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WD Red Pro 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3001FFSX

  • Storage for 1 to 16 bay NAS solutions.
  • Exclusive NASware 3.0 technology
  • Error Recovery Prevention
  • RAID configurations

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Ben N.
  • 11/23/2015 5:49:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood, but slight issue.

This review is from: WD Red Pro 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3001FFSX

Pros: Works as advertised. Good storage space and no real issue with it.

Cons: Did a full format when I first got it when building a new comp. After it got done clearing out all my bad sectors ended up with 1.99TB of space out of the initial 3TB. A hair over 1/3rd of the entire drive is bad from the start. Seems a bit of a shame that the fallout is that high.

Other Thoughts: Works as intended, just be nice to have maybe at most 500 GB go bad on the next one since it is an intended media storage space.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Ben N.,
Your time and feedback are appreciated. Please know the Red drive is designed and intended to be used in a NAS raid enclosure and not as a secondary storage drive inside a PC. Our drives are rigorously tested at the factory to meet or exceed performance and manufacturing specifications before shipped to the distributors and on to you. It is unlikely any drive would pass diagnostics with 66% bad sectors; and a compatibility/BIOS concern would more likely be the root cause of this type of behavior.

We would appreciate a chance to address this concern directly to help determine the cause of this abnormal behavior and provide a solution. You may contact us by following the information below; and by mentioning this Newegg review for reference, we should be able to determine the cause of this low available storage concern for you.

Need Help? Please follow the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(855) 559-3733.
https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • Kathleen K.
  • 11/19/2015 2:56:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat hard drive.

This review is from: WD Red Pro 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3001FFSX

Pros: I learned how to mirror hard drives and convert a MBR disk to a GPT disk because of this. I now have three terabytes of space I'll probably never use! I check the health monthly. It has given me no problems whatsoever. I use it in my personal PC and not for a server.

Cons: Slightly noisy, the hard drive activity is very audible. I thought it was damaged at first, but it's perfectly fine.

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  • Russell S.
  • 11/15/2015 10:05:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad but not great

This review is from: WD Red Pro 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3001FFSX

Pros: Price is good, seems reliable.

Cons: Rather slow, VERY noisy.

Other Thoughts: I suppose as a NAS drive it's fine but don't put this in your desktop PC. Aside from being extremely noisy it seems to suck up bus cycles. Every time I tried accessing the disk my desktop would start to get jittery. I ended up replacing this with a Seagate drive and I'm much happier.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Russell S.,
Your time providing feedback about our WD Red Pro. It is important to know each WD Drive family color is designed to fit a specific purpose. Our Red Pro drives are designed for 1 – 16 Bay business class NAS (Network Attached Storage) RAID environments. These are not intended for use as a desktop drive, whereas our Blue or Black drives would serve as the main boot HDD for OEM and performance computer needs respectively. Further our Green drives offer massive storage and are intended as a secondary storage for desktop computers.

If you would like further assistance or advice with choosing the right drive for your intended purpose, we are happy to help. We ask that you mention this Newegg review on your initial contact as a point of reference with our support staff. For your convenience, we placed our phone and Email contact information below.

Need Help? Please follow the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(855) 559-3733.
https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • Christian G.
  • 10/9/2015 1:28:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied in a month

This review is from: WD Red Pro 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3001FFSX

Pros: 3TB as advertised

Cons: A day after the warranty from newegg expired the drive died completely. It was part of Raid 6. the drive itself isn't even visible from /dev. Avoid this thing at all costs.

Other Thoughts: Drive is also rather loud, but that isn't really a con.

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  • Soren J.
  • 9/2/2015 9:23:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs1 of 4 DOA

This review is from: WD Red Pro 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3001FFSX

Pros: Not sure yet

Cons: One of the drive I ordered was DOA.

Other Thoughts: Not happy, especially for a server build. Does not inspire confidence.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Soren, Please be aware that WD hard drives are precision instruments that can be affected by rough handling, vibration, or electrostatic discharge (ESD). All Western Digital products are tested and determined to meet WDs stringent quality standards before they are shipped to our resellers. We understand your situation and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive, as we stand by our products and their associated warranties. Our goal is to provide world class customer service, and part of that goal in this situation would be to replace your drive, and investigate the cause relating to the products defect.
“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

Please allow us the opportunity to correct this issue for you, resulting in a positive resolution to your issue. Please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • C S.
  • 7/7/2015 3:29:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like a charm

This review is from: WD Red Pro 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3001FFSX

Pros: Fast, I do a lot of video Editing and it works great. I have two of these and never a problem.

Cons: None yet.

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  • Davison I.
  • 7/6/2015 12:44:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHappy with the ones that work

This review is from: WD Red Pro 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3001FFSX

Pros: Quiet and reasonably fast.

Cons: Of the 2 I ordered, one of them is great and the other was DOA.
NewEgg handles this superbly as always but, I wanted to try WD after having an almost 50% DOA rate with Seagate Constellations. Unfortunately, no better but no worse.

Other Thoughts: Don't know what is up with HDD manufacturers these days. Maybe my luck is bad. When I was buying Seagate, I just started ordering half-again as many as I needed because there were always some bad ones. Looks like switching to WD didn't help. I suppose our S.O.P. must always be to order 50% more drives than you need because half of them are going to be bad right out of the box.
But, I sincerely appreciate how quickly and completely NewEgg handles the RMAs.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/21/2015 11:17:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value, No failures yet!

This review is from: WD Red Pro 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3001FFSX

Pros: Fast, Reliable, Good packaging, No Failures.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: I've been a fan of using the proper drive for the job for a long time. Recently put 4 of these in a NAS where the original WD Black drives were installed by previous IT Tech. Black are good for desktop, but these are great for NAS and Local Storage. Get the right drive for the job.

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  • Larry R.
  • 3/12/2015 12:11:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Drive

This review is from: WD Red Pro 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3001FFSX

Pros: Size and warranty.

Cons: none......so far

Other Thoughts: Use to be a Seagate man until I had two drive crash just after the 3 year warranty. It's just a home media server so I didn't think it would work drives any more that a gaming PC. Lesson learned, spent the extra cash on WD Red because it's built for servers.
Working Great, will buy another soon.
New Egg Rocks!

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  • Richard S.
  • 1/17/2015 8:58:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: WD Red Pro 3TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3001FFSX

Pros: These are good drives for the long run.

Cons: Bought two for Raid 1 in a WD EX4 NAS box. One failed within a few hours - after moving onto it about a half TB of video. It's going back to Newegg for replacement. I've had similiar experience with other WD Reds, but once the infantile failures are cleaned up they're fine.

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