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Western Digital Red WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

$99.99 with code EMCYTZT3889

Deal expires at 11:59pm PT on Sunday, 7/28/2013
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A major word of warning when purchasing these drives from Newegg, they have a HIGH DOA rate. I bought 7 Drives and 4 of them were DOA with bad sectors, physical damage to the drives ( someone tossed them) or simply failed to power up. You stand a better chance of getting them from Amazon.

Also Newegg removed a TON of reviews from the product page, it was over 600 reviews a month ago, now under 210. Be sure to do an unboxing video as newegg will blame you for damage and DENY your refund. Also MAKE sure to accept the Google store protection at the end of your purchase. It really works, they helped me get my refund.

Here are some photos of the drive they sent me






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I bought 16 3TB of these drives from newegg (business site though), and all of them were good to go, so you may have had a bad batch. That sucks about your bad experience, usually newegg is pretty good to work with.
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Originally Posted by mica3speedy View Post

I bought 16 3TB of these drives from newegg (business site though), and all of them were good to go, so you may have had a bad batch. That sucks about your bad experience, usually newegg is pretty good to work with.

They were from 4 different batches...


After I bought the first four :

RMAd one (got blamed for the dents to the hard drive - google stepped in and solved it)
Got replacement and RMA'd that one
Got 3rd replacement RMA'd that one as well...

Went and bought it from Amazon worked fine.
post #6 of 11
IME Newegg (consumer) doesn't ship as well as Newegg Business. Anytime I order HDDs from Newegg regular, especially if they are OEM/Bare Drives, I upgrade the shipping and speak to a customer representative about making sure they are packaged properly. Real crap shoot IME.

P.S. This deal is better, 4TB HGST CoolSpin for $152. Ships in retail box from awesome shipper wink.gif
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They were from 4 different batches...


After I bought the first four :

RMAd one (got blamed for the dents to the hard drive - google stepped in and solved it)
Got replacement and RMA'd that one
Got 3rd replacement RMA'd that one as well...

Went and bought it from Amazon worked fine.

Thats the opposite of what ive seen.

Amazon is NOTORIOUS for packaging drives horribly, while newegg traditionally bothers to use packing peanuts.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamar16 View Post

They were from 4 different batches...


After I bought the first four :

RMAd one (got blamed for the dents to the hard drive - google stepped in and solved it)
Got replacement and RMA'd that one
Got 3rd replacement RMA'd that one as well...

Went and bought it from Amazon worked fine.

Thats the opposite of what ive seen.

Amazon is NOTORIOUS for packaging drives horribly, while newegg traditionally bothers to use packing peanuts.

I'll vouch for that. Got an upgrade for my laptop with minimal packing in the OEM anti-static bag. As for bad drives, I think the early model Caviar Green drives experienced similar issues but have mostly cleared up since then.
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Thats the opposite of what ive seen.

Amazon is NOTORIOUS for packaging drives horribly, while newegg traditionally bothers to use packing peanuts.

To be honest with you, Amazon packaged the drive perfectly vs Newegg.

Newegg sent there drives wrapped in bubble wrap and then inside a small box inside a bigger box. The resulted in the drive bouncing around flatting the bubble wrap rendering it useless.

They shipped me 4 drives from the same batch, all they did was cut 4 drives from the styro-foam holder (hold 20 drives), taped it up and wrapped it in bubble wrap tosses it in a box with that cheap paper packing... not sure how only one was DOA.



Amazon on the other hand had the drive packaged in those black plastic hard drive holders in a close fitting box. This was then placed in another box not much bigger with AirPaking to take up the remaining little space, the resulted in the drive being securely kept in place + Amazon shipped the drive with a local carrier as the seller was not very far from me (less than 30 miles). See below:

(reused the air-packing for other packages lol so just used some busted ones for display)






After seeing this I prefer local carriers :http://news.yahoo.com/video/trending-fedex-employee-hurls-packages-070000742.html
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I'll vouch for that. Got an upgrade for my laptop with minimal packing in the OEM anti-static bag. As for bad drives, I think the early model Caviar Green drives experienced similar issues but have mostly cleared up since then.

never had a prob with drives from Amazon and their packing...


For those who order this drive PM when you get it and let me know how the packing was...
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The problem for me is this drive would be $100 per, flat, where as that 4TB HGST drive posted in the other thread is $153, but I would have to pay tax as B&H has a New York store. Decisions, decisions.
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