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WD RE4 2 TB Enterprise Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA II, 64 MB Cache (WD2003FYYS) (Old Model)
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- Brand Name: Western Digital
- Model Number: WD2003FYYS
- Hard Disk Size: 2 TB
- Hardware Platform: PC
- Form Factor: 3.5 inch
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|Cache Memory Installed||64 MB||64||64||64|
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But I bought two, and put in a RAID1 mirror config, in a 8-drive raid box with 2 x multilane infiniband interfaces and a RocketRaid card.
The 64MB cache is noticeable, totally. It is not hype. On average, I get 100MB/sec copying across a gigabit network in the LAN from one machine to this RAID volume. In a similar test (using the same source machine, to a volume of 750GB AAKS', I get ~82MB/sec across the wire. Again, the cache is noticeable in my tests.
I am amazed at the quality of this drive.
I recommend these drives to anyone who needs to use a RAID config, and needs capacity, and reliability.
I only use WD, period.
I currently own 46 hard drives, all WD.
The only WD hard drive I ever had fail, was a green 750GB one.
The older AAKS series was phenomenal, and these are the new ones to get!
(I have had drives fail a great deal using other manufacturers)
Buyers have been complaining about Amazon's poor bare-drive packaging in many of the reviews I've read. However, this drive was packaged properly in a box of its own made by WD, with plastic end caps suspending the drive over the bottom of the box. This package was put in another box with the rest of the items I ordered and a couple of air pillows. Perhaps Amazon has listened to the well-founded complaints and revised their bare-drive shipping accordingly. Then again, it might only apply to this particular hard drive.
Still, I've had some projects come up recently where the only option was SATA and high capacity was required.
After some bad experiences with the WDC Cavier Black 2TB, I gave the RE4 a try. It's been great. I've now had 5 of them running for the last six months and the SMART monitoring reports still show the drives as in almost new condition...no errors, no need for sector changes, no unusual increases of load cycle counts, etc. Performance has also been very good....surprisingly good for a mere 7200rpm device. Not to mention, the drives seem to work nicely in both software and hardware raid. I'll probably end up buying another 5 of them soon.
I'll be very happy if I can keep the failure rate to under 4%/yr....this historically is a good rate for SATA/ATA.
I'm not sure what to think about WDC.....I generally prefer seagate, but the RE4 drives certainly seems to be able to back up its claim as an enterprise SATA drive.
The replacement drive was sent with NO protective packaging and their shipping method did NOT meet Western Digital's requirements for shipping hard drives. I posted picture of how drive was shipped. The drive is on its way back. A third drive has been ordered.
I'll update review when I receive and test third drive.
EDIT 27Nov2012: The third drive passed all WD LifeGuard tests, was installed into the new desktop, and has been operating perfectly. This third drive has a "5 star rating".
Amazon is sending a replacement and it should arrive very shortly. Assuming it is a new drive I will revise this review and update the rating.
Update: I received a new replacement drive and was able to register the 5 year warranty.
This drives are fast for a SATA II drive. In a 6 drive RAID 6 configuation using a 4805SAS 8CH Sas Raid Ctlr Sgl Pcie 256MB Sas/sata/sataii HD Rohs controller (write-through with battery option) I get 360-380 MB/seconds R/W as measured with the ATTO Bench 32 program.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Runs a little noisy and seems to run hot. But it's been a rock solid performer.Published 9 days ago by Marty
Great drive overall, has preform well over the years without issue and will continue to keep buying WD drives, as pretty reliable overall.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Worked well in my PowerEdge 2950. I had no issues getting this set up as a RAID 0 single disk.Published 17 days ago by Lucien
Just a word to the wise. The manufactures date on this drive (arrived today) is 27 Feb 2011. Now, where do you suppose that puts the warranty? Read morePublished 18 days ago by Laura A. Baker
I'm currently using 6 of these in a RAID 5 setup and they work beautifully. For a home server, they are working great, I plan to buy more to expand my RAID array even further when... Read morePublished 28 days ago by FraxTech
I bought 2 of these a while back. I have only installed one so far but it's working great so far. This is an Enterprise Drive and for the price I bought them for it was a major... Read morePublished 1 month ago by AviGuy
WD RE3 or RE4 drives are the only drives I run in my servers, they have exceptional longevity. I have replace more drives then I can count from most vendors, the RE drives just... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nathan Campbell