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WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

  • Optimal storage for NAS and scale-out architectures
  • Cost-effective
  • 24x7x365 reliability
  • 5-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Carl S.
  • 3/21/2015 2:04:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJump Thru The Hoop

This review is from: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

Pros: I don't know of any Pros yet. My PC won't boot with the drive hooked up. I tried everything and can't even get a chirp to POST. If pressed to list ONE Pro, it would be the bubble pouch the drive was shipped in.

Cons: This drive is finicky about native SATA controllers. WD site is horrid trying to resolve this problem. They tried to explain the SATA jumpers with a pic of a PATA drive. Maybe they meant to write PATA and I was supposed to read their mind. No mention of this drive in the knowledge base and NO instructional markings on the drive, like older drives had. I think peeps are losing their minds, overall.

Other Thoughts: I tried to jumper pins 1 & 2, then 5 & 6... No go, but that is based on jumpers on older drives, per the WD site. Should be the same, but who knows what changes a secret cult made to this drive. As I write this, the drive is formatting on an older machine, while I'm shopping for SATA cards for the newer intended target machine. Lost a day of sanity due to this HDD. This disk better be the cream of the crop, and WD needs to wise up in the "support" dept. Plenty of instructions on hooking the cables up. What an insult.

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  • Thomas D.
  • 3/19/2015 5:47:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdisappointing lifespan

This review is from: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

Pros: None

Cons: DROBO marked this drive as failing after 8 months / 5912 hours. Very disappointing lifespan. Paid a premium price for what was supposed to be a premium drive.

Other Thoughts: It's disappointing to see WD let the quality of their enterprise grade drives deteriorate. I service computers professionally. I replace a lot of hard drives. Based on research and experience, I thought this was one of the two most reliable drives available today - the other WD's Black series drives. Failing at 5912 hours is unacceptable. I've started replacing failing drives with Samsung SSD's where customers can afford it. The entire mechanical drive market has become too unreliable. If WD's enterprise grade drive is going to fail at 8 months / 5912 hours, I might as well replace it with a cheap drive. When 2TB SSD's become available/affordable, I'll replace all the drives in the DROBO with SSD's.

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  • Jerry W.
  • 12/29/2014 7:21:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Data Backup Drives

This review is from: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

Pros: I purchased two of these drives when they were on sale. One is in an external eSata enclosure and the other is internal. Both are used for storage and backup. Both drives worked on receipt. Both drives were formatted and put into service without issue.

Considering the sale price they were excellent choices. I normally stick with WD Black Editions, but at the time of purchase these were less expensive that the BEs so I decided to take a chance.

Glad that I did.

Cons: None to date.

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  • Jillian K.
  • 11/12/2014 11:42:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCons: Did not give me super powers

This review is from: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

Pros: It's a harddrive, what more can I say?

It is almost silent even under heavy loads, like when buffering a movie. I don't game.

My media server is in an always-on state, the harddrive temperature performs normally, doesn't overheat, stays nice, quiet, and cool.

Formatting was a breeze. Plug, play, format, move everything I want over. Done.

Cons: Doesn't come with any cords, always a con, but then again I usually buy my drives OEM, can't complain about the price!

Other Thoughts: Great little (large?) drive.

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  • Justin M.
  • 11/3/2014 5:50:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAffordable enterprise grade drives

This review is from: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

Pros: Western Digital reliability, 24/7/365 useage, Quiet, 5 year warranty, 7200 RPM, lower wattage than RE's, 1 million hours MTBF, drives are "short stroked"

Bought 5 of these for around 625 dollars.

Cons: Did not work with SATA II 3.0 (for me). Drive showed as "failed" in Western Digital tools software until I re-tested it with a SATA III 6.0Gb/sec controller.

Ended up spending about 150 dollars on a new SAS/SATA controller and 2 SAS to SATA breakout cables.

Other Thoughts: I had issues using these drives with the SATA II (3.0 Gb/sec) controller on a supermicro server motherboard. I talked with their tech support (supermicro) and the drive should have worked since it was no larger than 2TB.

I could not format without tons of errors. I used both the western digital tool and Windows 2008 disk management to format. I tried both quick and complete. There is a jumper on the drives to "downgrade" it to SATA II, but it did not work.

I ended up purchasing a brand new supermicro PCIe SATA III SAS/SATA controller and everything worked fine.

These drive are decent. Speed ranges from 80-150 MB/sec when benchmarked, depending on what part of the platter the data is. Typical large file (2 GB+) transfers was more in the range of 80-120 on average.

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  • Jason S.
  • 10/24/2014 2:41:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

This review is from: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

Pros: At the time of this writing I have two now and a third on order. Great drives. So far they have just sat there and done their business, no SMART errors or anything. These are replacing older drives from a different manufacturer that were never all that reliable and are chalk full of SMART errors, so it is a rather refreshing change.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: If you want to do RAID, especially with a hardware RAID controller, these are the drives to get. If you are just doing a little NAS box maybe think about doing the Red line as opposed to the Se line as the Red drives are cheaper and cooler running, but if you want a little speed and have active cooling, the Se line seems to be a great line, at least for me so far.

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  • David C.
  • 10/13/2014 5:02:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRan for 6 months now, awesome.

This review is from: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

Pros: I bought 4 of these to redo my RAID-5. They all worked perfectly, without fail. Beyond that, they are QUIET - my original setup hummed and throbbed and with these you barely know the box is on. Fast, too. Honestly can't think of a better deal out there.

Cons: Zero.

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  • Michael C.
  • 8/29/2014 5:09:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead drive leads to disappointed customer

This review is from: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

Pros: Fast shipping from Newegg. Newegg customer service was very pleasant and helpful.

Cons: The drive was dead on arrival.

Other Thoughts: I spent a lot of time looking for drives to use for media storage and settled on this particular one. I spent a little more money as this drive had pretty good reviews compared to other hard drives. Unfortunately my computer couldn't recognize the drive. I tested on another PC I own and got the same result. I tried to install the drive internally as well as through a SATA to USB adapter. The drive wasn't spinning. Now my project is delayed at least 2 weeks as I wait for the replacement.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Michael, we are sorry to hear about the circumstances of your experience, as our drives are all rigorously tested to ensure they are in good working condition before leaving our warehouse. We understand your situation and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive, which you may do online at the following link.
“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 contact us by phone or email at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • David C.
  • 8/16/2014 10:20:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet as a butterfly's wings and just as reliable.

This review is from: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

Pros: Bought four of these to rebuild my RAID 5, they're significantly quieter, measure respectable read/write speeds, and after 3 months of operation or so have not failed me a bit. The RAID seems happier with these drives. Buying another one for backup for the inevitable.

Cons: They taste horrible. Even with cheese, horrible.

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  • Thomas W.
  • 8/5/2014 2:23:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsquality drives back

This review is from: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

Pros: comparable to WD Black; priced better....faster and cheaper than the standard Black drives. seems quieter also..performs like the black drives used to

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Have always been a fan of WD Black drives- have never had 1 fail to the point data wasn't retrievable. Lately the black drives seem to be having issues. the last 1 (1yrs old with light use) I sent thru WD for rma, they sent me a blue drive for the replacement...very disappointed- it is sketchy at best (noisey and doesn't always spin up)- wont keep anything important on it. This drive is cheaper and has considerably better continuous read and write speeds, at least on my system (write/read both about 130 mbs on LARGE files)....I was about to give up on WD

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