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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 3.0
  • 3D Active Balance Plus
  • Longer warranty coverage
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  • Douglas M.
  • 3/30/2015 2:46:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Strong 2+ Years Later

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 put 2 of these 2TB drives into a FreeNAS box over 2 years ago (Mirror array Raid 1) the FreeNAS is on line 24/7/365. I only shut it down twice a year for about an hour to clean the dust out. It backs up 6 PC's and is used as a streaming media box. The WD Red's just keep on going.

Cons: None at all.

Other Thoughts: This is not a long "flowery" review...just a simple testament to the reliability of these drives. Using a basic unmanaged DLink SOHO gigabit switch with Cat5e cables and an Intel NIC in the FreeNAS box, I get sustained large file transfer speed of 110 Mbps.

I have always preferred Western Digital drives. I use them in all my builds for mass storage. WD's are like my Toyota Camry, they just run!!

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  • Erick C.
  • 3/4/2015 1:27:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsBought 6 hard drives

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: Extended warranty is a plus.

Cons: Bought 6 hard drives and have 10 months using the drives. 1 of my hard drive just completely died. 2 others just got bad sectors after running extended test. Sending it to WD for RMA but I am not happy of the odds of failures on these drives. 3 out 3 in less than a year.

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  • Judy L.
  • 2/23/2015 6:40:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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2 out of 5 eggs2 returns in less than 18 months.

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: Pretty good customer service from WD

Cons: Had to RMA a drive in under 6 months. Now doing another RMA for the returned drive. The warranty was 'up' on the replacement drive, so I had to call WD and get the warranty extended. Now have to wait to RMA the drive.

Other Thoughts: Anyone who has purchased or will purchase these RED drives should look up the 'LOAD CYCLE COUNT' issue. Its seems to be a pretty big show stopper.

Many cloud-based services are reporting that regular 'consumer grade' drives out perform these 'special' or 'enterprise' class drives.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Jason, we apologize for any inconvenience. It is good to hear you have been in touch with our support and are receiving a replacement, but if there are any further concerns please reference your Newegg review with our team as a point of reference.

(800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • Kevin W.
  • 2/20/2015 7:21:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood Drives

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've used 2 of these in a mirror raid in my home media server. They have been running 24/7 for over a year without issue.

Cons: none

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  • Aaron L.
  • 2/8/2015 1:57:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWD Red is a solid upgrade for older NAS/WHS

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: Went from 84MBs to 122MBs on older Acer Easystore H340 Windows Home Server. This was when upgrading from the factory WD Green 1TB to a WD Red 2TB. For the money it was a good upgrade.

Cons: Price for the size

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  • Joseph L.
  • 1/13/2015 10:38:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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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: I bought 6 of these drives in March of '13 for a freenas system I built. They have been running 24/7/365 without an issue. I am more than pleased by these drives

Cons: STILL none

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  • Robert D.
  • 1/1/2015 9:44:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEggcellent!

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 two of these drives to replace a couple of dead Seagate drives in my NAS. My system recognized them and formatted with no problems at all.

My NAS is setup for backups of various devices, and one portion is allocated for streaming media throughout the network within my house.

These drives have no problem streaming to numerous devices within my network at the same time!

Nice 3 year warranty!

Cons: None at all!

Other Thoughts: These would probably be great to use on a DVR for a surveillance system as well!

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  • Christopher B.
  • 12/29/2014 7:11:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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2 out of 5 eggsHigh rate of failure

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: Cheap, high capacity drives for (smaller) NAS purposes.

Cons: I have bought 5 of these over the past year and 2 have died within a few months of service on a rarely used 4-drive NAS at a satellite office.

Another positive note is that the warranty process with WD is very streamlined.

Other Thoughts: Buy a few extra for cold spares because the warranty process takes a couple weeks.

I've noticed that the higher the drive capacity the larger the rate of failure. I think 2TB might be the largest I try for a while.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Christopher,
We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced. As you have mentioned, we do stand by our warranty policy for the duration of the warranty period and are happy to assist you with your concerns directly, and receive your drives back for further testing and analysis. If we can be of any assistance to you, please contact us by phone or email below and mention your Newegg review.

For additional assistance, please contact us at (855) 559-3733, or via our support website at: https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • Aron W.
  • 12/21/2014 7:23:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsGreat for price.

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: Been using 4 of these in RAID 5 for almost 2yrs in my server. Had one fail in the first month. RMA and no problems since.

Cons: One drive failed.

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  • ba p.
  • 12/10/2014 4:05:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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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.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings, we appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the Western Digital Red Drive, as this is not the typical experience with the product. We do recommend for optimal use, to ensure that the enclosure you put these drives in are on our qualified Network Attached Storage (NAS) list located at the following link, and the manufacturer of your NAS device has support for varying types of hard drives, should their device not be on the list.

“WD Red NAS Hard Drives compatibility list”:
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=810&wdc_lang=en#Tab2&Tab10

The Red drive series have been created for use in a 24x7 operational environment, which is intended to decrease heat emissions, while running quieter and more efficiently. For this reason, if you are still experiencing any issues and your NAS enclosure is on our qualified list, there could be varying causes relating to your experience. 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

For additional assistance, please contact us at (855) 559-3733, or via our support website at: https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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