Western Digital Red

Western Digital Red


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About this Product

Product Specifications
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s

Performance Specifications
Rotational Speed IntelliPower *
Buffer Size 64 MB

Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 6 Gb/s (Max)

Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity 3,000,592 MB
Capacity 3 TB
User Sectors Per Drive 5,860,533,168

Performance Specifications
Target Performance
MTBF 1,000,000 hours

Physical Dimensions
Height 1.028 Inches
Depth 5.787 Inches
Width 4.00 Inches
Weight 1.40 Pounds

Height 26.1 mm
Depth 147 mm
Width 101.6 mm
Weight 0.635 kg

Environmental Specifications
Operating Shock (Read) 65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock 250G, 2 ms

Idle Mode 23 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 24 dBA (average)

Temperature (English)
Operating 32° F to 158° F
Non-operating -40° F to 158° F

Temperature (Metric)
Operating -0° C to 70° C
Non-operating -40° C to 70° C

Operating 5-95% RH non-condensing

Operating 0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
Non-operating 0.05 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)

Linear 20-300 Hz, 0.75G (0 to peak)

Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
12 VDC
Read/Write 250 mA
Idle 230 mA
Standby 7 mA
Sleep 7 mA

Read/Write 280 mA
Idle 260 mA
Standby 105 mA
Sleep 105 mA

Power Dissipation
Read/Write 4.40 Watts
Idle 4.10 Watts
Standby 0.60 Watts
Sleep 0.60 Watts

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APH Networks  --- Jun 10 '14
eTeknix.com  --- Nov 05 '13
Hardware.Info  --- Sep 03 '13
HardwareCanucks  --- Dec 03 '13
NikKTech  --- Sep 18 '13
PC Perspective  --- Jul 11 '12
Techgage  --- Aug 27 '12
Techware Labs  --- Aug 23 '12
Tom's Hardware  --- Jul 24 '12
X-bit labs  --- Feb 13 '13
LanOC  --- Nov 23 '12
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Western Digital Red Roundups and Shootouts

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Western Digital Red Review PC Perspective -- Sep 03 '13
Western Digital Red Review PC Perspective -- Jul 24 '14
Western Digital Red Review Techware Labs -- Dec 20 '13

APH Networks on Jun 12 '14

"If I am building a file server, what I want is a balance of speed, capacity, reliability, and affordability. And if I am looking for an optimal balance for all four factors, the Western Digital Red..."

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eTeknix.com on Nov 05 '13

"Years of experience has made Western Digital one of the leading manufacturers in desktop and enterprise storage. Their Red line of drives have also proven that they are willing to give the general..."

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Hardware.Info on Sep 03 '13

"A definitive conclusion about the Western Digital Red 4TB is difficult to draw, as we don't know the price of the desk yet. If it's going to be priced along the same lines as the 3TB model, we..."

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HardwareCanucks on Dec 04 '13

"What Western Digital has created here is the epitome of ‘good enough’ network storage. While it may never beat any of the higher end models in their particular areas of expertise, none of them can..."

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LanOC on Feb 21 '15

"When it comes to storage, there is no question that cloud storage is growing in importance every year. For some this is all that you might need, but if you are like me, you need a lot more than..."

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