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WD WD RE4 WD2503ABYX-FR 250GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

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  • 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 90 days limited
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Learn more about the Western Digital WD2503ABYX-FR

Model

Brand
WD
Series
WD RE4
Model
WD2503ABYX-FR

Performance

Interface
SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity
250GB
RPM
7200 RPM
Cache
64MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
90 days limited
Labor
90 days limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Phillip G.
  • 12/2/2012 9:29:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDOA and warranty issue

Pros: Lucky enough to get one just before Newegg discontinued. Seems hefty and with that, quality parts used.

Cons: Hefty paperweight. DOA and didn't check right away as I am military and had other obligations that consumed my free time. Bought 10/14/2012 with Newegg's 1 yr Recertified Replacement Plan. As you can see in the description, it comes with a 90 days Limited Warranty. 90 days parts, 90 days labor. This drive when I installed it on 12/1/2012 is clicking. Not recognized in BIOS. Contacted Newegg and was told their 30 day return period passed (fine, it did). Naturally went onto Western Digital's "Warranty Check for End User" and searched by serial number. Was shocked to see 11/26/2012 as the expiration date. Now I have to plead my case to either Newegg or WD. I don't have time for silly runaround, but hope someone can resolve this glaringly inconvenient issue and hopefully not at my expense (but we all know how that goes). As I write this, it's 12/2/2012, only 49 days of a 90 day Lim Warr. Not happy.

Other Thoughts: Go try some Gouda cheese, that stuff is wonderful.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the Western Digital 250 GB Raid Edition RE4 Drive, as this is not the typical experience with the product. We recommend downloading and installing our Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows (WinDLG) utility within your Windows operating system so that you can run diagnostic tests on your drive.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940
Also displayed in the previous link, there are instructions on how to run diagnostic tests within a Mac Computer, namely First Aid or Disk Utility. We stand behind our warranty policy, and we would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience, while resolving this particular issue for you. You may 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 route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • Michael C.
  • 11/2/2012 9:07:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSurpassed expectations

Pros: Recieved drive a day earlier than expected and the packaging was superb. Upon inspection i could see no scratches on the case or marks on the connectors from previous cable hookups, it looks like a brand new hard drive. Installed and drive was instantly recognized, loaded Win 7, all need component drivers, MS Office and some other programs in less than 1 hour. Drive is quiet and very fast, programs load up in a flash. Have not run any speed test but at this point see no need to. For a refurbished drive it has blown away my expactions.

Cons: Doesnt come with manual but those are easily obtained online, not worth removing an egg. Also doesnt come with jumper block but again not worth removing an egg.

Other Thoughts: Would reccomend this drive to anyone. Excellent drive for anyone not requiring alot of storage space. Now seriously thinking about getting another one or two or more.

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  • David W.
  • 8/24/2012 1:23:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD 2503ABYX

Pros: Excellent boot or data drive for the price. In an older system cloned a drive, worked perfectly, and have another as a data drive both excellent for the price

Cons: none so far

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  • Kerry Z.
  • 8/23/2012 4:39:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery fast for a 250GB

Pros: Very fast read/write for a 250GB drive, no doubt helped by the 64MB of cache.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Scores a 5.9 on Windows Experience Index disk data transfer rate, as fast as my 2TB 7200RPM drives.

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  • Kevin C.
  • 8/7/2012 5:12:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD quality

Pros: 5 stars for this thing working and working well. If it was a seagate drive I wouldn't have even thought about it. Got this for 50 bucks because I needed to keep the price down and I love WD quality so I took a chance and it is working like brand new. Came packaged like new and even looks like new, totally clean and brillant.

Cons: Nothing

Other Thoughts: I didn't test it numbers wise because I don't care. I writing this to let others know that eventhough it's a refurb, mine came in fine working condition. The client surely is not going to know the difference. Will see how long it holds up. I saw a video on WD refurb shops and it was quite impressive. Made me not afriad to buy them.

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  • Maximilien D.
  • 7/12/2012 9:20:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good price for RE4

Cons: Is it me or the point of buying a RE4 hard drive is a bit defeated if buying it refurbished ? The point of such a drive is higher quality, now you are buying a re manufactured unit that was once faulty.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the Western Digital 250 GB Raid Edition RE4 Drive, as this is not the typical experience with the product. We recommend downloading and installing our Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows (WinDLG) utility within your Windows operating system so that you can run diagnostic tests on your drive, so that you can know if it is healthy. For information on our WinDLG utility, please view the information provided by the following link.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940
Also displayed in the previous link, there are instructions on how to run diagnostic tests within a Mac Computer, namely First Aid or Disk Utility. We stand behind our warranty policy, so you can create a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) within our customer portal website or you can contact us directly, as we would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may 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 route you and your information to the correct team members.

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