Overview
Fill your NAS with WD Red, then fill it with awesome.

There's an industry-leading WD Red drive for every compatible NAS system to help fulfill your data storage needs. With drives up to 8TB, WD Red offers a wide array of solutions for customers looking to build the biggest, best-performing NAS storage solution. Built for single-bay to 8-bay NAS systems, WD Red packs the power to store your precious data in one powerhouse unit. With WD Red, you're ready for what's next.

Exclusive NASware 3.0

Not just any drive will do. In single-bay to 8-bay NAS systems, WD Red raises the bar. Get as much as 64TB capacity, and with WD's exclusive NASware 3.0, you can optimize every single one of them. Built into every WD Red hard drive, NASware 3.0's advanced technology improves your system's storage performance by increasing compatibility, integration, upgradeability, and reliability.

Built for optimum NAS compatibility

Desktop drives aren't purpose-built for NAS. But WD Red drives with NASware are. Our exclusive technology takes the guesswork out of selecting a drive. WD Red is for small NAS systems, and our unique algorithm balances performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments. Simply put, WD Red is the most compatible drive available for NAS enclosures. But don't take our word for it. WD Red is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner compatibility-testing list that is available on the market.*

*Compatibility list as of March 2016

Desktop drives vs. WD Red

In a Network Attached Storage device, a desktop hard drive is not designed for NAS environments. Do right by your NAS and choose the drive 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 is not guaranteed.
  • Reliability: The always-on environment of a NAS or RAID is a hot one. And desktop drives aren't typically designed and tested in those conditions. WD Red is.
  • Error recovery Controls: WD Red NAS hard drives are specifically designed with RAID error recovery control to help reduce failures within the NAS system. Desktop drives are typically not designed for RAID environments where this can be an issue.
  • Noise and Vibration Protection: Designed to operate solo, desktop drives offer little or no protection from the noise and vibration faced in a multi-drive system. WD Red drives are designed for multi-bay NAS systems.
WD Red for Home

Stream, backup, share and organize your digital content at home with a NAS and WD Red drives designed to effortlessly share content to the devices in your home. Red NASware increases your drives' compatibility with your devices, TV, stereo and more. Live in a connected world.

WD Red for Small Business

Businesses thrive on productivity and efficiency – two of the guiding principles built into the design of WD Red. It's the hard drive of choice for 1 to 8 bay systems. NASware 3.0 allows for seamless integration with your existing network so WD Red can share and backup files at the speed of your business. And for larger businesses with up to 16 bays, count on WD Red Pro.

WD Red Pro for Big Business

If you're looking for maximum performance in a heavy use NAS, WD Red Pro delivers the same exceptional performance for the business customer. For NAS environments with 8 to 16 bays, WD Red Pro is designed to handle an increase in workload and comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

3D Active Balance Plus

Ensures your data is protected from excessive vibration and noise in a NAS or RAID environment. This dual-plane balance control reduces the degradation of your drive over time.

Premium support and a 3-year limited warranty

Confidently upgrade to the best in NAS performance with the assurance of a 3-year limited warranty. And with world-class support services included with every WD Red drive, you can be certain of your NAS.

24/7 reliability

Since your NAS system is always on, a highly reliable drive is essential. With an MTBF of up to 1 million hours, the WD Red drive with NASware 3.0 is designed for the 24x7 environment.

Cooler operations. High reliability.

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.

Disk Utilities and Migration Tools

Acronis True Image WD Edition can clone drives, backup your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data, while also having the ability to securely wipe any data you no longer need. You can quickly and easily deploy a new hard drive to your PC or laptop and automatically migrate your operating system, applications, and all of your important data, including images, music, and documents.

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Specifications
Product Specifications
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/s
Performance Specifications
Rotational SpeedIntelliPower *
Buffer Size64 MB
Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)6 Gb/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity2,000,398 MB
Capacity2 TB
User Sectors Per Drive3,907,029,168
Performance Specifications
Target Performance
MTBF1,000,000 hours
Physical Dimensions
English
Height1.028 Inches
Depth5.787 Inches
Width4.00 Inches
Weight1.40 Pounds
Metric
Height26.1 mm
Depth147 mm
Width101.6 mm
Weight0.635 kg
Environmental Specifications
Shock
Operating Shock (Read)65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock250G, 2 ms
Acoustics
Idle Mode23 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 024 dBA (average)
Temperature (English)
Operating32° F to 158° F
Non-operating-40° F to 158° F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating-0° C to 70° C
Non-operating-40° C to 70° C
Humidity
Operating5-95% RH non-condensing
Vibration
Operating0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
Non-operating0.05 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
Operating
Linear20-300 Hz, 0.75G (0 to peak)
Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
12 VDC
Read/Write250 mA
Idle230 mA
Standby7 mA
Sleep7 mA
5 VDC
Read/Write280 mA
Idle260 mA
Standby105 mA
Sleep105 mA
Power Dissipation
Read/Write4.40 Watts
Idle4.10 Watts
Standby0.60 Watts
Sleep0.60 Watts
Compatibility
Operating System
CompatibilityWindows/Mac


Services

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