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Western Digital Red 3TB NAS Hard Drive (Retail Boxed) £75.99 at Amazon
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Western Digital Red 3TB NAS Hard Drive (Retail Boxed) £75.99 at Amazon

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Posted 30th SepEdited by:"mrvega"
Seems a good price for this drive right now. Comes in retail boxed packaging.
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WD Network NAS HDD 3 TB retail kit

WD Network drives are specifically engineered for NAS systems with up to 5 drive bays. That means it's easy to seamlessly integrate these drives into your NAS system. They are designed and extensively tested for compatibility in the unique 24/7 operating environment and demanding system requirements of NAS systems for home and small business.
The secret is in the technology. Advanced firmware technology built into every WD Network hard drive enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID environments.
Innovative technology reduces power consumption and lowers the operating temperature. The result is a more reliable and affordable solution for always-on 24/7 NAS systems.
Your NAS system is always on. Therefore, a highly reliable drive is essential. With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard desktop drives, the WD Network drives are designed and manufactured to be a more reliable and robust solution for your NAS system.
Our 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.


  • Target audience: Prosumer, SOHO and Workgroups or users who want to enjoy streaming media, backing up PCs, file sharing and managing digital content quickly and easily
  • Designed and tested for personal/home/small office 1-8 bay NAS environments. For larger applications, please use WD red pro hard drives
  • Built for up to 8-bay NAS systems and up to 10 TB capacities, for larger systems please use red pro drives
  • NASware (TM) technology which optimises the hard drive for 24 x 7 NAS environments and improves reliability within NAS systems
  • Most extensive NAS partner compatibility-testing list available on the market (as of March 2016)
  • Before the users are starting to use the disk: do run a full surface test on it and if this test is passed then it will means the disk is OK
  • Form Factor: 3.5 Inch; RPM Class 5400

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Any deals for 8TB?
i know the blue and black are good for installing and running games on but they never go on offer lol, so dont suppose this is suitable for gaming ?
MaxStorm767830/09/2019 19:33

i know the blue and black are good for installing and running games on but …i know the blue and black are good for installing and running games on but they never go on offer lol, so dont suppose this is suitable for gaming ?


I would go for Black or SSD for gaming...
Edited by: "JoeSpur" 30th Sep
JoeSpur30/09/2019 20:58

I would go for Black or SSD for gaming...


Better SSD PRO. For the media can do wd red
ok cheers for that i will look out for those, but i see the WD black is expensive. also ive been meaning to setup a nas system for all my hdds and media which i use via an old laptop and mybooks via kodi, but 5 mybooks and all those plugs is alot lol. can someone please just quick point me in the direction of an affordable nas unit
MaxStorm767830/09/2019 19:33

i know the blue and black are good for installing and running games on but …i know the blue and black are good for installing and running games on but they never go on offer lol, so dont suppose this is suitable for gaming ?



Tonight I tried to use a new WD 2Tb Blue in an exernal dock (new also) connected to the PC by USB 3 in Magix Video Pro X. Only 1080p 30fps MJPEG and only Brightness was altered buy my God the vids stuttered in preview! I even dropped the speed down to 52% and they still stuttered! What???
Does WD still make Raptors?
Pre SSD, two of those in a RAID 0 to boot the OS from, and two high capacity drives in RAID 1 for personal files.

That system lasted me almost 10 years before OS upgrade forced new specs on memory, mobo, cpu etc.
The thing flew from day one. Expensive to build, but total cost of ownership was peanuts.
Edited by: "TopTrump" 1st Oct
Meathotukdeals01/10/2019 01:07

Tonight I tried to use a new WD 2Tb Blue in an exernal dock (new also) …Tonight I tried to use a new WD 2Tb Blue in an exernal dock (new also) connected to the PC by USB 3 in Magix Video Pro X. Only 1080p 30fps MJPEG and only Brightness was altered buy my God the vids stuttered in preview! I even dropped the speed down to 52% and they still stuttered! What???


That really shouldn't be happening on any hard drive produced in the last decade or more.
It's amazing how long WD Red 3TB drives have been in existence... I got my first ones five years ago, and they've been working well ever since. Good to see that prices are becoming reasonable again!
RueFondary01/10/2019 13:14

It's amazing how long WD Red 3TB drives have been in existence... I got my …It's amazing how long WD Red 3TB drives have been in existence... I got my first ones five years ago, and they've been working well ever since. Good to see that prices are becoming reasonable again!


Yep, Pretty sure I got my 3TB red about 4 years ago at this price and it's still going strong.
My NAS runs IDE's. That shows how old it is.
MaxStorm767830/09/2019 23:07

ok cheers for that i will look out for those, but i see the WD black is …ok cheers for that i will look out for those, but i see the WD black is expensive. also ive been meaning to setup a nas system for all my hdds and media which i use via an old laptop and mybooks via kodi, but 5 mybooks and all those plugs is alot lol. can someone please just quick point me in the direction of an affordable nas unit


I would consider a Synology NAS unit over any other prebuilt NAS device personally.. The software and support is worth it if you ever run into any difficulty and also they have some really useful apps for backup and accessing your files remotely etc.. I got mine second hand from Ebay without disks, this may rule out the possibility of a warranty but you should prefer a device that is reliable in general for NAS
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