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Western Digital - Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive

( 4.8 Average / 34 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Western Digital

Part #

WD30EFRX

Capacity

3TB

Interface

SATA 6 Gb/s

Cache

64MB

RPM

5400

Form Factor

3.5"

GB/$1.00

28.38

Price/GB

$0.035

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Reviews

snodemon540 7 points 31 months ago
from completed build Small Business Server

I've built two separate servers utilizing these reliable drives, which provide plenty of storage. I am using stablebit's drive pool and drive scanner to monitor them .

collinsmith70@gmail.com 13 points 29 months ago
from completed build Hydra

The HDDs definitely click a lot when writing (sounds like a Coffee machine boiler), but that is mechanical HDDs for you. Not a major issue because most I/O is from SSD, and these are used for capacity.

hporr1 8 points 23 months ago

This drive is very slow, even for a 5400RPM drive. Not used for anything critical, just long term storage so it'll be ok.

cheeseandcereal 21 points 22 months ago
from completed build NAS Beast/Personal Server

Not a bad NAS drive. Probably about the best Price/GB NAS drive. Only 5400RPM, so the speeds aren't amazing, but still totally great for most applications. These are popular for a reason, because they're good and they work.

JoeMommaX 17 points 21 months ago
from completed build MagicBox Workstation

Reliable drive for backups

dasangrypanda 17 points 21 months ago
from completed build Home PLEX Server

Quiet, cool, low vibration. Very solid drives over-all with a great WD warranty to back them.

Baustinmcmanus 21 points 18 months ago
from completed build Decent Rig To Get Me By

Reliable. Quiet.

Jurunce_the_Mod_Guy 10 points 15 months ago

3TB should be enough. The WD Red drives I found to have a better GB/$, and the sequential speeds actually improves when the capacity gets bigger, so with this in mind, I split it into two partions of a 1.5TB partition to hold all of my games, and a 547GB partition for all of my projects, and miscellaneous programs and files.

It's also quiet, and runs cool too.

bmccarthy8989 37 points 15 months ago
from completed build Little Bro

I use RED drives in my server environment for the low energy, low heat aspect. They are great for tight spaces like under a PSU shroud. Designed specifically for RAID NAS.

Prometheud 4 points 4 months ago
from completed build Valeforce

I bought a WD Blue 1TB for gaming and they sent me this instead. The loading times on some games are slower, but I appreciate the extra 2TBs too much to send it back. I'm not complaining.