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WD Re WD1003FBYZ 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Durable capacity storage for high-availability deployments
  • Heavy application workloads
  • 24 x 7 x 365 reliability
  • 5-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Jason B.
  • 6/23/2014 10:07:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive, would buy again!

Pros: Appears to be a great hard drive drive, It's replaced my ancient drive, and all my data copied over fairly quickly. The drive is sturdy and appears strong.

Cons: More expensive than desktop series hard drives.

Other Thoughts: Worth paying the money for enterprise series hard drive, would buy it again.

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  • ALAN W.
  • 5/14/2014 6:48:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood Drives. Why all the complaining?

Pros: Solid and reliable. Good performance for spinning metal. Plays nice in RAID. Prices are reasonable for quality. 5 year warranty with low hassle from WD if you need it.

Cons: Have had a few RE drives fail in infancy over the years but if they survive the first few months they will run well past the warranty period without issue. I see no evidence that this model is any different with respect to QA.

Other Thoughts: I really don't get all of the complaining about WD enterprise drives. In addition to these I have used dozens of
Raptor/Velociraptor, RE 2/3/4 drives over many years and with few exceptions they have all run past the warranty and then some. As for DOA claims, I don't recall ever getting a drive or anything for that matter in 5+ years buying from Newegg that came in DOA. I have on occasion bought something I didn't understand or hadn't done my homework on that didn't work as I expected.

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  • Charles W.
  • 5/10/2014 10:43:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDrives Passed WD Diagnostics

Pros: The drives were delivered by Newegg's free shipping in 2 days after placing the order, instead of the expected 5-7 days. Newegg packs all HDD shipments very well these days. Each drive is shipped in its own plastic bubble-cushion inside a separate carton, all placed in an exterior shipping box. I was able to use a promotional ten-percent Newegg discount which is why I purchased additional drives.

The drives are well-built on a heavy aluminum chassis. They have a 7200 RPM disk-rotation speed, a 6.0 Gb/s SATA 3.0 data-communication speed (and are backwards compatible to SATA 1.0). The have a 64MB data cache. After receiving two drives which passed the Western Digital "Data Lifeguard" extended test (2-1/2 hours), I purchased four additional drives that also passed the WD extended test.

These drives have a 5-year warranty (!) and are said to be designed for 24/7/365 service.

I received six good WD1003FBYZ drives from Newegg with no infant-mortality failures occurring between me and the factory.

I have always had good warranty customer service for the few WD drives I have had to return, although several years ago a refurbished WD replacement returned under warranty failed in very short order, causing data loss.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The newer high-density magnetic technology (perpendicular magnetic recording) is a bit more fragile than the older technology, but I have had fewer premature WD failures than with another brand. Time and experience will be the judge.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/1/2014 11:30:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty

Pros: RE, 64MB, western digital, 1TB. Heavy.

Cons: Nothing to be picky, but it gets clickidy loud when sitting next to it while it read/writes, as this is a enterprise addition HDD I do understand. I knew I needed something that can be beat on with read/writes.

Other Thoughts: When I first got it, I copied files to it from local pc and from over the "1000mbps" network through network drive at the same time, it handled it pretty nice. You aught to hear the clicks it makes when being bashed from read/writes. Wood peckers going crazy LOL. Now only 3 more i can do raid 1+0.

It reads from itself to two write drives, it handled it both drives the write drives with ease.

I basically beat on it for 4-6 hours straight with read/writes. No problems so far.

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  • Richard J.
  • 4/26/2014 12:39:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: 2 drives failed 1 out of the box in less than 5 minutes 2 one in less than a week afraid of trying the rma drive it's probably going to fail also. only gave it 1 egg because that is the only way I could rate this poor drive

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, we apologize for the continued inconvenience you have experienced with your devices, as all of our drives are all rigorously tested to ensure they are in good working condition before leaving our warehouse. We stand behind our provided warranty and will gladly replace your device for you.

How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty

You may also reach us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at:

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  • Charles W.
  • 4/24/2014 3:10:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDelivered Drives Passed WD Diagnostics

Pros: Newegg's free shipping took only 3 days. The drives were well packed. Both drives passed Western Digital (WD) "Data Lifeguard" diagnostics (an extended test, 2-1/2 hours for these drives). After hearing about a large number of bad-sector re-allocation failures in some specific new WD 1TB consumer drives, I am pleased. These drives have WD's 5-year warranty and are sold for, and expected to be used in, 24/7 RAID arrays (i.e., TLER, RE4). The Newegg price for these drives is excellent.

Cons: Too early to tell if there will be any problems. I have had two WD drives fail in the past, including a refurbished drive returned as a warranty replacement, and one arrived DOA (would not spin up). I have also had many, many Seagate drives of this type fail prematurely. In desktop Personal Computers I always use a RAID1 (mirror) array to avoid data loss but have had a second drive fail during rebuild unfortunately.

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  • Richard S.
  • 3/30/2014 8:14:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLoud

Pros: Great r/w speeds on a full SATA III bus.

Cons: Loud clicking, like a typical Seagate drive has. Not that big of a deal but very noticeable with a quiet case.

I thought there was something wrong with them but I've ran UX twice and PC Doc twice, no issues. Just a clickity clackity hard drive.

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  • Jeremy F.
  • 2/24/2014 1:50:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswd re is the best for raid

Pros: half the price of buying drives through server manufacturers

Cons: none

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  • Joshua J.
  • 11/14/2013 8:37:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood drive, spin up little slow

Pros: You know what to expect here... bought this as a secondary drive for my system. Primarily purchased this because of the 24/7 reliability and such, and since I leave my system running as such with Folding@Home going normally.

Cons: The drive has a somewhat slow initial spin up of 1-3 seconds, which is somewhat odd... but given the size of the drive and what it is I assume that to be the reason. After spinup it works at proper speeds, just that idle-running phase that it lags some.

One star away simply because of that initial spin up lag, otherwise it's fine.

Other Thoughts: I can hear this thing spin up and click over my case fans and other hard drives... I find it comical though at just how loud the spin up is on start. Though the 'loud' isn't obnoxious, just a high pitch whine and then silence.

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