Western Digital RED Plus 8TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache

MX00116113 RED Plus 8TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache
MX00116113 RED Plus 8TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache MX00116113 RED Plus 8TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache

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Average Rating: 3.3 / 5 With 4 Customer Reviews

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
By: Davin
From: Edmonton

Great Drive

Strengths:

Resilvered my ZFS Pool after a previous (seagate) 8tb drive failure, finished about 8 hours ahead of it's estimated time. Drive is much faster than my SMR drives in the system.

Weaknesses:

Installed in the same spot as the previous drive, which was an SMR 8TB Seagate, this new drive runs about 5-6 degrees hotter. Not a problem at all, but worth noting.

Additional Comments:

Great drive, runs warmer than previous drive.
Thursday, December 23, 2021
By: Ted Lin
From: Surrey

Unfair Review - Above?

Strengths:

Compare to the EFAX version, these are 7200rpm drives and the speed is double compare to its predecessor. Quick tests were done using CrystalDiskMark7 with first two tests reach over 200MB/s.

Weaknesses:

No complaints yet.

Additional Comments:

For the ones giving it a 2 stars, are your reviews even fair? WD RED drives have been stable and running for years in our location and my impression of this brand - Red with a Plus is awesome. We even have many of these Red Drives constantly doing writes every milliseconds that run for 5+ years and are still kicking. I'm giving this drive a 5 star just to pull up the average a bit. Two of these drives in my PC are at 30 and 33 degrees idle while the other EFAX is at 28 idle. Both of my M.2 drives are at 35.
Saturday, November 27, 2021
By: Tim
From: Winnipeg

Ugh...

Strengths:

Relatively inexpensive per GB. Could probably make good doorstops if you hammer one end into a wedge.

Weaknesses:

Brutally, painfully slow, hot and noisy.

Additional Comments:

Bought a caseload of earlier generation 4TB Reds may years ago that were decent speed, mechanically sound and reliable (had three out of 96 fail in 4 years of continuous use). Have had 4 out of twelve of the current generation fail in six months. We don't know if its part of the whole SMR fiasco or the fact that the operating temperatire of range of these thigs seem to swing so ridiculuously that they are constantly 'thwacking' in thermal re-calibration but these units fail writes constantly. Being installed in high end NAS cases (with individual shock mount high airflow pockets) the housing sensors are constantly throwing heat and vibration alerts for these rattletraps. Clearly the design and / or manufacturing process have deviated significantly from the original in the worst way possible. There are plenty of far better alternatives for the price point worth consdering these days
Monday, November 8, 2021
By: Ryan
From: Winnipeg

A little disappointed

Strengths:

No Read/Write errors after 20hours of continuous read/write use.

Weaknesses:

Runs hotter than any other NAS drive I've ever used.

Additional Comments:

This is my first of WD's "EFBX" NAS drives. Installed one in identical configuration as other Western digital EFAX and EFRX NAS drives, and Seagate Ironwolfs. All the other drives run in the high 20's to low 30's during extended read/write use, this one hits 41C. Idle temp is around 35C.
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