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Western-digital-wd30efrx.34325404
9.1 out of 10

Western Digital WD30EFRX

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

jflagarde, NCIX.com
22 July 2013
  • Summary: I bought 2 of these to replace my WD Green 2Tb Raid1 setup managed internally by my motherboard. The reasons of the upgrade was: - I needed bigger storage because I'm doing a lot of photo and video editing. - One of my 2 WD Green is starting to show signs of failure. Installation was easy after I updated the bios of my motherboard (Asus Sabertooth X58) and the Intel RST software.
  • Pros: Storage capacity for the price (after price match), Reliability (to be proven...)
  • Cons: Needed to update  my bios and Intel RST software to be able to use the full size (3Tb), One of the 2 drives I've bought had SMART errors and bad sectors. Returned it for exchange. Reliability to be proven...
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Overall 6
6.0

Two Drives - DOA

Kyle, rakuten
4 April 2013
  • Summary: I never would have imagined these drives would not arrive in working condition. I've always had good luck with WD drives. These came making a loud clicking noise and couldn't be recognized for formatting.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

cappy, NCIX.com
12 December 2012
  • Summary: Drives genuinely seem like a decent drive. Using them in a Drobo 5D and I am loving the performance. Although, 5 disk array being used and within one month of service one drive has already failed.
  • Pros: Drive is intended for RAID setups.
  • Cons: Out of a 5 disk array one failed within the 1st month.
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Overall 6
6.0

3 out of 8 dead (replacement works fine for now)

Sergey Milanov, ExcaliberPC
17 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Purchased 8 drives for two Sagate Black Armor NAS 400. One drive failed immediately and I sent it for replacement. Within a week, second died (just trying to spin on for few seconds after restart and that's it). Tryed to hook it up to three different system just to run S.M.A.R.T. but no luck - drives not showing up in BIOS and therefore cannot run WD tools to test them.
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Overall 6
6.0

Hard disks, probably the least sexy technology

Alex, Amazon
14 September 2014
  • Summary: Bought as a set of four for an HP N40L MicroServer running FreeNAS. They're still working, almost a year later. Let's hope they continue working.
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Overall 6
6.0

Slow and Noisy Drives

Baldeagle812 "baldeagle812", Amazon
6 July 2014
  • Summary: I ordered a pair of disks to replace my aging 500 GB Synology NAS drive. I took the free postage option and the drives still arrived 2 days ahead of schedule. However once I fitted the drives, I found that they are quite noisy and slow. It took 17+ hours to transfer my data back onto the drives, about 320 GB using a GB network switch between computer and NAS Drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

NOT UK OEM stock

Ian Cornish, Amazon
18 April 2014
  • Summary: As per previous reviews, devices shipped were well packaged etc, but when registering with WD, they were not UK sourced stock, hence warranty is restricted.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good reliable drives for NAS( once the Dow ones are returned

Mykbee, Amazon
29 November 2013
  • Summary: I purchased 2 of these to go into a Synology Ds213+ NAS box, I had some real issues in the beginning with failures and ended up having to get 3 replacement drives from WD before I got 2 stable drives, what I will say is that WD were very easy to deal with and replaced all faulty drives within a week each time but at my expense for shipping, these drives perform well now and are very quiet.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just Returned Drive DOA - Packing was a brown envelope ?

Uotinam "robertdimov", Amazon
16 January 2013
  • Summary: Length:: 0:08 Mins Just Returned Drive DOA - It was sent in a tan bubble mailer envelope. Just concerned about ordering another from AMAZON if the are sending out Hard Drive like this ....
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Overall 5
5.0

Acceptabel

potatismoose, Prisjakt
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Har kört 2 av dessa diskar i snart 2 års tid i en Synology DS213 NAS. De har fungerat någorlunda men bytte en disk efter 6 månader då den började få I/O fel pga skadade sektorer. Nu efter ytterligare snart 1½ så börjar båda diskarna lägga ner. Har ungefär 200 skadade sektorer på den ena och ca hälften av det på den andra. NAS:en "reparerar" dessa automatiskt så jag inte kan skriva till dessa, men det känns ändå inte pålitligt till 100%.
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