Western Digital Red 4TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

MX47915 Red 4TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
MX47915 Red 4TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

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Very reliable drives

Submitted on Thursday, December 26, 2019
By Malcolm
From Montreal

Strengths of the product

I have 14 of these drives running in 3 drobo NAS's and I've never had any trouble with them whatsoever. It may be that we have a good electricity supply, and also perhaps that I run them through an uninterruptible (battery backup) power supply that has very good power line noise suppression. Presently, I have 33 Western Digital drives; Reds, Greens and Blacks, that are continuously in use (in 5 NAS's and two PCs) and only had one WD Black fail, but that particular drive was continuously running 24hrs/day and I was still able to recover 90% of the data from it. To me they're bullet proof. I gave my brother half a dozen of my 2TB WD drives after serving in my NAS's continuously for a couple of years, when I upgraded to the RED's, and they're still going strong. Conversely, I've had just three Seagates and they all failed in the same environment after a couple of years, perhaps just bad luck, who knows?

Weaknesses of the product

None that I can think of.

Additional Comments

I highly recommend Western Digital drives, whether Red, Black or Green in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB or 6TB, ie the ones I've personally had experience with.

Fast as lighting , maybe faster

Submitted on Friday, September 27, 2019
By Larry
From St Albert

Strengths of the product

Fast did I say fast, well only for big files. I was able to copy 4gig less than 4 secs. I have a STR4 AMD TR4 system, all NVME and I added this drive for slow storage. as trouble with multiple small files,. But still handles everthing decently.

Weaknesses of the product

None that I have found like before bit slow with multiple small files

Additional Comments

I gave up on NAS, they all killed the drives or themselves So I can not speak to that. I have been running it for about a month and I have ran it through its paces. 4gigs, you get about 3.87 Gigs Worth it if you get it on sale like I did.

doa

Submitted on Friday, August 30, 2019
By steve
From brandon

Strengths of the product

Weaknesses of the product

both dead on arrival

Additional Comments

I must be lucky in that I've never experienced a new hdd being doa before, now I have 2 sitting here on my desk. There aren't a lot of reviews here on ME for this drive, but some other sites seem to be getting a near 50/50 positive to negative review on these wd red drives, which is unfortunate, I've always trusted western digital drives, maybe I need to rethink that. I guess I wait and see what my options are, if I get a satisfactory resolution I will make sure to update my rating

Quiet, reasonably quick for an HDD.

Submitted on Saturday, July 06, 2019
By Daren
From New Westminster, BC

Strengths of the product

Decent speeds; ~150 MB/s sustained reads and writes. Inaudible during operation.

Weaknesses of the product

None. It's unfair to compare its performance to that of an SSD.

Additional Comments

Works as advertised, quick sustained read and writes, good choice for a backup drive. Recommended.

User

Submitted on Saturday, March 09, 2019
By Kass
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Weaknesses of the product

Additional Comments

1 of the 3 drives I bought for my NAS failed within 2 years of purchase. These drives are advertised to have an extremely low failure rate but 1 in 3 seems pretty high to me.

Excellent Drive

Submitted on Monday, May 07, 2018
By Glenn
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Have been very reliable, quiet

Weaknesses of the product

None

Additional Comments

I have three of these drives in my Synology 418play, I will be purchasing the 4th drive soon

Great drives

Submitted on Monday, November 17, 2014
By Greg
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

-fast -reliable -good price

Weaknesses of the product

none

Additional Comments

I bought three for my NAS a year or so ago and they have been silent, fast and reliable since then (this has not always been my experience with other drives). Planning on picking up another if I get low on space.

Great drive

Submitted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014
By Matt
From Winnipeg

Strengths of the product

Capacity, price, designed for NAS environments.

Weaknesses of the product

None

Additional Comments

Have 2 of these running in a Synology DS213J. Average temps around 27 degrees and silent. Very happy with them.
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