WD Red (optimised for NAS) 3TB 3.5inch SATA6 Internal Hard Drive - £113.48 @ Amazon
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WD Red (optimised for NAS) 3TB 3.5inch SATA6 Internal Hard Drive - £113.48 @ Amazon

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2-3 weeks,

whats the diff between red and green apart from colour

zerowing

2-3 weeks, whats the diff between red and green apart from colour



RED are specifically designed for long usage (NAS/Server/ etc)

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zerowing

2-3 weeks, whats the diff between red and green apart from colour



Blue - Standard (2 year warranty)
Green - Quiet, Cool & Eco Friendly (2 year warranty)
Red - Optimized for NAS (3 year warranty)
Black - Performance (5 year warranty)
Scorpio = 2.5in = Notebook
Caviar = 3.5in = Desktop
Edited by: "foxabcd1234" 28th Mar 2013

tempted, been looking for a hdd for my nas,
2 bay syn,
need another hdd,

but my existing one is a jus a standard 3TB,

would it still save on energy etc or not with a mix

Python5

£104-16 at … £104-16 at http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/187946/Caviar-Red-Internal-Hard-Drive-WD30EFRX?


Nice price, shame about the feedback/reputation...
trustpilot.co.uk/rev….uk

zerowing

2-3 weeks, whats the diff between red and green apart from colour



Oh dear....

zerowing

tempted, been looking for a hdd for my nas, 2 bay syn, need another hdd, … tempted, been looking for a hdd for my nas, 2 bay syn, need another hdd, but my existing one is a jus a standard 3TB, would it still save on energy etc or not with a mix



Seriously? If you buy something which consumes less power than an alternative it's obviously going to save energy.

expired already. Was quite tempted too :-|

edit: Ignore that, Amazon showed me a more expensive retailer, but shorter timescales.

Now not sure if I want to wait that long, when PC world have WD green instock for £100
Edited by: "mikkeltaylor" 28th Mar 2013

arduino

Oh dear....



not clued on these hdd's .

whats the difference between this one apart from the slight increased in price?

amazon.co.uk/inc…c=1

Python5

£104-16 at … £104-16 at http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/187946/Caviar-Red-Internal-Hard-Drive-WD30EFRX?



Wouldnt recommend ordering from WAE, I placed an order for one of these a few days ago, I had my order cancelled and they tell me it will be up to 30 days until I get my money refunded. Better off ordering from amazon and saving yourself the hassle for a sake of a few quid.

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mikkeltaylor

expired already. Was quite tempted too :-|edit: Ignore that, Amazon … expired already. Was quite tempted too :-|edit: Ignore that, Amazon showed me a more expensive retailer, but shorter timescales.Now not sure if I want to wait that long, when PC world have WD green instock for £100



Look under, "More Buying Choices" on right hand side of page
Edited by: "foxabcd1234" 28th Mar 2013

sinjin_smythe

Wouldnt recommend ordering from WAE, I placed an order for one of these a … Wouldnt recommend ordering from WAE, I placed an order for one of these a few days ago, I had my order cancelled and they tell me it will be up to 30 days until I get my money refunded. Better off ordering from amazon and saving yourself the hassle for a sake of a few quid.



i had only saw it on someone's post yesterday. been looking out for 3 of these bad boys. wasnt sure if price will drop further

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Python5

£104-16 at … £104-16 at http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/187946/Caviar-Red-Internal-Hard-Drive-WD30EFRX?



oh!dear, at first I got tempted but a quick search revealed:
- 379 bad reviews, all single star (as you have to give them 1, in order to post a review)
- not a single positive review on first page
- only a couple were replied back by company appropriately named "wee" plus
- didn't bothered to check rest of the hundreds of bad reviews
source: resellerratings.com/sto…lus

loads of bad reviews on money saving expert too

"Dispatched in 2-3 weeks."

I'd spend the pound more for ebuyer or other retailers doing them at £115.

oos

Ordered mine on Sunday from amazon got it today for 114.79 free p&p not bad at all! Fantastic drive fast and quiet!! Highly recommended ! Running in n40l whs2011

There's a £10 off voucher on over £200 at Dabs (EASTER10), was going to get 3 x 2tb, works out at £83.65 each. The 3TB are £119 or would be £114 each if you bought 2 with the code.

foxabcd1234

oh!dear, at first I got tempted but a quick search revealed:- 379 bad … oh!dear, at first I got tempted but a quick search revealed:- 379 bad reviews, all single star (as you have to give them 1, in order to post a review)- not a single positive review on first page- only a couple were replied back by company appropriately named "wee" plus- didn't bothered to check rest of the hundreds of bad reviewssource: http://www.resellerratings.com/store/WAE_Plusloads of bad reviews on money saving expert too

Also banned on hukd

biggysilly

Also banned on hukd


biggysilly

Also banned on hukd

Sorry got mixed up with **** but they should be in the same sin bin
Edited by: "biggysilly" 29th Mar 2013

Never buy from waeplus! Had to wait 2 months for a £400 refund. Worst company I've ever delt with!

These drives are a joke. WD and seagate deliberately cripple their lower end drives with the agressive head parking (my seagate parks after only a few seconds). This head parking is over the top for ANY drive.

Seagate released a firmware for some drives which fixed this "problem" (not a problem, it was a deliberate feature to reduce the life and encourage people to buy the overpriced NAS drives)
However, they realised this was a mistake and the newer drives still have this problem with no released firmware fix.

These drives have 26% 1 star rating for failures on newegg ( newegg.com/Pro…344 ).
While a 3 year warranty is pretty good, most people are probably like me and can't afford to physically back up everything - so I'd prefer a 2 year warranty and a more reliable hard drive.

Might I suggest this 3TB Toshiba for £97.99 with a 2yr warranty? overclockers.co.uk/sho…955
(price doesn't include shipping, available on Scan for a pound more if you prefer them - unfortunately OOS on amazon)

Edited by: "khamito" 4th Apr 2013

Doe sanyone know a NAS I could put between 2-4 of these in raid 0 ?
And cheap if possible as I'm jobless right now lol

foxabcd1234

Blue - Standard (2 year warranty)Green - Quiet, Cool & Eco Friendly (2 … Blue - Standard (2 year warranty)Green - Quiet, Cool & Eco Friendly (2 year warranty)Red - Optimized for NAS (3 year warranty)Black - Performance (5 year warranty)Scorpio = 2.5in = NotebookCaviar = 3.5in = Desktop



RE's the best - optimised for 24/7 usage (Similar features to the Red's but likely older and more stable) - 5 year warranty - 512 physical sectors.

(I own Red's and I wish I didn't think I am more likely to lose then if I had got RE's (Usually get a few replacement RE's around year 4 or 5 (From a set of 6 (Mirrored boot 2 disks / 3 in raidz / one hotspare - what I used in the build before this))

Now I have 3 WD Red's and a hotspare not worth what you save unless you need it to be super quiet.

treb

Doe sanyone know a NAS I could put between 2-4 of these in raid 0 ?And … Doe sanyone know a NAS I could put between 2-4 of these in raid 0 ?And cheap if possible as I'm jobless right now lol


Really bad idea to RAID0 2 drives let alone 4! If one drive fails, you'll lose the whole array.
Edited by: "BlackAle" 5th Apr 2013

Have a 2TB red one in my synology box and it is very good and very very quiet. Brilliant drives. Tempted to get another 2TB but waiting for the prices to come down. By the time I fill up the 2TB it should be aruond £60 :-). Heat added for the price of a 3TB

Been running two of these in my Zyxel NSA325 and they seem pretty good. No reliability issues (yet) and incredibly quiet. Wish I could say the same for the NAS!!

BlackAle

Really bad idea to RAID0 2 drives let alone 4! If one drive fails, you'll … Really bad idea to RAID0 2 drives let alone 4! If one drive fails, you'll lose the whole array.



Its not a bad idea, Raid 0 is purely for speed - its offers no redundancy but that is exactly the point, Raid 0 for HDD is dying with the advent of affordable SSD. It allowed system builders to get decent speeds out of cheaper drives without having to install 10,000 rpm drives (expensive).

You may be better running two quicker (spin speed / seek times) drives (e.g WD blacks) in Raid 1 if you really want speed and redundancy. But you won't need it for NAS use - its an entirely pointless exercise. Use reds, or firmware update some Greens for your NAS, most gb/£,. If you must have speed, SSD is king.

Don't see Raid as a back up substitute, its not. It just offers a flawed safety net to prevent total loss. (E.g. if you accidently permantly delete a file in raid 1 - it will be mirrored and gone for good).
Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 5th Apr 2013

It's not for speed, i have 4xm4 drives raided already, I just want One one massive drive to share between my network at home. I've got pc's around the house but I have trouble getting them to share drives.

Edited by: "treb" 6th Apr 2013

With regards to RAID0, it certainly has its uses. For me, it's great to have a quick, large single volume in my desktop PC to keep all of the stuff that I can afford to lose on.
Using it in a NAS seems a bit daft though - unless you've got a model with dual gigabit ports, any speed gain would be nullified by the speed limit of gigabit Ethernet...

No8

Been running two of these in my Zyxel NSA325 and they seem pretty good. … Been running two of these in my Zyxel NSA325 and they seem pretty good. No reliability issues (yet) and incredibly quiet. Wish I could say the same for the NAS!!


Ever considered changing the fan to lower rpm one. I've got the Zyxel 310 but the fan can be quite noisy at times. Not changed mine yet but should be do able. Thought the bearings must have gone the first moment I switched it on. oO

This is back in stock with Amazon.

It irks me to see SATA 6, it's SATA 3 (the revision) or SATA 6 Gbps D:. I know it's not your fault since amazon wrote it like that.

frish

It irks me to see SATA 6, it's SATA 3 (the revision) or SATA 6 Gbps D:. I … It irks me to see SATA 6, it's SATA 3 (the revision) or SATA 6 Gbps D:. I know it's not your fault since amazon wrote it like that.


Exactly, and if it was SATA 2, then Amazon would have stated incorrectly as SATA 3 (for 3Gbps). - Real confusing if they don't spec it right.
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