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Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Eric B.
  • 7/10/2014 6:15:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTwo in a row DOA

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive

Pros: none

Cons: Second one arrived. Passed quick test of WD;s DataLifeguard Diagnostics. Long test: ran for 30 hours. It got stuck on one bar, sector # not advancing very quickly. Every second, estimated time remaining increased by four or five seconds. After 8 hours I pressed cancel. 30 hours later the test finally stopped: FAIL/TOO MANY BAD SECTORS. So in addition to bad drives, the test takes over two days if there is an issue.

Other Thoughts: I wonder how many would come back if everyone ran the extended test?

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  • Tammy C.
  • 7/8/2014 6:30:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive

Pros: Space

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Bought 3 of them and are installed in a Windows Home Server 2011 and are working great

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  • Eric B.
  • 7/3/2014 5:36:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive

Pros: quick ship as usual

Cons: Open it up, test it, Test Option: EXTENDED TEST
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 08-Too many bad sectors detected.
Test Time: 08:33:27, July 03, 2014

Other Thoughts: Don't know why I have to pay return shipping when a unit is DOA. It's certainly not my fault, so why am I paying for it?

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  • Jordon B.
  • 6/25/2014 5:18:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWD Red The good the bad & the ugly

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive

Pros: Cost. Maybe if they fix the reliabilty issues the ability to work together in raid systems

Cons: Reliability. Poor speed.
The first itteration of these drives was notoriously unreliable. Although they are designed to work best in a raid configuration their performance is the worst of all major brands. The cost while good is not worth the hassle.

Other Thoughts: Thosxe who write off WD after using these are making a mistake. My question is why would anybody interested in the redundancy of a raid system spend the extra money to by multiple hard drives and not get enterprise drives. The WD Black Enterprise support all the latest raid technology are wickedly quick and stone reliable. Regular Blacks are not the best for raid. The Reds are just not ready for prime time in any application.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Jordon B., we are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with your device. Western Digital takes great care in ensuring that all of our drives are in good working condition before they are shipped to our retailers. We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period, and are here to support our products regardless of the circumstances.
Regardless of the reason for your drives defect, we stand by our product, and would like to replace your drive for you directly, and investigate to determine the root cause of the failure.
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 (855) 559-3733, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/contact/contact.asp?lang=en&ct=wdred

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  • Jerry R.
  • 6/22/2014 10:55:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive

Pros: none

Cons: ordered two drives to replace another failing red in a synology nas. first drive crashed rebuilding array second drive dropped from the array after 20 days

getting an rma

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jerry R., we apologize for the continued inconvenience you have experienced with your devices. 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 abnormal and replace your drives directly so we are able to determine the root cause of the occurrence. Please contact us at (855) 559-3733, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/contact/contact.asp?lang=en&ct=wdred
Be certain to reference your Newegg review when you speak with our support staff so we connect you with the appropriate team member.

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  • Charles Z.
  • 6/21/2014 2:04:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Running

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive

Pros: I put this into a WHS 2011 box over a year ago without errors so far. I have my video stored there and it streams well.

Cons: None noted

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  • michael p.
  • 6/20/2014 3:20:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive

Pros: Been running 24/7 in a synology nas for 8 months now. Not a hitch, drive is very quiet and was priced well for 3GB of reliable storage.

Cons: none

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  • Brian H.
  • 6/18/2014 6:38:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent workhorse for small NAS/SAN

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive

Pros: Both drives I purchased still running perfectly after 1.25 years; two drives.

Installed in homebrew Openfiler system used for iSCSI SAN-type operation. Fast, reliable.

Cons: after more than a year, none

Other Thoughts: Still expensive; experience so far make this a good value proposition.

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  • CJ G.
  • 6/10/2014 4:13:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat drives for a home NAS

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive

Pros: Very efficient
Provide great performance
Great value for the price

New Egg was great on getting the DOAs swapped out for me

Cons: Had a couple of DOAs, it's to be expected when dealing with hard drives. Still sucks though.

Other Thoughts: I have 4 of these drives mounted in a QNAP 4 bay NAS. After resolving the DOAs on my initial order I have not had a single problem with the Red series WDs. All I can say is when you want your data to be safe go with WD and stay away from SeaGate.

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  • Kevin M.
  • 6/9/2014 9:21:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Drive - Maybe Don't Purchase Here?

This review is from: Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive

Pros: quiet

tons of storage (obviously)

I use this in a synology diskstation, and I use it as a media streaming data server / backup station / coordinator for a home security system that I'm running, and it works flawlessly. I stream to my home network and over the internet simultaneously with no issues at all, streaming for friends of mine that I have given access to my server for remote streaming purposes, all the while making constant uploads from a remote home security network.

With all of these applications combined, the end result is that my diskstation is making reads / writes at least 3 times every 5 seconds, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and I have had no issues.

My diskstation only gets 15 minutes of downtime once a week, and I set that up merely as a precaution because I was concerned I would be stressing the hard drive, but to date the only piece of hardware having issues handling the stress is my garbage router. For bulk file storage, media streaming and data backup, I couldn't recommend any hard drive more highly than this one.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I do my purchasing for tech equipment from several sites, Newegg included, and for some reason it seems like hard drives that get amazing reviews on other sites get extremely poor reviews here.

I noticed this prior to the purchase of this item, and I made my purchase on a site known for handling their packages with a great deal of care, the end result of which is a hard drive working overtime for 6+ months with no failures.

Perhaps these bad reviews have less to do with the device itself and more to do with the transit time from Newegg to the purchaser? I only currently have one drive, and I need to purchase another to run a RAID setup to backup all of my data, but all of my hard drive purchases have been made at places outside of Newegg and none of them have failed.

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