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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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  • 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

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

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

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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  • Eric B.
  • 3/10/2015 8:45:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad sector errors daily

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

Pros: Cheap, low power

Cons: Constant bad sector warnings

Other Thoughts: I use WD Red drives in a Synology DS1512+ configured with SHR2 (similar to RAID 6). Prior to using the 6 TB model, I used several of the 3 and 4 TB WD Red drives with no problems. The 6 TB drives are another story unfortunately. Currently, my NAS device has one 3 TB drive and three 6 TB drives, and the 3 TB drive never registers any problems while all three of the 6 TB drives generate bad sector reports in the system log every day. They all pass a SMART tests and I have not lost any data or had any drives drop out of the RAID array but I feel like I am tempting fate if I buy any more of these. I ordered all three 6 TB drives separately at different times, so it isn't a case of the shipper randomly treating one shipment in a particularly rough manner. Since the 3 TB drive generates no errors I assume it isn't a fault with the NAS device. All three drives are the 68MYMN1 variant which is listed as compatible by Synology.

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  • John P.
  • 2/16/2015 10:47:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWD RED Reliability?

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

Pros: Large size, good price?

Cons: Reliability is sub-par. Ordered 2 WD Red 6TB to use in a two-way mirror using Windows Storage Spaces. I elected to format the drives with ReFS on a Windows 8.1 box. I noticed explorer was taking a long time to display the contents of the drive so I checked the system logs and found that the storage driver was frequently reissuing commands to the drive. Used Western Digital LifeGuard Diagnostics to scan both drives. One was fine but the other had so many bad sectors that the test automatically halted.

Other Thoughts: Replacement drive arrived and also had bad sectors using deep scan. I know this is the nature of hard drives but what a bummer? I think that these super high density drives get destroyed being thrown around during shipping. I think I'll buy drives locally instead of online from now on.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings John, we are sorry to hear that you may have received a non-functional device as this is not typical or expected. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests. We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period, and as such, we are here to support our products regardless of the circumstances. We are interested in replacing your drive for you directly and receive this one back for further testing. Please contact us by email or phone below and mention this Newegg review with our team.

(855) 559-3733, or via our support website at: https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • Man H.
  • 1/25/2015 9:36:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed in 3 days

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

Pros: It has 6 TB.

Cons: Got to use all of 100 GB of this drive before I got a SMART failure notice in just 3 days of use. When I finally succeeded in at least getting disk management to recognize the drive, it registered 1400 GB capacity. I'm done with this. Avoid this one.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello there, it is unfortunate that you are experiencing this situation with your Hard Drive. As a troubleshooting step, we recommend running either our WINDLG diagnostics software or Macs built-in Disk Utility to check your drives health.

“How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Win”:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940

“How to test a drive for defects or problems on a Mac”:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/866

We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to replace your drive for you. Please visit the following link for our online replacement procedure.
“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

If you feel at any time that our support team can be of further assistance in providing you with a positive resolution to your technical concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Need Help? Please visit 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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  • Trieu N.
  • 1/23/2015 9:59:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsso far so good

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

Pros: - 6TB!
- Rated to use 24/7
- Can use in 8 drive NAS set up
- Quiet

Cons: The price. At $266, it costs more per GB than the 4TB or 3TB drives. Hopefully the price would trend down the future

Other Thoughts: I am partial to WB and Hitachi drives because they have never given me problems in the past. I have been using WD Red 3TBs for the past 2 years without any problems.

Hopefully the trend will continue with these WD Red 6TB

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  • Christian H.
  • 1/12/2015 9:08:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable in single drive mode - regular data loss

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

Pros: -Cheap
-Quiet
-Sufficiently fast (130MB/s sequential read and write on average)

Cons: Drives sometimes forget file system, file table or cannot read files, without any indication in the SMART values (I own two, model no. WD60EFRX-68MYMN1).

I think these drives are built at the limit of what is physically possible, and the error correction is not up to the task of fixing all the problems that occur. Several times the drive cannot read files, does not recognize the file system or just loses all files. Regularly, the drive also hangs for 30s-60s at startup or at the first access, while presumably the firmware is trying to fix some errors

I was always able to recover all data, but after two 6TB recoveries, I'm giving up on these drives. I hope that the HGST 6TB drives are more robust.

By the way, all these problems occurred after/despite very in-depth initial testing. I completely filled and verified the drives twice, and did an additional surface scan. Despite passing all these tests, the drives still turned out to be unreliable.

Other Thoughts: Not sure what to do with these drives that are perfectly fine according to SMART, but that keep on losing data. Maybe I will try to send them for a warranty exchange even though they appear fine.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Christian, it is unfortunate that you are experiencing problems with your Hard Drive. We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to work with you directly and replace your drive. Please visit the following link for our replacement procedure.

“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 can also reach us directly by email or phone below and mention this Newegg review.

Need Help? Please visit 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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  • Randy K.
  • 12/22/2014 9:08:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs4/4 working

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

Pros: No DOA's in order of 4
Big
Working fine in RAID 1/0 on Highpoint 2640x4 card
Kept dropping on Highpoint 2720SGL but we'll see if the replacement card fixes that, it's on the way with 2 more drives

Cons: Possibly don't play well with the 2720, but I do not know for sure, yet

Other Thoughts: Per GB cost not much more than 4TB's
Keep a fan on them when writing extensively, they get warm otherwise

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  • Paul M.
  • 12/9/2014 7:32:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital 6TB Red

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

Pros: I purchased 4 of the Western Digital 6TB Red hard drives to put in a Synology DS415+ NAS. Each drive gives you about 5.46TB of useable space, I set them up in RAID5 for the NAS.
They seem to be very quiet and run at a low temp of @28 - 30C

Cons: High price and 3-year limited warranty

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  • Andrew W.
  • 11/24/2014 5:06:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggslong run time zero isues

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

Pros: i purchased 2 1tb reds in 2012, 2 2tb reds in and 1 3tb red in 2013 and a 4tb red early this year.
they all run 24/7 and with zero issues.
2 of them RAID 0 and 2 RAID 1 the 3tb and 4tb are all alone.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: i have experienced failures with other drives with the same demand in the same system over the years and yet still no issues with the reds.

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