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Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Durable capacity storage for high-availability deployments
  • Heavy application workloads
  • 24X7X365 reliability
  • 5-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
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  • Tim J.
  • 5/2/2014 6:38:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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3 out of 5 eggsClick Click

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Price, RE, 5yr warranty!

Cons: one of two DOA

Other Thoughts: ordered two of these to replace an older RE 2TB drive... one of them was DOA. tested in two pc's... bummed that I have to pay $12 to send it back!

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  • Robert S.
  • 1/13/2014 7:31:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCharged Shipping for Failed Product!!

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Newegg had what I needed.

Cons: The hard drive I received failed immediately. This was suppose to be a brand new hard drive. Equipment can be faulty but I was charged extra shipping costs to send their failed product back to them so that it could be replaced. Plus, it has taken another 2 weeks for them to process this return and I still have not received the HD. That is not good customer service.

Other Thoughts: I will probably avoid using Newegg in the future.

Manufacturer Response:

Grettings, we are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with your product. Please note that there are many factors that can affect the drive integrity before reaching their destination. 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 you contact us directly for additional assistance, please call or email at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at:

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  • Greg W.
  • 10/26/2013 5:42:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsBuyer beware!

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Price
Storage capacity
Good average read/write speeds
5 Year Western Digital Warranty

Cons: Heat

Other Thoughts: To fill a need for a project a QNAP TS-569L NAS and five Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM drives were purchased.  The drives and NAS worked well for the first month; however the NAS experience a failure of the RAID array around 50 days after it was initially setup.  First impression from the system logs was the NAS must have suffered some sort of hardware issue because it felt unlikely that there could be a failure of any of the five RAID edition drives so soon.  After working with QNAP and sending the NAS in for testing it was verified that there were no problems with the NAS.  After this was determined, testing began on all five Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB drives.  Of the five drives purchased two failed Western Digital diagnostics.  That represents a 40% failure rate on RAID edition, enterprise-class drives which is, by itself, unacceptable but the problem only worsens from there.  
An RMA was requested, and received, for both failed drives and both were subsequently shipped to Western Digital for replacement.  Both drives were packaged according to the guidelines furnished by Western Digital.  Each drive was placed in an anti-static bag; wrapped in one inch of bubble wrap; and placed in a box filled with Styrofoam peanuts in such a way that there was no contact between the two drives.  The contents of the package were declared a $500 value, also as instructed.  The drives were then sent via FedEx to Western Digital for warranty replacement.
Around ten days later I received a package from Western Digital.  Upon opening the box I was disheartened to find it contained only one hard drive.  To further confuse the issue the hard drive was neither the same model nor size of either drive that had been returned.  Two Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB drives were sent for RMA and one Western Digital RE WD3000FYYZ 3TB drive was received in return.  At first I was merely confused but after I contacted Western Digital customer support I became concerned.  Although both drives were shipped in a single box under the same RMA, there is only a record of one drive having been received.  I submit that if the box arrived then both drives should have been marked as received, not one.  More frustrating is that screencaps were taken of the Western Digital diagnostics for both drives as they were tested, but no one at Western Digital seems to believe that both drive were returned for replacement.  The only piece of documentation I do not have, and apparently the one I need, is a video of myself placing both drives in the box, sealing the box, and shipping the box.  Repeated calls to Western Digital have proved useless.  If you are considering purchasing Western Digital hard drives please consider this your warning if you are basing part of your decision on the five year warranty.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, we are sorry to hear that you experienced difficulties with the replacement procedure. 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 like to assure you that what you have experienced is extremely abnormal. We would like the opportunity resolve any concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience directly, resulting in a positive resolution to your issue.

You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, and your RMA number in question so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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5 out of 5 eggsThe gold standard for reliability; why you may need it

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Extremely fast, relatively quiet, state of the art internals, torture tested for reliability

Cons: More expensive than consumer drives of similar capacity but you get what you pay for

Other Thoughts: As a pc enthusiast and hardware buff for over twenty years my home is littered with *working* internal hard drives I've outgrown. Until the past few years I never had occasion to replace a dying drive, but times change. When I bought my first *1GB* (that's right, one gigabyte) drive in 1994 I thought it was a steal at $500. Back in the mid-90s a drive that large went for about $1/MB new but I was happy to buy the drive used. Back then most drives came with five year warranties and I never had one in active use for anything like that long and I never had one fail. Plus there was a lot of competition between (now long gone) companies like Connor, Quantum, Maxtor, and IBM along with Seagate and Western Digital.

I welcomed affordable internal drives large enough to back up my system partition and important documents. For years I was the only home user I knew that backed up to large capacity tapes, but the tapes and equipment were expensive and quirky and a restore took forever. Having a drive large enough and reliable enough to contain a couple of images of my startup drive meant I never had to reinstall Windows from scratch when an experiment went wrong.

When USB 3.0 matured enough to make backing up to an external drive practical I bought a few. After all, everyone says you should be able to store your backup at a different site from your pc and as multimedia grew in size and quality being able to bring movies and music to a friend's home was appealing. The problem is, every external drive I've had (from different manufacturers) has had problems I never experienced with internal drives in the "good old days."

Nowadays all drives are S.M.A.R.T. compliant and there are free tools like CrystalDiskInfo that will tell you if your drive is healthy or not. And believe me, you want to know. I've bought refurbished drives that had defective sectors out of the box and external drives with measly one year warranties that were on the verge of failure after 14 months. And even the external drives with healthy storage had interfaces that could not be counted on to mount first time every time. The extra circuitry between drive and pc was problematical.

Sadly, I don't trust *any* of the four external drives I have now for the kind of reliable back up I require.

Which is why if quality is important to you, and most especially the reliability of your backups, you'd do well to consider paying the premium for an enterprise drive even if you don't intend to build a redundant RAID array, which is their purpose by design. You benefit personally from the level of transparent quality you'd want out of your bank's servers. The WD RE is quiet, cool and the fastest spindle drive I've ever owned. Every once in a while it's nice to treat yourself to the best and just as you want your family in the safest car, ultimately the potential for failure in a commodity hard drive just isn't worth the potential pain.

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5 out of 5 eggsA Great Drive... If It's Really What You Need

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: If you are looking at this hard drive, you may be wondering what it offers beyond identical capacity 7200 rpm drives that cost less. Specifically, the Western Digital Black and SE drives are candidates. The Black drives are very similar to enterprise class drives right down to the 5 year warranty. The big difference is drives like the WD2000FYYZ have TLER (Time Limited Error Recovery). In layman’s terms, if an error occurs with the hard drive in a RAID array, a drive will most likely not be able to recover and the RAID may need to be rebuilt. Without TLER, another error during RAID rebuilding results in all data being lost.

So, TLER is why you may not want a Black edition drive. For the SE model Western Digital drives which also feature TLER, the big difference is that the SE has a much lower MTBF (800,000 hours vs. 1,400,000 hours) and the non-recoverable read errors per bits read is also not as good (<10 in 10^15 vs. <10 in 10^16).

Performance-wise, I ran some benchmarks and according to ATTO I’m getting a little over 160 MB/s for both read and write. That’s pretty good for a mechanical drive, although it is less than the advertised 171 MB/s listed on the spec sheet.

I’ve read other reviews saying this drive is loud during read and write seeks. Subjectively, I find it equal in acoustics to my Western Digital Black drive (FALS). Yes it’s audible, but if silence is your priority then you should be looking at a different model to begin with.

Cons: According to the SMART data, I was the very first person to start up the drive. This is not necessarily a con, however some may have preconceptions that Western Digital is performing a burn in test or maybe even just a short QC power up to check functionality before the drive leaves the factory.

Other Thoughts: I ran all tests for this hard drive on both 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s ports and found zero difference, as expected for a mechanical drive. Read speed, write speed, and access time were identical. There is only a boost in burst speed from the 64 MB cache.

Overall, if you are running a RAID array with critical data, then this is the drive you want. Its advantages go to waste if you plan to run it as a single drive, and the less expensive dives of the same capacity are a better choice.

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4 out of 5 eggsReliable, affordable Server drive

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: - Affordable, reasonably priced server drive
- 1.2 hrs mean time to failure (MTBF), this should be plenty of time, works out to 136 years which should last a few generations. I guess only time will tell how reliable the drive really is.
- Comes with all the security you'd expect with a drive that will store your precious data. Also has shock/vibration protection.
- This is a high workload drive designed for servers, if you looking for a high capacity drive for say gaming, get a cheaper regular drive if you're on a tight budget
- Dual processor and 64 MB cache which gives you 171 MB/s sequential data rates according to the specs.
-I actually got 172MB/s read speeds on average of 5 runs with ATTO drive benchmark tool, very impressive I might add !!
- SATA III 6GB/s controller compatible to allow maximum transfer speeds
- Comes with a 5 year WD warranty which certainly gives you extra peace of mind.
- Does have raid performance, cant comment on that as I only received one drive for this review

Cons: - Comes in OEM packaging, would expect a retail box for a $200 drive
- Although it is reasonably priced it is still expensive for a 2TB drive, I have several <$100 drives that are 2TB in my home server and they all are just as reliable.
- The form factor is the same as any regular drive, no special fire protection, same size, same mechanical system that leads to high temperatures in a small enclosure
- 7200 RPM, would have liked to see 10krpm for a higher end drive.
- Still no where near the speeds that you get with a SSD, with prices on SSD's coming down a $200 mechanical drive is not such a great deal in my opinion. You can get a 256 GB SSD for the same price.
- Drive came un-formatted, not a big deal but still an minor annoyance, I do not like extra work.
- When you read the overview on the Newegg page it says it is the highest capacity nearline drive in the industry, a bit misleading as it refers to the 4TB drive and you are busying the 2TB drive, not a big con but just be aware of what you buy here

Other Thoughts: - Installing the drive was straight forward, connect the SATA cable and SATA power port. Once formatted I ran ATTO drive benchmark tool to determines read and write speeds. An average of 5 runs via a SATA 6GB/s port yield the following:

Read - 172 MB/s read and 168 MB/s write.

Compare this to a regular 2TB drive:

Read - 137 MB/s , write - 132 MB/s (via USB 3,0)

My system specs:
Win 7 Ultimate i7-3770k @ 4.5 Ghz
Asus P8Z77 V-Pro with 4 SATA III controllers
256 GB SSD
16 GB DDR3-2133
2 TB Seagate drive
2 TB WD drive (this review)
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770

(My server does not have 6GB/s controllers, so I tested the RE drive in my gaming desktop which has loaded motherboard)

i did not detect any noise issues as someone else mentioned, not nosier than my server drives. Drive runs a bit hot but not hotter than most mechanical drives out there.

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5 out of 5 eggsSolid Performer

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Drive arrived from newegg via ups unscathed.

Benchmarks run via HD Tune and Crystal Disk Mark

Raw performance
HD Tune:
Read Average: 125.4 Megabytes/s
Read Burst: 255 Megabytes/s

Write Average: 123 Megabytes/s
Write Burst: 230 Megabytes/s

Crystal Disk Mark
Read: 207 Megabytes/s
Write: 171 Megabytes/s

Looking at the raw single drive performance it is pretty solid for a standard hard drive.

The features that come with the drive, designed for 24/7/365 operation and 5 year warranty are very appealing. If they live up to the expectation then this drive is worth the extra cost.

While I can't comment on the potential for raid performance, it can be assumed that the drives would handle raid admirably.

Cons: Drive runs a bit warmer than a standard wd black in the same environment. All other things held constant the drive runs about 4-5 c warmer than its black counterpart.

Price, it's a bit on the expensive side but if it lives up to the 24/7/365 claim it would be worth it.

Other Thoughts: The computer it was tested on was a p8p67 pro motherboard on the SATA III controller.

Having used countless drives over the years this drive seems to be one of the better ones in terms of what WD claims its life to be.

It's impossible to test out those claims other than running it 24/7 for 5 years and get back to you. This drive model probably won't exist in 5 years though so there is that...

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4 out of 5 eggsGood HDD with 5 year warranty

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This is a nice drive with 2tb 7200 rpm 64 mb cache, Western Digital a good brand.
Comes with a 5 year warranty, and is as stated supposed to be built for 365/24/7 constat use.
Time will tell for this.
Sata III 6/ gbs also compatible with sata I/II.
Made for storage, I'm using it as a giant media drive to share music, movies, and programs on my home wireless network works great so far.
Can be used as a lone drive if you choose too, but its a little on the noisy side (see cons for that note)
Just purchased a Rosewill 3.5" sata to usb external enclosure to put this drive in as to be able to plug it into my Linksys dual band router that has a usb for just such an occasion.
That way it will be able to serve the network from the mid point, for backups, and media.

Cons: The only con I have so far was the fact that this drive is noisy and can be heard when reading writing to it, other then that it functions as it should so far.

Other Thoughts: Overall it is a nice drive with a nice 5 year warranty to boot, I hope for longevity out of this drive to serve my home networks need for years to come.
I recommend this drive to anyone don't be afraid of the price the quality and warranty make it a good purchase.
Keep up the good work western digital and keep the great products coming newegg.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat for use in a security system DVR!

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Excellent drive for demanding environment’s where it would be used heavily on a 24/7 basis. Has a 5 year Warranty!

For testing I installed this as a spare drive in a system running Windows 7, with an Intel I Series CPU. My system detected it, and I was able to format the drive with no problems at all.

Tested the transfer rate from another 7200rpm drive to the WD2000FYYZ using multiple files from 2 GB to 18 GB in size. The speeds I was getting were around 125mbps while transferring to and from a similar type of drive. I also tested this with an SSD drive and the speeds were a little higher at 150mbps while transferring data between the drives. When transferring files from a NAS across my network using an FTP program I was getting speeds of around 600mbps.

Temperature stayed at a constant 95 degrees (F) while sitting idle, and also while transferring data to and from the drive the temperature was very stable.

Nice drive design with up to 1.4 million hours MTBF (mean time between failures). I could not hear any noise from the drive when installed in my desktop while writing data, my fans must be hiding any sound it produces!

Cons: With all the tests I ran this drive functioned great, with no errors, and no problems!

Other Thoughts: I plan on installing this drive in my Security System DVR to expand the length of time I can go back and view video, and also because of the reliability that it offers.

In this type of application for the drive I plan on adding a hard drive fan when I install it just to ensure it has plenty of cooling which should also increase reliability and its life span.

When used in a security system DVR the drive gets hammered on with video data being recorded 24/7, and then over writing again once the drive is full.

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4 out of 5 eggsFast cool and loud...ish

This review is from: Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This is a 2TB enterprise level drive with a 5 year warranty, designed for heavy workloads. Good data throughput. Cool running, fast access and large cache.

Cons: The price for this drive is fairly hefty, but then the warranty period comes in at 5 years, so for peace of mind and security you have to hand over the greenbacks. The particular drive I got is a bit noisier than I’m used to when writing data, not to the point of causing thoughts of imminent failure but I was certainly aware of its presence.

Other Thoughts: I initially mounted this drive in one of my desktop machines as a data drive, just to mess around with it and to be honest didn't really notice much difference between it and my other HDs on that particular machine.

Since that initial couple of days I moved the drive to a 6 core video editing and encoding machine on which I use Adobe CS6 amongst other things. This rig is used to encode and transcode HD video. The speed of the drive, while nowhere near a RAIDed setup, is certainly an improvement on what I’m used to. Throughput I found to hover around the 155MB/s mark for reads and about 135 MB/s for writes on a SATA III system, these measurements are from file transfers of files of the order of 6-10GB, which to be honest is the sort of file size I most often deal with on this particular machine.

After a couple of hours of crunching video the drive’s temperature had risen to circa 95F. While the drive is installed in my video editing machine the drive is mounted in an AMS 4 in 3 module which has a fan passing air directly over the drive bays. These AMS modules, despite the fan, are not noted for keeping drives particularly cool so the WD was doing pretty well. As to noise well it reminded me a bit of the HD in my venerable Motorola DVR in the living room, quiet for most of the time until you write a large file to it, then you’re aware of it, not exactly loud but you can certainly hear it.

With a 5 year warranty the drive is there for the long haul and I will be using it intensively for editing and rendering, as to the drive’s longevity, time can only tell. I think I'm giving this 4 eggs rather than 5, as to be honest the drive isn't giving me the 5 egg feeling. Generally a product of this type in this price bracket should be grabbing you by the throat and demanding 5 eggs, perhaps this one is too subtle for me. I'll report back in a few months and allow time to tell me if it is after all a 5 egger.

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