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Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1333 Server Memory Intel Model KVR13E9K2/16I
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Using 4 of these 8gb modules in a Supermicro X9SCM-F and another 4 with an ASROCK C226-WS. Working flawlessly in both systems.

Cons: none

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Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: I bought 2 of these last year and they are good drives when they're not DOA>

Cons: I bought 2 of these drives. They were well-packaged, as has been the case for a couple of years now with NewEgg's hard drive packaging. Despite the nice packaging, 1 of the 2 drives is totally DOA. Doesn't spin up at all. Tried it in 2 different systems just to be sure. It's just dead.

The thing about this that is very aggravating, is how the Western Digital employee responds to all of the low rating reviews here at NewEgg with his standard assertion that, "Our drives are rigorously tested before they leave the factory...blah blah blah." I really want to know exactly rigorously my DOA drive was tested. Who exactly monitors these rigorous tests? I can only conclude either no one actually looks at the test results, or the person reviewing the test results is a true idiot.

Other Thoughts: t's so irritating to have to pay to ship a DOA drive back to NewEgg, and then wait around for the replacement to arrive. Sure it's not the worst thing that's ever happened to me, but it seems like something that shouldn't happen at all if there was truly any "rigorous" testing going on. It also seems like Western Digital should be paying the return shipping charges, not the customer who is already a casualty of their utter incompetence.

The really depressing thing is that Seagate is even worse (by far). And between them, WD and Seagate have bought up all the other hard drive manufacturers, so there is effectively no competition any more = no motivation to do better.

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Western Digital WD RE4 WD1003FBYX 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs If this drive fails, they send you a Recertified replacement 01/09/2014

This review is from: Western Digital WD RE4 WD1003FBYX 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: most of these are reliable.

Cons: We've been using the RE drives in our Servers for 5 or 6 years now. From time to time, one of them will fail while still under warranty. In the past, Western Digital always replaced the RE hard drives that failed within the warranty period, with a brand new one. (Or, if nothing else, the replacements were labeled as if they were brand new.) But today, 1-9-2014, for the first time ever, Western DIgital sent us a "Recertified" drive as the warranty replacement for an RE4 1TB drive that had failed after less than 3 months of use. Since we are not allowed to install "recertified" hard drives in our company servers, I had to bring this to the attention of my manager. It has caused all kinds of drama, for good reason. It appears that some poor peon at Western Digital is getting chewed out on the phone, as if this stupidity were his fault. Personally I find it a very depressing yet totally typical trend. Who would install a "recertified" hard drive in their Server? Why would Western Digital think this is appropriate? Wait, I can answer that - it's because their only competition now is Seagate, who is even worse. Cheap and large solid state drives can't come soon enough. Ugh.

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Display Name: Michael G.

Date Joined: 06/28/07

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 11/23/08
  • Last Review: 10/17/14
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