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WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

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

1 out of 5 eggsLook elsewhere DOA

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

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
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

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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  • Adam B.
  • 5/2/2015 2:35:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs50/50 shot with these

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: SO far, NONE. I have had two of these die within 6 months, and I thought WD was better quality than that. Dont waste your money on these, pay a few more dollars and get the Black, or Green if you are using them for storage.

Cons: Two of these drives died within 6 months. Started with slow speed, then read and write errors, then would not format... Done with the Purple Drives. Will go back to WD Black or WD Green, they have never let me down.

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  • Patrick S.
  • 4/5/2015 4:05:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPurple gone bust

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: Other WD drives I have purchased have served me well and function as desired.

Cons: While I purchsed this drive the day after Christmas I did not try to install it in my computer until last week (last week in March) it was broken and could not be formated in Linux or Windows 7 I can not recommend this drive to anyone.

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  • salvatore r.
  • 3/14/2015 5:50:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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1 out of 5 eggsdead on delivery

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: none

Cons: dead drive

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  • Michael C.
  • 3/2/2015 6:10:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood HDD for DVR

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: Price

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Order to replace a failed HDD in our security system DVR. Simple plug and play. Fired up and haven't had any issues.

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  • Randy R.
  • 2/26/2015 3:29:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsDoes what its intended to do.

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: It holds data. I mean what else is a hard drive supposed to do? Easy to setup up in windows 7. Drivers install automatically but just remember to assign and format it before use or it won't see it or usable. (Computer management, Disk management in Admin tools)

Cons: No cons, worked on arrival. If required make sure you have screws for your tower to mount the drive, it doesn't come with any.

Other Thoughts: After i assigned the new hard drive i had approximately 1.9 TB's of usable storage. This drive was purchased as extra storage to hold my gameplay footage. As a test i transferred 7 videos at a total of 7.8 GB of data from my primary drive to the new drive. took 1 minute approximately. My motherboard sata ports are rated for 6 Gb/s as a gauge. Then i was able to easily erase it with no trouble. I also had a promotional $5 coupon so the grand total is $80. Stop reading what i wrote on my review and buy it!

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  • Brent P.
  • 2/23/2015 10:32:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2 of 4 dead

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: none doesn't work dead drive on my surveillance system no good.

Cons: none doesn't work dead drive on my surveillance system no good

Other Thoughts: none doesn't work dead drive on my surveillance system no good

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Brent, we apologize for any inconvenience. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests. As a troubleshooting step, we recommend running either our WINDLG diagnostics software or Macs built-in Disk Utility to check your drives health.
“How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Win”:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940
“How to test a drive for defects or problems on a Mac”:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/866

We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to replace your drive for you. Please visit the following link for our online replacement procedure.
How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty
“http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8”:

You may also contact us below and mention this Newegg review with our team.

Need Help? Please visit the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(800) 275-4932.
https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • Don A.
  • 1/28/2015 8:06:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: High Capacity - Very Low Cost, SATA III !
Worked Perfectly on first fire up.
No failure on high usage since purchased.
Made specifically for video apps.
Perfect for DVR expansion, see below.

Cons: None from y point of view or method of usage.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to increase my storage capability of a DirecTV HR22. Previously I had read people where using another WD type for video (forget its name) but saw on New Egg that the WD Purple line is now replacing those drives, so I was a bit worried if it would work. I put it in an external case and connected it via the Esata port. IT was reconized by the HR22 and I have stuffed it with zillions of recordings. I haven't seen any playback issues at all, everything played back looks like a perfect live HD broadcast. At 2TB this is 4x what was in my HR22 and I can now record every last show and Cheezy Sci-Fi movie on DirecTv, Well worth it if you want to upgrade your DVR.

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  • Bryan W.
  • 11/21/2014 10:48:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD-2Tb Purple/DVR Drive

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: Installed and performed as expected in new CCTV Security DVR

Cons: None, expect it to continue to perform as my other WD Purple Drives have done.

Other Thoughts: I have used WD for a long time and went with the Purple / Streaming drives for my DVR's. Over the years I have used Seagate and Western Digital. Of late I have leaned more toward WD because of a problem or two with Seagate.

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