Excerpt: B&H packaging is PERFECT. It arrives partitioned as MBR (Master Boot Record) Windows 8 will only see 2TB unless you convert it to a GPT (GUID Partition Table) I use AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition it is Free and will make the change for you easily. I have the SanDisk Ultra Plus Solid State Drive with SATA Revision 3.0 Interface for Notebook (256GB) for my OS (Windows 8.1 and Applications) and use this 4TB WD Drive for all my files, Photos, Videos, and...
Summary: Purchased RE drives for my RAID setup and find them to be fast and reliable. 'RE' along with 'Black Caviar' are my drives of choice when used in a busy system where drive contents have value. Not a quetest drive (you can feel/hear the drive head assembly movement when its working, but I like it, so for me its a plus). Highly recommended.
Summary: These are most reliable drives from Wd for home Nas servers. Ibought four 4 Tb Re hd for my new Qnap Ts-470pro. Works fine for a mont .when accessed they produce a little bit noise,which is not significant. Testet them one by one until 4days for bad sectors and etc. One come to me defective and have returned it to goHarddrive from where i bought. Want to thank to goHarddrive.com for the exellent costumer service they care. Sent me a new one without single question.
Summary: Received Pirated version! - Bought 4 x 4TB harddisk from amazon and though 4 of them have labels and packaging stating that they were WD RE 4TB enterprise hard drive, all were not what it said it is! One of them is only 1 TB with an operating system on it! One of them is only 2 TB and the other 2 cannot work as the system cannot detect. I'm so surprised that Amazon have such products on sales.
Summary: I had enough scares with consumer grade drives... Had failures of green drives... in testing... complete junk... only put on a green drive stuff your ok losing !!! I opted for this drive WD4000FYYZ actually quite a few of them... in a RAID they are very very quick... if you use raid 5 (minimum 3 drives) You will lose only one drives capacity to parity (3 X 4Tb drive will ONLY = 8Tb of RAID 5 storage actually less after formatting) BUT the loss of capacity is in exchange...
Summary: after a lot of research for an enterprise drive i decided to go for this one! is the best or one of the best in the enterprise category. the drive works as expected. two things am not please with and that is the reason why am giving it 3 stars first this drive runs hot, it has 4 platters that generates a lot of heat in one moment it came to 55 celcius under a lot of workload 50c is a normal temperature for the drive to reach and that my friend is hot.
Review For The Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200RPM
Peter U, Amazon
22 March 2014
Summary: Having worked it the IT field for well over 15 years for large fortune 500 software companies I have over time seen a lot of various Home, Office and datacenter computer and networking products. Which this experience I'm hoping to provide others a little additional help and feedback on products.