WD Red Pro NAS SATA Hard Drives
The Powerhouse for Demanding Business Scenarios The Game-Changer for Big Business Operations Aimed squarely at the needs of medium to large-scale enterprises, WD Red™ Pro...
The Powerhouse for Demanding Business Scenarios
The Game-Changer for Big Business Operations
Aimed squarely at the needs of medium to large-scale enterprises, WD Red™ Pro drives are tailor-made for NAS setups with up to 24 bays. Optimized to effortlessly handle high-intensity tasks1 in round-the-clock settings, they stand out for archiving, sharing, and RAID array rebuilding on sophisticated operating systems like ZFS. By empowering your team to seamlessly share files and reliably back up data, WD Red™ Pro becomes an irreplaceable asset for your business.
NASware™ 3.0: Pioneering Firmware Tech
Our exclusive NASware™ 3.0, embedded in every WD Red™ Pro drive, revolutionizes storage efficiency. It guarantees seamless integration, fortified data protection, and unparalleled performance, especially in NAS systems facing immense workloads.
Peak NAS Compatibility
Choosing a WD Red™ Pro drive, infused with NASware™ technology, means eliminating guesswork. Tailored for NAS operations, our one-of-a-kind algorithm seamlessly balances reliability and performance in NAS and RAID setups. This drive stands as a testament to our extensive engagement and meticulous compatibility testing with NAS technology partners.
Advanced Shock Protection for Larger Bays
Armed with a multi-axis shock sensor, WD Red™ Pro drives can swiftly identify and counteract subtle shock incidents. The incorporation of dynamic fly height tech fine-tunes read-write operations to shield data further. This duo safeguards drives in expansive 24-bay NAS setups, amplifying their longevity.
3D Active Balance Plus
Leveraging cutting-edge dual-plane balance control, this feature ensures drives run smoother and last longer. Unbalanced drives can become noise and vibration culprits in multi-drive ecosystems, but with WD Red™ Pro, such concerns are things of the past.
Error Recovery Fortified
Specially crafted for RAID and NAS scenarios, WD Red™ Pro drives harness NASware™ 3.0 tech for enhanced error recovery control, curtailing drive failures in RAID configurations.
Rigorous Drive Testing
A 24-bay NAS setting poses challenges like heightened vibrations and temperature spikes. Hence, every WD Red™ Pro drive undergoes an intensive thermal cycle burn-in evaluation to certify its readiness for prolonged, dependable functioning.
Extended Warranty Assurance
For an added layer of trust, WD Red™ Pro drives come bundled with a generous 5-year limited warranty.
WD Red™ Pro vs. Desktop Drives
Your NAS deserves the elite—drives conceived for NAS, featuring a suite of elements to safeguard your data and ensure peak functionality. Here's what sets WD Red™ Pro apart from conventional desktop drives:
- Compatibility: Tailored and rigorously tested for NAS systems, these drives promise optimal operation, unlike their desktop counterparts.
- Durability: Desktop drives aren't designed for the heated, always-on ambiance of NAS or RAID setups. Contrastingly, WD Red™ Pro drives are, ensuring they thrive under such conditions.
- Error Recovery: Empowered with RAID error recovery mechanisms, WD Red™ Pro drives mitigate NAS system malfunctions.
- Acoustics and Vibration Defense: While most desktop drives falter in multi-drive environments due to noise and vibrations, WD Red™ Pro drives are engineered to flourish in such conditions.
|Ideal Use Cases
|Creative pros, medium-large businesses, commercial/enterprise NAS systems
|RAID-optimized NAS systems with unlimited number of bays
|Rated Workload & MTBF
|550TB/year workloads, up to 2.5M hours MTBF
|RAID-optimized NAS systems with unlimited # of bays
|up to 164MB/s-265MB/s
|Disk Speed (RPM)
|5-Year Limited Warranty
|Dimensions (L x W x H)
|147mm x 101.6mm x 26.1mm
|0°C to 65°C
|-40°C to 70°C
|BSMI, ICES-003/NMB-003, CE, FCC, KC, Maghreb, RCM, UKCA, VCCI, CB-Scheme, TUV, UL
|Capacity & Cache Size
|2TB , 64MB
|4TB , 256MB
|6TB , 256MB
|8TB , 256MB
|10TB , 256MB
|12TB , 256MB
|14TB , 512MB
|16TB , 512MB
|18TB , 512MB
|20TB , 512MB
|22TB , 512MB
|24TB , 512MB
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