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Western Digital WD30EFRX
8.6 out of 10

Western Digital WD30EFRX

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD30EFRX

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Overall 4
4.0

Slow, unreliable

Russ R., Newegg
23 January 2015
  • Summary: Bought 4 for a home NAS. Two of four drives failed after a year. Did extensive testing before putting into actual service. Very high latency starting data transfers (read), sometimes up to 10+ seconds. After a year one disc started throwing ever increasing SMART errors then failed.
  • Pros: wasn't DOA
  • Cons: high latency, low reliability
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Overall 4
4.0

One of the two still lives

Sean A., Newegg
21 December 2014
  • Summary: A pair of drives in a CentOS 6.5 system running software raid. After 6 months one drive simply died...invisible to the system. Hope the warranty process isn't too painful.
  • Pros: Good price, good warranty.
  • Cons: Need to use the warranty after 6 months.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unreliable & mediocre service

Matthew B., Newegg
22 October 2014
  • Summary: Bought a Synology 414 and ordered four of these drives for RAID 5. Glad I mirror the NAS because in just over a month one drive failed, and one is clearly failing. WD has the gall to charge me for shipping for their defective product! I'm stuck with these, because they won't just refund my money.
  • Pros: Hard to find any when they fail so frequently.
  • Cons: Long warranty in which you can pay shipping to have a drive replaced. Given the price compared to others, I expected better.
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Overall 4
4.0

So far, so bad

Ladd H., Newegg
16 October 2014
  • Summary: I purchased four of these drives for a Synology NAS and set them up to run in RAID 10. Over the course of two days, I set up the NAS, set up the RAID, ran a parity test, and then copied some files to the NAS. On the third day one of the WD Reds failed completely. Three days of operation!
  • Pros: Not many.
  • Cons: High failure rate.
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Overall 4
4.0

Crashed after 5 months

Leslie S., Newegg
12 October 2014
  • Summary: I always thought WD HDD's were good to go, they have never failed me in the past but five months of usage is pretty bad.
  • Pros: I had five of these installed into my Synology DS-1513+ in RAID6 configuration. Thankfully I can have up to two HDD's fail and still not lose any data...
  • Cons: What a shame, crashed after 5 months of minimal usage.
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Overall 4
4.0

1 bad drive out of 5 - 59 days later

James H., Newegg
24 August 2014
  • Pros: Cheaper price - but not if 1 drive out of 5 fails 59 days later.
  • Cons: 1 drive out of 5 fails. 59 days later. When buying these drives keep in mind the failure rates of these, and when they fail. It negates any sale price you receive. Thus you end up spending more of your hard earned money.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ordered 2 - one DOA

Geoffrey A., Newegg
13 August 2014
  • Summary: It's very unfortunate that I have to pay shipping to return a defective product.
  • Pros: I bought two of these for a RAID enclosure. I'll have to add to this when my replacement arrives... Price was right.
  • Cons: One of the drives I ordered was DOA. I've heard that this was happening a lot with these drives...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

john b., Newegg
5 June 2014
  • Summary: I bought a pair of these to upgrade a synology NAS. One worked fine, the second one died while the NAS tried to initialize it to the RAID. Sent it back (on Newegg's dime, thx!) and got a new one. It was DOA, did not even want to mount. Returned that one.
  • Pros: great nas drive specs. quiet.
  • Cons: high failure rate in my personal experience. this is of course only anecdotal, but it certainly soured me.
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Overall 4
4.0

SMART HDD Error after 5 months

jaewon k., Newegg
31 May 2014
  • Pros: Big Size RED good? First drive I've had where it hasnt outright failed and errored out in SMART to give me a chance to backup.
  • Cons: Failed with SMART error after 5 months.
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Overall 4
4.0

WD what happened???

Wayde J., Newegg
6 May 2014
  • Summary: I wish I could send them all back for a refund. I should have bought the black series or taken my chances with Segate. What ever plant the Red NAS drives come out of are not QC tested very well judging by the reviews.
  • Pros: They look nice
  • Cons: I've used WD drives for years and never had the problems until now. I bought 2 WD30EFRX 3TB for my Synology NAS ran great for about a month then crash I couldn't access any data. I ran heavy smart scans and they come up with nothing. Synology some how got my access back on one drive in my raid 1 ...
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