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WD Red WD60EFRX 6TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Storage for 1 to 8 bay NAS solutions.
  • NASware grows to 3.0.
  • 3D Active Balance Plus.
  • The WD Red drive is backed by a 3-year limited warranty.
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Andrew R.
  • 7/27/2015 8:33:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid reliable drive

Pros: Great drive for continuous torrent downloads, quiet and fast enough for NAS purposes.
Decent warranty length.

Cons: Heavy (probably due to number of platters)
Expensive regular price.

Other Thoughts: No fault of the drive but formatting it in Windows 8.1 can be a pain unless you make it a dynamic drive first. It's 2015, why do we continue to run into file format limitations?

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  • Mchael B.
  • 6/22/2015 11:39:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsScrew holes wrong depth

Pros: These are supposed to be the best drives for a NAS box. I can't tell, because I can't use them (at the moment).

Cons: I tried to mount the drive to the NAS tray but was unable to do so because WD royally messed up and drilled the mounting holes too shallow. Instead of 1/4" deep, they were 1/8" deep, resulting in the mounting screws not being flush to the tray. I have no idea if Newegg will swap these out with drives that have the correct manufacturing (if they even have any in stock). Plus, I don't want to pay return shipping for a manufacturer screw up. I ordered 5 drives and all 5 are bad.

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  • Wilfred J.
  • 5/5/2015 6:44:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGalenJ@comcast.net

Pros: The MyCloudEX4 (originally 4 X 4 TB drives), now with 4 X 6 TB drives is wonderful, quiet and cool. As mentioned in previous post, it runs so quiet I have to look at the dashboard or NAS itself to see it it is running.
Thus far, absolutely dependable.

Cons: Works great. I would recommend the WD NAS to anyone serious about data safety.
Tech support is great, easy to download from Knowledge Base, and wonderful one on one tech support!

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  • Wilfred J.
  • 5/5/2015 6:35:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid and dependable

Pros: Quite as a mouse and cool. The fan (NAS) runs slowly and CANNOT be heard at all (WD MyCloud EX4 NAS).
Absolutely excellent WD Tech support, WD Knowledge Base, and support.

Cons: Too Quiet. I have to look at the dashboard or NAS to even see if it is running.

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  • WILLIAM S.
  • 4/22/2015 1:49:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorking great

Pros: Have been running 2 of these for about 6 months without any problems. I bought them from Newegg Business, because at the time the price was cheaper there.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: At the time of purchase, I was worried about the mounting hole alignment, because some drives had changed mounting hole alignment in order to fit more drive platters. These drives seem to have the mounting holes in the proper places, something to consider if you are planning to mount in an external multi-drive case. I have these mounted in an iStarUSA 5 bay cage BPU-350SATA no mounting issues.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/18/2015 1:03:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great for me.

Pros: I ordered 2 of these while they were on sale. Ran both through 6 solid days of stress testing. Multiple cycles of writing 1s and 0s as well as stressing the read cycles. No issues whatsoever. I will be buying more when they go on sale again.

Cons: No complaints other than price but these are still cheaper than when they first came out.

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  • Anthony L.
  • 4/5/2015 2:57:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD60EFRX 6tb hard drive

Pros: This has been a great purchase except for a delayed shipping and the time to do a deep full format and cell test with spinwrite after, recommend using a spare or dedicated computer for full format and cell test takes a very long time. Yet afterwards very versatile Drive have WD hard drives run for a decade in the past and still running. WD red made for NAS systems are great for external computer use like docks and open NAS systems where there is no heat that's not produced by the hard drive itself. I've created a cheap NAS with multiple hard drive docks on usb hub and it works great and can set up raid and straight backup even run as media center with a Ethernet port on the 3.0 usb hub runs faster then you would expect when multiple users streaming and uploading at the same time WD says can be used as computer main hard drive but the OS will slow down and can take away efficiency unless running a server normal desktop OS want or expecting 7200 rpm or faster just for the OS and can cause problems but for backup or second drive it works great. without an OS on the drive except for VOS and servers the drive can multi stream and no notice of slow down use it right and WD can convert most into a devoted user

Cons: could use some more flexibility in server setup maybe some software to aid in running virtual machines with other boards or SAN systems Wish WD had 6tb ssd Versions but the wait is going to be a while

Other Thoughts: WD should look into tweaking the drive for passing virtual aspects from 1 drive to another for a reasonable price WD reds come close and WD purple also almost work great but not perfect for that purpose need a cross between the 2.

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  • Carey W.
  • 4/4/2015 1:26:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad QC

Pros: I don't know, I ordered 5 drives and out of the batch 4 of them were DOA. 5400rpm drives supposedly quieter and cooler.

Cons: Bad quality control from WD. I received 4 out of 5 DOA.

Other Thoughts: I haven't used WD drives in years. These were on sale at a pretty reasonable price so I figured I'd give WD another try. Ordered 5 to put into my server. 4 out of 5 arrived broken.

Called newegg and RMAd these drives. I initially thought about just getting replacements but if 4 out of 5 are bad how reliable is this brand? I decided to just return them and I ended up ordering the HGST Deskstar NAS drives. They're higher rpm, more reliable albeit more expensive... However all of them arrived in working order.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/25/2015 2:58:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswd red 6tb drive

Pros: I haven't had any issues or problems what so ever. I was nervous about order after reading some of the reviews, I must say that they do work well and I put them hell. I'm using them in a wd my cloud ex4.

Cons: A little pricey

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  • Damon G.
  • 3/19/2015 8:33:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsQA FAIL

Pros: Delivered promptly because I paid for faster shipping.

Didn't lose my data on a failing drive by the time my 2x 6TB drives in a QNAP NAS combo arrived.

Large capacity.

Passed sector scan no errors.

Bare drive bubble wrap was sturdy and not damaged. None of the three boxes were damaged externally whatsoever.

Cons: Upon plugging in already-mounted drives I noticed the corner of one of the two drives was smashed/broken.

No time to do RMA because need to get data off of a failing Seagate 2TB with bad sectors.

Contact Newegg, 50+ minute in queue for 12 people. Responses were cut/paste.

Referred to WD with a phone number 1-800-275-4932 because this drive is shipped direct from manufacturer.

Actual cut/paste from chat "At this point, what Newegg can do is to issue you a RMA if you would like. Since you would not like to return the item, you can feel free to contact manufacturer for assistance first. If the manufacturer cannot help you, you can contact us back. By then will provide you with further assistance."

I emailed 4 jpgs and explained why I had to back up my data. The problem could be in the future if I need to say plug into a docking station to recover from that drive... but the smashed plastic prevents it. I'd have to buy another cable-type recovery device.

Other Thoughts: QA from WD sucked. No packaging was damaged but inside 1 of the 2 drives I ordered was. Drive broken next to the power plug but the plug fit. The PCB is somewhat tweaked on the corner due to the damaged plastic. Now how long will I spend on the phone with WD? As of right now including this review i'm at 90+ minutes customer service wasted time and I have yet to call WD. I anticipate a long queue there too.

I've never had a problem with Newegg shipping and have never had to contact them. Not happy this time. Don't want to order another one and wait or even RMA. Maybe I should have bought locally this time but the combo deal was a headache deal. Life goes on.

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