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 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
By Legit Reviews on December 11, 2012
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 October 18, 2012
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...80
By CNET Australia on October 12, 2012
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...90
By Techworld on September 11, 2012
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...-