WD Red (red) was the original NAS color. Thanks to our formula of success, WD Red has grown to achieve greater capacities and new solutions of 2.5 inches. We now offer a more complete portfolio of NAS solutions for our customers. It's not just NAS drives, it's REDvolutionary.
Include WD Red in your NAS and then fill it with amazing things.
There is a WD Red Pointer disk for each compatible NAS system that will help you meet your data storage needs. With disks up to 8 TB, WD Red offers a wide range of solutions for customers who want to create the largest and best NAS storage solution. Created for NAS systems with 1 to 8 compartments, WD Red has the ability to store your valuable data in an efficient unit. With WD Red, you are ready for any task.
NASware 3.0 exclusive
Any disc does not work. On NAS systems with 1 to 8 compartments, WD Red raises the bar. Get up to 64 TB of capacity and, with WD's exclusive NASware 3.0, optimize each and every one of them. Included on each WD Red hard drive, advanced NASWare 3.0 technology improves system storage performance by increasing compatibility, integration, reliability and scalability.
Created for optimal NAS compatibility
Desktop disks are not specifically created for NAS. But WD Red disks with NASware are. Our exclusive technology eliminates any doubt when choosing a disc. WD Red is for small NAS systems and our unique algorithm balances performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments. Quite simply, WD Red is the most compatible disk that exists for NAS devices. But don't trust our word alone. WD Red has the most comprehensive list of compatibility tests with NAS partners in the market. *
* Compatibility list as of March 2016
Disks for desktop computers in front of WD Red
A hard drive for desktop computers is not designed for network storage environments (NAS). Choose the right disk for your NAS with a range of features that protect your data and ensure optimal performance. Consider the following aspects when choosing a hard drive for your NAS:
- Compatibility : If the compatibility of the disk with your NAS system has not been tested, you are not guaranteed to obtain optimum performance.
- Reliability : NAS or RAID environments that are always running reach high temperatures. Desktop disks are usually not designed and tested with these conditions in mind. WD Red is.
- Error recovery controls: Hard drives for NAS WD Red are specifically designed with RAID error recovery control that helps reduce failures in the NAS system. Desktop disks are not usually designed for RAID environments where this can be a problem.
- Protection against noise and vibrations: Designed to operate independently, desktop disks offer little or no protection against noise and vibrations that affect systems with multiple disks. WD Red disks are designed for NAS systems with several compartments.
WD Red for home
Stream, backup, share and organize your digital content at home with WD Network for NAS drives designed to effortlessly share content with your home devices. WD Red NASware firmware increases the compatibility of your disk with your devices, televisions, music equipment, etc. Live in a connected world.
- SATA 6Gb / s / 178MB / s interface
- 1000000 cycles
- 3.5 "form factor
- 5400 RPM
- 8TB capacity
- 128MB cache
- Operating temperature
- Operating 0 to 65
- Non-operational -40 to 70
- Dimensions and weight
- Dimensions 26.1 x 147 x 101.6mm
- Weight 0.65Kg