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WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

  • Built for 24/7 surveillance
  • AllFrame technology for better performance
  • Designed to support up to 32 HD cameras

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • David M.
  • 1/24/2016 10:45:32 AM

4 out of 5 eggswd makes great stuff

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: Guys heres the thing. For all that complained about a failure. Many times the failure is due to who installed the device. Did you ground yourself, did you drop the drive, did you shake it? Did you bump it? I tire of reading from folks that complain and give negative numbers for minor issues. For you folks that had a failure within a few months... I am sorry it happened but did you do what the mfg requested? Did you return it for rrepairs? WD is great with customer support and covering their drives. If you want you can even get a replacement sent out BEFORE they recieve the broken drive. Yes drives break. It matters not who made them they spin at thousands of rpm per minute. They are sensitive devices. The real question to me is the support. Do they support their products? I have had failures of every major brand of hdd and WD has always been there to help. The drives have a 3 year warranty! So if it failed in 6 months then please, get it replaced or repaired. They will help you out unless its your fault and even then they do a great job of taking care of you , many times fixing it anyway just to have another happy customer...

OK nuff said . Love WD and love these purple drives!

Cons: get support if you have an issues chances are you never will but in case you do.... ASK THEM TO HELP YOU... it's that simple...

Other Thoughts: See above.............

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  • Joe S.
  • 12/25/2015 5:00:33 PM

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet, cool, fast.

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: Fast enough. 110-180 MB/s
Runs as cool as my single platter drives even when under load
Construction feels good
Passes smart extended test

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: When I installed this drive I immediately subjected it to a smart extended test and over 3 hours of writes (coming from (2) raid0 1TB drives). The drive held 140 MB/s for a while and then tapered down to about 115 MB/s. Early writes were around 180-220 MB/s and they didnt taper off as fast as I thought they would. Burst transfers should be very fast. I require this drive to saturate my gigabit network which peaks at about 110MB/s. My HGST drives are faster but I dont require that kind of speed (they are also louder, hotter, and more expensive).

I am not using this drive for surveillance. The price was right so I bought it. WD has had a good track record lately.

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  • david p.
  • 12/6/2015 7:43:18 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD Purple 2tb OEM NO BOX

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: Good Drive it is an OEM replacement for DVR's we install, service on the budget side. So I usually keep one in the service truck at all times, usually last quite a while, they do run 24-7 recording several streams and and quite reliable. Overall seems to be good build quality from WD Drives don't fail to often on them.

We use this in our analog only video system, our IP Video solutions is primarily enterprise grade equipment, to scale up to larger systems. Hopwever anyone looking for an at home, or small business video system these drives are great

Cons: OEM Packaging, only came in a bubble wrapped type package, would have liked a retail box, as it will be sitting in my service truck, luckily I haver a retail box from last one still and able to put in there.

Other Thoughts: This is a good drive in our cheaper DVR's we use, the higher models use enterprise WD RE and those are great as well however 33% more expensive in the 4tb capacity. I would highly recommend this for a low end surveillance system.

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  • Richard O.
  • 11/19/2015 3:54:10 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: BUILT FOR TIME

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: HAVE ONE IN A DIRECTV BOX FOR OVER A YEAR-YES I OWN 2 BOXES-LOL. WORKS PERFECT

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  • KELVIN R.
  • 11/8/2015 9:01:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOnly lasted 6 months

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: Good while it lasted.

Cons: Only good for six months.

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  • Deb M.
  • 8/13/2015 3:03:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Drive

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: After using these drives for surveillance recording (which is a very high usage for any drive), we have had very few (maybe just one or two) fail to date of probably 30+ hard drives purchased. None have been DOA at all. I know we sent one drive back to Western Digital, and their RMA process was excellent and fast.

Cons: None I can think of. I expect these drives to last 5+ years before failure. I won't know if they hold up to that for some time.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I've been very happy with these drives. We've had very few problems with them. I'm running typically Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 Pro, or Linux Ubuntu FYI. I use them only for storage (not to hold the OS, which I use SSDs for).

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  • Philip P.
  • 6/26/2015 5:18:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDrive is a Drive

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: 2TB of space at a reasonable price.

Cons: None

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  • Richard V.
  • 6/18/2015 3:45:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUse 2, 4, & 6 TB models

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: Size, reliability, and work just fine in a PC.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I use all available sizes of WD Purple surveillance hard drives for internal PC storage drives and have never had a problem with any of them.. Seagates on the other hand are 50/50 for me so I'm sticking with what works.

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  • William H.
  • 5/18/2015 7:01:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLook elsewhere DOA

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: Good price would be nice if drive performed as advertised

Cons: DOES NOT WORK

Other Thoughts: Got the unit on sale a few months ago and finally got around to installing it in my DVR. Unit booted up but Drive could not be found (ZMOTO system). Tried to bring the hard drive on line with 2 different windows 7 Computers with no luck. This is the second WD drive that has not worked out of the box in the past three months. Not happy

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  • steven B.
  • 5/9/2015 10:47:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: Drive worked great attached to network as NAS for Surveillance recording through a USB 3.0 connection.

Cons: Intellidrive performed better significantly better than 5400 rpm drives, but not a consistent as a 7200 black

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