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

  • Expanded NAS solutions
  • Next generation experience-for home or small office network attached storage systems
  • Premium dedicated 24/7 support line
  • 3 year limited warranty
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Learn more about the Western Digital WD30EFRX

Model

Brand
WD
Series
Red
Model
WD30EFRX
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
3TB
RPM
IntelliPower
Cache
64MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
Expanded solutions
- Our formula of success has led growth of WD Red into higher capacities and expansion into new 2.5-inch solutions. We now offer a broader, more comprehensive portfolio of NAS solutions for our customers. It is not just about NAS drives, it is REDvolutionary.

Next generation experience
- Every component, line of code, and product decision was built on our passion and determination to deliver the best NAS experience. The next generation of WD Red hard drives delivers on this promise with massive capacity and NASware 2.0, which further improves drive reliability and protects your data in the event of a power loss or disruption.

Exclusive NASware 2.0 technology
- Our exclusive technology, NASware 2.0, makes WD Red thrive in the demanding small-NAS environment. By adding WD Red to your NAS system, not only is everything more efficient and reliable, you get to enjoy a REDvolutionary NAS experience.

Longer warranty coverage
- The WD Red drive is backed by a 3-year limited warranty for greater peace of mind and a longer warranty coverage that matches most NAS system manufacturers.

Need help? We offer premium support
- Every WD Red hard drive comes with our world-class professional support services including a premium dedicated 24/7 support line (available in English, other regional support hours vary) and a 3-year limited warranty.
Usage
For NAS systems

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Charles C.
  • 4/9/2014 7:19:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 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" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Good value for the Cost

Cons: Ordered 2 x WD Reds as a matching pair to put into a single machine. One arrived DOA and other was great. Original cost plus shipping to receive a Dead Drive and paid again to ship a DOA drive back for return. Second Drive arrived today and all it wants to do is continuously click.

Other Thoughts: Just glad the drives arrived DOA instead of a week into operation.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear SamFox, we regret hearing that you received a drive that is not working for you. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests. 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 appreciate the opportunity to assist you directly in order to address any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may contact us at (855) 559-3733, or via our http://support.wdc.com/contact/contact.asp?lang=en&ct=wdred

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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  • John B.
  • 4/5/2014 10:14:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWD 3TB NAS Red HDD

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

Pros: Lots of good reviews from people in the home-made NAS world. Price is in my range.

Cons: After four hours of use, my FreeNAS box showed that a WD NAS drive had failed. I did everything possible to determine if my cables or PS or MB were at fault. Yes, there are folks who have had a similar experience but I have had such good luck over the years that I was totally surprised. I will continue to buy WD NAS hdds and will chalk this up to experience.

Other Thoughts: My FreeNAS has two RAIDZ1 volumes (100% Newegg). One is a volume of three Seagate 500gb and the other is a volume of three WD Red 3TB hard drives. In the 11 years I have been using Newegg I think I have had to return something only three times. Buy the way, my Seagates commodity drives are all at least four or five years old, have had plenty of use and are performing perfectly.

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  • Robert J.
  • 4/4/2014 9:53:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking great!

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

Pros: Bought 2 of these and created a "Dynamic Disk" using Windows to create a raid 0 array for my home server. might seem like a little overkill for home server but with torrents running 24/7, plex media server, recording home surveillance and the kids minecraft server all 24/7, my old drives were just not cutting it. Did full format with no issues and the drives consitently read at about 250MB/s when moving them to another drive. Very good and worth every penny.

Cons: None so far

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  • Kris B.
  • 4/3/2014 11:27:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTerrible packaging

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

Pros: Good product

Cons: The box came and there was no protective material in the box the drive was loose and bouncing around, i could hear the drive moving around when the purolator guy was walking up to my door. I might ask for a replacement just to be sure that the drive is not damaged during shipping.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, we thank you for taking the time to bring your concerns to us and we would like to apologize for the shipping experience. To test the integrity of the drive, please consider running our Windows Diagnostics Utility, or Mac’s built-in Disk Utility. Further information can be found below at the links provided.

“How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940
“How to test a drive for defects or problems on a Mac”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/866

Should you require a replacement drive, we are more than happy to assist you with this directly. Please contact us at (855) 559-3733, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/contact/contact.asp?lang=en&ct=wdred
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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  • Francois O.
  • 3/30/2014 10:01:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat problems?

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

Pros: I purchased 4 of those WD Red 3TB disks and they all work well. I first used them in an HP Proliant Microserver G8 for about a month. Then, I moved them to a Synology DS414 unit. The NAS checked the disks during close to 2 days (checking parity) and reported no error at all.

Cons: None so far!

Other Thoughts: It seems that there were issues with the 1st WD Red disks released on the market. The issues seems to be fixed now, at least from my experience. 4 out of 4 disks working well.

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  • Matthew N.
  • 3/27/2014 10:48:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWD 3TB Red

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

Pros: 3TB size, speed is enough for a NAS.

Cons: 1/2 failure over a year is a little disappointing. I was using it in JBOD and lost the data on the one drive (luckily I have backups). Remember to use RAID AND back up.

Other Thoughts: This is sort of a short term/long term review. I bought two 3TB red drives when they first came out over a year ago. I recently had one go bad in the NAS and got it RMA'd. I also bought two new drives and they have tested and worked without issue for the past month. I purchased a new NAS that holds four drives and it is working well in RAID-5 mode.

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  • Robert P.
  • 3/26/2014 7:55:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMuch better packaging on last shipment

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

Pros: Much better packaging by Newegg on these drives really make them worth it now. Keep up your packaging and I won't have to go elsewhere for my drive purchases.

Cons: None as long as Newegg maintains this level of packaging on there drives.

Other Thoughts: Since Black Friday 2013 the shipping out of TN has been horrible on their drives. They packed their drive sleeves bare in a box that was too big and practically no additional protection on many of my multi drive purchases. HOWEVER this last shipment had the drive sleeves in individual drive boxes packed into another box that fit those three boxes almost perfectly. What little bit of space that was left had more packing materials to keep the boxes from shifting. So good job Newegg keep it up.

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  • James C.
  • 3/21/2014 11:01:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • 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" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Works
Good speeds
Reliable

Cons: 5400RPM and not 7200RPM

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/20/2014 12:27:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for users using old pc on integrated graphics

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

Pros: Cost

Performance improvement

Silent Passively cooled

Low profile brackets included for small form factor pcs.

Cons: Low end hardware by today's standard.

Since its passively cooled I wouldn't recommend gaming on this unless you have a lot of ventilation in your case. Seen my fair share of passively cooled cards die because thier owners gamed on them like they had active cooling.

Other Thoughts: Used this to upgrade my uncle's low end pentium E220 (2.2ghz dual core). He been using the integrated graphics for 4 years. He didn't realize how much performance he could gain by using this.

His system has only 2 gigs of ram 190 Megs of it was being used by his integrated graphics. So he immediately gained 9% of his system memory back. Not much in the big picture but on low end hardware every bit helps.

Needless to say he was surprised at how huge an improvement he had. He mostly watches movies DVDs, Netflix, Hulu,YouTube and mpeg. He couldn't believe the load time difference and improved quality.
Even simple things like Facebook poker use to take his pc 30 seconds to initially render now only 2-4 seconds at most.

So If you or a family member have a Pre-Sandy Bridge from Intel or Pre-Llano amd system this card can add life to older low end PCs.
Get them off integrated free up system Ram, and adding detox red hardware with its own video memory can help in a lot.

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  • Jason S.
  • 3/20/2014 10:39:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery Happy

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

Pros: Speed, reliability, capacity.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: After reading all the negative reviews, I wanted to chime in with my experience. I purchased 6 of these to put in a Windows Home Server. I use them for a NAS more or less. I have had absolutely no issues with these. They stream to multiple devices in my home with no issue.

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