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Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

  • Storage for 1 to 8 bay NAS solutions
  • NASware 2.0
  • 3D Active Balance Plus
  • Longer warranty coverage
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • ba p.
  • 12/10/2014 4:05:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSimply Horrible Drive

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Hotswappable drives were easy to change out. duh

Cons: Replaced two WD10EADS Green drives with two of these drives. Took forever to rebuild the Mirrored Raid array. Now when I do a backup using Acronis, it takes 2-3 times longer. All I can think of is that these drives are designed to spin all the time and stay cooler in an NAS. Spec Sheet from Western Digital shows these the 1.0/2.0 to be the same except for the buffer. I don't know but now backups are running 24 hours a day on all my computers instead of overnight. May have to go back to the 1TB drives that were almost full and return these.

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  • Frank S.
  • 12/8/2014 6:40:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNever had a problem

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: I own 12 of these drives in my home server, love them. of the 12 i only had one come doa and WD doa was an unbelievably easy process.

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Cons: 1 came doa

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  • Jason F.
  • 11/30/2014 8:41:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo Far So Good

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Quiet, I haven't noticed any issues with speed or accessibility yet. This is running in my HTPC that is on about 70% of the hours in any given week. No issues to report

Cons: None.

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  • Sheela C.
  • 11/20/2014 4:14:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsQuality Issues?

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Waiting to find out what the pros. Build issues see cons

Cons: I bought 4 drives for a NAS build, On one of the drives after I inserted a SATA connector and removed it the connector came off leaning exposed pins. I am currently wrestling with Newegg RMA process and Western Digital Warranty process with each pointing to the other.

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  • Michael C.
  • 11/3/2014 6:26:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Used two of these drives in a media server build I put together a year ago. Both drives performed well under 24/7 operation and frequent writes/reads. No issues at all with these drives. I recently upgraded to 4TB WD Red drives and I hope they are just as reliable.

Cons: Can't think of any. These drives did exactly what I needed them to do.

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  • George Y.
  • 10/26/2014 10:00:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: OK for backups and data storage but ONLY if the drive is placed in a sound proof room. For home users - not sure if there are many pros.

Cons: Extremely loud. Was really, really glad it failed after a year's service - so much so, that I haven't attempted to get it repaired or replaced.
When writing to the drive you could hear the drive crank up throughout the whole house.

Other Thoughts: Needs to be quieter and made to higher standards - one year's service is just not enough in my estimation

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  • Joe W.
  • 10/9/2014 5:49:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery solid drive so far

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: 2TB, Quick response decent through put high reliability* Longer warranty than consumer grade

Cons: More pricey. 3 year warranty.

Other Thoughts: I ordered one to test and then two more after the first worked out well. I've used two so far will put in the third this evening.

My first drive has a firmware of 80.00a80 and the second has 82.--a82 with the same model number.

Replacing some failing WD Greens from 2 years ago after one failed in my Synology DS412+. Simply take the old drive out, put the new drive in. Go to storage manager, Volume on left, Manage on top select repair and make sure it is adding the new disk. Simple though it can take quite a few hours depending on the size of your array.

While I would like a 5 year warranty on these, 3 years "should" be more than enough, by that time I will probably be upgrading to larger drives.

These drives feel quicker on the NAS than the greens but on desktop no major difference.. but that is just a feel no stats to back it up.

Only had for a bout a week, if they work out in 6 months i will get another for a hot spare and dump the greens all together.

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  • Michael G.
  • 9/30/2014 12:56:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBought 2 of these, 1 was DOA

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: I bought 2 of these last year and they are good drives when they're not DOA>

Cons: I bought 2 of these drives. They were well-packaged, as has been the case for a couple of years now with NewEgg's hard drive packaging. Despite the nice packaging, 1 of the 2 drives is totally DOA. Doesn't spin up at all. Tried it in 2 different systems just to be sure. It's just dead.

The thing about this that is very aggravating, is how the Western Digital employee responds to all of the low rating reviews here at NewEgg with his standard assertion that, "Our drives are rigorously tested before they leave the factory...blah blah blah." I really want to know exactly rigorously my DOA drive was tested. Who exactly monitors these rigorous tests? I can only conclude either no one actually looks at the test results, or the person reviewing the test results is a true idiot.

Other Thoughts: t's so irritating to have to pay to ship a DOA drive back to NewEgg, and then wait around for the replacement to arrive. Sure it's not the worst thing that's ever happened to me, but it seems like something that shouldn't happen at all if there was truly any "rigorous" testing going on. It also seems like Western Digital should be paying the return shipping charges, not the customer who is already a casualty of their utter incompetence.

The really depressing thing is that Seagate is even worse (by far). And between them, WD and Seagate have bought up all the other hard drive manufacturers, so there is effectively no competition any more = no motivation to do better.

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  • Pamela B.
  • 9/24/2014 9:30:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Purchased One so far for my 2 bay NAS, plan on the second soon. Runs quiet and cool, lots of storage space, Nice!

Cons: Would like to see a better warranty (3 YR) for the Red series.. While the Black, RE and other business class drives from WD have 5 YR warranties for about the same price point.. Just makes me wonder, a little.

Other Thoughts: Over all so far so good, very happy with this purchase. Have had excellent luck (15+ Yrs) with WD HDD's and will continue to use them. Have had nothing but good experiences with purchasing from Newegg (7-8 Yrs) however, UPS's handling of shipping for Newegg and/or Newegg Flash is seriously disappointing. Tracking is hit and miss. Package delivery, always on the last business day and at the last minute no matter what service grade I purchase. FEDEX service and tracking was much better.

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  • Steven V.
  • 9/12/2014 11:06:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2GB Works Great in WHS V1 Windows Home Server

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Worked Great from day one. WHS V1 does not require any special alignment for this 2GB drive. It just works out of the box.

Cons: None yet. Reading other reviews was told to watch for DOA in first month, but I'm fine so far

Other Thoughts: WHS V1 (Windows Home Server) only likes drives up to 2TB, and I've found (hard way) using a green drive isn't good as the green drives have frequent head parks. I have had 3 drives in my WHS (all Seagate Green) die recently, just out of warranty. Meanwhile the two 1TB original WD drives (not red) from 6 years ago keep plugging away. Anyway, I replaced 3 Seagate drives with two 2TB red drives. WHS V1 happily took these drives without any special alignment. Eventually if I decide to decomission my WHS I should be able to re-use these in another NAS configuration.

One final thought: IF you are using WHS v1 there is a free add-in (search google) called "Home Server SMART Classic". Use that, because WHS v1 does not monitor SMART correctly but that tool will and also will send any errors over the console to your desktops. I think they have an addon for V2 as well.

I've never felt this way before, but because of so many Seagate drives going bad lately, I'm starting to move exclusively to WD.

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