The WD Red family of drives features Western Digital’s exclusive NASware™ technology that fine tunes drive parameters to match NAS system workloads, which helps increase performance and reliability.
WD Red Pro hard drives are designed to handle the rigorous demands of high-intensity 24x7 multi-user NAS environments and increase system durability.
Western Digital partners with a wide range of NAS system vendors for extensive testing to ensure compatibility with most NAS enclosures.
WD Red Pro drives include Rotation Vibration (RV) sensors that anticipate and proactively counteract disturbances caused by increased vibration. By dispersing excess vibration across the drive chassis, turbulence is minimized, performance is maintained and drives are protected.
WD Red Pro hard drives include a multi-axis shock sensor to detect subtle shock events and automatically compensate with dynamic fly height technology to further protect the drives in NAS enclosures.
WD Red® Plus drives deliver the speed and capacity required to store, protect and share growing amounts of data in mid-sized RAID-optimized NAS systems with increased power efficiency.
WD Red® Pro drives are engineered for the performance, scalability and dependability businesses require to store, share and collaborate on large amounts of data in multi-bay RAID-optimized NAS systems.
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 HDDs and SSDs.
WD Red HDDs and SSDs have been compatibility-tested by major NAS system providers with their NAS systems and components, such as host bus adaptors, controller cards, and enclosures. See below for links to compatibility lists maintained by major NAS system providers.
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 power users and small to medium business NAS environments, WD Red® Plus drives deliver the speed and capacity required to store, protect and share growing amounts of data in mid-sized RAID-optimized NAS systems with increased power efficiency.
For high-intensity 24×7 multi-user enterprise NAS environments, WD Red® Pro drives are engineered for the performance, scalability and dependability businesses require to store, share and collaborate on large amounts of data in multi-bay RAID-optimized NAS systems.
To tackle extreme workloads, upgrade your NAS system with fast-caching WD Red SSDs, including the WD Red SN700 and WD Red SA500. These drives will boost responsiveness and I/O performance and are perfect for multi-user high-intensity NAS environments.
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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.
4. Western Digital makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, and cannot be held liable regarding the compatibility of its internal hard drives when used with NAS systems identified as compatible by the system providers above. Western Digital does not guarantee the compatibility with third-party products and peripherals and reserves the right to update the list above at any time without prior notice.