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Windows 7: WD30EFRX (WD Red 3TB) as a desktop drive for backups?

22 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
WD30EFRX (WD Red 3TB) as a desktop drive for backups?

Can a WD30EFRX be used suitably in a non-NAS desktop environment? As a single drive.

It will not be used that often however it will remain connected to the PC at all times. I do not care about speed, I am strictly speaking about reliability.

I know the TLER will not allow data recovery past 7 seconds; how much of an issue is this exactly? I don't mind having to go through workarounds to recover corrupted data (i.e. modifying TLER settings) however will it be too late if the drive gives up on the error recovery?

As the WD30EZRX (WD Green 3TB) has just downright awful reviews, I have pruucahsed this EFRX as the drives are of a higher quality. Would love some opinions, I can still return, thanks.

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22 Mar 2013   #2

Win7 Pro SP1 64

I would not purchase any WD Green drives. That 3TB drive should do you good. WD is coming out with a 4GB but I have no idea when.
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27 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 64-bit HP

I dropped into this topic as I was looking at purchasing some 3TB Reds in a non-Nas situation. I don't fancy the 3TB Green either, nor anything Seagate. Currently got a 2TB Red in an enclosure (non-raid) and it seems absolutely fine so far. Much quieter than its sister Green drive which acts as its backup. I've not looked into modifying TLER, should I?
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29 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'll mark this unsolved for now, as it's a good question.
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