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Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 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
  • 24X7X365 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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  • Amanda S.
  • 3/11/2015 11:40:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsmassive drive

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Drive is massive. Ok write speeds. Awesome price

Cons: Very Noisy people on here are not kidding at all. Go fire up your old windows 98 system listen to the drive make all the clicking and rattling noise. That's how this drive sounds. This really worried me but It tested ok in every way we shall see it if holds for the length of the warranty

Other Thoughts: The NSA installs unremoveable Malware on all WD drives wish WD would give us a way to remove this.

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  • TIMOTHY A.
  • 2/21/2015 1:02:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuick & Easy

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Solid brand history/reliability
2TB is a decent amount of storage
Well packaged/protected
Fairly quick (free) delivery (ordered on Sunday, in my hands on Thursday)

Cons: Mechanical drives still limited to ~150 MB/s read/write speeds
Price still a bit high

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  • Jennifer A.
  • 2/9/2015 7:53:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Hard Drive

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Reliable. Stress tested all of them and ran extended tests using Western Digital's software. No failures, all performed excellently

Cons: Couple of minor quips.
1) They're noisy.
2) The screw holes on the bottom aren't tapped deep enough to accept a standard length screw. This was a PITA as they were being mounted in trays with tight tolerances in a rackmount NAS and the screws wouldn't seat down all the way making installation of the trays impossible. The old drives were WD RE 1TB, no problems. This was the first (and hopefully the only) time I've ever had to run to *HOME DEPOT* to install a hard drive.

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  • Teresa R.
  • 12/2/2014 3:03:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMight Return

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Lots of space, read/write speed was about 150MB/s according to HDTune

Cons: This is a very veryyyyy noisynoisy drive when reading and writing to it. On top of that, the drive doesn't support AAM so I can't quiet it down. I'm thinking about returning it because the noise levels are starting to drive me crazy.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/4/2014 3:53:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsstorage

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Large capacity, 5yr warranty. It's meant for the long haul, 365 days, 24hrs a day grinding. We're talking data center stuff and if you like at home too. :)

Let your ssd do the fast quick writing back to forth for the os/applications but this thing is for storage and even scratch in raid or non raid.

Cons: None, you should know what you're getting.

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  • Ga L.
  • 8/27/2014 9:28:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsvery noisy

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: fast seek times and fast speed

Cons: this was a very noisy drive. i have used them in small servers in the past, but this unit was extremely noisy. Had to get refund.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Bilal, we thank you for the feedback you have provided to us on this drive. Each of our drives is rigorously tested before leaving our warehouses to ensure that they are in good working condition before leaving our warehouses. There are many variables that could amount to a drive emitting unusual sounds when powered on. Please see the information provided by the following link as this might help identify if the sound is considered normal.
How to tell if the noise or sound the drive is making is normal:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/568

We also recommend testing the integrity of a drive that may be exhibiting signs of concerns by running diagnostics on the device.
“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

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Tim J.
  • 5/2/2014 6:38:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsClick Click

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Price, RE, 5yr warranty!

Cons: one of two DOA

Other Thoughts: ordered two of these to replace an older RE 2TB drive... one of them was DOA. tested in two pc's... bummed that I have to pay $12 to send it back!

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  • Robert S.
  • 1/13/2014 7:31:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCharged Shipping for Failed Product!!

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Newegg had what I needed.

Cons: The hard drive I received failed immediately. This was suppose to be a brand new hard drive. Equipment can be faulty but I was charged extra shipping costs to send their failed product back to them so that it could be replaced. Plus, it has taken another 2 weeks for them to process this return and I still have not received the HD. That is not good customer service.

Other Thoughts: I will probably avoid using Newegg in the future.

Manufacturer Response:

Grettings, we are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with your product. 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 appreciate you contact us directly for additional assistance, please call or email at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/.

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  • Greg W.
  • 10/26/2013 5:42:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer beware!

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Price
Storage capacity
Good average read/write speeds
5 Year Western Digital Warranty

Cons: Heat
Reliability
FAILURE TO HONOR WARRANTY

Other Thoughts: To fill a need for a project a QNAP TS-569L NAS and five Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM drives were purchased.  The drives and NAS worked well for the first month; however the NAS experience a failure of the RAID array around 50 days after it was initially setup.  First impression from the system logs was the NAS must have suffered some sort of hardware issue because it felt unlikely that there could be a failure of any of the five RAID edition drives so soon.  After working with QNAP and sending the NAS in for testing it was verified that there were no problems with the NAS.  After this was determined, testing began on all five Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB drives.  Of the five drives purchased two failed Western Digital diagnostics.  That represents a 40% failure rate on RAID edition, enterprise-class drives which is, by itself, unacceptable but the problem only worsens from there.  
An RMA was requested, and received, for both failed drives and both were subsequently shipped to Western Digital for replacement.  Both drives were packaged according to the guidelines furnished by Western Digital.  Each drive was placed in an anti-static bag; wrapped in one inch of bubble wrap; and placed in a box filled with Styrofoam peanuts in such a way that there was no contact between the two drives.  The contents of the package were declared a $500 value, also as instructed.  The drives were then sent via FedEx to Western Digital for warranty replacement.
Around ten days later I received a package from Western Digital.  Upon opening the box I was disheartened to find it contained only one hard drive.  To further confuse the issue the hard drive was neither the same model nor size of either drive that had been returned.  Two Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB drives were sent for RMA and one Western Digital RE WD3000FYYZ 3TB drive was received in return.  At first I was merely confused but after I contacted Western Digital customer support I became concerned.  Although both drives were shipped in a single box under the same RMA, there is only a record of one drive having been received.  I submit that if the box arrived then both drives should have been marked as received, not one.  More frustrating is that screencaps were taken of the Western Digital diagnostics for both drives as they were tested, but no one at Western Digital seems to believe that both drive were returned for replacement.  The only piece of documentation I do not have, and apparently the one I need, is a video of myself placing both drives in the box, sealing the box, and shipping the box.  Repeated calls to Western Digital have proved useless.  If you are considering purchasing Western Digital hard drives please consider this your warning if you are basing part of your decision on the five year warranty.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, we are sorry to hear that you experienced difficulties with the replacement procedure. 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 extremely abnormal. We would like the opportunity resolve any concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience directly, resulting in a positive resolution to your issue.

You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, and your RMA number in question so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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5 out of 5 eggsThe gold standard for reliability; why you may need it

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Extremely fast, relatively quiet, state of the art internals, torture tested for reliability

Cons: More expensive than consumer drives of similar capacity but you get what you pay for

Other Thoughts: As a pc enthusiast and hardware buff for over twenty years my home is littered with *working* internal hard drives I've outgrown. Until the past few years I never had occasion to replace a dying drive, but times change. When I bought my first *1GB* (that's right, one gigabyte) drive in 1994 I thought it was a steal at $500. Back in the mid-90s a drive that large went for about $1/MB new but I was happy to buy the drive used. Back then most drives came with five year warranties and I never had one in active use for anything like that long and I never had one fail. Plus there was a lot of competition between (now long gone) companies like Connor, Quantum, Maxtor, and IBM along with Seagate and Western Digital.

I welcomed affordable internal drives large enough to back up my system partition and important documents. For years I was the only home user I knew that backed up to large capacity tapes, but the tapes and equipment were expensive and quirky and a restore took forever. Having a drive large enough and reliable enough to contain a couple of images of my startup drive meant I never had to reinstall Windows from scratch when an experiment went wrong.

When USB 3.0 matured enough to make backing up to an external drive practical I bought a few. After all, everyone says you should be able to store your backup at a different site from your pc and as multimedia grew in size and quality being able to bring movies and music to a friend's home was appealing. The problem is, every external drive I've had (from different manufacturers) has had problems I never experienced with internal drives in the "good old days."

Nowadays all drives are S.M.A.R.T. compliant and there are free tools like CrystalDiskInfo that will tell you if your drive is healthy or not. And believe me, you want to know. I've bought refurbished drives that had defective sectors out of the box and external drives with measly one year warranties that were on the verge of failure after 14 months. And even the external drives with healthy storage had interfaces that could not be counted on to mount first time every time. The extra circuitry between drive and pc was problematical.

Sadly, I don't trust *any* of the four external drives I have now for the kind of reliable back up I require.

Which is why if quality is important to you, and most especially the reliability of your backups, you'd do well to consider paying the premium for an enterprise drive even if you don't intend to build a redundant RAID array, which is their purpose by design. You benefit personally from the level of transparent quality you'd want out of your bank's servers. The WD RE is quiet, cool and the fastest spindle drive I've ever owned. Every once in a while it's nice to treat yourself to the best and just as you want your family in the safest car, ultimately the potential for failure in a commodity hard drive just isn't worth the potential pain.

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