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WD Purple WD40PURX 4TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Built for 24/7 surveillance
  • AllFrame technology for better performance
  • Designed to support up to 32 HD cameras

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Thomas S.
  • 8/29/2015 6:56:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking Good...Finally

This review is from: WD Purple WD40PURX 4TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I wanted to upgrade my 1 TB storage HDD to 4 TB. The WD Purple is designed to run 24/7 and handle 32 HD video cameras. So I thought I would give it a try in my HTPC using Windows Media Center. I do a lot of recording and many times I am recording 4 programs while watching another pre-recorded. I think this should handle the task very easily. So far so good. The first one I received wasn't recognized when I clicked on 'My Computer' And when I spoke to customer service they RMA'D it and sent another. The second HDD did the same thing. I was going to RMA that, but thought it was strange to have 2 bad drives. So I went to the Eggpert community forums and posted my issue. A good guy, zerk2012, told me the drive needed to Format the disk to GPT before it would be recognized and sent me a link to a video that showed what to do. It was easy and worked and all is well. He also said it is a common issue with the larger drives available.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: A little note in the box stating that: "If your computer does not recognize this drive it may need to be reformatted to GPT and a link to the procedure would have saved time and money for Newegg. It would be nice if the customer service rep would be instructed to ask this question to customers calling with this issue. This is the downside of buying from Newegg...no instructions. But shipping, prices, selection and customer service and very good.

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  • Glenn F.
  • 8/20/2015 10:05:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs8 Drives in one machine, runs perfectly

This review is from: WD Purple WD40PURX 4TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: These drives are perfect for adding to DVR's, it's our business and we have used many of them, good value and lots of storage

Cons: None to date

Other Thoughts: We WD they are an excellent company

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  • Phillip P.
  • 8/19/2015 9:17:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPurchased to upgrade a Tivo

This review is from: WD Purple WD40PURX 4TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Upgraded a Tivo Premiere with this drive. It works great. I did some research and some people at the tivocommunity forums were bashing the purples, but at least on paper, it looks like the purples were basically purpose built for this application.

Cons: Nothing yet. Will update later if something crops up.

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  • Jerry A.
  • 8/8/2015 6:39:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWD 4TB Purple

This review is from: WD Purple WD40PURX 4TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Arrived promptly after order. Good packaging.

Cons: Many bad sectors. Initialized to GPT fine but some issues while formatting. Drive would give multiple errors as soon as I started writing data to it. Tested bad after using several diagnostic tools.

Other Thoughts: After many orders from Newegg this is the first HD I have ever had to return. Newegg proved very helpful in initiating refund, in fact the whole RMA process was painless.

At this point don't know if I'll try another WD Purple or go with a Seagate Surveillance grade drive. I've been a big WD fan and have not used Seagate in over 10 years.

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  • DAVE E.
  • 7/22/2015 4:41:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

This review is from: WD Purple WD40PURX 4TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: fast and efficient, no video lag

Cons: I ordered two of these at the same time to upgrade a network video recorder. One was bad out of box and I had to return it not once but TWICE as DOA.
Has to be a fluke but I knocked an egg.

Other Thoughts: Western Digital is the only drive I buy. You can't beat the warranty and durability

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  • James T.
  • 5/20/2015 8:56:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't last

This review is from: WD Purple WD40PURX 4TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: None

Cons: Always believed in WD but this is bad failing after 2 months

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  • RYSZARD F.
  • 3/9/2015 9:10:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsso far great!

This review is from: WD Purple WD40PURX 4TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: near-enterprise class specs at a much lower price; 3 year warranty

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Installed six of these plus one hot spare as a RAID 10 array in a Dell R510 server, which will function as a small business network file share and also as a DVR for a security camera system. All 7 drives formatted and working w/o issues so far (0% failure rate) in the first 3 months of light use/testing as a file server. I will be spinning up the camera DVR function shortly but don't anticipate any issues there, since that's what they are designed for in the first place. Very happy with this choice so far! (PS: also very happy that Newegg has finally figured out how to ship bare drives - each one was in it's own "airbag" wrapper and they were well-secured within the box.)

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  • Richard V.
  • 2/16/2015 6:53:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great in PCs

This review is from: WD Purple WD40PURX 4TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Works just fine in a desktop computer.

Cons: 3 year warranty vs 5 year on the Black Caviar WD

Other Thoughts: Accidentally purchased this drive for my home entertainment pc several months back not knowing it was made specifically for security system DVRs but it works great in a desktop computer. In fact, I just purchased a 2nd one of these for my main pc that I keep pretty much running 24/7 already to replace a couple aging 500g and 750g hard drives.

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  • Aaron B.
  • 2/15/2015 2:40:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs80% Fail Rate

This review is from: WD Purple WD40PURX 4TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Not to many since 80% of the drives failed within 90 days. To bad I can not give it 0 stars...

Cons: Ordered 3 and 2 DOA. After RMA the 2 drives, they also DOA.... Now I need to go through WD for RMA, which means I will remanufactured drive and I still have not been able to use the drives....

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  • Will B.
  • 1/19/2015 6:35:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Surveillance Drive

This review is from: WD Purple WD40PURX 4TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Use these drives in hand built NVRs running ONSSI, Drives function perfectly and video playback is smooth.

Cons: Have had a couple that were DOA but between Newegg's customer service and Western Digital's Customer service took care of the bad drives with no questions asked

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