Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD30EFRX
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Eric B., Newegg
21 August 2015
Summary: It seems like quite a few of these drives have been DOA as reported by other users. These Red NAS drives do cost a bit more than standard desktop drives, it would be nice if WD had a bit more stringent QA.
Pros: One of the two drives works as advertised. I would probably list that under "things you expect when you buy a product" and not "pros."
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.
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.
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!
Excerpt: I initially bought 5 of these drives for a 4 bay external RAID box (one as a spare). On delivery I used SeaTools, as recommended by Scan tech support, to check the drives. Straight away 2 failed. I returned them, however as I needed to get the RAID box up and running a.s.a.p.
Summary: I originally purchased four 3TB Red drives for a Synology DS412+ NAS that we use for our small business. One of the four drives went bad after a month. It took 3 weeks for the drive to be replaced and I made of the opportunity to also purchase a spare drive.
Summary: The drive was supplied wrapped in bubble wrap instead of proper packaging. When I cut open the bubble wrap sealed static proof bag said "recertified drive". So it's a return which has been repaired and sent out as new.