- 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!
I picked this up to use in my media center because it runs all the time and acts as my NAS for my other systems.
It has worked very well and is more quiet then the blue it replaced. It has enough capacity to be a central location for most of my files. No more remembering what system I created a file on because this is accessible to all my systems.
Used these to replace 2 WD Caviar Black 1TB drives I had in my server box. Wanted to increase capacity while lowering the internal temperature.
Temperature of the drives is about 2 degrees C less, was hoping for a little more. Transfer speeds remain at about 125 MB/s over Gigabit ethernet with SMB/CIFS, which is as good as one can hope for.
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