Meet the WD Red family of drives for home, small business, or enterprise-grade NAS workflows.
To be accessed anywhere, NAS systems run continuously. Hard drives and SSDs purpose-built for NAS are designed to handle demanding workloads that run hot — and around the clock.
Drives designed for NAS systems are typically tested for reliability in environments with high noise and vibration.
So that any single failure doesn’t compromise the entire storage environment, many NAS drives are designed with RAID error recovery controls that enhance reliability and support redundancy.
From critical workflows to your favorite content — stream, back up, share, and organize it with WD Red and WD Red Plus hard drives.
Help protect, archive, and share valuable data with WD Red Plus, or tackle multi-user, data-hungry applications with WD Red Pro.
Enhance responsiveness for SMB applications — or manage virtualization and database storage for enterprise — with WD Red SSDs.
Support team collaboration, share files with clients, and power data-hungry applications with purpose-built NAS hard drives and SSDs.
AI-driven Shikenso Analytics partnered with Western Digital to reimagine its storage architecture in order to keep up with its explosive data growth. The startup chose WD Red Plus to optimize performance, security, reliability, and scalability.
For lighter workloads that involve short, intermittent access to NAS, choose our WD Red NAS hard drive with device-managed shingled magnetic recording (DMSMR) technology. DMSMR is ideal for personal and home NAS systems where there’s idle time to perform tasks, such as data transfer and repairs.
For moderate to heavy usage involving 24/7, multi-user access to NAS, as well as rebuilding RAID arrays using workload-intensive applications such as ZFS, choose our WD Red Plus hard drive or WD Red Pro hard drive with conventional magnetic recording (CMR) technology. CMR enables NAS drives to continuously store and process large amounts of data at high transfer rates.
Tackle extreme workloads in high-intensity NAS environments with fast-caching WD Red SSDs, including the WD Red SN700 and WD Red SA500. These drives’ responsiveness and I/O performance are perfect for multi-user, multitasking applications, letting you tame tough projects from virtualization to collaborative editing.
NAS for Family Sharing
Reliable, centralized storage for your family’s photos, videos, music, and more.
NAS for Home and Small Business
Reliable, robust data storage and collaboration for creative professionals and SMBs.
RAID Storage Solutions
1. Workload Rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive. Workload Rate is annualized, that's TB transferred ✕ (8760 / recorded power-on hours). Workload Rate will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.
2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = one trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less, depending on operating environment.
3. TBW (terabytes written) values calculated using JEDEC client workload (JESD219) and vary by product capacity.