Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD4000FYYZ
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Quite reliable but a bit loud.
William Gardner, Amazon
20 February 2015
Summary: I have 8 of these drives in my Drobo Pro that I had gradually cycled in over a period of 1.5 years. In all this time I have not had a single drive issue. They are a little loud but seem to be very reliable.
Excerpt: I've been using Western Digital enterprise-class drives in various RAID arrays, for many years. I'm currently running five WD 4TB Re WD4000FYYZ drives in R5 on a Synology DS1813+; four WD 2TB RE4-GP WD2002FYPS drives in R5 and four WD 300GB VelociRaptors WD3000HFLS in R0, in external enclosures.
Pros: Easy to use, Fast, High Capacity, Quiet, Reliable, Solid 5-year Warranty
Excerpt: Best compromise between storage capacity and price and reliability Until SSDs get this big and are this cheap, HD's are the way to go for secondary and nearline storage needs. WD enterprise drives are usable in normal desktops and are backed up by a 5 year warranty.
Summary: So far so good and very fast! I am a photographer with an exponentially growing collection of image files. I had outgrown my 2TB drive and needed to move up quickly. I just added it to the JBOD array I have in an external USB3 SATA box.