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  • WD Red hard drives are designed and tested for compatibility in the 24 x 7 operating environment and demanding system requirements of home and small office NAS
  • Western Digital claims that these tweaks result in a 35% MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) improvement over standard desktop drives and is quick to point out that the optimisation ultimately reduces the long-term cost of NAS ownership
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Product Information

Size: 2TB | Package Type: Frustration-Free Packaging
Technical Details
BrandWestern Digital
Item Weight699 g
Product Dimensions19.8 x 16 x 8.4 cm
Item model numberWD20EFRX
SeriesWD20EFRX RED
ColorRed
Hard Drive Size2 TB
  
Additional Information
ASINB00CYGSK14
Best Sellers Rank 1,395 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight699 g
Date First Available1 May 2013
  
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Product Description

Size Name:2TB  |  Customer Package Type:Frustration-Free Packaging

Product Description

WD Red is the only hard drive designed for NAS systems that have 1-5 drive bays. Available in capaticities ranging from 1 TB to 3 TB, WD Red is designed specifically for home and small office NAS systems.

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Western Digital Hard Drive


From the Manufacturer

WD Red WD Red Pro
Application Up to 8 bay NAS systems Up to 16 bay NAS systems
RPM class 5400 7200
Ideal for Personal Home and Small Office NAS Medium to Large Business NAS
Cache 16 MB and 64 MB 64 MB – 128 MB
Highest available capacity 6 TB 6 TB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s

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Size: 4TBPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I purchased 2 drives for my Synology NAS. Items arrived in 3 days time (I don't have Prime subscription) nicely packed.
Before taking the plastic packaging off I have decided to confirm warranty from Western Digital (WD) website.
The WD website could recognise the drive with the serial number, but wouldn't let me register the drive as they are OEM. So, there is no warranty from the WD either.
In the product listing on the "standard" drive with is OEM, Amazon listed as 3 years warranty. I don't think Amazon will give any warranty from their side for more than one year. With this confusion, I have decided to return the drives.
So, if you bought one of the OEM or Standard drive, check out the warranty in the WD website. Else you might get a surprise if your drive stop working and no warranty.
I have given 3 stars as the drives might have been fine if I tried. But dropped 2 stars due to confusion in the listing about warranty.
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Size: 2TBPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
Western Digital 2TB 3.5inch SATA6 Internal Hard Drive - Red

The drive was received inside a box with loads of scrunched up brown paper inside another box. The drive itself was inside a sealed anti-static bag, wrapped in bubble-wrap.

The drive has been incorporated into an unRAID NAS after pre-clearing and exercising to ensure it has no errors. It is currently holding about a terabyte of data built from the parity drive after a 1 terabyte drive died on me and is currently being RMA'd to Western Digital.

OUT OF REGION WARRANTY

However, on registering this drive with Western Digital, it said it was "Out of Region". Their web site explains what this means but in essence it means it does not have a Western Digital warranty so you would have to send it back to Amazon for replacement. Now Amazon say they will only give it a 1 year warranty. So I have been conversing with both Western Digital and Amazon to try and get this sorted out. The product description does not say anything about a reduction in the length of warranty. If I buy a genuine Western Digital "RED" drive I expect to receive the "RED" warranty of 3 years. I am currently asking for recompense for the reduced warranty period or a replacement drive with a genuine Western Digital "RED" warranty of 3 years. Unfortunately, you cannot tell if the drive is "Out of Region" or not until you register the product.

I will update this review when I hear from Western Digital and Amazon.
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Size: 2TBPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
Before install take a few .jpegs of HDD model no: and serial no:
Scan invoice.

Yeah register via WDs web portal, you'll get a message saying "Out of Region" and an warranty expiry 3yrs from registration date.

At this point use the portal to raise a WD "ticket" and simply explain the situation, include your .jpegs and copy of invoice.
If you can't add pics and invoice via WD portal,just wait till WD reply to the ticket you raised, and again explain along with your pics of model and serial no's: and copy of invoice.
WD will make the HDD valid in your region with the 3yr warranty we expected.

Also these HDDs are whisper quiet (anti vibration & intellipower 5400rpm - 5900rpm) compared to the 2 Hitachi Deskstars (7200rpm) that I was previously spinning....

Regards
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Size: 3TBPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
Excellent packaging and prompt delivery!

Bought these to replace two failed Seagate drives ( won't be getting those again )

So far so good, installed in synology NAS without issue!

Update March 2014. All three are still working flawlessly in my NAS.
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Size: 2TB - Express WarrantyPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
This review focuses on the unit as advertised, not the actual performance of the HDD itself.

It arrived promptly and well packaged. The first thing I did was go onto the WD website to register it and input extended warranty code (this comes in a booklet with a scratch panel). This is where the problems started, as once the HDD serial number was input it was then reported as "NO LIMITED WARRANTY". According to the WD website this means the product was originally sold to a system manufacturer - i.e. Not a retail product!!!!

Amazon's response was to send a replacement which, when I tried to register it, gave the same status from WD.

I reported the situation with the second HDD to Amazon, and they said they would look into it - but here I am 4 weeks later none the wiser. WD have dragged their heels on this as well. I raised the issue directly with them when nothing was forthcoming from Amazon, and I've had to provide photographic evidence of the unit along with copies of the receipt as proof of purchase. They say they are chasing this up with Amazon, but meanwhile I'm left waiting to know if the HDD does actually have the extended warranty I specifically chose and paid for before I can use it - or indeed any warranty at all!!!!

Shameful service all around, and the cost of telephone calls to customer services has added a significant premium to the total cost of the product. I did read the reviews of others who had experienced similar, but naively though Amazon would have sorted this - clearly not.

CAVEAT EMPTOR!!!!!!!!!!!
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