Western Digital WD Red WD20EFRX 2TB reviews

357 customer reviews

This hard drive is a good all rounder.

£83 – £108 at 8 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.1 out of 10 based on 357 reviews.
2000GB Storage, SATA 6 See full product description

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Anthony, Home based competent IT

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Using as part of RAID on my NAS [- formatted and built without any problems.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Jun 2016

David, Laurencekirk Business owner

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
We've been using these drives in the business for a couple years - very good.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Apr 2016

Pedro, Witney IT Professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I have two of these running continuously for around 1 year now.

They've been fine so far but that does not mean that much. In that time I've had two other drives failing (coincidentally both WD caviar green, but let's not jump into conclusions).

Seeing from smartctl output, the drives are holding OK, they run slightly cooler than the others and have been performing consistently.
Bad points:
Not the fastest or the quietest drives, but then in an array mostly used for long term data archiving that's not an issue.
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2016

David, Bridgend IT Professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Does exactly what its supposed to for my NAS. I bought two as a RAID 1 setup. The disks are quiet / but that might also be the Synology DS216Play NAS they are installed in.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 May 2016

Uy, Casual computer user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
made for NAS
Bad points:
too early to say
Overall rating 9.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Mar 2016

Paul, Heavy media user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Runs quite and cooler than my older drives.
Bad points:
None so far.
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Apr 2016

Richard,

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
I bought it as a replacement for an existing drive. When I got the faulty drive out is the same type and less than a year old !!
Overall rating 1.0
Performance 6.0
Reliability 1.0
Capacity 6.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2016

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 2000
Interface SATA 6
Cache (MB) 64
 

Manufacturer's Description

NASware – Advanced firmware technology built into every WD Red drive, enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID environments. The secret is in the technology. WD’s exclusive NASware technology improves NAS storage performance by reducing common hard drive concerns in NAS systems including concerns for things like compatibility, integration, upgrade ability, reliability and cost of ownership that are experienced with a hard drive designed for desktop computers.
3D Active Balance Plus – Our enhanced dual-plane balance control technology significantly improves the overall drive performance and reliability. Hard drives that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and noise in a multidrive system, reduce the hard drive life span, and degrade the performance over time.
Enhanced reliability – Your NAS systems is always on, a highly reliable drive is essential. With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard desktop drives, the WD Red drive is designed and manufactured to be a more reliable and robust solution.
Energy efficient – Reduce your electricity bill and carbon footprint with WD Red drives. Innovative technology reduces power consumption and lowers the operating temperature, resulting in a more reliable and affordable solution for always on 24×7 NAS environments.
Premium support – Exclusively for WD Red drive customers, our free dedicated 24/7 support line is available in English. The WD Red drives are backed by a 3-year limited warranty for greater peace of mind.


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