newegg western digital 3tb red 139.99 IR (dead)

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  1. philipma1957

    philipma1957 Golden Member

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    #1 philipma1957, Feb 23, 2013
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  2. jonno

    jonno Senior member

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    I just looked at this after seeing the deal on another board. Too many 1 & 2 star reviews. Glad yours worked well, but that seems to be uncommon. I'll stick with only 4 & 5 star reviewed hd for my data...
     
  3. IndyColtsFan

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    I've got 8 of them and don't have any issues. I think the main issue with Newegg and these drives is inconsistent shipping practices.
     
  4. tracerbullet

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    I saw this deal too, but I'm kind of stuck figuring how this compares to other drives. Seems that for speed the Seagate 7200.14's are faster and cheaper ($120-ish per another thread here), and for power savings / low heat just go w/ the WD green's that are $130-ish not on sale, less of course when they are.
     
  5. IndyColtsFan

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    The Reds are superior to the Greens in performance, temperature, and power consumption:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/red-wd20efrx-wd30efrx-nas,3248-8.html

    I will never buy another WD Green drive.
     
  6. philipma1957

    philipma1957 Golden Member

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    they make good raid drives.

    they are cooler then the wd greens and the seagates.

    they have a 3 year warranty.

    I have 4 of them in raid0 but 2 different raid0 each is 6tb and

    I have a raid0 hgst that is 2x 4tb =8tb so my pegasus r6 has 20tb .

    the western digital reds run quiet and cool . I no longer own any wd greens. I am selling my last seagate 7200 2tb as they are a lot hotter. 10f more then the reds or the big hgst 4tb's.

    I like the 4tb hdds the hgst pro's 7200rpm are really fast 300MB/s in raid0 copies of large eyetv videos, but they scare me if they go belly up. So I use the reds to back them up.
     
  7. tracerbullet

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    Woah. Alright - clears that up!
     
  8. MrX8503

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    If you're raiding them, you want a Red.
     
  9. grrl

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    And idiot reviewers.
     
  10. reallyscrued

    reallyscrued Platinum Member

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    And if you have an issue with a product, you are way more likely to write a review than if you had an average experience with a product.