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WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD60EFRX

  • Storage for 1 to 8 bay NAS solutions.
  • NASware grows to 3.0.
  • 3D Active Balance Plus.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Gerald B.
  • 4/21/2016 7:05:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Drives

This review is from: WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD60EFRX

Pros: I have been running two in a Synology DS215j network drive for a little over six months, and they work well.
They are in a RAID 10 configuration and it's nice to have a lot of storage space for all of our pictures, videos, and that big space taking stuff.
They are running at 35C and 38C respectively, in the little enclosure and under my desk. No noise, and the heat is not noticeable.

Cons: One of the two came DOA but return/replacement was easy and the second works fine. The DOA is the only reason for knocking off 1 egg.

Other Thoughts: I haven't had a drive larger than 1TB before so I was sorta skeptical but it all works well!

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  • Toby K.
  • 4/12/2016 9:17:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA+ WD NAS Drive

This review is from: WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD60EFRX

Pros: Quiet, low power and pretty fast for a 6TB 5700 RPM drive
No constant clicking noise like the HGST 6TB NAS drives

Cons: No issues with the drives, but strange Newegg packing: I bought 2 drives, each came very well packed in non-retail boxes. However, those boxes were then packed in one bigger box with LOTS of airbags, but the drive boxes still rattled around in the big box. That big box could have held 8 of those smaller boxes with room to spare. Luckily, no damage to drives found.

Other Thoughts: These two are going into my NAS4Free server as a mirror and used for supplemental/temporary storage. I ran burn-in testing for several days using some older PC hardware. Thanks to TMUX already built into the NAS4Free (10.2.0.2) console shell, I could burn-in both drives at the same time. Used one pass of “badblocks -b 4096 -c 131072 -wsv /dev/…” and a long SMART test. The badblocks test took about 76 hours on these drives. Both drives passed with zero errors.

The test machine (Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P, AMD FX-4100) has an older SATA 3Gb/s controller, but running a “dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/…" still reported a max write speed of just under 178,000,000 bytes/s on one drive and almost 176,000,000 bytes/s on the other. Those are pretty much the 175MB/s that WD specs as max on this model. As expected, those speeds dropped as the dd progressed through the 12.5 hour run time.

Detailed “smartctl” generated device info from one of the drives if you’re interested:
Model Family: Western Digital Red
Device Model: WDC WD60EFRX-68L0BN1
Serial Number: WD-WX21D553xxxx
LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 2b7a808b9
Firmware Version: 82.00A82
User Capacity: 6,001,175,126,016 bytes [6.00 TB]
Sector Sizes: 512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical
Rotation Rate: 5700 rpm
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: ACS-2, ACS-3 T13/2161-D revision 3b
SATA Version is: SATA 3.1, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 3.0 Gb/s)
Local Time is: Wed Apr 6 16:55:10 2016 EDT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

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  • Eric C.
  • 3/4/2016 3:54:44 PM

4 out of 5 eggsLittle frustrated

This review is from: WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD60EFRX

Pros: Reliable
Great for NAS's of all types.

Cons: Ordered 4 of these for my QNAS. 50% of them were dead on arrival. I understand hard drives are fragile, and shipping can mess them up. Just frustrated on having to send in an RMA. So far NewEgg has been great to work with, no problems regarding them.

Other Thoughts: Little expensive, but still worth it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/29/2016 9:06:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD60EFRX

Pros: Both worked perfect out of the box

Cons: Nothing so far

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4 out of 5 eggsGood drives

This review is from: WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD60EFRX

Pros: - High capacity.
- Pretty reliable.

Cons: - None other than the potential for drive failure. Have had 1 of 55 drives fail.

Other Thoughts: - Out of 65 drives purchased, 55 of which have been in use for five months; only one drive has failed. The drive passed SMART, short, and extended tests and only failed on the full format / write zeros to drive.

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  • Daniel O.
  • 1/22/2016 12:45:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice and quiet

This review is from: WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD60EFRX

Pros: Quiet
Runs cool

Cons: 1 out of 4 DOA

Other Thoughts: Bought 4 of these for Synology to run in SHR with 1 drive parity
1 dead on arrival, had to be RMAd
Runs quiet
Plenty fast when configured in Synology
Temperature about 30-32C when used

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  • Kelly C.
  • 1/12/2016 8:26:33 PM

5 out of 5 eggsBeen flying without a RAID net in a QNAP TS 451 with my valuable collection for over a year now and still going strong....

This review is from: WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD60EFRX

Pros: I've seen these drives transferring my data (both reading and writing) over my LAN (wirelessly) that make by feel like I was transferring them from USB 2.0 to a Passport drive. Astonished I could reach those type of speeds from an HDD. I switched to SSDs in my laptops for a reason and mass storage was the only remaining use I could see for an HDD. This drive has made me able to tolerate an HDD again.

Cons: Price. Your really only get 5.5GB of actual space for your money. Still back here to buy TWO more to migrate to RAID 5 and begin a little redundancy at the expense of a little performance!

Other Thoughts: Like to see be able to take advantage of cache acceleration, but my lack of knowledge has me fearing trying to incorporate.

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  • Robert S.
  • 1/3/2016 5:41:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat NAS Drive

This review is from: WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD60EFRX

Pros: Very simple installation into my excellent Lenovo EMC PX6-300d NAS... Only took 17 Hours to spin up a new 3 drive Raid 5 array.
Then copying files from the other array on the 300d (1.72 TB) only took a little over 6 hours.
Great drives they run quiet and the NAS and Network like them on the first try.

Cons: So far no Cons to report.

Other Thoughts: I will definitely buy more of these as my video and picture storage needs are seemly forever growing. I will also definitely recommend these to my friends. At less than 40 dollars a terabyte these are sweet!

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  • Michael H.
  • 11/7/2015 5:23:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD60EFRX

Pros: Very large drives, made for NAS applications.

Cons: Very high failure rate out of the box.

Other Thoughts: I had a drive in my two bay Synology NAS that was dying. When I saw a pair of the 6TB WD red drives on special, I thought this would be a good opportunity to upgrade my NAS storage space. When the order came both drives were dead on arrival. I did an RMA, and one of the two replacements was also had failed. After that another RMA return and another failed drive. At this point I had to contact newegg support to initiate another RMA since the original order was over 30 days prior (all RMAs were applied for with a day or two of receiving each drive, but the return and replacement shipping really added up). This time I finally got a second drive that worked. Total count - only two of the six drive I received actually worked.

I highly recommend anyone who gets these drives to run the WD Data Lifeguard short and long scans on these drives before putting any data on them. This will let you test the drives before loading them with your files - avoiding data loss and letting you have something to backup RMA claims if needed. With my failure rate being four out of six drives, I personally wouldn't put any files on the disk before running these tests.

So far one drive has been working well for about a month in my NAS, and the other will be installed shortly.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Michael H.,
This feedback regarding your experience with these drives is appreciated, and we thank you for bringing this unusual set of circumstances to our attention. We would like to follow up with you concerning this experience in order to determine how this unexpected behavior could have occurred. We agree, it is recommended to test a suspect drive outside the NAS environment with our Data Lifeguard Diagnostics to rule out a false result from the NAS’s diagnostic utility. From the information contained within this review, we will be reaching out to you soon to discuss this further. If, on the other hand, you wish to contact us first, we ask that you mention this Newegg review along with any previous support contact information with the support staff member on your initial phone or Email contact. Please refer to the contact information below to reach us directly.

Need Help? Please follow the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(800) 275-4932.
https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • Erik B.
  • 10/31/2015 10:09:28 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive!

This review is from: WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD60EFRX

Pros: Have had this drive for about 5 hours now and it SCREAMS. Lets you format to the full 6TB and is very low noise and heat.
If it keeps up this way I will for sure be buying more very soon to put into a new NAS.

Cons: Very slow shipping time. I'm used to getting my items from NewEgg in 2-3 days, this took 6 to arrive.

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