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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
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Nicholas F.
  • 9/23/2014 12:05:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs4 Of 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: * Updaeted to NASWARE 3.0
*Fast
*Reliable
*4 drives-- none DOA yet!

Cons: *Earlier revisions seem to have bee prone to issues.
*May have to run WDILDER to prolong life-- haven't tested yet on NASWARE 3.0 Drives

Other Thoughts: I have bought 4 of these over the past few months, the first two in the spring and summer, and now I just bought two more last week. I'm trying to spread them out to make sure I get different batches. The two I just bought have the updated NASWARE 3.0 firmware

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  • Chris O.
  • 9/21/2014 2:16:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

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: It's a major upgrade over standard mechanical desktop drives. Quieter, less power, less heat, and faster data transfer. As good as it gets for mechanical SATA.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Very impressed.

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  • Christofer B.
  • 9/19/2014 7:11:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drives for 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: Fast transfer rate and stays cool. Perfect for my NAS drive. I bought two of them and they are running smooth for about two weeks now of continuous use.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Steven N.
  • 9/14/2014 9:01:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

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: I love these 3TB Reds.

Fairly cheap for what you're getting.
Faster than green drives, better lifespan than green drives, lower power than green drives, lower temperature than green drives.

Cons: None. I'll be buying a few more soon enough. (Not for a bad reason, I just want more storage)

Other Thoughts: I have two of these currently in my home server. Great for streaming media around the house.

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  • Jay P.
  • 9/2/2014 2:52:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery pleased with this 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: Quite and reliable. I have 4 of these in my Drobo. No issues at all. Have owned now for several months.

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/30/2014 10:37:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic 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: I own almost 20 of these drives now. The DOA rate has really decreased in the last 6 months. It seems like the packaging is finally being thought about. All my drives lately have come in foam or large bubble holders and I haven't had a failure since.

Cons: None now that the shipping issues are fixed.

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  • James H.
  • 8/24/2014 2:11:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs1 bad drive out of 5 - 59 days later

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: Cheaper price - but not if 1 drive out of 5 fails 59 days later.

Cons: 1 drive out of 5 fails. 59 days later. When buying these drives keep in mind the failure rates of these, and when they fail. It negates any sale price you receive. Thus you end up spending more of your hard earned money.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello James, we apologize for the inconvenience as this is not the intended experience for this product. 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

For additional assistance, please 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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  • Geoffrey A.
  • 8/13/2014 9:30:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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2 out of 5 eggsOrdered 2 - one 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: I bought two of these for a RAID enclosure. I'll have to add to this when my replacement arrives... Price was right.

Cons: One of the drives I ordered was DOA. I've heard that this was happening a lot with these drives...

Other Thoughts: It's very unfortunate that I have to pay shipping to return a defective product.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Geoffrey, it is unfortunate that you are experiencing problems with your Hard Drive. Our drives are rigorously tested to ensure they are in good working condition before they leave our warehouses, and for this reason it is unfortunate that you have received a dead on arrival drive. We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to replace your drive for you and receive this one back for testing.
“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 reach us by email or phone below and reference this Newegg review at (855) 559-3733, or via our support website: http://support.wdc.com/contact/contact.asp?lang=en&ct=wdred

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  • Steven N.
  • 8/10/2014 2:41:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Stuff

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: Great Hd ordered 2 No Doas working Great in my freenas
fast shiping

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Could have added some more packing

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  • Douglas K.
  • 8/6/2014 11:41:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent balance of price, performance, and capacity

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, large capacity

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Bought the 3TB model (WD30EFRX-68EUZN0) to replace a 5900rpm 1TB Seagate LP. The Seagate is still working after five years of power-on time, but I needed a capacity upgrade.

The WD Red is significantly quieter than the Seagate, which surprised me. It's installed in an Antec Skeleton open-air case next to my desk, so I can hear everything. Spindle noise is nonexistent (or insignificant next to the fans), and I estimate the seek noise to be about the same as dropping some paper clips on desk.

I've been monitoring the SMART stats and I haven't noticed any over-aggressive head parking -- or any, in fact. Performance is more than adequate for high-capacity storage purposes.

This is an extremely premature review so I can't make a reliability report, but I will follow up on this if the drive fails prematurely.

Be sure to practice good electrostatic discharge management practices, everyone! ESD can cause many partial failures and erratic behavior in addition to outright equipment failure.

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