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Quick OverviewModel - Western Digital RED 6TB
WD Red hard disk drive is a high-performance NAS storage solution. It offers a wide array of capacity options from 1TB to 10TB and is specifically designed for NAS systems with up to eight bays in 3.5-inch form factors. With its superior compatibility and around-the-clock reliability, you're ready for whatever comes next.
Desktop drives aren't typically tested or designed for the rigors of a NAS system. Do right by your NAS and choose the drive with an array of features to help preserve your data and maintain optimum performance.
WD Red drives with NASware 3.0 technology are purpose-built to balance performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments.
The always-on environment of a NAS or RAID is a hot one. WD Red drives are engineered to run cool and quiet while offering optimum compatibility for demanding 24x7 environments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Model - Western Digital RED, Type - SATA NAS HDD, Storage (GB/TB) - 6TB, Form Factor (Inch) - 3.5 Inch, Interface - SATA 6.0Gb/s, RPM - 5400RPM, Buffer (MB) - 256MB, Transfer Rate (MB/s) - Up to 180MB/s, Shock Resistance - 30G (2ms, Read/Write) (Operating), MTBF - 1,000,000, Power Consumption - 4.8W (Read/Write), 3.1W (Idle), Dimension - 147 x 101.6 x 26.1mm, Weight - 0.64Kg, Others - Load/unload cycles: 600,000, Specialty - Native command queuing, Advanced Format (AF), RoHS compliant, 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, Part No - WD60EFAX, Warranty - 2 Year, Country of Origin - USA, Made in/ Assemble - Thailand/Malaysia
How Will You Use Your HDD?
Manufacturers build hard drive models for different use cases. In general, there are five categories: consumer, NAS (network-attached storage), archiving/video recording, enterprise, and more recently, data center. a consumer drive may spin slower to save energy and provides little if any access to tools that can adjust the firmware settings on the drive. An enterprise-class drive, on the other hand, is typically much faster and provides the user with access to the features they can tweak to adjust performance and/or power usage. So, it is essential to look for drives as per your needs.
Cost vs Quality
Most lower-priced hard drives do not offer the exclusive features of its upgraded versions. If you are seeking improved reliability, longer warranty period, and faster performance, you might be better off purchasing the enterprise version of a drive.
There are different types of recording technology which each have their trade-offs. The most common type of recording technology is Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), which writes and reads data from circular tracks on a spinning platter. There is another technology named Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR), which overlaps recording tracks to store data at a lower cost. This means that SMR drives can cost less than their PMR counterparts, but will experience more write delays and lower peak average performance.
When it comes to capacity, it is generally better to get a bigger drive than necessary, as long as you don’t compromise performance and reliability. HDDs come in a wide range of capacities, capping out at 16TB per drive due to physical limitations.
The performance of a HDD is measured by many factors, but RPM [Revolution per Minute] is an important one. Higher RPM means the faster transfer of data to and from the drive. You can ignore the SATA speed, which describes the theoretical maximum speed of a SATA connection. But a 7200 RPM drive will certainly be faster than a 5400 RPM drive.
When a hard disk needs to transfer data from one section of the drive to another, it utilizes a special area of embedded memory called the cache. A larger cache enables the data to transfer faster because more information can be stored at one time. Modern HDDs can have cache sizes ranging from 8MB to 256MB.
Helium-Filled vs Air-Filled Drives
Helium-filled drives have started taking over the market after spending years as an experimental technology. These types of drives have two advantages over their air-filled cohorts – they generate less heat and use less power than normal hard drives. Both of these are important in data centers but may be less important to you, if you are keen to keep the budget low.
Since HDDs have moving parts, a gradual decay is expected over time – but the endurance of all HDDs is not the same. Some models are prone to fail within 12 months while others have average lifespans exceeding six years. One of the easiest ways to determine the reliability of a hard drive is by its warranty period.