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WD Red 8TB

€207.37 without VAT

WD Red 8TB

The WD Red 8TB hard disk is one of the high load internal HDDs for NAS storage solutions. The 3.5" format is designed primarily for data centres and desktop PCs. One of the main parameters is clearly the number of revolutions per minute (RPM). 5400 RPM should satisfy most ordinary PC users. The overall data capacity of the HDD is 8000 GB. The drive features a 256 MB memory cache. The data transfer is facilitated using the SATA III interface.

WD Red 8TB Hard Drive Key Features

  • 256 MB memory cache for faster HDD operation
  • 3.5" HDDs are designed for desktop computers, data centres, and similar devices
  • All the data communication takes place through the SATA III interface
  • Platter-based hard drives are more susceptible to physical damage, but it's also the most cost-effective storage solution available
  • RAID support enables improved data loss prevention
  • Improved data writing efficiency thanks to Advanced Format technology

WD Red 8TB Hard Disk Speed

Platter hard disks have a notably special construction. Inside the enclosure there is a mechanism that uses moving platters accompanied by disk read and write heads. These mechanical parts don't take shocks and impact well, but this weak point is well-compensated by its amazing price/capacity ratio. The important criterion that determines the speed of a platter hard disk is the number of revolutions per minute (RPM). With the WD Red 8TB, we have 5400 RPM revolutions per minute. You can find these drives mainly in laptops and other home devices that aren't built for high performance. Data transmission and overall stability is also significantly affected by the disk buffer - the so-called cache. The Western Digital HDD includes a 256 MB cache that stores the last used data for their speedy reading.

Connecting the HDD to Your PC

If you want to mount the WD Red 8TB in your PC or other device, you need a 3,5" slot. All communication with the computer is done through the SATA III interface, boasting a standard speed of 6 Gbit/s. The technology is one of the best HDD data transfer options available and delivers a speed of 600 MB/s. The dimensions of the HDD are 101,6 × 147 × 25,4 mm.

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Type and capacity

Format (Form Factor) 3.5"
Storage capacity 8,000 GB (8 TB)


Use For computers, Data storage, Internal


Read Speed 198 MB/s
Write speed 198 MB/s
Memory cache 256 MB
Special features Advanced Format, RAID
Maximum loudness 29 dB
Mean Time Before Failure 1,000,000 hr(s)
Work Load Rate 180 TB/Year


Width 101.6 mm (10.16 cm)
Height 26.1 mm (2.61 cm)
Depth 147 mm (14.7 cm)


Weight 715 g (0.72 kg)


Typical power consumption 8.8 W
Standby consumption 0.8 W (800 mW)


Disc Series WD Red
Code:  FW233a9b
Warranty: 36 months
Product Number:  WD80EFAX
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