WD Red 8TB NAS Hard Disk Drive – 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 Inch – WD80EFZX

May 16, 2017 - Comment

WD Red is the only hard drive designed for NAS systems that have 1-5 drive bays. Available in captivities ranging from 1 TB to 6 TB, WD Red is designed specifically for home and small office NAS systems. The drives are extensively tested for compatibility and reliability in the demanding operating environment of a 24×7

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WD Red is the only hard drive designed for NAS systems that have 1-5 drive bays. Available in captivities ranging from 1 TB to 6 TB, WD Red is designed specifically for home and small office NAS systems. The drives are extensively tested for compatibility and reliability in the demanding operating environment of a 24×7 NAS system. WD’s exclusive NASware firmware technology enables seamless integration and balanced performance. Innovative technology reduces power consumption and lowers the operating temperature, and with a 35% improvement in MTBF over desktop drives, WD Red is a more reliable and robust NAS hard drive solution.

Product Features

  • Specifically designed for use in NAS systems with up to 8 bays
  • Tested for 24×7 reliability
  • Built for optimum NAS compatibility
  • Premium support and a 3-year limited warranty
  • Small and home office NAS systems in a 24×7 environment

Comments

Chaleur says:

It’s fast, quiet, relatively cool and HUGE. On Windows it comes out to 5.45TB. I transferred a little over 2TB to it and average write speed was 110MB/s. Right now it’s just sitting on top of my computer case but after that long transfer I used a temp gun and the surface of the case was 87F and the drive was 101F.UPDATE ****I just purchased a second drive and did some testing on it while blank and uploaded the results under customer images to the right.

Bryan Muller says:

Excellent drives, good packaging from Amazon, and some potentially useful information. Excellent Drives. I’ve been running a variety of WD Red, Green, and Seagate Archive Drives for the better part of several years, and I thought that I would share some useful advice for things to watch out for when buying new drives, and detecting infant mortality. 

Max Smith says:

Their warranty is a joke. I am sorry but WD’s warranty is a joke. Bought two brand new HDDs, one failed a few months after being in my RAID 1 NAS. Returned under warranty (had to pay for shipping) – got back a RECERTIFIED HDD. Which, of course, failed after 1 month and lost ALL data. Returned it again (had to pay for shipping) – again got a RECERTIFIED HDD which was simply DOA and could not start at all. So their “5 year warranty” is simply feeding you with faulty recertified HDDs until you run out of money for…

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