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Western Digital WD RE4 WD1003FBYX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Durable capacity storage for high-availability deployments
  • Heavy application workloads
  • 24X7X365 reliability
  • 5-year limited warranty
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  • newegg Massive Capacity, High Performance With a combination of 64 MB cache, dual processors and dual stage actuation (2 TB only), WD RE4 drives deliver up to 2 TB's of cavernous capacity and lightning-fast performance in demanding server and storage applications.
  • newegg Thermal Extended Burn-in Test Each WD RE4 drive is put through extended burn-in testing with thermal cycling to ensure reliable operation.
  • newegg High Reliability Features Enhanced RAFF technology includes sophisticated electronics to monitor the drive and correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time, resulting in a significant performance improvement in high vibration environments. Multi-axis shock sensor automatically detects the subtlest shock events and compensates to protect the data. RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER) prevents drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery processes common to desktop drives.
  • newegg StableTrac The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations.
  • newegg NoTouch Ramp Load Technology The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media, as well as better drive protection in transit.
  • newegg IntelliSeek Technology WD’s IntelliSeek technology proactively calculates an optimum seek speed to eliminate hasty movement of the actuator, resulting in lower power consumption, noise and vibration.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 2/15/2015 6:32:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGood first time experience

Pros: I ordered these compatible drives to replace failing RAID drives in my personal NAS. Drives are quieter than the originals. Worked with no problems out of the box.
Order filled promptly, packed well (two layers of bubble wrap with styro peanuts for void fill). Free delivery via USPS, arrived within one calendar week.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: First time ordering through Newegg. A friend recommended them to me for having good deals.

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  • William B.
  • 2/1/2015 10:52:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD-RE4-WD1003FBYX

Pros: Quik, Runs Cool, Reliable

Cons: Purchased 12ea of these drives and have had ZERO issues, the last 3ea i purchased came from Action Packaged Inc., 2 of 3 were USED/Refurbished

Other Thoughts: I will take my Business/Money elsewhere rather than deal with Action Packaged Inc. again

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  • Eric O.
  • 8/20/2014 10:27:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic drives

Pros: Extremely reliable
Great for JBOD or RAID
Fast

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I purchased 3 of these for games and project files (Massive sets of EXRs, etc), and I've yet to fill that space.
I have them in software raid 0, and they've accumulated 4,184 power on hours, I've had no problems with them what so ever; each averages 100MB/s transfer rates in my set of 3.

I go out of my way to recommend these to people looking at higher end hard drives.

I have also purchased a later model (The 6.0Gb/s version), but it's louder and has had some problems, so I would recommend this version instead.

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  • Ed V.
  • 7/28/2014 5:28:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs2 drive failures in 4 years

Pros: Im happy with the RAID operation and general speed, good for the price, not great, just good.

Cons: Built my machine in July 2010 and in Jan 2014 one drive failed and July the other failed. 4 yrs is long but I expected more, I have velociraptors running 6 years now.

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  • Robert M.
  • 3/8/2014 2:55:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWhat happened, WD?

Pros: Capacity, speed, cache, RAID-compatibility

Cons: Failure rate is abysmal. I'm batting 0 for 3 right now.

Other Thoughts: Bought two of these for a web server build, and one exhibited problems right off the bat. Rather than waste time with an RMA, I decided to simply purchase and overnight ship another -- which also is exhibiting problems now.

Today, my SMART status went from "A few bad sectors" to "FAILURE IS IMMINENT" on one drive, and the other drive has over 1,200 bad sectors (and counting). The third drive shows no bad sectors, but will fail and disappear from the system after copying about 30GB to it.

The RE3 line was incredibly reliable -- I have had nothing but trouble with the RE4 line, with regard to the 1TB capacity drives.

Time to switch back to some lower-capacity Velociraptors until I can wait for 3 RMAs to go through -- and even then, can they be trusted? The reports of receiving recertified drives instead of brand-new drives via warranty is scaring me. I paid for brand-new drives, which I have received absolutely 0 usable life out of, and I'd like to receive some fully-functional, brand-new, working drives. I certainly hope that happens in the RMA process.

Not happy and definitely surprised.

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  • Tong Y.
  • 2/28/2014 9:03:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs67% failure rate

Pros: Nothing about the hardware, but the warranty service is fairly quick.

Cons: horrible reliability

Other Thoughts: I bought 3 drives for a raid system, 2 out 3 failed right out of box, wasted me several hours trying to make it work on my server. This is what Western Digital called "enterprise" class drive, what a joke. Meanwhile, I ordered 8 Seagate drives for my NAS server, none of them failed!

Filed warranty claim online, and received replacement drives pretty fast, however they are re-certified drives, it's rediculous that my brand new drives somehow became re-certified, I didn't even use it! Tonight I started building the raid array again, installed OS. Half hour later, one of the drive is reporting media read error already, it looks like it's on it's way to die. What a disappointment! I thought the extra price I paid for their RE drives should give me peace of mind, of drive me crazy like this! I will stay away from RE drives.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear fishintheocean, we apologize for the continued inconvenience you have experienced with your devices. Western Digital is determined to address and resolve all issues relating to any customer concerns, and we would appreciate the opportunity to assist you on any problems you may have, resulting in a positive resolution to your issue. Please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs and notify of your Newegg review.

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  • Patrick M.
  • 2/13/2014 11:20:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsCrapped out in about 20 days

Pros: It worked well for the short amount of time it worked

Cons: Died within two weeks.

Other Thoughts: It was ordered back in November before Christmas, by the time it was installed and subsequently died the RMA period was up.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced with your drive. Western Digital is determined to address and resolve all issues relating to our customer’s concerns. We understand your situation and would like the opportunity to work with you on this directly. Please be so kind and contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or through our support website: http://support.wdc.com/rs
Be sure and mention this Newegg review when you speak with our support team, and we will connect you with the proper team member.

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  • Barb P.
  • 2/12/2014 7:40:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot particularly reliable

Pros: Large capacity

Cons: I initially ordered 4 of these for our PERC 5/i controller on our server. Right out of the box, one of them continually got kicked out of the array. I tested the drive separately and it failed as a normal stand-alone drive as well. I attempted to return it, but I made the mistake of writing the word 'bad' on the lable (so I wouldn't confuse it with the others) - they refused to compensate me at all.

That was 6 months ago. Now another drive is failing. It rebuilt successfully, but is now failing and removing itself from the array on a daily basis. Irritating to say the least.

Other Thoughts: Thought I could trust Western Digital quality...

Thought I could trust NewEgg customer service...

Manufacturer Response:

Hello greg,
We want to extend our sincere apologies for the issue you are experiencing with your drives. We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to replace your drive for you directly. Please 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, so we connect you to the correct team member.

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  • Sharon D.
  • 2/11/2014 7:43:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJust another HDD

Pros: The enterprise reliability is something I will notice over time.

Cons: Not very fast when in raid 1 with another drive.

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  • Brian M.
  • 2/4/2014 9:05:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs50% failure rate

Pros: The one that works seems marginally faster than other 1TB 64MB cache SATA drives I've used.

Cons: 1 of the 2 I purchased failed after 1 hour of use. I didn't even get to complete my OS installer before it failed. "Enterprise"...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear User, are very sorry to hear that your drive did not function so soon after it was delivered. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests. As a troubleshooting step, 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

We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to replace your drive for you directly. Please use the following link for our replacement procedure.

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


You may also contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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