Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD30EFRX
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Started off great...
2 weeks ago
Summary: I bought my WD30EFRX in Early August to replace a Seagate that died on me after only 2 years, and the WD RED is showing problems already. The drive is used only to store backups, and has been fine up to this morning, when my backup app threw an error indicating it couldn't write to the drive.
Pros: Capacity, SATA 6Gb/s Speed
Cons: Flaky Behavior beginning after only 2 Months
Summary: I couldn't give this a 5 Egg rating because of the failed disc. These are my first NAS specific drives. So far I am happy with the speed and quality of the working discs. Looking forward to having all 6 discs fully functional! Edit to previous review: Taking another star off of my previous rating.
Pros: 3yr warranty. .Price at the time of purchase. I've had my NAS server up and running for about 2 days now. So far so good. Only time will tell how reliable these drives really are. 5 out of 6 drives seem to be working fine. Edit to previous review: Now 4 of the 6 drives seem to be working fine.
Cons: One of the drives keeps failing when trying to do a full zero write/format to all of the disc's sectors. Tried switching the SATA cable, MB SATA connector and power connector with one of the other good drives. Nothing seemed to help. Sent it back to Newegg. Hopefully they will process my return q...
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.
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.
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.