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Western-digital-wd30efrx.34220019
9.2 out of 10

Western Digital WD30EFRX

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Overall 8
8.0

Nice quick reliable harddrive

Joe from LA, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I use this WD hardrive as my main storage for video editing and photoshop. It's actually faster than my main hardrive on my computer and so far am totally happy with the performance. It was immediately recognized by my system and after initialization its working great. I will definitely buy another when I run out of space.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
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Overall 8
8.0

Great in its niche

Beltrix, B&H Photo
12 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I own 7 of these. Two of them have been RMA'd. The other 5 are labeled NASware 2.0, so I assume they're a later run than the others. I was using the first two in a FreeNAS server along with a mix of other drives from Samsung, Seagate, and WD. I upgraded to a Synology DS1513+ and bought 5 new WD Reds, and they've all been working flawlessly for a few weeks now.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
  • Cons: No Vibration Detection
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Overall 8
8.0

WD Red 3TB Drives

Gary O., Newegg
4 February 2014
  • Summary: NewEgg really needs to improve and get consistant with their packing methods.
  • Pros: These drives seem to work well when not DOA. Slightly cheaper than the WD Black drives I normally use.
  • Cons: First two I ordered came in air pillow packs on each drive and air pillows in the box, best packing I've ever seen for hard drives. The second two (received yesterday) were the in the worst packed box I have ever received from NewEgg, bad enough that I took pictures . When I picked up the box, the drives shifted to one side and I nearly dropped it. When opened, the drives were just in ESD wrap and bouncing around inside an oversized box. The pillow wrap only had two i...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Varroa, NCIX.com
16 January 2014
  • Summary: A am going to say that when you get ones that work then they are great but WD is having a lot of issues with DOA or drives dieing lately so I will just leave it at that.
  • Pros: Great price, decent speeds, better than the Green drives in my WHS
  • Cons: still have a high failure rate
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

ian_p, NCIX.com
5 January 2014
  • Summary: formatted in minutes. part of a windows spaces setup, works as advertised, very reccomended, very nice purchase and quick shipping.
  • Pros: very fast drive
  • Cons: not a ssd
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice to have 3TB

Mateo, B&H Photo
4 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I use it in the computer. Not good for the external diveces, dose not work with the manhattan multi-function SATA quick dock.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Set Up, High Capacity
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Overall 8
8.0

Works fine in my NAS

BFPPhoto, B&H Photo
12 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Really, these days getting a drive that isn't DOA, formats without problem and operates in your device is good enough. As long as it runs in my NAS without errors for a year, I'll be happ.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, High Capacity, Quiet
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anouk_B, NCIX.com
17 August 2013
  • Summary: I have a couple a these and the seem to do the job well. will be get more of these when needed.
  • Pros: silent, does not get hot
  • Cons: had to rma the first one because it would not format
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

DavieBoy, NCIX.com
13 August 2013
  • Summary: I needed storage for my FreeNAS build and after a lot of dithering, decided to go with the WD RED drives. I had read all the reviews from other customers across multiple sites and was a little apprehensive. I had previously bought a few for work and they've so far been ok - but for this project I needed 6. Long story short: I ended up purchasing the drives in batches of 2 over several weeks.
  • Pros: Quiet, cool, decent performance
  • Cons: Unsure of long term reliability
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Peter_B, NCIX.com
7 August 2013
  • Summary: I purchased two of these drives on sale to use in my Shuttle KD20 NAS. I set them up in Raid 1 and then transferred nearly 1Tb of movies from my HTPC. Even after 6 hours of transferring data, the NAS temperature never exceeded 54C. Hopefully, the decision to spend a few extra dollars to buy a drive that is designed for a NAS will mean that I will not need to use the 5 yr. warranty!
  • Pros: Large size., Run cool and quiet., Five year warranty.
  • Cons: More expensive
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