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WD Green WD50EZRX 5TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

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  • 3.5’’,5TB, the advantage of cool and quiet
  • Power management with performance
  • Reliability with an increased lifespan
  • Next-generation technology

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
good

Pros: work as ad

Cons: no problem so far

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Western Digital let me down

Pros: Inexpensive for 5TB.

Cons: Unreliable. I installed this on a new build, copied and moved data from a couple of 1TB drives. On the 6th day after installation it disappeared from the Windows drive list. After some checking of power & SATA connections, I rebooted and the clicking and rattling started. That was its last gasp.

Other Thoughts: I had copied sensitive data to the drive and was hesitant in filing an RMA because I didn't want to ship my data with it, esp. if it was going in for a refurb. While I dragged my feet, the return window expired. I'm stuck with a brand new $194 Western Digital brick.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Failure < 12 hours usage

Pros: Not much positive to say about a drive that failed in under 12 hours of usage. 5TB's...thats all i got.

Cons: The 12 hour old drive gave me a SMART failure and kept locking up my machine. RMA process is getting me refurbished junk in return.

Other Thoughts: Western Digital gets 4 eggs
Newegg gets 5 eggs
This model drive would get a negative value if I could.
I was always a fan of western digital. In fact, I don't even consider any other manufacturer when purchasing a new hdd. This drive was a huge disappointment. I'm sorry I wasted my money and time on this. Very frustrating. Western Digitals RMA site used to be very simple to use. It's been a while since I had to RMA a drive, but the site is a joke now.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good value for high capacity

Pros: Large capacity, quiet, low power consumption. Made in Thailand, not China.

Cons: Not as fast as "non-Green" drives, but that's obvious.

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these for cold, offline storage. Copied ~3TB to each via external docking bay, and they didn't get too hot without a fan blowing on them. Both formatted without problem and were ready to copy instantly. These drives are made in Thailand, which in my experience has produced more reliable drives than China. Hard drives were pretty dodgy for a couple of years after the big floods in Thailand, but it looks like things have rebounded!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great!

Pros: Lots of space.
Near-silent.
No surprises.
Using on Windows with no problems.

Cons: Somewhat "slow."
Lots of software updates required for high capacity drives.

Other Thoughts: I like this drive. I have it formatted into two volumes, one 4.2 TB (64 KB cluster size) for archiving and 500 GB for staging (16 KB cluster size). It's been plugging for a few days now with no surprises.

One thing you may need to do, depending on what computer/enclosure you're putting it in...is to make sure you've installed all the proper drivers to support 5 TB capacity. I had to update my bios and driver software; by default my motherboard only supported 3 TB drives.

Once all the software was taken care of the drive showed right up and was ready to roll.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
50% failure

Pros: Large drive for a good price. Cool running and quiet.

Cons: Ordered 2 of these drives to replace two 3TB drives. One started having read sector failures while cloning, then failed all together. Bad drive. The other cloned just fine and has been working well. So, a 50% failure rate.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Dead 2nd Day

Pros: Newegg price with promo code is a good deal.

Cons: Using this drive as a backup E: drive. Simple volume nothing fancy. On the 1st day, drive initialized fine, I performed an Acronis True Image of the main OS to store a 120gig backup on it. Worked fine. On 2nd day I copied a large file and the drive died at 9% into the copy process. Rebooted the computer and the BIOS can not see the drive. Tried multiple SATA cables and 1 other computer to confirm the hard drive is indeed dead. Lovely.

Other Thoughts: Will be issuing an RMA replacement. This may be my second "DOA" hard drive I've ever experienced and I'm saddened it had to be of my favorite brand - Western Digital.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works well

Pros: Fast, cheap, lots of storage.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: After a couple weeks no issues. This drive is much faster than the 3TB drive it's replacing.

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