dealswestern digital 2 tb wd20efrx internal hard drive…

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These play nicely in a RAID array without having to buy the more expensive "enterprise" blacks.

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Not that good of a deal. Only ~5400RPM and the price just isn't that good.

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I've had problems of late with NEWEGG...sorry to say. I'll stick with Amazon for hardware.

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@danwat1234: 5400 RPM isn't too bad if you plan on using it for storage use only.

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Re. "Can somone explain why I might... " the WD Red's are specifically optimized for RAID servers like Drobo, Synology, etc. Their timeout features (a long story) allow a RAID array to mask out bad blocks and keep going instead of trying much harder to save the block, but then having the array timeout and mark the disk off line. The Toshiba, or the WD Blacks for that matter, are for plain desktop-style applications that are not in a NAS/RAID device. This actually matters is you have a disk failure in your array.

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@tominator2000: Really? I've never had problems with NewEgg. Even the few returns I've made have gone easily. What's wrong?

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NewEgg has been 0ne of the more reliable sources for me with fair pricing.

Just have not had aproblem that wasn't taken care of quickly.

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The reds are built specifically for NAS use. If you are building or replacing NAS storage these are great, if not look somewhere else.

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These are built for RAID, which most NAS devices support. Even if you are doing a RAID in a normal computer, these can be great. You get the reliably of the black drives but they are cheaper since they run at 5400 RPM. I have four of these drives in a Server 2008 R2 box in a RAID 5 configuration and get read speeds of over 300MB/s and write speeds over 200MB/s. These can be great drives if put in the right configuration.

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Thanks for this, I'd just placed an order for these from Amazon. Cancelled and ordered from Newegg, saved almost $60.

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Kind of sad hard drive prices haven't come down in the past 3 years. They're just a little faster now.

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I'm on my 3rd drive now. I bought the WD 1.5 a year ago. I t would not format, so I had it replaced. WD is real easy to deal with on warranty. The 2nd drive became VERY noisy on startup a month ago, so I just had it replaced. They sent me a WD20EZRX. It's working fine but it's still too noisy. I'll probably try a different brand next time.

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@fredwallace18:

Lately they have been running specials fulfilled by a 3rd party. If you have a problem Newegg gives you their information and will not followup. My last order was delivered to Des Moines Iowa.....I live near St. Louis Missouri. I'm having to dispute the charges. Yes, it was my LAST order from them!

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@willbroe: see: Thailand flood. That really set us back a lot in terms of pricing. Instead of returning to pre-disaster prices, HD manufacturers seemed to decide to continue the normal price change cycle starting with the prices that resulted from the huge shortage caused by the flood.

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