Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD30EFRX
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Problems using it.
Jim Sung, B&H Photo
27 March 2013
Excerpt: I try to use it with my Multi-Function SATA Quick Dock from Manhattan. Connected with MacBook pro by USB and it only recognize only 746 gb. I know it will work inside the computer but still this is a big issue for me.
Summary: I ordered this drive, but after reading other reviews I went with shipping in certified Frustration-Free Packaging.. Riiiight. See picture for reference. No foam, no air bubbles, just some paper and the drive stuffed in between. It will come as no surprise, the drive cannot be recognized by my NAS (and it is fully supported as you can buy the enclosure with the exact same drives..).
Summary: I do have one of these in a USB enclosure serving as a timemachine target - only been in for 2 weeks so far, but fingers crossed. The other two I purchased for a NAS, and both were DOA - Spun up but simply would not communicate either to the Synology NAS or when installed in my Mac pro, or connected via an external enclosure. I understand there is a bad batch of these out there at the moment, and it looks like they are piled up on Amazon's shelves.
Summary: I bought this drive six weeks ago & it has started to make a clicking noise. The drive has since failed luckily it was part of a raid arrangement so I didn't loose anything. I cannot recommend this drive as I would have expected it to last at least until it was out of warranty before failing.
Summary: **Update 3 weeks after purchase. Drive has now failed. Looks like the poor packaging may well have contributed to it's demise. Amazon's service upon replacing it was diabolical too, I have had to take my business elsewhere. Whole episode has left a bad taste in the mouth. Will never buy a HDD from Amazon again.
Summary: The drive Amazon dispatched (in a sealed box) had previously been screwed in to some drive rails and installed in someone else's system. Check carefully that you receive a new model from Amazon and the sides of the drive aren't scuffed. The drive itself was delivered with no padding, which is rather worrying for the long-term health of the drive.
Summary: When your drive arrives in a grand total of:- One static bag covered by one cheap eco lite jiffy bag and one standard Amazon cardboard fold-over pack you know things are not hopeful for your drive. Put me down for one dead drive (NAS recognises that there is a drive in the bay but cannot do anything with it). Its a shame as I already have one of these HDD's and it is great. However this was sent by a seller/fulfiller that knew what they were doing.
Summary: Ordered two 3TB drives, first has bad sectors and the second clicks and does not appear to be recognised by the system. Fortunately Western Digital have a good RMA scheme to exchange these drives with decent ones but still have the agro of it all and being left with a useless NAS drive till they turn up.
Summary: The packaging for these drives was wholly inadequate, each drive was in its antistatic packet (as it should be) but instead of being in Western Digital normal plastic guard and box, just a single piece of thin bubble wrap was used (but no sellotape, so the drive had slipped out of the bubble wrap) and then the drive put in an Amazon box that could of contained 3 or 4 drives (way to big) and so it would have received many knocks in transit.