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WD Se WD3000F9YZ 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Hard Drive

  • Optimal storage for NAS and scale-out architectures
  • Cost-effective
  • 24x7x365 reliability

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/26/2015 2:47:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drives for media server

This review is from: WD Se WD3000F9YZ 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Hard Drive

Pros: Ordered and installed 3 X 3 TB drives for a win 10 media 'server'. Running Windows Storage Space software raid with one as a parity. Great drives. Server has been on for 1 month plus, high writes and reads and no problems. Plan to order more , probably the 6TB versions. Drives functioned streamlessly during load testing with simulating drive failure. Drive rebuilt flawlessly and timely.

Cons: None

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  • James B.
  • 8/27/2015 1:36:34 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsTruely Awsome Hard Drives

This review is from: WD Se WD3000F9YZ 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Hard Drive

Pros: All together I'm using 16 of the WD3000F9YZ model 3TB drives in a large media server. Started using them 3 years ago as replacements to constantly failing Seagate Barracuda 3TB drives that had fallen out of their very short warranty. I have never had a single D.O.A. from these WD's and, as of yet, have not had a single drive fail. For the WD REs: 8 of these were bought 3 years ago, 3 were bought 2 years ago, and this final set of 5 are about 9 months old. No DOAs, failures, not one. If your data - and your time and sanity! - is important to you, then this is the disk to stick it on.

Cons: The price is higher than other brands/models - and this impacts me quite a bit because of the quantity of drives I'm using. But you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: About the Seagates, I originally had purchased a total of 20 Seagates hard drives. Had to replace 2 due to D.O.A.s (NewEgg is always good about this) from the beginning. Then, over the course of next 4 years, had multiple failures that were replaced under Seagates warranty (from 1 to 3 years). And discovered the hard way, that the replacements were only covered by a 90 day warranty - even if the original had much more time left. As of today, a total of 31 of these have been used (including warranty replacements), and 5 are still working. So 10% DOA rate, and 75% original drive failure rate, and 121% overall failure rate - over a 4 year period. Also, every warranty replacement drive failed within 5 months, 2 even failed before their 90 day term was up. Never again will I use Seagates.

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  • Lynn S.
  • 2/13/2015 8:19:29 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: WD Se WD3000F9YZ 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Hard Drive

Pros: None

Cons: Drive was installed, recognized, & initialized. Format produced:

Formatting 2861459M
732533504 bad sectors were encountered during the format. These sectors
cannot be guaranteed to have bee cleaned.
Creating file system structures.
The first NTFS boot sector is unwriteable.
All NTFS boot sectors are unwriteable. Cannot continue.
Format failed.

Attempted to format drive twice produced the same results.

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  • Mark E.
  • 4/19/2014 7:39:13 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood capability

This review is from: WD Se WD3000F9YZ 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Hard Drive

Pros: Its good to have high storage capacity, if you know how to open the capability.

Cons: For some reason I keep getting enterprise when I'm only looking for HDD. Is Newegg storing my older orders correcty ?

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  • Jason I.
  • 2/19/2014 4:24:40 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood hard drives

This review is from: WD Se WD3000F9YZ 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Hard Drive

Pros: All 8 worked out of the box, which is more than I can say about my last experience with Seagate.

Cons: More expensive than a normal hard drive, but you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: In my opinion, there shouldn't be any difference in an enterprise class drive vs a "normal" drive... they should all be up to the same quality and durability standards. Too bad I don't rule the world.

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  • Per B.
  • 1/22/2014 11:15:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet and Fast

This review is from: WD Se WD3000F9YZ 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Hard Drive

Pros: This drive is quiet and fast. I use it as the secondary data drive next to my main SSD drive. I have had no issues with the drive so far.

Cons: None.

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  • Scott T.
  • 1/16/2014 1:08:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1 out of 5 eggs1 of 4 DOA

This review is from: WD Se WD3000F9YZ 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Hard Drive

Pros: Value for size

Cons: I've ordered many drives over the years and this is the first time I have a DOA and on an enterprise drive! Purchased 4 for a NAS and one of the four was DOA. If that is the level of quality control on new drives, I am now worried about the durability of the rest of these drives.

Other Thoughts: I had to pay shipping back to Newegg for the RMA. I think WD should reimburse either newegg or the customer for this. Preferably the RMA should be cost free and hassle free for the customer.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello stewks, it is unfortunate that you experienced a faulty drive. Western Digital takes great care in ensuring that all of our drives are in good working condition before they are shipped to our resellers. Please note that there are many factors that can affect the drive integrity before reaching their destination. We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period, and as such, we are here to support our products regardless of the circumstances. We would like to assure you that what you have experienced is something abnormal. For additional assistance, please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/.

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  • TJN E.
  • 11/26/2013 2:53:27 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs2 Drives ordered one DOA

This review is from: WD Se WD3000F9YZ 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Hard Drive

Pros: Ordered 2 drives for video security system.

Cons: 1 drive good, 1 drive DOA, will not spin up. Will RMA

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  • John M.
  • 11/18/2013 6:28:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHigh Vibration but it works

This review is from: WD Se WD3000F9YZ 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Hard Drive

Pros: Gets the job done

Cons: High Vibration while running... for the first few days the noise was terrible. Turned out the drive was slightly loose in the chassis... swapped bays with another drive which fixed the noise but it drive still vibrates quite a bit in operation. Probably 2-3x what I would consider normal.

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5 out of 5 eggsReliable & Fast HDD!

This review is from: WD Se WD3000F9YZ 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Hard Drive

Pros: The SATA3-6GB/s speeds are quick, even when limited by the 7200RPM platter speed. Throw the three terabytes of storage space into the equation and you’ve got a fast, quiet, and very large single hard disk storage option; though the SE drives are meant to be scaled. The drive has been rock solid. I haven’t had even the smallest issue with this drive during the two weeks of testing.

Cons: HDDs don’t have SSD transfer speeds. This hard drive doesn’t seem to be that much faster than my SATA2-3GB/s HDDs, which I believe is because the drive is limited by the spinning 7200RPM platters. This drive has a hefty price tag at the time of this review (October 2013), but that is likely because of its plethora of storage space, being rated for NAS, and having a five year warranty.

Other Thoughts: I set this up in my windows desktop which already had a SATA3 1TB hard drive installed. I was able to transfer a 3.07GB ISO file from a folder on my desktop to this Western Digital drive in 19 seconds. I was able to measure with hard drive testing software a maximum transfer rate of 172.5 MB/s, average of 159.8 MB/s, with the slowest speed being measured at 132.7 MB/s. The access time of this drive was 10.3 ms, which is faster compared to my other similarly sized drives (which at best had 11.7 ms access time). This drive, under use, was measured running at 40°C/~105°F in my very cramped µATX case (compared to the original drive which was running at 43°C/~110°F). However, it ran at 27°C/~80°F in an actively cooled eSATA external enclosure. This drive seems to be significantly heavier than other SATA HDDs in my inventory. I wasn’t aware all those extra bits weighed so much! As with any HDD/SSD you should maintain a backup of essential data, but that being said, this seems to be a reliable, large, and scalable storage solution.

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