Wester Digital features an 8 TB disk and a 64MB cache for operating system acceleration. The high speed of reading and writing is guaranteed by the SATA III interface.
The WD Red hard drive is the world's first model which was developed exclusively for NAS systems. The unit itself has been tested for performance during continuous operation (24/7) in the home or in small business NAS systems with one to five positions (for larger NAS systems is better to use enterprise drives). The main goal is to increase the MTBF statistics (mean time between failures) by up to 35%. The MTBF value indicates the median time in hours during which the equipment is expected to work flawlessly.
Our successful technology has facilitated the growth of the WD Red's storage to the highest possible capacity. Currently, models with a capacity of up to 10TB are available, and WD can now offer its customers an even wider and more comprehensive NAS portfolio with 1 to 16 positions. The WD Red series is constantly expanding.
NASware 3.0 technology is the result of our efforts to provide the best NAS storage. It includes further NAS interface optimization for the WD Red series, and it currently supports 6-8 NAS positions. Thanks to the NASware 3.0 firmware, the WD Red hard drive now supports small NAS systems with 1 to 8 positions and offers greater compatibility and reliability. The WD Red series is designed for new generation NAS systems, and its total capacity equals 48TB in a system with 8 positions.
The WD Red series is designed for small and medium-sized businesses, and its newest addition WD Red Pro is designed for medium to large NAS storage environments with 8 to 16 positions. WD Red hard drives will help you to reduce your energy costs. Thanks to hard drive's innovative technology, both the energy consumption and the operating temperature are significantly lowered.