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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||64||64||64|
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Top Customer Reviews
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)
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.
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.
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".
UPDATE 2-28-2015 -- AEON MICRO'S RESPONSE TO MY PROBLEMS AND NEGATIVE FEEDBACK
I need to update my experience. Upon posting this review, I received a call from David, a Senior Account Manager from Aeon Micro. He told me that he was extremely concerned about my experiences, and that after looking into the issue he found that quite a few of their customers who have purchased products from them may have in fact received used drives like me. He said that this may be an issue with a Vendor they get the drives from, and that they were taking action to make things right with the customers who may have received a drive in a condition less than as-promised in the listing. He seemed legitimately concerned about their company's reputation, as well as my satisfaction as a customer.
Aeon Micro refunded my money, took the used drive back in a return, and then sent me a brand new Western Digital Re (which is the updated RE4 and considerably more expensive) for free via overnight priority shipping. The drive arrived in the exact condition as promised, and had the full 5-year warranty from Western Digital.
Rather than deleting the initial review, I want to let you know what happened so you can come to your own conclusions. It seems like Aeon Micro was legitimate about fixing this issue...they went above and beyond by both refunding my money and sending me a free product that was even nicer than what was ordered. They did not make excuses for this and they did not try to blame the customer; rather, they acknowledged they made a mistake and that I am not the only one who has had this happen, and told me they are dedicated to making this right.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely love this drive. I got it in very good condition for a great price. The only problem is the drive is fairly loud. It reminds me of popcorn.Published 2 days ago by Timothy C.
Every time I buy a non-WD hard drive, I regret it within a year. This one performed exactly as expected - no disk corruption on every boot, no random system crashes due to... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
The drive did not pass the western digital diagnostic tests. I'm guessing it is because the packaging was some of the worst I'd ever seen for a computer hardware component causing... Read morePublished 1 month ago by skjos
Extremely fast for a mechanical drive. I use this drive in my workstation. I recommend purchasing them off eBay instead. Some can be found for around $60.Published 1 month ago by Bev Jorgenson
The drive that I received was extremely loud on turn up and had a date code of 2011. I submitted a return request because I am not willing to risk installing a drive that sat on a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by R. L. Cochrane
I'm not a fan of having received a 5-year-old disk, but it seems to be working without issue. My client is happy, and that's the important thing.Published 2 months ago by Ray Morgan