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Western Digital WD30EFRX
8.4 out of 10

Western Digital WD30EFRX

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Overall 8
8.0

This is an OK drive

Robert W., Newegg
19 May 2015
  • Summary: Bought a new NAS that can handle larger drives. Starting out with two of these drives in RAID 1. We'll see how they do.....
  • Pros: Decent drive. Runs cooler than Greens or Blues (at least in my machines.) Quiet. Decent price when on sale.....
  • Cons: My first NAS came with a GREEN drive. I added a RED drive for RAID 1 and eventually replaced the other green drive. Both Red drives failed within 6 months after their warranty period. They don't make drives like they used to.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Storage, Debatable Speed

Patrick W., Newegg
15 May 2015
  • Summary: I really like this drive, but I did have to cut an egg for the low performance. I've had this drive about 2 months and it's been solid for the entire time. It sits in my DC/Media Server and just works. It definitely solidifies why I go with WD drives, they're reliable and keep up with my work load.
  • Pros: This drive is great for 24/7 operation in servers, and NASes. It says cool and relatively quiet with low power draw.
  • Cons: The speed on this drive is definitely not up to par with what I expected from WD's pro line. While write speeds are fine, read speeds across my network are definitely on the low end.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sold Drive

Ricardo T., Newegg
7 May 2015
  • Pros: Placed the drive in a 8 bay NAS and is operating fine without issue. Still waiting to see how it holds up after a few months of use.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 8
8.0

WD30EFRX

Dan B., Newegg
21 April 2015
  • Pros: Normally a pretty good drive
  • Cons: One drive has a heavy vibration as if the platter is out of balance
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Overall 7
6.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Not such a good deal

at days end,, TigerDirect.com
24 January 2015
  • Summary: When I installed it in the PC, the PC would not boot completely. I could not format the disk. The WD people told me to run their Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows on the disk to solve the problem. The problem is it would not boot with the HDD installed in the PC.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quite, Cool, and Reliable as long as not DOA

Steven M., Newegg
9 January 2015
  • Summary: I accept that some hardware will be defective upon delivery, however I am very disappointed in Newegg's RMA policy requiring me to pay for return shipping of a defective item
  • Pros: This drives make little to no noise during seeks or read/write and they run nice and cool even when stressed during a long writing session. I have purchased 4 of these drives over the last year without issue until today. I purchased two drives together and one of them was DOA. During the first po...
  • Cons: I have no cons for this drive, it does everything I could ask of it. However I am not to impressed with my recent DOA plus the other DOA drives I have read about here on Newegg.
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Overall 8
8.0

good HDDs

Paul H., Newegg
8 January 2015
  • Summary: All of my WD HDDs are still working. Some are over 10 years old, although these older drives are obviously not in daily use. The floods in Thailand a few years back really killed hard drive manufacturing. Before the Typhoon and floods, HDDs were ridiculously cheap and very reliable.
  • Pros: So far so good - they all passed the long read/write tests. I bought several over a period of months to get drives manufactured during different runs. I have them setup in a RAID 6 (the 'hot' disk array these days) which offers double redundant protection over RAID 5 but with similar write speeds.
  • Cons: Time will tell whether they last. Generally I find HDDs are either DOA, fail quickly after being put into use, or work for years and it's completely the 'luck of the draw'.
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Overall 8
8.0

First time WD Customer

Timothy L., Newegg
5 November 2014
  • Pros: These drives are really really quiet and don't give off a lot of heat unlike my previous discs from 4yrs ago. It's difficult to tell these drives are actually on and spinning. Perfect!
  • Cons: None that I know of yet.
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Overall 8
8.0

Running 3 of this in a software RAID5 setup

William T., Newegg
14 October 2014
  • Pros: I purchased 3 of these to run under linux via mdadm in a RAID5 setup. Performance is as expected and no complaints about the drives.
  • Cons: 1 was DOA upon delivery and had to be RMA'd for a replacement. Docking an egg for that.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Aaron R., Newegg
10 October 2014
  • Pros: -Quiet -R/W Performance not impacted in a RAID 1+0 setup
  • Cons: -Drive wake/spin-up is on the slow side after sitting idle for while
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