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Running diagnostics on these gives me something to do in all my spare time... yeah right


With 6 of these drives I could not make a stable RAID5 array in a ReadyNAS NV+ chassis. SMART reported lots of errors such as 44 "Current Pending Sector" and 26 "Offline Uncorrectable" so the ReadyNAS reported the drives as failed. I'm running WD WD DLG now and both the short and extended tests are failing and SMART reports flags in the "warranty" column. I'll see if DLG can "repair" these drives but I am not hopeful.
Also plugging one of these into a Win7 OS running on a new MSI 890FXA-GD70 mobo made it hang on boot.

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This has not been at all a positive experience. On another ReadyNAS NV+, Samsung HD203WI 2TB drives came up no problem. I also purchased some Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB for use in Ready NAS NV+ and NVX. Why are these WD20EARS Advanced Format drives such problem children and other vendor's 2 TB drives are not?

Manufacturer Response:

We are very sorry that a hardware failure occurred so soon after you started to use the WD20EARS drive,, and apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you, as this is not typical of the product line. When working with a 3rd party enclosure, you will want to verify with manufacturer as to which drives they have tested and are supported within their enclosure. Is there anything we can do for you at this time? If so, you may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with that you responding to NewEgg review so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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