What is the warranty on WD Red drives?
With an MTBF of up to 1 million hours, the WD Red™ drive is engineered to tackle 24×7 environments. Confidently upgrade your NAS performance with the assurance of a 3-year limited warranty, coupled with world-class support services included with every WD Red™ drive.
What is WD Red used for?
WD Red HDDs are ideal for home and small businesses using NAS systems. They are great for sharing and backing up files using one to eight drive bays and for a workload rate of 180 TB a year. We’ve rigorously tested this type of use and have been validated by the major NAS providers.
What is WD Red NAS hard drive?
Error recovery controls: WD Red™ NAS hard drives are specifically designed with RAID error recovery control to help reduce failures within the NAS system. WD Red™ drives are designed to thrive in multi-bay NAS system environments.
What is the difference between WD Red and WD Red Plus?
The company is taking a new branding initiative to clarify the technology used in its NAS drives—in the near future, “WD Red” will exclusively mean disks using Shingled Magnetic Recording technology, and “WD Red Plus” will mean disks using Conventional Magnetic Recording.
How can I tell if my WD hard drive is genuine?
Check the date of import and mfg date if they show difference of 6 months or more check R/N is same on sticker and pcb. Fake ones have no same r/n numbers. So if you got drive without WD logo don’t say straight away it’s fake as WD uses different prints from different region.
Is WD Red or blue better?
The WD Red Hard Drive for NAS and RAID needs In this environment, a WD Blue is just no longer suited and though will perfect the job, will do so much slower and is susceptible to errors and potential HDD Failure.
Can I use a WD Red in desktop?
In a single drive desktop environment you absolutely want the drive to keep trying to get that data back because there is no redundancy. So if you use a WD Red as a stand alone drive in a desktop and it has any issue then it is just going to give up and your data will be lost.
Is WD Red 4TB SMR?
First up, the WD Red line is all device-managed shingled magnetic recording (DMSMR). This is for every capacity, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 6TB, and is ideal for lighter SOHO workloads in a NAS. The new line of drives is the WD Red Plus.
Is my WD Red drive SMR?
Finally, after starting to make amends towards the end of April 2020, Western Digital has gone one step further at last, and cleaned up their NAS drive branding to make it clear which drives are SMR-based. Re-organizing their Red portfolio, the vanilla WD Red family has become a pure SMR lineup.