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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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • JOEL M.
  • 7/2/2015 7:53:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFollow up, re failure rate

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: The two still running are solid drives serving as VM iSCSI data stores in a 2 bay Netgear NAS.

Cons: Had one fail last week, did advanced RMA through WD, the replacement drive was DOA. So 2 out of 5 drives good, 3 out of 5 bad - 2 out of 5 stars seems a more than fair rating.

Other Thoughts: The 2TB reds are the only series of drives I have ever had multiple issues with. Occasional drive failures are just part of life that's why you take backups. 3 of 5 bad in a low activity home environment is either really bad luck or an indicator of a bad batch or bad series. But definitely worth noting here

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  • Richard K.
  • 6/17/2015 5:22:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast Shipping, great 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: Arrived fast, installed quickly

Cons: Bare bones, but this was stated on website. Needed more cables, I should have thought to order them with drives

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  • Dereck S.
  • 5/30/2015 5:09:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Long Running 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: Very smart and great for NAS machines.
Huge size.

Cons: None that I am aware of

Other Thoughts: Western Digital is a leader in drive hardware. I am a fan.

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  • John E.
  • 5/28/2015 7:19:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot Compatible w/DX4000 Sentinel

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: Probably Good Drives w/compatible products.

Cons: We thought these would be compatible with a WD DX4000 Sentinel NAS But they're NOT! Even though labeled WD NAS drives and not being able to find a ompatibiltiy chart until after the fact. Now I'll have to pay the shipping and restocking fees to Newegg for a product that WD should have more information on compatibility and should be compatible to begin with. Good Luck finding documentation and good luck finding new drives for upgrading.

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  • Alan H.
  • 5/3/2015 8:32:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love these 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 been using them in different NAS setups for over a year and never had a hiccup. No DOA's and they always run fast and cool. I just put 3 in a server and it's working out great.

Cons: None

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  • Wiley C.
  • 4/28/2015 5:08:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital Red NAS HD WD20EFRX 2TB

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: So far so good, if they were to DOA they would have done so already. The drives are quite and stay cool with my ICE DOCK Black Vortex multiple bay drives. The drives are fast with 64mb cache. Running these drives for my unRaid system. 6x WD red drive is all.

Cons: none so far.

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  • Andrew C.
  • 4/22/2015 8:08:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 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: - Quiet operation
- Fairly cool
- It's a trooper (like most all WD drives I've owned/used)
- 3 year warranty

Cons: - Failing after 2.5 years

Other Thoughts: Bought the drive on 11/2012. Used it in a small home media server for storing bulk video. Booted up the machine yesterday to find the drive was no longer accessible from Windows. Ran wddiag which erred out with a 0225 indicating too many bad/unreadable sectors.

Figuring whatever was on it was lost I tossed it into a Linux box I have that I've used to pull previous WD drives back from the brink long enough to recover data and sure enough, it saw everything on the drive and is pulling stuff off as I type this.

While I have seen WD drives fail through the years, I've still yet to see one that wasn't at least partially recoverable if you have the tools. Even drives that sound like they're spinning themselves apart inside. Yet to see that kind of ability from any other drive manufacturer.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/17/2015 12:18:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood value for what you are getting

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: Stays up with demand
Great for any advanced home user

Cons: Price is a little high but a great value.
Still trying to figure out what exactly IntelliPower does or does not do.

Other Thoughts: If you need something for a NAS and don't have a lot of money to spend, then go this route. The HDDs are great and work with the Synology DS215j Network Storage just fine. Then, at a later time, you can purchase larger capacity drives when the price goes down.

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  • DONALD L.
  • 4/14/2015 7:43:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsD Livesay

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: Wow all three i received work.

Cons: none so far.

Other Thoughts: would buy again, i really like the cute little bubble wrap pouches the hard drives come with. working good in home server with FreeNAS with ZFS

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  • Joseph D.
  • 4/11/2015 3:30:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShould have heeded the warnings

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: Great Newegg price and shipping

Cons: Drive failed in 3 months

Other Thoughts: I should have believed the negative reviews. I bought this drive based on the marked "reliability". I installed this in my BuffaloTerastation, and after 3 months, I noted a red flashing light. Drive failed, data lost. I managed to get the drive reformatted, and 2 days later, drive failed again. Very disappointed. I expected more of Western Digital.

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