The WD Red Pro 8TB hard drive belongs among the high load internal HDDs for 24/7 operation in data centres. 3.5" HDDs are designed primarily for desktop PCs and data centres. One of the crucial characteristics is clearly the rotational speed of the HDD. 7200 RPM delivers better speeds when working with multimedia and data. The total capacity of the hard drive is 8000 GB. The storage uses a 256 MB memory cache. It communicates with a PC or other devices via the SATA III interface.
Standard HDDs are notable for their construction. The enclosure conceals a mechanism that uses moving platters accompanied by disk read and write heads. These moving parts can be damaged by a shock or impact, but at the same time you get an affordable price tag and high storage capacity. The key parameter that determines the speed of a platter hard disk is the number of platter revolutions per minute, generally known as RPM. In case of the WD Red Pro 8TB, you can look forward to 7200 RPM revolutions per minute. This is ideal for demanding users, such as graphic or video editors - in short, people who work with large amounts of data. System responsivity and stability is also affected by the disk buffer - the so-called cache. The Western Digital platter drive features a 256 MB cache that keeps the last written data for their speedy reading.
In order to mount the WD Red Pro 8TB in your PC or other device, you need a 3,5" slot. Data sharing happens via the SATA III interface, boasting a standard speed of 6 Gbit/s. This technology is one of the best HDD data transfer options available and delivers a throughput of 600 MB/s. The dimensions of the hard disk are 101,6 × 147 × 26,1 mm.