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WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/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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  • Anthony W.
  • 5/21/2016 9:54:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: DOA

Cons: DOA was 5 days later to send back to newegg so had to setup RMA threw WD waiting on replacement

Other Thoughts: got this for a surveillance system upgrade down the road had in box for 1.5 months when ready to setup will not boot DOA and was passed the newegg 30 day return so had to goto wd and setup return is under 3yr so now i have to play the shipping game back and forth sec time in 20yr i ahd bad hdd from wd and i used over 40 hdd from them over the years all ways a good drive but these last 8 yr bin have more hdd dead or doa form segate wd & toshiba quilty has gone down over the years for all these major company there the top three and thats all i uses too hope there better luck in the furture bin trying samsung ssd and have good luck with them so far too

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/14/2016 9:11:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive!

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: - Great price
- Reliability

Cons: - None so far

Other Thoughts: Been using this drive in my home surveillance system for about 3 months now and have not had any issues at all. I would highly recommend.

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  • jonathan s.
  • 4/9/2016 10:06:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: DOA

Cons: I bought this for my Security DVR but it was dead when I got it. This is the 2nd hard drive I have bought from newegg that didn't work!

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  • Robert D.
  • 3/17/2016 9:14:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsConvenient "plug n play" design for even the most casual of computer users.

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: Western Digital's "purple" line of hard disks have the ability to compete with even the most expensive hybrid and solid state technologies. It took less than five minutes to install the bare drive and start using it. The drive uses very little power but packs a "big punch" in respects to performance and reliability.

Cons: Not applicable

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended product, especially for digital video surveillance or other "high demand" uses that require constant read/write access to the hard disk.

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  • John P.
  • 3/7/2016 10:07:49 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Drive

This review is from: WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: - 3yr warranty
- Great price for 2TB

Cons: - Performance begins to degrade when drive reaches 65% storage capacity. At 80% used storage capacity, the performance is very slow.

Other Thoughts: This drive is supposedly designed for Surveillance systems, to be installed in a Security Camera DVR. I notice when the drive's storage capacity reaches 65%, the DVR system's performance begins to go downhill. Doing simple task like going through the menu and properties of the DVR is sluggish. At 80% is gets drastically worse. Attempting to perform a playback sometimes locks up the DVR system.
DVRs' record until the hard drive is full, then over wright older data. I'm surprised the drive's performance begins to degrade at 65%, when the drive is designed to function and handle the stress and utilization operating in a DVR. I would go with a "Black" WD hard drive, I’ll spend a little more money, but at least I’ll have a 5yr warranty and a much faster drive (7200 rpm) which will increase performance. I'm planning on replacing the WD Purple drive in my Night Owl’s DVR next month, so I'll provide feedback on results in 6 months.

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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 - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/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 - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/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 - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/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 - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/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 - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20PURX

Pros: Good while it lasted.

Cons: Only good for six months.

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