Western Digital NASware 2.0 Red SATA600

  • Western Digital NASware 2.0 Red SATA600
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Based on 23 scores, 62 reviews available
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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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By nikktech.com on

Although we don't do power consumption tests on HDDs cause quite frankly it's very hard to be 100% on the spot with such results we did perform our usual temperature and noise level tests both of which showcase that Western Digital has indeed invested...

By APH Networks on

12TB of RAID storage? Who would not want that?With eight pages of serious benchmarking, multiple test platforms for collecting all the data we need, and over a thousand dollars worth of hard drives from all three major manufacturers, where does APH...

By Tech ARP on

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 micromart.co.uk on 80

Perhaps you want a small, stylish NAS that takes up the bare minimum of space, in which case you need a pair of 2.5" 1TB WD Red drives. Please move smartly to the left and read the previous review, where you'll find everything you need.That takes care of...

By Hardware Canucks on

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

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 top-density...

By uk.hardware.info on

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 really doesn't do...

By The Tech Report on

In some ways, the Red 4TB feels like the future of mechanical drives. It's tuned for PC RAID arrays and network-attached storage, which are the most attractive applications for high-capacity hard drives right now. When you're storing 4TB of data, you...

By TweakTown on 92

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...

By StorageReview on

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

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 first...

By X-bit Labs on

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

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 100

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...

By Legit Reviews on

The WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Drive performed great and spending a little extra for the NASware technology appears to be well worth it! ...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

WD's Red drives are good solution if you've just bought a NAS enclosure and aren't sure what types of drives you want to stick in there. They have a slightly longer warranty than desktop drives, as well as a longer stated mean time between failure,...

By CNET Australia on 90

If you need to stack your NAS, the Red drive makes a good choice — good speeds, quiet operation and some intelligent technology make it the go-to...

By Techworld on

In the WD Red, Western Digital has pulled off a great balance of features for this specialist network-storage hard disk. It runs as quietly as the low-power Caviar Green yet with performance more like a fast 7200rpm desktop PC hard drive. Currently...

By TechRadar on 80

Western Digital has had a bit of a rethink about how it brands its drives, and has shown the Scorpio (mobile) and Caviar (desktop) names the door. Instead, the company is now relying on just colours, which previously only indicated which market segment...

By Techgage on 95

When WD first announced its Red NAS drives, I admit that it seemed a little expected. The company has targeted the surveillance and audio / video market before, so catering to NAS users, to me, seemed to be the next logical step. That said, while it...