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Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 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
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  • Gratien F.
  • 7/11/2014 10:00:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs usual WD = reliability

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: These HDD are incredible! Reliability and performance! 5 years warranty!

Cons: A little noisy, but who care, they rocks !

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  • Ryan B.
  • 7/7/2014 3:59:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBought two of these RE 4TB

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: - Large space, but keep in mind the actual usable space will be around 3.6TB.
- Make sure you format these drives with the GUID partition table (GPT) partitioning scheme (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2581408). This allows you to use >2TB drives.
- I plug my two RE4 into StarTech drive bays to act as external drive storage, works great, just make sure your drive bay states it has been tested with 4TB drives.

Cons: ...you know, when I received my drives, the packaging was wonderful. They actually put them in these drive-shaped encasing. The encasing were so cool that I actually couldn't bring myself to throw them out...so now they sit there looking for something to cover when I ship something.

Other Thoughts: Crucial Micron shook the ground with slashing the SSD per GB to ~60 cents from OCZ's $1.20 per GB. Western Digital should be the first to offer a 4TB SSD cheap, that would be a memorable PR event. ;)

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  • Richard O.
  • 6/17/2014 9:21:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot an Enterprise caliber drive

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Seemed like lots of storage for the money. A recognized brand name I have used in the past.

Cons: Worked OK for 7 months then died completely. WD's repair didn't last.

Other Thoughts: Sent it back to WD, it was repaired, but only worked for 3 days. Sending it back again, asking for a replacement. I expected more from an "Enterprise" drive from this manufacturer.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Richard, it is unfortunate that you experienced a faulty drive. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests. 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 something uncommon.

So we are able to address the concerns within your review and provide you with a positive outcome to your experience please contact us directly and reference this review at: (800) 275-4932, or via our support website: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/12/2014 2:35:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsUse in a Raid

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: These last for years and years

Cons: People don't use them correctly

Other Thoughts: This is not, not a drive that is made for use in a desktop or similar. Use in a NAS or a server, and you wont be disappointed.

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  • Russell C.
  • 1/10/2014 6:50:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on arrival.

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Older 2 TB RE drives I have function well and have not had any issues. Hoped for same experience. Was actually packed well, although first time I have ever ordered just one drive from Newegg.

Cons: Dead on arrival. Spins up partially, makes a loud click, spins down, repeat. Tried on multiple SATA ports and power connectors in my Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 PC. Neither box would boot with it installed. Connecting it after booting did not allow it to be initialized. Going back.

Other Thoughts: Frustrating that quality assurance is still not assured even with expensive enterprise-class products. A WD Black drive I bought less than two years ago had to be exchanged. At least WD's RMA exchange process for it was smooth.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, it is unfortunate that you experienced a faulty drive. Our drives are rigorously tested to ensure they are in good working condition before they leave our warehouses, and for this reason it is unfortunate that you have received a dead on arrival drive. We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to replace your drive for you.
How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8
If you feel at any time that our support team can be of further assistance in providing you with a positive resolution to your technical concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at the information below. Please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/.

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  • Ravi B.
  • 12/3/2013 9:41:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Drive, Bad Packaging

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: -Low infant mortality rate
-Very Fast for a Spinning Disk
-Advanced RAID featuresets available
-SATA3/6.0Gb/s
-Feels sturdy (smaller drives are sometimes too light and poorly balanced internally)

Cons: Newegg consistently fails to package these drives properly, they are very heavy with all the platters in them.

I routinely see 1 in 10 damaged in shipping from newegg, other vendors are able to properly package these so I usually order these from alternate vendors to save the RMA headache.

Other Thoughts: I always keep at least one spare on hand for spinning or SSD in a business critical environment

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  • Shane S.
  • 9/19/2013 12:37:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat drive...while it lasted

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Large capacity, high transfer rate, good with heavy loads. I used this as my game drive.

Cons: Expensive, started corrupting files after about 8 month. At 10 months, I started up my computer & it ran a drive scan on this drive on startup, with a whole bunch of unreadable data. After about an hour, I just killed the scan & rebooted my computer, skipping the scan. Luckily I got a SeaGate drive from my friend for $150 the day before, so I transferred everything over to that drive & formatted the old drive. I ran a disc scan after the format to see how much of the drive was lost, but the scan come up with no problems. So at this point I don't know if I should attempt to get a replacement through WD or attempt to use it again & see if I run into the same corruption problems.

Other Thoughts: I expect the fact that I have over 700 games on my Steam account alone that were being constantly updated on this drive may be the cause for it's early demise. So while the drive does state that it's good under heavy loads, I can't say that it is good over extended heavy use.

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  • Linh N.
  • 7/6/2013 6:51:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsWD4000FYYZ

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: warranty

Cons: packaging

Other Thoughts: compare the DOA HDDs from this site vs the site that is a river that runs through S america.... it's roughly 1:100 in favor of the river site.

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  • ronald s.
  • 5/2/2013 5:32:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggslarge price, large capacity

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Probably the best 4TB SATA drive on the market for SAN, NAS, or internal RAID storage.

4TB works fine with an iomega Storecenter PX2-300d even if it's not supported by iomega.

After a heavily jostled delivery these drives haven't thrown any errors yet. Even if they did I wouldn't blame it on Western Digital.

I didn't have the time to throw each of drive through the gauntlet to check for errors, so I just used windows error checking and selected the box to attempt to repair the errors. Each drive took over 12hrs to finish with just that test. I didn't see anything in the log that referred to errors.

Cons: So far no cons about these RE drives. whew!


I ordered 2x WD4000FYYZ and 2xWD3000FYYZ drives for an Iomega Storecenter PX2-300d. The packing from newegg for multiple bare drives totally bl0wz. It appears they use the same open ended Styrofoam as they receive the drives from the manufacturer. They wrapped it in one layer of bubble wrap then threw in a bunch of peanuts into the box. The drives were stacked on one another 2x2. the box arrived damaged and the bubble wrap that touched the bare drives was popped. I was very concerned since I paid for 2-day shipping instead of free shipping to try and avoid this, but oh well.


It appears newegg has given up on UPS and switched to OnTrac. all my orders in 2013 have arrived via ontrac. I won't post my comments about ontrac. do a google search for 'ontrac review'. It's not very positive. Ontrac doesn't require a signature, so you can't tell them to return a damaged box to the sender when you see they left a damaged box on your open doorstep worth $1500.

Other Thoughts: I would locate a retail boxed item for these drives if you can. These drives are worth spending another $100 each for proper packaging. Unless, of course, you like throwing away hundreds of dollars for DOAs and wasting a month waiting for 2 day deliveries and RMAs.

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  • Donald S.
  • 3/29/2013 9:05:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat purchase

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Large, fast and quiet. Also runs cool.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Used as a stand alone at the moment, this drive has enough space for me to consolidate all of my old 640GB drives down to one with space to spare. I'm very impressed with the build, and again with how quiet the drive is. I would buy more.

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