Western Digital has released this WD Red internal hard drive that's part of the WD line up of other drives like the WD Blue, WD Purple, WD Black and WD Gold to cater different market needs whether it's for business or for home use.

WD Red NAS Hard Drive

The WD Red NAS hard drive is especially made for Network Attached Storage devices that is mainly used for sharing files, streaming media, backing up files, and to easily manage any digital content quickly and easily. The WD Red is also built for a single-bay to 8-bay NAS systems. The drive looks like just any regular WD internal drives with a WD Red logo sticker. Check out the actual pictures of the drive below:

Top part of the drive

Bottom view of the drive

Side view of the drive

Bottom flip-side view of the drive
WD Red for Home
Stream, backup, organize and effortlessly share your digital content to your TV, PC and more. NASware technology increases your drives' compatibility with your NAS system, for better playback with your devices.

WD Red for Small Business
Businesses thrive on productivity and efficiency, two guiding principles built into the design of the WD Red drive. Share and backup files at the speed of your business with a WD Red drive in your NAS.

WD Red for Big Business
Looking for maximum performance in a heavy use NAS? The WD Red Pro drive is designed to handle an increase in workload and system demand and features a 5-year limited warranty.

WD Red Features
  • Cooler Temperatures - By reducing power consumption, the operating temperature of your NAS stays cool. With a lower temperature in your system, you can create a more reliable solution for your NAS.
  • Built for NAS Compatibility - WD Red drives with NASware technology are purpose-built to balance performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments.
  • Desktop Drive vs. WD Red Drive - A desktop hard drive is not typically tested and designed for NAS environments. WD Red has features such as NAS compatibility, increased reliability and more.

WD Red Technical Specifications
WD Red NAS Hard Drives are designed specifically for NAS systems that have 1 to 8 drive bays in both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch form factors.

2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB, 8TB


Form Factor:
3.5 Inch

RPM Class:

64MB, 128MB

Limited Warranty:
3 year

Model# / Capacity / Interface / RPM / Cache
WD80EFZX / 8TB / SATA 6Gb/s / 5400RPM / 128MB
WD60EFRX / 6TB / SATA 6Gb/s / 5400RPM / 64MB
WD50EFRX / 5TB / SATA 6Gb/s / 5400RPM / 64MB
WD40EFRX / 4TB / SATA 6Gb/s / 5400RPM / 64MB
WD30EFRX / 3TB / SATA 6Gb/s / 5400RPM / 64MB

We'll be releasing a full review of this WD Red NAS hard drive and we'll test and release a benchmark score based on the performance of this drive on actual application in using it as a drive for the NAS.

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