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Item#: N82E16822236526
WD Re 500GB Datacenter Capacity Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 inch WD5003ABYZ
  • Industry's highest capacity near line drive - WD RE SATA hard drives are available in capacities ranging from 2TB to 4TB to suit even the most demanding storage needs.
  • Highest performance for business-critical applications - WD RE delivers 6Gb/s transfer rates, sustained sequential data rates of 171MB/s and high random I/O rates.
  • Designed for quality and reliability - With a field-tested 1.2 million hour MTBF, this high performance drive delivers the highest level of reliability for 24x7 operation in up to 100% duty cycle applications.
  • Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
  • Vibration Protection - Enhanced RAFF technology includes sophisticated electronics to monitor the drive and correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time.
  • Package includes a hard drive only - no screws, cables, manuals included. Please purchase mounting hardware and cables separately if necessary.
  • $90.99
  • $71.99 
  • Save: $19.00 (21%)
  • Free Shipping (restrictions apply)

Pros:

Once you get a good one, they last for a really long time.

Cons:

The first drive I received had bad sectors on it out of the box.

Other Thoughts:

The newegg RMA process is pretty easy. The 7 day ground shipping return from FL to CA is absurd though, they should work out a cross ship program for premier customers. In the end it took 2 weeks before I received a good working drive.

I test drives at work and it's pretty rare that I see bad RE/RE3 drives, although possible it doesn't happen real often. I needed something for a home server that will be on 24/7 with size for applications as needed. I have no doubt this drive will last quite some time.

*Note on the shipping material. If you're buying a bunch of stuff and the HDD gets shipped in box (inside a bigger box) you're probably fine. However the little "hot dog" package that newegg puts the drives in simply doesn't cut it when the drive comes alone in a small box. 3" of rigid foam on all sides should be a minimum for shipping a single drive.

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