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Western Digital launches Red Line HDDS suited for NAS use

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Western Digital launches Red Line HDDS suited for NAS use

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Post by juji » 10 Jul 2012 16:22

Designed for NAS

Western Digital has announced a completely new WD Red line of hard disk drives designed specifically for home and small office network attached storage (NAS) devices.

Standing shoulder to shoulder with WD's Blue, Green, and Black series, the Red series offers 3.5-inch HDDs available in 1, 2 and 3TB capacities and are designed for NAS systems with one to five drive bays. As noted, all three models will be packed in a standard 3.5-inch form factor and feature SATA 6Gbps interface and 64MB of cache.
According to WD, these HDDs have been compatibility tested with top NAS box manufacturers and optimized for both power and performance, which is, at least according to WD, a much better way to go considering that consumers had to choose between desktop or high-end server drives for their NAS devices, with neither being cost effective or fully NAS compatible.

According to WD, the new Red line feature 3D Active Balance Plus enhanced balance control technology feature that should significantly improve overall drive performance and reliability.

The new Red line of WD's HDDs should already be available with MSRP set at US $109 for the 1TB, US $139 for 2TB and US $189 for the 3TB drive model. The entire line is backed by WD's free premium 24x7 dedicated support and three-year warranty.

You can check all models here where you can find WD's NAS compatibility list as well.

SOURCE: http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/27871 ... ne-of-hdds
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Post by juji » 10 Jul 2012 21:07

What do you think ?
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Post by rocket » 11 Jul 2012 07:06

I think fudzilla posts verbatim from western digital press releases :)

but looking at the specs, I don't see anything different about them from the WD green drives other than they claim that they can operate better in a RAID environment.

so far, just claims. no data to back it up.
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Post by juji » 11 Jul 2012 12:24

That what I was thinking aswell..
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Post by miercoles13 » 11 Jul 2012 17:07

I saw a couple of benchmarks on storagereview site which did show several benefits since the drive did not spin down as often as a green drive, but appeared to suffer on the 4K random read/write scenario for some reason. A bit early to tell but I see if as a better alternative to green drives that are not cost prohibited like the black RE drives. On the other hand, I see the black RE drives as sexy and i wish I could afford a ton of them :)

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my NAS and its development until today: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=39&sid=039fed830cf ... 4d0abe4a04

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Post by shakky4711 » 17 Jul 2012 15:56

Certified for 24/7 usage, furthermore balanced by 3 years warranty, one year more than the desktop lines.
Somewhere I have read a report about the reliability from standard destop drives when they are used 24 hours a day, they died very very often...

So these RED line drives are a good choice for people who do not want to pay for the WD-Blacks...

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Post by erico.bettoni » 18 Jul 2012 01:25

Anyone seen those for sell anywhere?

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Post by shakky4711 » 18 Jul 2012 12:37

In Germany already at Amazon present, furtermore most large computer traders already hold them in stock.

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Post by mooblie » 20 Mar 2013 20:23

Last year's thread, I know, but I''ve just ordered a WD Red 1TB drive for use in a NAS4Free. Should I expect it will work OK? ...or work well even??
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Post by lindsay » 21 Mar 2013 05:46

Have 9 2TB of those without any problems
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Post by ku-gew » 21 Mar 2013 08:58

mooblie wrote:Last year's thread, I know, but I''ve just ordered a WD Red 1TB drive for use in a NAS4Free. Should I expect it will work OK? ...or work well even??
Shouldn't you have asked before buying it?
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Post by mooblie » 21 Mar 2013 09:27

@lindsay - many thanks. In fact, I have ordered a 2TB myself (typo in my post).

@ku-gew - I Googled it, and the new Red range appears to be appropriate for NASes, indeed, specifically designed for them. The Red range falls between the Green range (which are cheap and low-powered, but my research tells me DO have head-parking-life issues with NASes running 24/7) and the Black range which are more expensive for "even heavier" use than domestic NASes, i.e. truly commercial. WD's own manufacturer warranties reflect this also.

I also have a number of other PCs where this drive could be used, and I maintain customers PCs, where it could be used as well. It won't be wasted, whatever the outcome.

It wasn't an impulse buy, hoping for the best. I thought I'd ask here if anyone else has tried them, specifically with NAS4Free. Reasonable?
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Post by rocket » 24 Mar 2013 23:47

wow. old thread.

Yes, I just purchased 10 of them. they are working well in NAS4Free environment.

the thing that really sold me on them was the 1,000,000 mean between failure hours.

that is an estimated 114 years. I think the drives will become obsolete long before they start failing (unless I got a bad batch)
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Post by ku-gew » 25 Mar 2013 14:18

Those numbers are greatly exaggerated and it's not MTBF that you need, but MTTF mean time to failure: from new to the first failure.
It's not the same thing and it's shorter. But not often given.
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Post by rocket » 21 Mar 2018 05:04

well, one of my drives finally tossed a SMART error after sustained use over five years :D

the others are still going strong.
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Post by BenM » 11 Jan 2019 13:13

WD Reds? Never again.... My predecessor bought lots of them - I have had 7 fail within Warranty in the last year.... 6 of those in a single array.... kind of an issue even for ZFS!

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Post by raulfg3 » 12 Jan 2019 13:45

BenM wrote:
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WD Reds? Never again.... My predecessor bought lots of them - I have had 7 fail within Warranty in the last year.... 6 of those in a single array.... kind of an issue even for ZFS!
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Post by apollo567 » 12 Jan 2019 14:52

I am quite ok since WD red 4TB. One failure within guarantee, but exchange service worked fast.
Maybe give Seagate NAS Disks a try.
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Post by BenM » 16 Jan 2019 16:57

Maybe give Seagate NAS Disks a try
yup - trying Seagate IronWolf drives to see what happens - not in the main array though; got another iSCSI server that has 4. So far so good...

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Post by Lee Sharp » 24 Apr 2019 20:40

I have about 60 WD Red 3TB at various clients, some over 5 years old, and no failures yet. <Knock on wood>

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