Western Digital Enterprise RE4-GP 2TB SATA 3 Gb/s 3.5" 64MB IntelliPower Internal Hard Drive - OEM/Bare
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- Offers data-hungry organizations massive capacity with significant power savings and lower cost while delivering performance
- Designed based on WD's exclusive GreenPower platform, to deliver power savings and equipped with 64 MB cache and dual processors.
- A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.
- RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER) - Prevents drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery processes
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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- Brand Name: Western Digital
- Model Number: WD2002FYPS
- Hard Disk Size: 2000 GB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 5 year limited warranty
- Hardware Platform: PC
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|Speed||Information not provided||7200 RPM||7200 RPM||7200 RPM|
|Form Factor||3.5 inch||3.5 inch||3.5-Inch||3.5 inch|
|Hardware Interface||sata 3 0 gb||sata 3 0 gb||sata 6 0 gb||sata 3 0 gb|
|Cache Memory Installed||64||64 MB||64 MB||64|
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**Update 1/10/2010** Western Digital swapped out my old drives for the newer version which seem to handle the read/writes and spin rates much better. I had to rebuild the RAID for each drive replacement and copy my data over for backup (about 1.5TB including some large video files exceeding 15GB). Transfers were seamless and rebuilds went without a hitch. The new version is WD2002FYPS-02W3B0. Make sure you get this firmware version when you order. They do seem to fix the issues I was having. They have only been running for a few weeks and time will tell if they end up with the same read errors the older version drives had, but I feel better about these.
I purchased 3 of these drives to create a RAID5 array to give me 4TB of storage for my work and personal files. I immediately had issues with the drives due to spin rates and compatibility with RAID controllers. It took work from both the RAID controller manufacturer (Areca) and WD to get firmware updates to allow these drive to sync their spin rates with the controllers read/write requests. During that time, I had the drives fail 5 times. Once we got the firmware issues resolved, I thought all was well. Now about 6 months later, 2 more drives have failed within 3 weeks of each other with the same read/write issues I had previously. I have confirmed that it has been the WD firmware each time.Read more ›
I have 2 of these hard drive in a mirrored raid that have been running 24/7 for the past 3 years with no issues at all on our servers.
These drives were constantly stressed were used as a regular backup service/ repository for large amounts of client data, storing/ mounting of images, virtualization etc. Operating systems that have run on these drives include Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 Pro-64 and most recently Linux.
Hard Drive Resilience:
Besides the obvious and unavoidable manufacturer's defects, heat is truly the number one killer of drives. As much as you invest in these drives, it would be wise to complement them with adequate air flow & cooling. The aluminum platters that hold your data are susceptible to warping as it is introduced to heat over time. At 7,200 RPM (or even 5,400RPM) the slightest change in size/ density on the platters can and will affect a whole host of sensitive internal hardware such as the read/write heads, hard drive spindle/ motor and of course, your data. The wear & tear is often not immediately noticeable but will reduce the life of the system. Don't think of cooling as a recommendation but as the law if the integrity of your data is important (which it is because you are looking at purchasing this).
What do you base this on?
Having looked at thousands of systems (yes thousands) a fairly large number of problems that plague computers are typically hard drive related. Apple laptops & desktops typically have much better cooling capabilities than Windows based computers. The same hard drives that go into Apple laptops are often the same ones that go into Windows, however, Apple seems to excel in cooling. Windows based machines vary in cooling based on Manufacturer, model and production year.Read more ›
These are measurably slower for me in all respects from the 7200rpm counterparts, but also run cooler. Every watt counts for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was very disappointed with the quality of the product and the fact that I haven't heard back from the vendor regarding returning it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Merlin
WD makes excellent product, but too soon to tell. Ask me in another 10 daysPublished 14 months ago by Gwen S. Walcott
Hard drive is great for server use, but watch carefully when ordering from multiple places, the same drive "RE-4 2 TB... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Troy Chollar
First I had problems with one of the drives dropping out of the RAID, then it failed and when I sent it back and got a replacement, the replacement drive was DOA. Read morePublished 24 months ago by DrHenley
UPDATE: building a new system, so decided to spend a minimal amount of time getting an RMA for my remaining 2 2TB WD drives. Read morePublished on October 4, 2013 by Patrick Visniewski
Eight of these have been running for two years in two ReadyNAS four-drive units. RAID5. No problems. Would buy again.Published on March 22, 2013 by DGio
I purchased 2 of these to be used in RAID 1 mirror. They are functioning well with the LSI adapter 9270 8i. Have had no problems until now but its only been a couple of months.Published on December 30, 2012 by Luis from San Juan