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[NCIX] 2 TB WD Blue Sata HD $$79.99 w 242 bonus points

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[NCIX] 2 TB WD Blue Sata HD $$79.99 w 242 bonus points

On edit: @costy11 found it for $77.13 with cheaper shipping in post 5 below
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$79.99 CAD
Savings Code 118678-1382. SAVE $24.99 off our regular price of $104.98 if you buy today! Special price ends soon. Limit 2 per customer.
BONUS! Get 242 NCIX Rewards if you buy today!

WD20EZRZ Specifications
Capacity 2 TB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Buffer Size 64 MB
Rotational Speed 5,400 RPM (nominal)
Form Factor 3.5 Inch
Metric Weight 0.60 kg
Metric Width 101.6 mm
Metric Height 26.1 mm
Metric Depth 147 mm
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FWIW, these are actually the successor to the now-dropped Green drives (lower performance and power consumption), and the experience in our office with more than a dozen of both the Green and Blue versions is that these are the most unreliable hard drives we've ever had. Over a 2/3 failure rate so far in a couple of years.
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I never had a blue drive failed on me in about 10 years but it's true I only had 500 gb ones so who knows if there are still of the same quality as before.
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Faith24 wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2017 9:58 am
FWIW, these are actually the successor to the now-dropped Green drives (lower performance and power consumption), and the experience in our office with more than a dozen of both the Green and Blue versions is that these are the most unreliable hard drives we've ever had. Over a 2/3 failure rate so far in a couple of years.
Not arguing with your experience. But are we talking about the same model #? If so, it is good to know.

Touch wood, I've never had much of a problem with WD blues or black. Seagate is another story.
Guess I'd better check what model is in my main computer.

When I search WD20EZRZ failure, the hits are pretty slim.

ON EDIT: found a link that discusses the green/blue merge
https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions ... tb-7200rp/
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hackett40 wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2017 11:42 am
I never had a blue drive failed on me in about 10 years but it's true I only had 500 gb ones so who knows if there are still of the same quality as before.
1TB or under are the true WD Blue drives @ 7200RPM. 2TB or higher are rebranded Green drives @ 5400RPM.
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Our problems have only been with a specific range of models using the same technology: the Green drives of 1.5 Tbyte and the Blue drives with model numbers ending in Z (re-badged Green) of 2.0 or 3.0 Tbytes.

In all cases the failure mode has been a sudden burst of unrecoverable errors that corrupts the drive contents, with the bad sectors then successfully replaced from the internal spare pool by the drive firmware after reformatting. Then the drive is apparently fine again when we test it, but we have to retire it since it can't be trusted. In the few cases of other non-WD drives that have a had a failure, the failure was of the sudden-and-catastrophic or rapidly-progressive sort.

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