There is a leading WD Red drive for every compatible NAS system so that all your data storage needs can be met. With disks with a capacity of up to 10 TB, WD Red offers a comprehensive range of solutions for customers who want to build a NAS storage solution. The WD Red Disks are developed for NAS systems with one to 8 positions such that
you have the power to store your valuable data in one unit. With WD Red discs you are prepared for the future.
Exclusive NASware 3.0
Not every disc is sufficient. WD Red drives set the tone in NAS systems with one to eight positions. Benefit from a capacity of up to 80 TB! Thanks to the exclusive NASware technology from WD you can optimize every disk. The advanced NASware 3.0 technology is built into all WD Red hard drives and improves the storage performance of your storage by improving compatibility, integration, upgrade options and reliability.
Built for optimum NAS compatibility
Desktop disks are not specially developed for NAS. However, WD Red drives with NASware are. Thanks to our exclusive technology it has become a lot easier to choose a disc. WD Red disks are intended for use in small NAS systems. Our unique algorithm offers a good balance between performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments. It's very simple: the WD Red is one of the most compatible drives available for NAS enclosures. Don't just trust us on our word. WD Red drives are the result of extensive technological engagement with NAS partners and compatibility tests that result in a leading compatibility list for NAS systems.
Desktop disks vs. WD Red
Hard disks for use in desktops are not specifically intended for use in Network Attached Storage devices (NAS). Make the right choice for your NAS and choose the drive designed specifically for the NAS with the right features to ensure that your data is properly protected and optimum performance is maintained. Consider the following when choosing a hard drive for your NAS:
• Compatibility: Optimal performance is not guaranteed if the drive has not been tested for compatibility with your NAS system.
• Reliability: The load can be quite heavy in a NAS or RAID environment that is continuously active. Desktop disks are not designed and tested for use under those circumstances. WD Red drives are.
• Error recovery checks: The WD Red NAS hard drives are specially designed with RAID error recovery check so that the number of errors in the NAS system is limited. Desktop disks are not designed for use in RAID environments.
• Sound and vibration protection: Desktop disks are designed to use one at a time and usually offer little or no protection against sound and vibration in a multi-disk system. The WD Red drives are specially designed for use in multi-position NAS systems.
The WD Red for the home
Stream, share, organize and back up your digital content at home with the help of a NAS with WD Red disks that are specially designed to effortlessly share content with the devices in your home. Thanks to NASware 3.0 technology, the compatibility of your disks with your devices, TV, stereo system and more is improved. Live in a connected world.
The WD Red for small businesses
Productivity and efficiency make companies more successful: two principles that have been important when designing WD Red drives. It is the favorite hard drive for systems with 1 to 8 positions. Thanks to NASware 3.0 technology, you can seamlessly integrate with your existing network so that the WD Red runs smoothly in your company if you want to save files or back them up. If you are looking for drives for a larger company with a NAS with up to 24 positions, it is best to choose WD Red Pro drives.
Model number: WD60EFAX
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Formatted capacity: 6 TB
Size: 3.5 inch
Advanced Format (AF): Yes
Putting your own orders in the queue: Yes
In accordance with RoHS: Yes
Interface transfer speed: 180 MB/s
Cache (MB): 256
Performance class: 5400RPM
Load/unload cycles: 600,000
Non-recoverable reading errors per number of read bits: less than 1 per 10 ¹?
MTBF (hour): 1,000,000
Workload (TB/year): 180
Limited warranty (year): 3
12 V DC ± 10% (A, peak): 1.75
Average nutritional requirements (W)
Standby/sleep mode: 0.6
Temperature Operating (°C): 0 to 65
Temperature not operating (°C): -40 to 70
Shock Operating (2 ms, read/write): 30
Shock Operating (2 ms, read): 65
Shock Not active (2 ms): 250
Acoustics (dBA): 23
Length (inch/mm): 5.787/147
Width (inch/mm, ± 0.01 inch): 4/101.6
Weight (lbs/kg, ± 10%): 1.40/0.75