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WD RED 3TB £89.50 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago
The WD formula of success has led the growth of the Red NAS range into higher capacities and expansion into new 2.5-inch solutions. WD now offer a broader, more comprehensive portfolio of NAS hard drives, it is not just about NAS drives any more, it is REDvolutionary.
3.5" Form Factor
SATA-III Interface
Intellipower = A balance of spin speed, transfer rate designed to save power and maximise performance
64MB Cache
Next generation experience
Every component, line of code, and product decision was built on WD's passion and determination to deliver the best NAS experience.The next generation of WD Red hard drives delivers on this promise with massive capacity and NASware 2.0, which further improves drive reliability and protects your data in the event of a power loss or power disruption.

WD Red Is Ideal for:
Specifically designed and tested for small office and home office, 1-5 bay NAS systems, small media servers and PCs with RAID.

Experienced in NAS
In all the cultures around the world, first impressions are what leave a mark. With superior technology that is driven to impress, WD Red is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner compatibility-testing list that is available on the market. That means when you buy a NAS enclosure, you can trust that WD Red will be the most compatible drive available. Our pride is in our product and our vision is shared with our customers.
Check Compatability HERE

NAS for home
Take your connected home environment to the next level with a NAS system that is equipped with WD Red hard drives and enjoy streaming your media, backing up your computers, file sharing and managing your digital content faster and easier.
WD Red's NASware 2.0 experience with increased compatibility makes sharing from your mobile device, computer, TV, stereo and more an instant gratification. And with capacities now available in 4 TB, a 5-bay NAS system can hold close to 20 terabytes of data!

NAS for small business
Increase the efficiency and productivity of your small business with WD Red hard drives for your 1 to 5 bay NAS system. WD Red comes equipped with NASware 2.0, which increases system compatibility allowing for seamless integration with your existing network infrastructure. Add value to your business by enabling your employees to quickly share their files and back up folders reliably with WD Red NAS hard drives in your NAS solution.

Exclusive NASware 2.0 technology
WD's exclusive technology, NASware 2.0, makes WD Red thrive in the demanding small-NAS environment. By adding WD Red to your NAS system, not only is everything more efficient and reliable, you get to enjoy a REDvolutionary NAS experience.

3D Active Balance Plus
WD's enhanced dual-plane balance control technology significantly improves the overall drive performance and reliability. Hard drives that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and noise in a multi-drive system, reduce the hard drive life span, and degrade the performance over time.

The right choice
The right choice for NAS, no other drive is designed specifically for home and small office NAS systems and PCs with RAID.

Enhanced reliability
Since your NAS system is always on, a highly reliable drive is essential. With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard desktop drives, the WD Red drive with NASware 2.0 is designed and manufactured to be a more reliable and robust solution.

NAS compatibility
Advanced firmware technology built into every WD Red drive, NASware 2.0 enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID environments.

The secret is the next-generation technology
WD's next generation NASware 2.0 technology improves NAS storage performance by reducing common hard drive concerns in NAS systems. This includes concerns for things like compatibility, integration, upgrade ability, reliability and cost of ownership that are experienced with a hard drive designed for desktop computers.

Longer warranty coverage
WD Red hard drives are backed by a 3-year limited warranty for greater peace of mind.

Energy efficient and money saving
WD keep power consumption low, which keeps your NAS system happy, and your wallet too.

Lower operating temperatures
Reduce your electricity bill and carbon footprint with WD Red drives. Innovative technology reduces power consumption and lowers the operating temperature, resulting in a more reliable and affordable solution for always on 24x7 NAS environments.

Need help? WD offer premium support.
Every WD Red hard drive comes with our world-class professional support services including a premium dedicated 24/7 support line and a 3-year limited warranty.
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#1
its not an ssd. must be cold
#2
Good price for a well rated NAS drive. Strange that the price has shot up on amazon.
#3
I need 6 of these for a RAIDZ2 array, this could get expensive :-/
1 Like #4
If only the 4TB was this price!
#5
del1507
I need 6 of these for a RAIDZ2 array, this could get expensive :-/

I'm in the process of building a Raid-Z2 for work with 8 disks and an offline spare. It comes to about £1400 all in :o

Not bad for 18Tb though :)
#6
Any bad reason why I couldn't use this as a normal storage drive?
1 Like #7
bulletfoss
Any bad reason why I couldn't use this as a normal storage drive?

None.

Been using a couple in my PC for the last year or two and they run beautifully. Quietest drives from new I've ever bought. Unexpectedly fast too for a 5900rpm drive. No nasty surprises that I can tell. I think the 3TB has always been the one to go for with its 3 x 1TB platters. It seems to me that once they cram more than 3 platters in a hard drive (i.e. the 4TB model), they introduce all sorts of reliability problems.
#8
For some reason I've had no luck with WD. Had 5 of their drives over the past 3 or so years, not one of them is still running. Bought 3 identical drives for 3 systems and 4 months later they had all failed
#9
ianjw
For some reason I've had no luck with WD. Had 5 of their drives over the past 3 or so years, not one of them is still running. Bought 3 identical drives for 3 systems and 4 months later they had all failed


must have been a duff batch. I've bought dozens of WD drives over the last 5 years and had maybe 4 fail in that time (all were replaced by WD with no fuss)
#10
Bought one of these recently, don't let the 5400 speed put you off. It's more than fast enough to use a dump drive, and isn't noisy or slow to respond (unlike the Greens).
#11
WD have been the most reliable drives that I have and this is an excellent deal.
#13
£10-20 quid more and your looking at other generic 4tbs no heat from me but still an excellent nas drive
1 Like #14
Really didn't expect to be buying more hard drives and a Microserver when I woke up this morning.
#15
nascent
Really didn't expect to be buying more hard drives and a Microserver when I woke up this morning.


first world problems eh? :D
#16
emptypocketz
£10-20 quid more and your looking at other generic 4tbs no heat from me but still an excellent nas drive

Vote how you like, but you're comparing apples and pears... the whole point of the WD Red drive is that it's a 24/7 drive that's designed specifically for use in a NAS.

If you wanted larger generic drive (that's not designed for a NAS) he would have been posted a deal as such...
#17
Bigglesuk
emptypocketz
£10-20 quid more and your looking at other generic 4tbs no heat from me but still an excellent nas drive

Vote how you like, but you're comparing apples and pears... the whole point of the WD Red drive is that it's a 24/7 drive that's designed specifically for use in a NAS.

If you wanted larger generic drive (that's not designed for a NAS) he would have been posted a deal as such...

Was hoping the bit where I said its an excellent nas drive ;)

It would be interesting to know if any reviews or studies have been done to see if an actual difference exist between the generic 4tbs compared to the Nas 24/7 drives ?
1 Like #18
emptypocketz
Bigglesuk
emptypocketz
£10-20 quid more and your looking at other generic 4tbs no heat from me but still an excellent nas drive

Vote how you like, but you're comparing apples and pears... the whole point of the WD Red drive is that it's a 24/7 drive that's designed specifically for use in a NAS.

If you wanted larger generic drive (that's not designed for a NAS) he would have been posted a deal as such...

Was hoping the bit where I said its an excellent nas drive ;)

It would be interesting to know if any reviews or studies have been done to see if an actual difference exist between the generic 4tbs compared to the Nas 24/7 drives ?

I don't think 4Tb drives have been around long enough to be able to do a proper comparison yet.
#19
secondcoming
del1507
I need 6 of these for a RAIDZ2 array, this could get expensive :-/

I'm in the process of building a Raid-Z2 for work with 8 disks and an offline spare. It comes to about £1400 all in :o

Not bad for 18Tb though :)

Could be worse you could be using Seagate Nearline 6TB drives at £400 a pop each.
#20
Matty1255
secondcoming
del1507
I need 6 of these for a RAIDZ2 array, this could get expensive :-/

I'm in the process of building a Raid-Z2 for work with 8 disks and an offline spare. It comes to about £1400 all in :o

Not bad for 18Tb though :)

Could be worse you could be using Seagate Nearline 6TB drives at £400 a pop each.

Or you could be like this guy with his 698Tb setup :o (I dread to think how much that costs)
http://imgur.com/gallery/u6k0st6


Edited By: secondcoming on Jul 14, 2014 23:11
#21
secondcoming
Matty1255
secondcoming
del1507
I need 6 of these for a RAIDZ2 array, this could get expensive :-/

I'm in the process of building a Raid-Z2 for work with 8 disks and an offline spare. It comes to about £1400 all in :o

Not bad for 18Tb though :)

Could be worse you could be using Seagate Nearline 6TB drives at £400 a pop each.

Or you could be like this guy with his 698Tb setup :o (I dread to think how much that costs)
http://imgur.com/gallery/u6k0st6


Impressive, very impressive. I would love something like this.

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