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Western Digital WD30EFRX
8.4 out of 10

Western Digital WD30EFRX

Great Deal: $139.99

Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD30EFRX

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Overall 6
6.0

What's up with these

Richard R., Newegg
2 June 2015
  • Summary: I have a QNAP TS-451 4 drive NAS. filled with 4 WD Red 3T drives. My NAS can't seem to stay up more then a couple of months with out a drive getting a read error and being taken off line.
  • Pros: All drives pass "complete smart test" and test out on WD's Lifeguard Diagnostics. But ... Drives do not stay on line ... is it the drives or NAS
  • Cons: Ordered 4 drives. One failed smart test at get go. Replaced by Newegg. Now I'm in nowhere's land and starting to suspect the drives .... see other thoughts below
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Overall 6
6.0

50% success rate

Mark W., Newegg
17 May 2015
  • Pros: When it works, it works well. When I added one of these drives to my storage array to replace a failed drive, I got a faster rebuild speed than with any other disk.
  • Cons: When it fails, it fails horribly. The second drive added to the array caused the controller card to lock up, requiring a reboot to fix.
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Overall 6
6.0

Manufacturer doesnt properly own their quality issues.

Nathan M., Newegg
17 May 2015
  • Summary: End up being charged the price of a new drive to get a used (refurbished or recertified) drive. End up being charged additional to return the defective brand new drive.
  • Pros: 7/8 of the drives I ordered work great. good price. large capacity.
  • Cons: 1 drive Dead on Arrival (brand new). both vendor and manufacturer charge customer return shipping (additional cost) for DOA items that never worked (not customer's fault).
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Overall 6
6.0

One out of 4 DOA

Vincent F., Newegg
5 May 2015
  • Pros: The ones that work are cooler in the NAS (iomega ix2-200) than the old drives were. Pretty quiet also.
  • Cons: From other posts, they seem to have a high DOA rate. I'm wondering how long they'll last in service. :(
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Overall 6
6.0

Got NASWARE 3.0 drives

Anonymous, Newegg
30 January 2015
Overall 6
6.0

WD Red NAS HDD SATA

Diana M., Newegg
26 November 2014
  • Summary: I use Western Digital drives exclusive in all of our computers. There are very few failures I have never last data off of the platters but have had a few electronics fail which is easy to recover.
  • Pros: Runs Quiet and Cool
  • Cons: Drive didn't last a year before loosing data on the platters. lost about a terabyte out of 3. I was able to recover 1 terabyte of good files.
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh

Howard T., Newegg
24 November 2014
  • Summary: I have these hooked to my Highpoint TR4UT+B hardware RAID box. The box should be able to sustain 150MB/s, but since all my access is over the LAN, the 100MB/s network connection is the limiting factor. But even then, these drives can't manage more than 30MB/s.
  • Pros: Great deal on 4 from NewEgg. All 4 have been working fine since I set up the RAID-5 array.
  • Cons: SLOW. Once you get past the generous buffer, speeds ratcheted down to about 30MB/s. So the first few gigabytes go at the speed of the network (100MB/s), but after a minute or so, the speed drops to the 30MB/s level. My 7200RPM Seagate disks in a software RAID-5 config write at a sustained 70MB/s.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's OK

Anthony R., Newegg
9 June 2014
  • Pros: Easy install and Windows 8.1 had no problem seeing all of the available drive. Thought I would have a problem.
  • Cons: Intellipower sucks. If the drive isn't being used for a bit, it slows or stops. Then when you click on something, it takes about 10 seconds for it to start again and open what you clicked. I use this drive for storage only not an OS. My OS is on an SSD 120Gb which is the way to go.
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Overall 6
6.0

Drive failure in less than a Month

jeff d., Newegg
28 May 2014
  • Pros: High capacity. Price is right. Newegg is replacing the failed drive.
  • Cons: 1 of 4 drives failed within a month in my NAS. Good thing it was a RAID 5. I feel like I need to keep a spare on hand now. RMA turn around take awhile. Meanwhile, my NAS is one drive away from total failure.
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Overall 6
6.0

Failing drive after 5 months

Anonymous, Newegg
11 May 2014
  • Pros: I got two of these drives 5 months ago and was very happy with them at the beginning. I got them in my WHS2011 box EX495 box and all looked fine. I am using StableBit DrivePool and scanner to manage my storage on my server. Now 5 months later one of the drives shows it will fail soon. This is tri...
  • Cons: None, except for the drive failing after 5 months.
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