- by Bin_L @Apr 11, 2013
SATA 6 Gb/s
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)
6 Gb/s (Max)
User Sectors Per Drive
Operating Shock (Read)
65G, 2 ms
250G, 2 ms
23 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0
24 dBA (average)
32° F to 158° F
-40° F to 158° F
-0° C to 70° C
-40° C to 70° C
5-95% RH non-condensing
0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
0.05 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
20-300 Hz, 0.75G (0 to peak)
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.
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These seem to be the drives to get for SOHO NAS servers. WD claims these have a MTBF of 1,000,000 hours. I'll believe it when I see it. I've had a 57% failure rate on 2TB WD Green drives after 20,000 to 40,000 hours.
Installed two of these in a Synology DS213J. The NAS picked them up instantly and configuration was simple. So far the drives seem to remain cool and are quiet. I'm glad I spent an extra couple of bucks to get the WD Red.
I bought it to give it a try. I already have 2 WD Green that works flawless since 2 years and I was looking to back them up. I bought this drive just for that. Access time are much better than on Green one, a bit less than Black series but they are louder. Anyways great drive hope it last at least 5 years. Will buy some others for sure. I might try the new WD SE series more pricey but 5yrs warranty and Enterprise class drive. I prefer them to the Green drive no Clicking when on idle. Yeah just for that it worth the price!
Bought to go in a ReadyNAS NV2+ 4 bay unit. Took a chance with 3 of these and did not perform pre-usage WD tools diagnostics. So far they have performed without issue, however I am still concerned about the long term reliability of the drives. It seems that all manufacturer drives over 1TB have issues either immediately or deteriorate rapidly after a years usage.
I use this HDD for external drive USB3, as backup. Works like a charm. I am going to build a small server for data storage and these Red disk are just perfect for this. It is not as cheap as the low price seagate drive..
I bought this to replace my other big brand HD. The reason I choose this is because of good MTBF rating and is built for 24/7 operation. So far, I get what I want. And it can works like a normal HD, does not need to run raid.
I've been running a pair of these in my FreeNAS box in Raid 1 for a few months now, and they've been great. The only problem is I'm running out of space... I see they're on sale again... Hmmm... I believe another purchase is in my future!
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