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

  • Storage for 1 to 5 bay NAS solutions
  • NASware 2.0
  • 3D Active Balance Plus
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • ROBERT S.
  • 7/29/2014 3:19:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat deal, great product!

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: Large capacity. Runs great.

Cons: None

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  • Scott E.
  • 7/27/2014 2:56:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good!

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've read many reviews about DOA drives. I ordered 5 of these on March 1 2014, and as of today July 27 2014, all drives are working fine using software RAID and a bit over 70% space utilization.

I've also read many reviews about poor packing for drives. There was NO issue with this shipment. Inside the main shipment, each drive was packed in it's own custom-designed bubblewrap+cardboard container. (In my previous purchases of 2TB drives a couple of years ago, the drives were wrapped in generic bubble wrap and packing tape.)

Cons: I have not had any issues so far. I've seen NO S.M.A.R.T errors. Nor have I seen any other issues with the drives.

My A/C has gone out a couple of times, and the server closet became very warm before I could put a fan in. Still no issues with the drives.

Other Thoughts: I set these up as a RAID 5 partition in a Rosewill RSV5 5-bay enclosure using CentOS 6 and the MD software raid. I did NOT use hardware RAID provided by the port-extender card.

These drives work well. A couple of days ago, I moved the 5 drives into a Roesewill 8-bay enclosure I've had for a long time, and the drives and partitions came right back up. These drives have been powered on pretty much continually since March 1024.

I use these drives to stream media to various devices in my house, and I use them to keep backups of home PCs and remote servers as well. The media streaming is mostly at night, but the backups run every hour or so, so these drives are fairly active.

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  • Nathan C.
  • 7/27/2014 12:33:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Little Drives!

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: - High storage capacity.
- 3 year warranty.
- Very fast. Pulls 140 MB/s sequentially! Faster than my WD blacks.
- Solid RAID performance. 330+ MB/s in soft RAID. No dropouts.

Cons: - A little pricey. Although you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: Been running four of these drives in BTRFS RAID 10 with 6 months of uptime, with no issue.

One drive came from elsewhere and the other three came from NewEgg. Was packaged great and no failures to this day. Lets hope they have a long life. My WD blacks, which are similar to these have been going strong in my desktop for four years now.

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  • Michael K.
  • 7/24/2014 3:32:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drives!

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: -Large Capacity
-NAS Capable
-Good Performance

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I've read a LOT of reviews complaining of D.O.A.'s, but I own 10 of these drives, some of them as old as 2 years and have had ZERO D.O.A.'s and ZERO failures in that time! I have been using these in a Windows 8 storage space configuration for the time being, and they have worked out amazingly well. I will continue to use these drives in the future for sure!

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  • Adam B.
  • 7/24/2014 12:23:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRed Hot, That Is

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: Awesome price, designed for NAS uses, wasn't DoA

Cons: None thus far. Maybe it didn't come with a Western Digital branded flag to hang outside my house?

Other Thoughts: I've always found Western Digital to be the best drives out there - regardless of what the naysayers think. I have two of these drives in my FreeNAS home server along with an older WD Green drive. They're constantly spinning, and have been up for nearly three months without a reboot. They get the job done, they're relatively quiet, and hey - they're 3 TB. Notbad.jpg.

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  • Michael S.
  • 7/19/2014 6:42:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsSo far 3 of 4 still working

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: Size, price.

Cons: Not sure how long they will last.

Other Thoughts: I bought 4 of these to make a raid server for my home theater. After having them for @ 1 year, I just got a message from my raid monitor telling me one has failed. After running some diagnostics, I have found it is no longer booting with the rest at start up.
The other three are working fine as far as I can tell, and lets hope it stays that way until I can swap out the bad one. I have 176 Blue Rays ripped and do not want to loose all that data.

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  • WAYNE S.
  • 7/13/2014 7:19:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs24/7 over year no failures

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: Drives have worked reliably for over a year. They are quiet and low power.

Cons: Not the fastest, but that is tradeoff with heat and power.

Other Thoughts: I started with 5 drives in a Linux raid 6 server and have expanded to 9 drives. The only reliability issue has been with the controller used with the drives. Too many disk failures are related to controllers, cables and system setup. Currently using an LSI 9211-8i, non-raid mode (would also suggest LSI LSI00302 (9207-8i Kit)). The 9211-8i failed and was RMAed with LSI, but the controller runs hot and needs fan blowing directly on it. The raid drives have never failed. Many MB sata controllers have inadequate heat sinks and can also cause drive failures.

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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?

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Eric, we are sorry to hear that you received a non-functional device, as this is not typical or expected. We understand your situation and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive directly at no further cost to you, so we have the opportunity to test and determine the root cause of the concern.
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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  • 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?

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Eric, we are sorry to hear that you received a non-functional device, as this is not typical or expected. We understand your situation and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive directly at no further cost to you, so we have the opportunity to test and determine the root cause of the concern.
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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