- by David_W @Jul 11, 2012
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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Western Digital's Red family is a well-rounded offering aimed at home- and SOHO-based NAS appliances.
The Red drives aren’t as attractive once you step outside of Western Digital's target usage model of small business network-attached storage and into more demanding professional application
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I bough this to add to my 4 disk NAS. I have 4 hitachi 3tb but they don't sell them anymore. So I bough this drive to add a fift drive. It work pretty well. It's a little slow compared to other drive, but in my 5 disk array I don't notice it. I can do more than 400mb/s. I bough it for the better warranty than other drive.
I purchased two of these drives on sale to use in my QNAP TS-469 pro I dind't recieve my NAS at this moment but I hope it will work good. The HD had a good price and that's why I choose those HD and they are compatible with QNAP.
I needed storage for my FreeNAS build and after a lot of dithering, decided to go with the WD RED drives. I had read all the reviews from other customers across multiple sites and was a little apprehensive. I had previously bought a few for work and they've so far been ok - but for this project I needed 6.
I purchased two of these drives on sale to use in my Shuttle KD20 NAS. I set them up in Raid 1 and then transferred nearly 1Tb of movies from my HTPC. Even after 6 hours of transferring data, the NAS temperature never exceeded 54C.
Hopefully, the decision to spend a few extra dollars to buy a drive that is designed for a NAS will mean that I will not need to use the 5 yr. warranty!
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