOA Was waiting for this drive so I can do a Raid with 3 other WD Reds I was lucky the other three passed the test this drive just clicks and windows won't load so its a dead one.
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Overall 2
2.0

2 failed in 18mos.

Ken S., Newegg
20 February 2015
  • Summary: WD is shipping me 2 replacements, new or re-manufactured remains to be seen, which I won't be able to trust, either. I guess I'll use them as extra BU drives in/out of a dock.
  • Pros: 3 year warranty is the only 'pro'
  • Cons: I bought 2 from another retailer, both lost their volume and capacity within 18-20 mo. All data lost.
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Overall 2
2.0

Reluctant to Buy

Thomas H., Newegg
6 February 2015
  • Summary: This is directed more to Newegg than WD. I like WD Red drives and plan to buy more, but not here. Newegg's practice of tossing a drive into a box along with some padding makes for a 50/50 chance your drive will function when it arrives.
  • Pros: WD Red drives are solid performers and perfect for NAS systems. Price per terabyte is good when you catch them on sale.
  • Cons: Not the fastest drives, but in NAS systems the hard drive isn't the slowest link in the chain. Questionable packaging practices from Newegg.
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Overall 2
2.0

CAVEAT EMPTOR!

Kenneth L., Newegg
24 January 2015
  • Summary: The irony of this drive is that it's specifically made to be used in NAS and yet I'm already experiencing my second failure with this drive in a Synology NAS. I still believe WD makes good hard drives.
  • Pros: Was great when it worked.
  • Cons: The reliability of this drive is highly questionable. I'm on my second drive from WD after I RMA'd the first one. Now this drive is on the verge of failure according to my NAS. And before people ask, yes, the NAS is alright since I have another drive in there chugging along just fine. This seems ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Very Poor Quality "Avoid this Drive"

Roger D., Newegg
9 January 2015
  • Summary: I see drive quality has suffered greatly over the last few years and it appears Western Digital has joined the game. Newegg is there any way you can RMA this drive? 90 days old! No Drive should fail that quickly.
  • Pros: Sata 6.0 NAS Drive
  • Cons: I purchased 4 of these drives and 3 months later one drive has already went DOA. Totally dead will not spin up and failed with no warning.
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Overall 2
2.0

Mediocre buy

Isaias H., Newegg
7 January 2015
  • Summary: I thought I had a good one here. I bought one just as a "live" backup server. However, after just one month, the noise level of the disk is getting ridiculous. What makes it worse, the server is on idle and yet the sound level is as if 20 users are messing with it.
  • Pros: -Price -Hardware
  • Cons: -Life longitude -reliability -noise level
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