Western Digital NASware 2.0 Red SATA600
The WD Red hard drive is specifically tested for compatibility in NAS environments. It offers lower noise and vibration compared to regular hard drives, built-in NASware 2.0 technology and error recovery controls should something go awry.
Whisper quiet operation.
Power sipping thanks to Green pedigree.
Outstanding sequential read and write speeds.
3 Year warranty with 24/7 support hotline.
1,000,000 hour MTBF (35% boost over other consumergrade hard drives).
Random access performance is low (onpar with WD AVGP).
By Tech ARP on January 18, 2014
The Western Digital Red family of NAS hard disk drives is quite an interesting enhancement of the Western Digital Green family of low-powered, slower-spinning hard disk drives (formerly known as the Western Digital Caviar Green family). It is...-
By Hardware Canucks on December 03, 2013
In creating the RED 4TB, Western Digital could very well have launched a hard drive that was extremely capable for its intended market yet only appealed to a very narrow market. Instead, this new drive is capable enough to pull duty in a number of...-
By Techgage on November 13, 2013
Despite being first to market with a NAS-targeted hard drive, WD has proven itself to be the late one on offering a 4TB model – Seagate beat it to the punch just a couple of months earlier. It was a little baffling that WD didn't offer the...-
By uk.hardware.info on October 11, 2013
Most of our avid readers of course have at least one SSD in their desktop and laptop, but for large volume storage you're still relegated to conventional hard disks. It's almost become a negative connotation - 'conventional' - and it...-
By TweakTown on September 07, 2013
The WD Red is designed specifically to address the needs of the NAS market with advanced features such as TLER, IntelliPower, NASware 2.0, and 3D active Balance Plus. These features address NAS-specific problems that plague desktop drives pushed into...92
By StorageReview on September 03, 2013
The WD Red HDDs are designed as the simple answer to the question: Which hard drive should I install in my NAS? Based on its consistent performance in our benchmarks, it is a good choice for NAS owners looking to maximize the capacity of their...-
By uk.hardware.info on September 03, 2013
We were already very much convinced about the qualities of the Red disks from Western Digital we tested earlier. The same holds for de 4TB model. The disk definitely isn't the fastest around, but that's not what is sets out to achieve in the...-
By X-bit Labs on February 13, 2013
Western Digital’s Red series is definitely a success. It is superior to its predecessor in those parameters we could measure in our tests such as speed, power consumption and temperature. This advantage may be due to the progress that has been made...-
By Tech ARP on December 31, 2012
The new Western Digital Red family of NAS hard disk drives is quite an interesting enhancement of the Western Digital Green family of low-powered, slower-spinning hard disk drives (formerly known as the Western Digital Caviar Green family). It is...-
By Expert Reviews on December 26, 2012
If you're after a NAS disk and don't need the fastest small file write speeds around, this is a great low-cost and high capacity disk...100