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WD 3TB Desktop 3.5" Everyday Internal Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 3TB Storage Capacity
  • SATA 6 Gb/s Interface
  • IntelliPower Rotational Speed
  • 64MB Cache
  • 3.5" Form Factor
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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Store and access up to 3TB of your files in a desktop computer, NAS device, or RAID array using the 3TB Desktop 3.5" Everyday Internal Hard Drive from WD. 3TB will allow you to store movies, photos, music, documents, and much more. Compatible with computers running Windows and Mac OS, this hard drive connects to your system's 3.5" bay via the SATA 6 GB/s interface.

In terms of speed, this drive operates using WD's IntelliPower rotational speed. This means that rpm speed of the drive depends on the operations being performed. If the drive is performing mostly sequential reads and writes, its speed will be increased as compared to if it were performing mostly random mode operations. This 3TB drive also features a 64MB cache to help ensure uninterrupted data transfers.

Included with this hard drive are mounting screws.

NoTouch Ramp Load Technology
The recording head never touches the disk media, ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit
Low Power Consumption
Seeking algorithms and power management features help ensure low power consumption
Tested for Compatibility
This drive is tested on hundreds of systems on a variety of platforms ensuring enhanced system compatibility
Upgrading the Drive is Easy
Migrate your current system to your new WD drive using Acronis True Image WD Edition, available as a free download on the WD Support site. This software enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get the benefits of a new drive
Product Specifications
Disk Capacity 3 TB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Rotational Speed IntelliPower
Buffer 64 MB
Form Factor 3.5"
Formatted Capacity 3,000,592 MB
User Sectors per Drive 5,860,533,168
Bytes per Sector 512
Dedicated Landing Zone Yes
Actuator Latch/Auto Park Yes
Operating System
OS Compatibility Windows 8, 7, and Vista
Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard
Regulatory
NRCAN Compliant Yes
RoHS Compliant Yes
Product Dimensions
Dimensions 1.063 x 5.787 x 4.016" / 2.700 x 14.699 x 10.201 cm
Weight 1.41 lb / 0.64 kg
WD 3TB Desktop 3.5" Everyday Internal Hard Drive
  • Mounting Screws
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    WD3TB Desktop 3.5" Everyday Internal Hard Drive
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (6)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Reliable (5)
    • Highly compatible (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Heavy duty user (4)
          • Primary use:
          • Personal (5)

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        5.0

        Perfect once you disable head auto-park

        By psergiu

        from Plano, TX

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Highly Compatible
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Needs Tweaking

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about WD 3TB Desktop 3.5" Everyday Internal Hard Drive:

        Bought this drive to be used in an external eSATA enclosure as a backup/data drive.The main issue with the WD Green drives is that they auto-park the drive heads every 8 seconds to save power. But, especially if you use Linux, at every disk access (Linux "nudges" each disk every 30 sec) the heads will need to be un-parked - and after a certain number of park-unpark cycles, the drive fails.In order to increase the time interval after which the heads are parked..... It's recommended to not disable the head-parkig completely - just set-it to a reasonably high value. Remember to power off the drive after changing this setting.Other than that it's a nice, quiet & cold-running drive.

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        • Personal

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        4.0

        WD silent and powerful

        By Data

        from Southeast

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Highly Compatible
        • Quiet
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video Backup

          Comments about WD 3TB Desktop 3.5" Everyday Internal Hard Drive:

          I use this drive to back up my master drive on my edit bay. Works great as a secondary source that I can leave at another location in case the worst were to happen. Performance is reliable, however it you intend to transfer an entire 3TB allow for several hours. This is the best bang for the buck out there!

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Cool and Quiet, 100% Working (4/4)

          By Azakain

          from Charleston, WV

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Low Operating Temp
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Value - Cost Per Gigabyte

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Audio Video Storage
            • Backup storage

            Comments about WD 3TB Desktop 3.5" Everyday Internal Hard Drive:

            I ordered four of these drives, 3TB Desktop Mainstream HDD Retail Kit (WD30EZRX,Green), after one of my 4 year old Seagate HDDs failed in my Synology NAS device. I ordered on a Tuesday, best price I could find anywhere on the Internet (especially for retail kit), with the free expedited shipping and the drives arrived on Thursday. Amazing experience and one that will definitely encourage me to order from B&H again.After backing up the data from my existing drives, all four WD drives were carefully unpacked and installed in my NAS. I did a fresh install of the Synology DSM operating system and told it to create a RAID volume on the four drives. The initial RAID volume creation, parity check and data scrubbing functionality took approximately 24 hours to complete.I checked the drive temps periodically and none of the drives got over 95-100 degrees fahrenheit (even after 24 hours of activity) and I could barely hear the drives if I put my ear against the front of the NAS. After the RAID volume was created I checked the SMART readings and all four drives were in great shape, no reallocated sectors, no read errors, etc.I started copying data back over to the NAS and overall the performance was very close to what I was getting on my old drives which were SATA II and 7200 RPM. The new drives are also much quieter and run a good bit cooler.The only negative I can find with the whole experience is that three of the drives (which shipped together) show a model number equivalent to the "Green" drives, WD30EZRX, as stated in the product description. The other drive (which shipped from another warehouse) shows a model number equivalent to the "Red" drives, WD30EFRX. The firmware revision, cache size and rotation speed are the same on all four drives. I can only assume that Western Digital packages both the "Green" drives and the "Red" drives in the retail Mainstream Retail HDD Kits since they are nearly identical. Also, the reduction of the warranty on all hard drives as capacities increase is a bit discouraging, but 2 years is better than the 1 year some other companies are offering now.Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and the drives so far. As always, your mileage may vary with hard drives as anything can happen during shipping and there are bad units from the factory. I just hope that these drives hold up for as long as the last set of drives I had in my NAS.

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Massive Storage and Whisper Quiet

            By JSH

            from Moreno Valley, CA.

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • None Found So Far

            Best Uses

            • Storage and backup

            Comments about WD 3TB Desktop 3.5" Everyday Internal Hard Drive:

            I bought two of these HDD's. One to replace my existing HDD and one to act as a removable backup. For such a large capacity, I am pleasantly surprised how quite the drives are when transferring data. I was a bit afraid of heat buildup on the drive I use in a removable caddy. But, again I was surprised as to how cool it runs even under full load. So far, I can't find a single fault with these HDD's. WD rules as always.

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Excellent

            By hddjunkie

            from Philadephia

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about WD 3TB Desktop 3.5" Everyday Internal Hard Drive:

                It works. Speed exactly as advertised.

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                • Personal

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                5.0

                WD 3 TB Hard Drive

                By warbonnets

                from Nebraska

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Quiet
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about WD 3TB Desktop 3.5" Everyday Internal Hard Drive:

                    Inserted the drive into a Drobo and it works trouble free.

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                    • Personal

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