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WD Red 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

  • Storage for 1 to 8 bay NAS solutions
  • NASware 3.0
  • 3D Active Balance Plus
  • Longer warranty coverage

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Todd L.
  • 1/26/2016 1:26:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for the price.

This review is from: WD Red 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

Pros: The price point is great for a 3TB at the time of writing this. I had a couple 2 TBs go bad in a NAS and decided to outfit 8 3TBs to use in a RAID6. They've been working well and are plenty ample for most ARM based NAS that will have a hard time pushing more than 1Gbps .

They aren't as heavy as I'd expect. I guess going from WD Blacks from yesteryear into a new likely lower platter count 3TB they have found weight savings which is nice.

NAS found the drives easily as expected.

Cons: I haven't found any cons yet.

Other Thoughts: They came packaged well in a no frills box which is fine by me. Wasn't a retail looking box you'd find in a Best Buy or something. If this gets me cost savings all the better.

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  • James T.
  • 1/19/2016 6:27:36 PM

5 out of 5 eggsReliable drive

This review is from: WD Red 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

Pros: Western Digital makes good quality products and their customer service (post-sales support) is excellent. The Reds are quieter and cheaper to run (less power and heat) than faster drives. 3TB is currently the best price/capacity unless you amortize the cost of your RAID system.

Cons: This is not the fastest drive (but still much faster than my RAID system).

Other Thoughts: I already have 3 of these drives in my 8-bay Drobo and have no complaints. I've actually been replacing older RE3 drives and am happy to have less noise. I've seen plenty of drives fail, and WD's RMA policy is rather easier and faster than Seagate's.

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  • Joseph G.
  • 1/17/2016 8:48:19 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDrive works great in a complicated setup

This review is from: WD Red 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

Pros: Drives work good in a harsh enviroment

Cons: Intellipower Drives spin down when not in use. So if you need something off that drive, you have to wait till it spins up. I accept that.
I have about 20 of these drives and the "pro" version also. They have been stable and so far, not had but 1 fail. I think I'm ahead of the curve. By the way, my system spins 41 drives. So far, the system is over 120 Terra for a home media server. Yes, I'm nuts.

Other Thoughts: I am currently swapping out all my older 1.5 and 2 Terra drives for these particular drives. So far, I'm having good luck.

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  • Erika B.
  • 1/16/2016 8:05:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAfter 9 months Drive isdying

This review is from: WD Red 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

Pros: Good, fast when works

Cons: After only 9 months of use this drive is starting to fail. Noticed the failure started happening with disk wirte errors. Downloaded WD's disk diagnostic and ran the extended test on this drive. Drive came back failed with too many bad sectors

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Erika B.,
Thanks for bringing this concern to our attention. Assuming this drive was operating within a Network Attached RAID Storage enclosure, and the RAID was healthy prior to the onset of this concern, it is recommended utilizing the write zeros test on the Red drive and retry the extended test to rule out corrupt data within these sectors before determining this drive has failed with bad sectors. Please know this drive is not intended as a bootable primary or secondary storage within a PC outside RAID as we have WD Green drives for secondary storage and Blue or Black drives for Primary boot drives within a desktop configuration. We want you to rest assured that we indeed stand behind our drives and will gladly assist you with further troubleshooting, if you want or simply replace your in warranty drive for you. You can reach us directly by phone or Email from the information below. We ask that you mention this Newegg review with the support team member on your initial contact with us.

Need Help? Please follow the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(855) 559-3733.
https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/16/2016 7:24:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD Red 3TB NAS

This review is from: WD Red 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

Pros: Fonctionne très bien - pas de problème sur NAS QNAP.

Cons: Aucun

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  • Scott D.
  • 1/7/2016 7:10:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSame as everybody else. D.O.A. Not 1, but *2* DOA.

This review is from: WD Red 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

Pros: I got to open a box?
They made sweet, sweet, buzzing whirring and clicking noises when I plugged them in.

Cons: Slow shipping as usual (but free). Next time I'm just buying my drives off amz*zon (seriously their filter won't let you put the names of other companies in the review?!? bunch of dwicks) prime. Cause when you need drives, you NEED drives.
Going to have to wait for the RMA process and another 1-2 weeks to get replacements.
Uh, 2 out of 2 dead drives.
Tearing down my home server to expand a raid array and then having to put it all back together with no new drives.

Other Thoughts: If you're constantly seeing RMAs for a product why do you keep selling it? I should've read the reviews, and thought, 'hmmmm that might actually happen to me'. Usually I look at the reviews and go, 'pfffft mine will be delivered just fine.' The weird thing is I bought more of these because I have 4 others that I bought last year locally and they've been great. Quiet, cool, decently fast. But geez, if WD has decided it just wants to take a brown trout in a box and put a warranty on it, I need to switch brands fast.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Scott D.
We appreciate your time and providing this feedback regarding the behavior of these drives upon receipt and initial installation. We understand that you may have already shipped these drives back for replacement. In the event you haven’t already done so, we would very much appreciate you contact us directly by phone or Email below in order to discuss this matter further and assist with replacing these drive for you. If you would please mention this Newegg review within your initial contact with our WD Red support team as reference, we will be happy to investigate this matter and expedite your shipping as an accommodation for your trouble.

Need Help? Please follow the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(855) 559-3733.
https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • James F.
  • 12/30/2015 10:05:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHave been perfect so far

This review is from: WD Red 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

Pros: Have been running five of these hard drives in a 5 Bay Synology NAS for ten month and have been perfect. I would buy them again.

Cons: None that I have encountered.

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  • William I.
  • 12/25/2015 12:28:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood when they work.

This review is from: WD Red 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

Pros: Decent price per gb.
Very quick transfer rate.
Stays cool under moderate loads

Cons: Lots of DOAs in this model

Other Thoughts: This is an update review from my previous review of this drive on 8-1-2015.

At the time I had just purchased this drive model despite reading all the horrible reviews concerning it's tendency to be doa or die shortly after purchase. My first go round result led in a doa drive which I was really upset about having paid for expedited shipping. It shocked me how poorly these drives shifted from manufacturing to the end user. The manufacturer states they have the highest quality testing controls and yet there is/was a statistically significant amount of drives ariving to customers not working. Whether that occurred because of the various times they are handled or simply poor engineering l, who is to say.

Either way I went through the Newegg RmA process and got a new drive a week later. This time the experience was good. The drive partitioned and formatted correctly and was ready to use. I started loading large files onto it and it responded with very fast write speeds while staying cool to the touch even after long periods of use. 4 months later it is still going strong with no issues.

For the sake of this review I'm giving it a 3 egg rating
It would be a 4 egg if not for the on going doa issues. To any potential buyers I would recommend thinking long and hard about whether you are willing to take the chance on this model from the get go. The price is really good for the amount of storage but the short term and long term reliability is certainly in question.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello William I,
We want to thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. As you mentioned within this review, we rigorously test our drives before leaving our factory to ensure they meet our stringent quality standards, however we have no control over how they are handled after leaving our warehouses up to being installed in your particular NAS enclosure. It is important to know these WD Red drives are designed and intended for use in a NAS 1-8 Bay enclosure, and if your actual intended usage is outside this description, we may want to direct you to another model that may fill your particular niche. With this said, we have a product information link below that includes a compatibility list of tested and supported NAS enclosures to ensure you have the right drive for your NAS.
“WD Red NAS Product Features”: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=810

From the information contained within this review, we believe that we located a previous case that you created with us and will be following up with you soon. If however, you wish to reach out to us first, please follow our contact information below and be sure to mention this Newegg review along with any previous case information with the WD Red support member. We would like to discuss this matter further, in particular how you received your drive along with the particular environment these drive are operating in order to determine how we can provide a positive user experience.

Need Help? Please follow the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(855) 559-3733.
https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • Kyle M.
  • 11/27/2015 3:29:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSO Far ...

This review is from: WD Red 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

Pros: These NAS drives have run well so far. They are in a Buffalo Pro Quad. Running in JBOD mode for now. Will RAID them in the future. They run 24/7, nice and cool, and seem to perform fine.

Cons: None, so far. I read all the horror stories about these drives,I have not had any such problems.

Other Thoughts: Hard drives are hit and miss at times. But I have found Western Digital to be strong runners. NAS drives are a users preference. I have some systems running Seagate NAS drives and this one with WD NAS. Get them installed and running, and don't mess with them. Do some research, buy from Newegg, if you need to RMA a drive, Newegg support is the best.

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  • Daniel A.
  • 11/18/2015 12:24:54 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1 Year & Fine

This review is from: WD Red 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

Pros: Cheap and seem to be decent speed.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I have 5 of these in my DROBO and they have worked flawlessly. I would buy them again.

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