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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 2.0
  • 3D Active Balance Plus
  • Longer warranty coverage
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Preston P.
  • 11/15/2014 6:24:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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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: non

Cons: DOA - Drive wouldn't spool.

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  • Jay P.
  • 11/7/2014 9:48:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsProven good 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: Had 4 running in my Drobo 5D for 6 months now. Absolutely no issues. Worked right out of the box. Barely hear them running (really only hear the quite Drobo fan) - can only tell the drives are running when they are spinning up from sleep.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Seems very reliable - ordered 2 more today.

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  • Ron W.
  • 10/27/2014 3:39:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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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: Works as expected

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I purchased four of these in a ZFS RAIDZ array in my FreeNAS setup in March of 2014. My system has worked flawlessly but my first pool is now 81% full. I have found I'm using my system for more than I originally had planned and contemplating expanding my system and create a new pool of drives... probably going to buy another four. I am leaving feedback because I wanted to let others know that I am wanting to buy more... about as good feedback as I can think for hard drives.

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  • Sebastien J.
  • 10/25/2014 5:35:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust buy it.

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: These drives are awesome, best fit for a Synology

These drives are fast, quiet, don't vibrate/resonate like older drives and consistently show lower temps than any other drives I had purchased in the past.

I really like Newegg's new packagin for drives. It's got an inflatable mars rover kind of vibe bag in the box to protect it. I'm actually keeping them for future use, like sneaker-neting...

Cons: Would have gotten the 4tb version is the prices were right.

The 3tb is a really good product at an affordable price right now.

Other Thoughts: For a NAS use case, just buy these and stop researching...

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  • Matthew B.
  • 10/22/2014 6:25:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsUnreliable & mediocre service

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: Hard to find any when they fail so frequently.

Cons: Long warranty in which you can pay shipping to have a drive replaced. Given the price compared to others, I expected better.

Other Thoughts: Bought a Synology 414 and ordered four of these drives for RAID 5. Glad I mirror the NAS because in just over a month one drive failed, and one is clearly failing. WD has the gall to charge me for shipping for their defective product! I'm stuck with these, because they won't just refund my money. So I guess I'll tough it out. But I expected better, and wont by WD again. Like ATT wireless, I'll return to Seagate and accept that average is the best I'll ever get I suppose.

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  • Mr. H.
  • 10/16/2014 4:12:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsSo far, so bad

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: Not many.

Cons: High failure rate.

Other Thoughts: I purchased four of these drives for a Synology NAS and set them up to run in RAID 10. Over the course of two days, I set up the NAS, set up the RAID, ran a parity test, and then copied some files to the NAS. On the third day one of the WD Reds failed completely. Three days of operation! Here's hoping the other three last a bit longer than that.

I have a fifth Red that I had purchased just over a year ago for my HTPC. That drive has a mind of its own. It appears to be close to failure (failing to write, disappearing from the system, etc.), but keeps hanging on and passing all tests. Very strange.

The best part about all of this is that WD makes you pay to return their defective products. Ain't that just a kick in the...

I guess it's time to try another brand, but the quality of all hard drives seems to have taken a nose dive over the last five years.

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  • ARTHUR T.
  • 10/14/2014 9:36:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRunning 3 of this in a software RAID5 setup

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 purchased 3 of these to run under linux via mdadm in a RAID5 setup. Performance is as expected and no complaints about the drives.

Cons: 1 was DOA upon delivery and had to be RMA'd for a replacement. Docking an egg for that.

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  • Leslie S.
  • 10/12/2014 8:18:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsCrashed after 5 months

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 five of these installed into my Synology DS-1513+ in RAID6 configuration.

Thankfully I can have up to two HDD's fail and still not lose any data...

Cons: What a shame, crashed after 5 months of minimal usage.

Other Thoughts: I always thought WD HDD's were good to go, they have never failed me in the past but five months of usage is pretty bad.

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  • Andrew H.
  • 10/9/2014 10:43:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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4 out of 5 eggsYes - shipping with nasware 3.0

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: Can't comment much on this. Good price point and we'll see how the reliability is. Giving it 4 eggs as they are currently running and copying up in a QNAP nas.

Cons: Listing is incorrect and I was unable to get a definitive answer on what version of nasware these drives were shipping with. Neither newegg NOR WD were able to answer the question. In fact Newegg said that they were most certainly shipping with 2.0 as that is what is in the product description....they were wrong.

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  • Alain T.
  • 9/30/2014 6:34:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsreliable

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: So far none of my 30 WD Red gave up on me.
Some of them have more than 8000 hours on Linux ZFS volumes.
For the "price" they are the most reliable drives I found.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Why aren't all drive reliable ?
I do not really care about performance .. I just want them to work.
When I want speed I just use SSD anyway.

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