- 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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Great price for a drive of this quality. Just be sure you have a 64 bit Windows system if you want to make 1 big GPT partition of 3 TB. If not, you will be limited to 2.2 TB partition on 32 bit system.
If you run your drives 24x7 in a non-rack mount, this is the drive for you. Of course it is quite. And of course it is the size specified. It will be several years before people are able to comment as to how reliable these drives are. But if you are like me and sick of dead desktop rated drives, this one has the specifications you are looking for.
Good quiet disk for home nas. Got about 115MB/sec read/write with qnap 469l (almost max of gigabit link). Probably not the best for boot disk, but fast enough for nas solutions. Got defect disk, but very good service from ncix rma dept to get new one fast. Replacement is perfect. Very happy so far.
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