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Western-digital-wd30efrx.34220019
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Western Digital WD30EFRX

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD30EFRX

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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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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. They really need to get back to properly securing hard drives for shipping. Newegg has done more harm than good to their reputation over hard drive packaging issues over the years. Getting it out the door fast is not always beneficial.
  • 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. It's disappointing because this is the first series of drives from WD that I've found not to be reliable. Unfortunately for WD, I might be looking at other competitors more closely after this fiasco.
  • 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 like a series of lemons from WD and I hope they learned some lessons from this drive series. I've heard the 4 and 2 TB drives are reliable but for whatever reason, the 3TB ser...
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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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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. This disk will die before the two month mark. What a scam!
  • Pros: -Price -Hardware
  • Cons: -Life longitude -reliability -noise level
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Patrick K., Newegg
7 December 2014
  • Pros: Quiet
  • Cons: Failed after 1 month. What a piece of junk.
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Preston P., Newegg
15 November 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Garbage/DOA

Norman E., Newegg
3 August 2014
  • Summary: I have typically had good success with Western Digital drives as they've had the lowest failure rate amongst the moderately priced/quality drives within the same class from other manufacturers.
  • Pros: Fair price for the storage you receive. NAS specific drive.
  • Cons: I read the reviews, should've listened although the price seemed right. I purchased two of these for my NAS system under RAID 1. The drive failed and would not mount. Tried it as a stand alone on my Windows machine, drive inaccessible thought he other drive formatted just fine. Starting the RMA process...Sheesh.
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Two in a row DOA

Eric B., Newegg
10 July 2014
  • Summary: I wonder how many would come back if everyone ran the extended test?
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: Second one arrived. Passed quick test of WD;s DataLifeguard Diagnostics. Long test: ran for 30 hours. It got stuck on one bar, sector # not advancing very quickly. Every second, estimated time remaining increased by four or five seconds. After 8 hours I pressed cancel. 30 hours later the test finally stopped: FAIL/TOO MANY BAD SECTORS. So in addition to bad drives, the test takes over two days if there is an issue.
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