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WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard 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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  • Deb M.
  • 8/13/2015 3:03:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Drive

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: After using these drives for surveillance recording (which is a very high usage for any drive), we have had very few (maybe just one or two) fail to date of probably 30+ hard drives purchased. None have been DOA at all. I know we sent one drive back to Western Digital, and their RMA process was excellent and fast.

Cons: None I can think of. I expect these drives to last 5+ years before failure. I won't know if they hold up to that for some time.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I've been very happy with these drives. We've had very few problems with them. I'm running typically Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 Pro, or Linux Ubuntu FYI. I use them only for storage (not to hold the OS, which I use SSDs for).

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  • Philip P.
  • 6/26/2015 5:18:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDrive is a Drive

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: 2TB of space at a reasonable price.

Cons: None

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  • Richard V.
  • 6/18/2015 3:45:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUse 2, 4, & 6 TB models

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: Size, reliability, and work just fine in a PC.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I use all available sizes of WD Purple surveillance hard drives for internal PC storage drives and have never had a problem with any of them.. Seagates on the other hand are 50/50 for me so I'm sticking with what works.

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  • William H.
  • 5/18/2015 7:01:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLook elsewhere DOA

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: Good price would be nice if drive performed as advertised

Cons: DOES NOT WORK

Other Thoughts: Got the unit on sale a few months ago and finally got around to installing it in my DVR. Unit booted up but Drive could not be found (ZMOTO system). Tried to bring the hard drive on line with 2 different windows 7 Computers with no luck. This is the second WD drive that has not worked out of the box in the past three months. Not happy

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  • steven B.
  • 5/9/2015 10:47:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: Drive worked great attached to network as NAS for Surveillance recording through a USB 3.0 connection.

Cons: Intellidrive performed better significantly better than 5400 rpm drives, but not a consistent as a 7200 black

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  • Adam B.
  • 5/2/2015 2:35:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs50/50 shot with these

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: SO far, NONE. I have had two of these die within 6 months, and I thought WD was better quality than that. Dont waste your money on these, pay a few more dollars and get the Black, or Green if you are using them for storage.

Cons: Two of these drives died within 6 months. Started with slow speed, then read and write errors, then would not format... Done with the Purple Drives. Will go back to WD Black or WD Green, they have never let me down.

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  • Patrick S.
  • 4/5/2015 4:05:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPurple gone bust

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: Other WD drives I have purchased have served me well and function as desired.

Cons: While I purchsed this drive the day after Christmas I did not try to install it in my computer until last week (last week in March) it was broken and could not be formated in Linux or Windows 7 I can not recommend this drive to anyone.

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  • salvatore r.
  • 3/14/2015 5:50:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdead on delivery

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: none

Cons: dead drive

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  • Michael C.
  • 3/2/2015 6:10:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGood HDD for DVR

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: Price

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Order to replace a failed HDD in our security system DVR. Simple plug and play. Fired up and haven't had any issues.

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  • Randy R.
  • 2/26/2015 3:29:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsDoes what its intended to do.

This review is from: WD Purple WD20PURX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Pros: It holds data. I mean what else is a hard drive supposed to do? Easy to setup up in windows 7. Drivers install automatically but just remember to assign and format it before use or it won't see it or usable. (Computer management, Disk management in Admin tools)

Cons: No cons, worked on arrival. If required make sure you have screws for your tower to mount the drive, it doesn't come with any.

Other Thoughts: After i assigned the new hard drive i had approximately 1.9 TB's of usable storage. This drive was purchased as extra storage to hold my gameplay footage. As a test i transferred 7 videos at a total of 7.8 GB of data from my primary drive to the new drive. took 1 minute approximately. My motherboard sata ports are rated for 6 Gb/s as a gauge. Then i was able to easily erase it with no trouble. I also had a promotional $5 coupon so the grand total is $80. Stop reading what i wrote on my review and buy it!

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