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Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM

  • Cool, quiet operation for efficient eco-conscious computing
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Eco-conscious design
  • 2-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Steven R.
  • 9/8/2014 12:50:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsCorrected Review

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Performs as advertised. Great price for storage drive. In my 8/22/14 review I posted the drive reporting as being less than 3TB and this was true. However I didn't mention I was using a SATA drive dock. Where my 3TB Black drive shows as the proper 2.72TB the green drive was only showing 747 MB. Returned to WD via RMA and received the replacement drive several days later. Same issue. Called support and advised the same. I did mention I was using this for storage of raw telescope image data and used a SATA drive dock. He suggested connecting the drive internally and all showed up fine when initialized and volume set. Read the drive again in the drive dock and the full 2.72TB drive shows as it should.

Never occurred to me the drive dock was the weak link. The drive dock is an older Thermaltake USB2/e-SATA model which has worked excellent for years. I was not aware of limitations on the drive sizes usable on these. Like I said the 2TB Green and 3TB Black drives worked fine.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If you have a problem and use an external dock such as this, try the drive internally before thinking the drive is bad. It never occurred to me as I use this dock very often. I've been backing up the telescope raw image files, GBs at a time for years without issue using this dock.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/3/2014 9:27:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood for HTPC / Steambox

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I wanted quiet, low power storage for my living room PC and that is what I got with this drive. It is more or less silent at couch distance in a very porous Antec 300 case. To actually hear the drive I have to put my face down near the PC or intentionally load up some drive-intensive tasks. For browsing, video, and gaming purposes, I can't hear this drive.

Performance is very good; I can stream 720p video to two tablets simultaneously while also running a Steam backup or playing a game, no problem. The games I have tested so far (Dark Souls, Sleeping Dogs) load much faster than they did on the 8-year old SATA 3.0 WD that this drive replaces.

As for reliability, I have never had a WD product fail on me. All of my previous WD drives have run well into obsolescence, and I expect this one will do the same.

Cons: Not SSD fast... but the only time you notice that is while booting.

I don't have enough games and media to fill it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/2/2014 6:16:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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2 out of 5 eggsFirst one DOA, second one working

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Power consumption is low, speed is not horrible. Quiet.

Cons: First one was DOA. Didn't even spin up, just sat there making horrible clicking noises. My other WD Green drives have both thrown an uncorrectable sector, corrupting data.

2 year warranty reflects, sadly, about how long I expect this drive to last, unlike the 8+ years I used to get out of WD.

Other Thoughts: First of all, I would have saved myself the $10 return shipping for the DOA drive if I had bought it elsewhere. Sorry Newegg.

Secondly, why does the Green series have to equal dirt cheap but unreliable? There must be other people like me who want to spend a bit more for quality, longevity, a better warranty, AND good power consumption.

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  • Thomas B.
  • 9/1/2014 11:07:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Big, cheap, solid performer so far.

Cons: Not the fastest, but I didn't buy them for their speed.

Other Thoughts: I am gradually replacing all my 2tb WD Green drives with the 3 tb version. I use 4 of them them in a linux fileserver and another 4 in a Drobo. backing up the fileserver. I generally replace the drives about every 2 years, and have not had a disk failure for at least 4 years. I'm fine with their level of performance for my needs.

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  • Rohin K.
  • 8/23/2014 12:09:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Drive

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: A good drive. I am using two of these 3tb WD drives for primary storage alongside a SSD for the C: drive. The drive. I have noticed that these drives are cost effective compared to black drives, so I chose these.

Cons: The drive RPM at 5400 is less than that of black drives, but the cost savings are significant. Only if doing very hard drive intensive work should the black drives be considered, in my opinion.

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  • Steven R.
  • 8/22/2014 2:49:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWrong lable

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Great Price for data storage drive. I've used the 2TB drive without issue and a 3TB Black WD drive, no problems. Very well packed with the large "hot dog" packaging around the unit in a tight fitting box.

Cons: In this case it appears to be a WD snafu. After working with the WD tech, thanks Cindy, it comes down to what I think is a mis-labled drive. It only shows as 746.39 GBs instead of 2,749.39 GBs like the Black drive does. Drive is being sent back to WD for replacement. Whatever the reason they are the people to discover the problem.

Hard to rate without knowing the real issue. Physical problem or labeling issue? Seems to act like a 750 GB HD. Don't have one of those so not sure what that formats out to. 732.4 GB maybe.

Other Thoughts: The Wd tech was very through and it was decided the best thing to do was return the drive via a RMA. I bought this drive due to is low cost and the 2 TB Green dive I have has done very well. I don't think this is a defective drive but that's for WD to determine. I have a few dozen of WD drives in 5 computers and then those used in Sata drive docks for simple storage and they have all worked well for me over the years.

WD will send a replacement and all will be well.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Steve, we apologize for any inconvenience relating to this unfortunate circumstance. We recommend ensuring the drive is partitioned with the correct partition table. Typically a drive is partitioned as a MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table but as you increase the size of the hard drive, it is recommended to change the partition table to GUID (GPT). To learn more about issues and solutions with hard drives greater than 2TB, please refer to the following link.

“Hard drives greater than 2 TB do not work on existing operating systems”:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2754

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us and reference your Newegg review at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Jordan C.
  • 8/20/2014 4:02:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable. Does its job.

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Copy speed is fine. Reliability is great. Not an issue in the 2 years that the drive has been operating.

Cons: None yet

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/8/2014 4:47:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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3 out of 5 eggshit or miss if it works or not

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: great price for bulk storage. I bought one of these a year or so and I love it. I use it to store bulk media on my media pc. now I just bought another. great drive at a great price.

Cons: just received my drive. second time in a row the drive was dud. both times the drive died after partitioning. drive is being replaced again and we will see if it happens again.

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  • Charles J.
  • 8/4/2014 8:29:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1 out of 5 eggsDead After Partitioning

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Nice shade of green.... If you like green....

Cons: It died after I partitioned it. No spinning, no noise, no OS can recognize it, not even fdisk.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Charles, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Regardless of the reason for your drives issue, we stand by our product, and would like to replace your drive for you directly.
“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 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Huy H.
  • 7/31/2014 2:42:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWas defective

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Price/GB of the drive is great if it works.

Cons: This drive was dead on arrival. I contacted newegg for a replacement and the replacement was also dead. Both the drives that were sent made a clicking noise. Windows could not create a GPT partition or an MBR parition and just showed an error when I tried to create one. I tried different SATA connections and different computers but both drives didn't work.

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure this is a problem with the drives so much as a problem with how newegg ships hard drives. Both drives came in a small box and were packed in a bubble case with 1inch of padding around the drive. I don't think this is enough padding or boxing for a bare hard drive that is shipped. The packaging is enough for picking up a bare drive up from a brick and mortar store. But it seems like the drives are getting destroyed in shipping because of inadequate padding. I wouldn't buy anymore bare drives from newegg unless they change their shipping methods for bare drives. Luckily, I have shoprunner so the return labels were paid for, but it would have been infuriating if I had to pay return shipping twice for a drive that didn't work from day one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Please consider contacting our support department in such a situation so we can replace your device through us directly and receive the defective device back for testing and analysis to determine the reason for the issue with the drive. You may reach us at (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 route you and your information to the correct team members.

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