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WESTERN DIGITAL RED 1TB 64MB SATA3 6 GB/S 3.5inch HDD

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Availability: In stock

Condition: New Retail

Sku: WD10EFRX

Excl. Tax: £61.00 Incl. Tax: £73.20
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It's an interesting decision - WD is expanding their low-power 3.5" hard drive offerings with a second line at the same time Seagate exits the "green" market, claiming low-power drives aren't really all that beneficial or quite frankly, special. The Western Digital Red family of hard drives is designed for the 1 to 6 bay SOHO NAS space, which is about as specialized as it gets. WD has several features that they're touting as critical for the NAS user including; NASware specialized firmware, Intellipower low power spindle, robust NAS compatibility list, three year warranty and a dedicated WD Red 24x7 customer support line (1-855-55-WDRED if you need them). With the increase in adoption of home and small business NAS units, WD's decision to make a product exclusively for that growing market makes some sense. According to a recent IDC personal storage report, the personal and small business 1-12 bay NAS market is the fastest growing segment of the hard drive storage market. Additionally there's a growing number of NAS systems shipped without drives pre-insatlled, which raises the question about which drive is best for NAS usage. Western Digital wants Red to be the clear answer for small NAS units, no thought required, buy your NAS enclosure and fill with WD Reds. The obvious question may be then, what's wrong with the WD Greens and other low power drives that have been performing NAS duty to this point? The answer is really about projected use. The WD Green for instance, while the leading low power drive on the market, wasn't designed for the 24x7 access requirements that NAS systems require. The WD Red was engineered specifically for this duty, complete with customized NASware firmware which includes critical features like intelligent error recovery controls that prevent drives from dropping off the RAID due to long recovery cycles. The drives also are engineered with "3D Active Balance technology" which tunes the drive to eliminate vibration leading to improved reliability and overall performance. WD has also gone to great lengths to ensure a great user experience. They've worked with Synology, QNAP and other NAS providers to make sure the WD Red was qualified as competible with these popular systems and host chipsets. The drives also offer a good blend of performance and power consumption, which is key given the always on nature of NAS drives. For that little extra push on the performance side, the drives feature a 64MB cache that's been migrated from DDR to DDR2, which should be twice as fast. The WD Red comes in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities with 64MB cache, SATA 6Gb/s interface and Intellipower low power spindle. For data migration Western Digital has included a copy of Acronis True Image software. WD offers a three year warranty, dedicated support line and QR code on the drive for mobile access to product documentation and support

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Condition New Retail
Form Factor LFF - Large Form Factor - 3.5"
Size 1TB
Caddy Not mounted in caddy
Manufacturer Western Digital

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