- By Shi Xiao Min @Sep 05, 2013
Our formula of success has led growth of WD Red into higher
capacities and expansion into new 2.5-inch solutions. We now offer a
broader, more comprehensive portfolio of NAS hard drives for our
customers. It is not just about NAS drives, it is REDvolutionary.
NEXT GENERATION EXPERIENCE
Every component, line of code, and product decision was built on our
passion and determination to deliver the best NAS experience.The
next generation of WD Red hard drives delivers on this promise with
massive capacity and NASware 2.0, which further improves drive
reliability and protects your data in the event of a power loss or
EXPERIENCED IN NAS
In all of our cultures around the world, first impressions are what
leave a mark. With superior technology that is driven to impress, WD
Red is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner
compatibility-testing list that is available on the market*. That
means when you buy a NAS enclosure, you can trust that WD Red will
be the most compatible drive available. Our pride is in our product
and our vision is shared with our customers.
*Data reflects products in production as of August 2013.
NAS FOR HOME
Take your connected home environment to the next level with a NAS
system that is equipped with WD Red hard drives and enjoy streaming
your media, backing up your computers, file sharing and managing
your digital content faster and easier.
WD Red's NASware 2.0 experience with increased compatibility makes
sharing from your mobile device, computer, TV, stereo and more an
instant gratification. And with capacities now available in 4 TB, a
5-bay NAS system can hold close to 20 terabytes of data!
NAS FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Increase the efficiency and productivity of your small business with
WD Red hard drives for your 1 to 5 bay NAS system. WD Red comes
equipped with NASware 2.0, which increases system compatibility
allowing for seamless integration with your existing network
infrastructure. Add value to your business by enabling your
employees to quickly share their files and back up folders reliably
with WD Red NAS hard drives in your NAS solution.
EXCLUSIVE NASWARE 2.0 TECHNOLOGY
Our exclusive technology, NASware 2.0, makes WD Red thrive in the
demanding small-NAS environment. By adding WD Red to your NAS
system, not only is everything more efficient and reliable, you get
to enjoy a REDvolutionary NAS experience.
Advanced firmware technology built into every WD Red drive, NASware
2.0 enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal
performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID environments.
THE SECRET IS THE NEXT-GENERATION TECHNOLOGY
WD's next generation NASware 2.0 technology improves NAS storage
performance by reducing common hard drive concerns in NAS systems.
This includes concerns for things like compatibility, integration,
upgrade ability, reliability and cost of ownership that are
experienced with a hard drive designed for desktop computers.
3D ACTIVE BALANCE PLUS
Our enhanced dual-plane balance control technology significantly
improves the overall drive performance and reliability. Hard drives
that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and
noise in a multi-drive system, reduce the hard drive life span, and
degrade the performance over time.
Since your NAS system is always on, a highly reliable drive is
essential. With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard desktop drives,
the WD Red drive with NASware 2.0 is designed and manufactured to be
a more reliable and robust solution.
THE RIGHT CHOICE
The right choice for, no other drive is designed specifically for
home and small office NAS systems and PCs with RAID.
ENERGY EFFICIENT AND MONEY SAVING
We keep power consumption low, which keeps your NAS system happy,
and your wallet too.
Reduce your electricity bill and carbon footprint with WD Red
drives. Innovative technology reduces power consumption and lowers
the operating temperature, resulting in a more reliable and
affordable solution for always on 24x7 NAS environments.
LONGER WARRANTY COVERAGE
We keep power consumption low, which keeps your NAS system happy,
and your wallet too.
NEED HELP? WE OFFER PREMIUM SUPPORT.
Every WD Red hard drive comes with our world-class professional
support services including a premium dedicated 24/7 support line and
a 3-year limited warranty.
Specifically designed and tested for small office and home office,
1-5 bay NAS systems, small media servers and PCs with RAID.
- by Shi Xiao Min @Sep 05, 2013
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I bought two of these for a nas4free box. I decided to splurge and get the Reds to improve my reliability. One has been running fine for a year, the other failed after about 2 months. the RMA process was quick, hopefully the replacement gives me better luck.
Bought two. Sata connector broke upon installation. Lined up perfectly to hit a graphics card. Tried to RMA and pay for repair, but was informed that they don't repair.
Informed that they use many types of controller cards and since I created the problem, the drive is a paper weight. I was suprised that repairing the drive was not an option. Lesson learned.
Costs a bit more than standard desktop hard drives do, but reliability has been perfect so far. I purchased 4 of these to go in a Windows Home Server in a RAID-5 array. No problems, huge capacity - can't complain.
I'm putting 4 of these in a Synology DS1513+, and adding another drive later. Nothing I can really say except these are HDD built specifically for NAS and that can only be a good thing. There are other resellers whose customers report shoddy drives, though that is likely a result of bad handling, not what I would expect from NCIX. Will update review accordingly if I get any DOA drives.
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