Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Somewhere in Time
I have no experience with using one as an internal drive, but I have been using a 2 TB western digital red drive (WD20EFRX) as an external drive for about 6 months now. I have no complaints. I will likely buy another of these drives for my second 630 when this drive goes on sale again.
However, online reviews seem to indicate that there is a higher incidence of "dead on arrival" with the red line. The manufacturer warranty typically covers this problem but there are shipping cost and the pain in the butt factor to consider.
With that said, take these reviews with a grain of salt: people with really bad experiences (and a DOA drive is such an experience) tend to post reviews more often than those with experiences that are within the norm (i.e., a reliable drive). Also, as one astute reviewer noted, these drives are suppose to be tested at the factory, so a DOA drive is more likely a result of the shipping process than the manufacturing process (although it does begs the question whether design may be an issue).
Last edited by 57; 2013-10-14 at 03:25 PM.