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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Easy to install and get suckered into placing your data on
We purchased 72 WD Red Pro Nas drives a few years ago for several distributed storage units in multiple sites and had almost every drive suddenly suffer a complete controller failure within 2 months of each other after 3 years + a day of use. It was statistically impossible to have that many random failures across completely separate sites, servicing and environments. We discovered and ultimately joined a class action suit against WD for this problem as it was a global phenomena (Google WD class action) and received a whole $6 in compensation for each $400 drive. Mechanically the units were fine, WD just suddenly had the controllers vaporize all data access and lockout.
This looks like a new SSD version of the same (soon to be class action lawsuit) WD planned obsolescence tactic. Stay away from Western Digital and let them die the organizational death they deserve.
Friday, June 30, 2023
Friday, April 21, 2023
By: Ken Kirkpatrick
From: Victoria, BC
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Saturday, April 15, 2023
This was a garbage product. It died with a fraction of the use of my Samsung SSDs.
I have Samsung drives that are several years older than this one and used daily. This drive crapped out in probably a quarter of the use and the Samsungs are still going strong.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Saturday, February 25, 2023
By: Richie Goldsworthy
Expected good performance, good price for size when I got it
Poor reliability - may be fringe case, could be indicative of a whole line of defective products
Drive performance was pretty good, about what I'd expect from a serial ATA SSD. Unfortunately, it died within a few months of owning it. No machine would detect it at all. This is especially concerning considering the fact that I had used it extremely lightly for that time period, it probably only had at most a dozen hours of operation on it, as the machine it was used in was used very sporadically and seldomly. My usage was normal - typical installation, used as an operating system drive for modern operating systems, with light write usage. While it's only one case, other reviews of the drive mention poor reliability as well. Without data recovery tools, my data on the drive was lost.
Thursday, January 19, 2023
By: Data Recovery Expert Service
Sunday, January 8, 2023
By: E Merth
It is in shape a 2.5" drive form factor parallelogram.
Write behaviour is very bad. On any given day it will either work as expected or choke on any write. Sometimes saving a 5KB file causes the SSD to become unresponsive for tens of seconds, other times the file will save quickly as befits an SSD. Many many small file writes overloads it - example: installing software that creates thousands of disk files or unzipping a zipfile containing many thousands of files causes disk utilization to jump to 100% and just stay there. Another example: compiling code using Visual C++ more often than not overloads the drive causing system freeze lasting 10s of seconds.
Don't buy it. IDK what WD thinks it is doing, it's perverse. The 500 Blue drives are good solid performers & worth the money, so they release a 510 version that performs... worse.