With drives up to 10TB, the WD Red drive is built for single-bay to 8-bay NAS systems and packs the capacity to store your precious data in one powerhouse unit.
By reducing power consumption, the operating temperature of your NAS stays cool. With a lower temperature in your system, you can create a more reliable solution for your NAS.
Built for NAS Compatibility
WD Red drives with NASware technology are purpose-built to balance performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments.
Desktop Drive vs. WD Red Drive
A desktop hard drive is not typically tested and designed for NAS environments. WD Red has features such as NAS compatibility, increased reliability and more.
Desktop drives vs. WD Red drives
A desktop hard drive is not typically tested or designed for a Network Attached Storage device or RAID environment. Choose a drive that has been tested in NAS environments with an array of features to preserve your data and maintain optimum performance. Take the following into consideration when choosing a hard drive for your NAS:
Compatibility: Without being tested for compatibility with your NAS system, optimum performance and reliability are not guaranteed.
Reliability: The always-on environment of a NAS or RAID can lead to increased tempratures, and desktop drives are not typically designed and tested in those conditions. WD Red drives are built for NAS.
Error recovery Controls: WD Red NAS hard drives are specifically designed with RAID error recovery control to help reduce fallouts with in the NAS system. Desktop drives are not typically designed for RAID environments where this can be an issue.
Noise and Vibration Protection: Desktop drives are not typically tested or designed to account for the noise and vibration faced in a multi-drive system. WD Red drives are designed for multi-bay NAS systems with NASware technology to help prevent this.
WD RED FOR HOME
Stream, backup, organize and effortlessly share your digital content to your TV, PC and more. NASware technology increases your drives' compatibility with your NAS system, for better playback with your devices.
WD RED FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Businesses thrive on productivity and efficiency, two guiding principles built into the design of the WD Red drive. Share and backup files at the speed of your business with a WD Red drive in your NAS.
WD RED FOR BIG BUSINESS
Looking for maximum performance in a heavy use NAS? The WD Red Pro drive is designed to handle an increase in workload and system demand and features a 5-year limited warranty.
Designed for NAS
Desktop drives aren't purpose-built for NAS. But WD Red drives with NASware 3.0 are. Our exclusive technology takes the guesswork out of selecting a drive. We can help you find the perfect storage for your NAS system.
3D Active Balance Plus
Helps to ensure your data is protected from excessive vibration and noise in a NAS or RAID environment. This dual-plane balance control maintains your drive’s performance over time.
Premium Support and a 3-year Limited Warranty
Confidently upgrade to the best in NAS drive performance with the assurance of a 3-year limited warranty and world-class support services included with every WD Red drive.
Since your NAS system is always on, a highly reliable drive is essential for long term reliability. Desktop drives are not designed and tested in 24x7 conditions, which is a foundation of WD Red NAS hard drives.
Seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for NAS systems under heavy demand.
WD Red NAS Hard Drives are designed specifically for NAS systems that have 1 to 8 drive bays in both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch form factors.
2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
64MB, 128MB, 256MB
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