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: 1.5 / 5 With 2 Customer Reviews

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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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