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Pros: None, there might be some but I never experienced any since the drive was DOA
Cons: Originally ordered 2 4tb WD Red Drives, received them, installed, and one of those was DOA!
Contacted NewEgg and they issued an advance RMA for me, and were very nice during this stressful process.
Received the replacement drive...and guess what?... the replacement drive is DOA as well!!!!!!
Returned that drive and the other ones, ended up buying another brand from a local store, and am currently awaiting $$$ credit back to me from NewEgg.
Other Thoughts: I contacted WD directly too, and I wanted to know what kind of replacement drive I was going to get.
They were going to send me a refurbished/recertified drive?!!!
Why would I accept a refurb drive when I paid for a new one just a few days prior?!
WD RMA service is just a joke, and I would almost say a ripoff!
Put out a quality product, test these batches again and see how many bad drives are out there/
Pros: don't know, since I was unable to use my raid array due to one drive being DOA upon arrival
Cons: one drive DOA
connected both drives and created a raid 1 array in the intel rapid storage tech utility, was not able to and received a message that the array was degraded/failed.
ran wd data life guard diags extended test and received error code "08-too many bad sectors detected"
Pros: SATA III
low seek times
Most important--> 5 year warranty (thank goodness for this, see below)
Cons: Now I had to buy two of these drives at M-Center because they had unbeatable prices, and NewEgg couldn't come close to that, and I was able to get them in my hands right there. I am weary of shipping drives too much due to impact and damage that can result in all of the transportation.
I bought two drives on Sept 17th 2012, one of them went bad (SMART status failure) on Oct 20th. RMA'd it.
The replacement drive went bad again on 12/21/2012 (CRC error, data transfer rates below 100kb/s). I am in the RMA process as I post this review.
I am a photographer and everything I have is RAID'ed and backed up. BUT the headache and annoyance of having WD's top of line drive go out so often in such a short time is beyond me, just shocked :/
For those users that don't RAID or backup often, I can't imagine the trouble and potential data loss.
Other Thoughts: Again, WD USED to be associated with quality products, but lately and after this experience I am worried about the long term effects :(
I know these hd manufacturers have to make up for the floods in Asia, but please do not sacrifice quality control for pushing out more drives and making some more $$$