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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 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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  • stephen d.
  • 6/23/2015 9:58:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCheck each drive for vibration

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: Purchased 6 of these drives from NewEgg. 5/6 drives were fine and worked as they should. .

Cons: One (1/6) drive had a very significant vibration and had to go back to NewEgg for RMA replacement. Several people have reported heavy vibration in these drives. Feel the drives before mounting them! Some minor spin vibration is completely normal, but excessive vibration can transfer through the drive cage to other drives.

Other Thoughts: When I returned the vibrating drive, it was damaged in return shipping which led to a big headache and delay! NewEgg eventually took care of the issue with their excellent customer service. When returning a drive(s), double-box them, even if NewEgg sent them single-boxed!

I returned my drive in the drive box and with the same bubble wrap that NewEgg sent me. This was exactly the same way that NewEgg sent my replacement drive, except they sent it via OnTrac, and my return went UPS. My RMA replacement box had one of the bubble-wrap compartments collapsed, but fortunately, the drive tested okay and did not exhibit excessive vibration.

I cannot tell if the original vibrating drive was like that from the factory, or damaged during shipping. In any event, I think WD should make the drives a bit more sturdy so that even when properly packaged (as they were presumably from WD and definitely from NewEgg), the drives aren't so susceptible to shock damage while parked.

I remain a loyal and happy NewEgg customer and hope that Western Digital can take this feedback to improve their products. They're good, but they could get better.

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  • Richard R.
  • 6/2/2015 12:41:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWhat's up with these

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: All drives pass "complete smart test" and test out on WD's Lifeguard Diagnostics. But ... Drives do not stay on line ... is it the drives or NAS

Cons: Ordered 4 drives. One failed smart test at get go. Replaced by Newegg. Now I'm in nowhere's land and starting to suspect the drives .... see other thoughts below

Other Thoughts: I have a QNAP TS-451 4 drive NAS. filled with 4 WD Red 3T drives. My NAS can't seem to stay up more then a couple of months with out a drive getting a read error and being taken off line. The drive always passes it's Smart Test (complete) and twice each drive has gone though WD's Lifeguard Diagnostics (each one has passed). The NAS is on a approved UPS so it's not power glitches. I did a compete memory test on the NAS ... no problems. I have replaced the NAS and still have drives falling off ... So now I'm suspecting the drives.

So, what to do with this expensive brick ... buy more drives even thought they check out??? Perhaps a different brand of drive? OR maybe buy another brand of NAS and see if these drives work better in it? You tell me ... I rated these drives 3 stars because I'm not sure ... (just a data point for those who are shopping ... hope you don't have the same fate)

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  • Nicholas J.
  • 6/2/2015 12:33:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNo problems

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: Bought two 3TB drives, both shipped in good condition. I've owned them 3.5 months and have had no issues.

Cons: No issues

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  • Pat S.
  • 5/26/2015 8:21:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Solid 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: Been running these in my 24/7 home server.
They run cooler than my other drives and have been running without any problems for close to a year now.

Cons: None

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  • justin c.
  • 5/25/2015 11:10:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking Well! 3X Raid 5 ESATA

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: Using in an Esata box with RAID 5 (3 drives so far), plan to add hot spare and expand in the future. Cool running and decent perforance (crystal diskmark SEQ 500MB read 115MB/s with raid 5 and encryption and write 125MB/s). No noise yet I dont sleep next to it either. +eggs for good packaging and quick delivery from newegg!

Cons: all is well so far

Other Thoughts: please handle carefully, use a static wrist band to avoid damaging. performance will increase with additional drives and plan till fill all 8 bays making one drive the hot spare.

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  • GREGORY L.
  • 5/20/2015 8:52:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

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 had 2 WD Green 2TB drives running in RAID 1 for about 2 years in my DS211J. Drive 2 always ran a couple degrees hotter than drive one because of the air flow inside the NAS enclosure. Drive 2 failed. I replaced the WD Green drives with a pair of these WD Red 3TB drives about 4 months ago. The transition over went very smoothly and I have had no problem with these drives to date. The second drive still runs a couple degrees warmer inside the DS211J.

Cons: No cons to date.

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  • Kevin J.
  • 5/20/2015 5:45:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo issues

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 installed for about a year with no issues. Set up 6 of these in a raidz2 pool connected directly to the mb.

Cons: The fact that HDD manufacturers are able to market drives as x TB when we all know it is a lot less. But that is a rant for the pub.

Other Thoughts: This is a home system primarily used as a media server and backup target for a few PCs along with hosting a few virtual hard drives that I tinker with, so I have by no means seriously tested these under load.

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  • Robert W.
  • 5/19/2015 7:34:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThis is an OK 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: Decent drive. Runs cooler than Greens or Blues (at least in my machines.) Quiet. Decent price when on sale.....

Cons: My first NAS came with a GREEN drive. I added a RED drive for RAID 1 and eventually replaced the other green drive. Both Red drives failed within 6 months after their warranty period. They don't make drives like they used to.

Other Thoughts: Bought a new NAS that can handle larger drives. Starting out with two of these drives in RAID 1. We'll see how they do.....

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  • Mark W.
  • 5/17/2015 3:28:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs50% success rate

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: When it works, it works well. When I added one of these drives to my storage array to replace a failed drive, I got a faster rebuild speed than with any other disk.

Cons: When it fails, it fails horribly. The second drive added to the array caused the controller card to lock up, requiring a reboot to fix.

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  • Nathan M.
  • 5/17/2015 1:33:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsManufacturer doesnt properly own their quality issues.

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: 7/8 of the drives I ordered work great. good price. large capacity.

Cons: 1 drive Dead on Arrival (brand new). both vendor and manufacturer charge customer return shipping (additional cost) for DOA items that never worked (not customer's fault).

Other Thoughts: End up being charged the price of a new drive to get a used (refurbished or recertified) drive. End up being charged additional to return the defective brand new drive.

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