WD Red 3TB 3.5 Inch NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM - WD30EFRX
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The Western Digital Red offered the best sequential transfer speeds out of the group of low-power hard drives. It measured 143MB/s read and 142MB/s write, well above the older 3TB Caviar Green which only managed 119MB/s read and 119MB/s write. Ideal para sistemas NAS para home offices, usuários avançados, pequenas e médias empresas e sistemas e concumidor/comercial With the increase in adoption of home and small business NAS units, WD’s decision to make a product exclusively for that growing market makes some sense. According to a recent IDC personal storage report, the personal and small business 1-12 bay NAS market is the fastest growing segment of the hard drive storage market. Additionally there’s a growing number of NAS systems shipped without drives pre-installed, which raises thequestion about which drive is best for NAS usage. Western Digital wantsRed to be the clear answer for small NAS units – no thought necessary, just buy your NAS enclosure and fill it with WD Reds.
WD Red NAS Hard Drive, Internal Hard Drive (2 TB to 6 TB
The WD Red comes in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities with 64MB cache, SATA 6Gb/s interface and Intellipower low power spindle. For data migration Western Digital has included a copy of Acronis True Image software. WD offers a three year warranty, dedicated support line and QR code on the drive for mobile access to product documentation and support. Western Digital had a simple goal in mind when launching the WD Red; they wanted the drives to be synonymous with SOHO NAS use, developing into the defacto standard for small NAS use. Their custom firmware dubbed NASware and related technologies get the WD Red ready for this specialized 24/7 operational task. The Red has all the features needed like no unnecessary head parking, drive tolerances that support RAID environments and3D Active Balance technology which reduces vibrational wear on the drives. WD has also pre-qualified the Red with leading NAS vendors and the host controllers found in most NAS systems. On the support side the drives come with a three year warranty and a dedicated support line just for WD Red owners.We’re committed to providing the information that can help make an informed buying decision for as many uses as possible. Thank you for letting us know how we can do better. We will update our marketing materials, as well as provide more information about SMR technology, including benchmarks and ideal use cases. With the circuit board removed we get to see the Marvell 88i9346-TFJ2 controller and recently updated to DDR2, 64MB Samsung RAM module.
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The obvious question may be then, what’s wrong with the WD Greens and other low power drives that have been performing NAS duty to this point? The answer is really about projected use. The WD Green for instance, while the leading low power drive on the market, wasn’t designed for the 24×7 access requirements that NAS systems require. The WD Red was engineered specifically for this duty, complete with customized NASware firmware which includes critical features like intelligent error recovery controls that prevent drives from dropping off the RAID due to long recovery cycles. The drives also are engineered with "3D Active Balance technology" which tunes the drive to eliminate vibration leading to improved reliability and overall performance. There's also a Red Pro line targeted to maximum-performance applications. This line is unchanged—it existed with the same branding before the SMR fiasco, and it still exists with the same branding and same models today. Understanding SMR limitationsRAID Ready: WD Red hard drives are engineered with RAID error recovery control to help reduce failures within multi-bay NAS systems, unlike most desktop drives that are configured for generic use. From the front the 3TB Red has a standard SATA data and power connection with 8 service pins generally reserved for debugging modes and changing drive settings for advanced users. WD has also gone to great lengths to ensure a great user experience. They’ve worked with Synology, QNAP and other NAS providers to make sure the WD Red was qualified as compatible with these popular systems and host chipsets. The drives also offer a good blend of performance and power consumption, which is key given the always on nature of NAS drives. For that little extra push on the performance side, the drives feature a 64MB cache that’s been migrated from DDR to DDR2, which should be twice as fast.
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Western Digital’s exclusive NASware™ technology fine tunes drive parameters to match NAS system workloads which helps increase performance and reliability.Last night, a Western Digital executive reached out to Ars to let us know of a blog post concerning their controversial Red drives. The company is taking a new branding initiative to clarify the technology used in its NAS drives—in the near future, "WD Red" will exclusively mean disks using Shingled Magnetic Recording technology, and "WD Red Plus" will mean disks using Conventional Magnetic Recording. Overview