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WD 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive

B&H # WEWD30EFRX Mfr # WD30EFRX
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You Pay: $122.00
Product Highlights
  • 3.5" Form Factor
  • Fast SATA 6 Gbps Interface
  • 64 MB Buffer
  • NASware Technology
  • 3D Active Balance Plus
  • Acronis True Image WD Edition Software
  • Energy Efficient

The 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive from WD is designed for a unique 24x7 operating environment and demanding system requirements of home and small office NAS. It features an enhanced dual-plane balance control technology, which significantly improves overall drive performance and reliability. Acronis True Image WD Edition Software allows you to completely clone the current system drive onto your new WD Red Hard Drive.

WD's innovative energy efficient technology reduces power consumption and lowers the operating temperature. The built-in NASware technology enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID environments.

NAS Compatibility
The WD Red Hard Drive features NASware technology. This advanced firmware technology enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID environments.
NASware Technology
The NASware technology improves NAS storage performance by eliminating common hard drive concerns in NAS systems like compatibility, integration, upgradeability, reliability and cost of ownership.
3D Active Balance Plus
Hard drives that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and noise in a multi-drive system that would reduce the life span of the hard drives and degrade their performance over time. The enhanced dual-plane balance control technology significantly improves overall drive performance and reliability.
Enhanced Reliability
The WD Red Hard Drive, with a 35% MTBF improvement over standard desktop drives, is designed and manufactured to be a reliable and robust solution.
Compatibility
The WD Red Hard Drive is specifically designed and tested for small offices and home offices' 1-5 bay NAS systems.
IntelliPower
IntelliPower is a fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance. Additionally, the WD Red Hard Drives consume less current during startup, reducing the peak loads on systems during the boot process.
Acronis True Image WD Edition Software
Acronis True Image WD Edition Software allows you to completely clone the current system drive onto the new WD Red Hard Drive. The cloning makes an exact copy of the old system drive onto the new drive, including the operating system, applications, data, preferences and email settings. Acronis True Image WD Edition also supports WD's Advanced Format Drives and ensures that all partitions are optimally aligned.
Premium Support
WD offers free dedicated 24x7 support line exclusively for WD Red Hard Drive customers.* 1
Energy Efficient
The innovative technology of the drive reduces the power consumption and lowers the operating temperature making the WD Red Hard Drive a reliable and an affordable solution for 24x7 NAS environments.
Product Specifications
Form Factor 3.5"
Interface SATA 6 Gbps
Capacity 3 TB
User Sectors per Drive 5,860,533,168
Performance
Rotational Speed IntelliPower
Buffer Size 64 MB
Transfer Rate Buffer to Host (SATA): 6 Gbps (Max.)
Target Performance MTBF: 1,000,000 hours
Environmental
Shock Operating Shock (Read): 65 G, 2 ms
Non-Operating Shock: 250 G, 2 ms
Acoustics Idle Mode: 23 dBA (average)
Seek Mode: 24 dBA (average)
Temperature Operating Temperature: 32 to 158°F (0 to 70°C)
Non-Operating Temperature: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
Humidity Operating Humidity: 5 to 95% RH non-condensing
Vibration Operating Vibration: 0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
Non-Operating Vibration: 0.05 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
Linear Operating Linear: 20 to 300 Hz, 0.75 G (0 to peak)
Electrical
Current Requirements 12 VDC:
Read/Write: 250 mA
Idle: 230 mA
Standby: 7 mA
Sleep: 7 mA

5 VDC:
Read/Write: 280 mA
Idle: 260 mA
Standby: 105 mA
Sleep: 105 mA

Power Dissipation:
Read/Write: 4.40 W
Idle: 4.10 W
Standby: 0.60 W
Sleep: 0.60 W
Physical
Dimensions (DxWxH) 5.79 x 4 x 1.03" (14.71 x 10.16 x 2.62 cm)
Weight 1.40 lb (0.63 kg)
WD 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive
     
    4.8

    (based on 77 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (68)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (56)
    • Large capacity / good size (33)
    • Easy to set up (22)
    • Fast (18)
    • Easy to use (17)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (34)
      • Additional storage (32)
      • Photo storage (27)
      • Video (16)
      • File transfer (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (35), Heavy duty user (17), Casual user (10), Frequent user (8)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (43), Business (25)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (20), Mac (12), Linux (7), Other (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great in its niche

      I own 7 of these. Two of them have been RMA'd. The other 5 are labeled NASware 2.0, so I assume they're a later run than the others.

      I was...Read complete review

      I own 7 of these. Two of them have been RMA'd. The other 5 are labeled NASware 2.0, so I assume they're a later run than the others.

      I was using the first two in a FreeNAS server along with a mix of other drives from Samsung, Seagate, and WD. I upgraded to a Synology DS1513+ and bought 5 new WD Reds, and they've all been working flawlessly for a few weeks now. WD's return process is pretty simple, if slow, and the replacements for the RMA'd drives are en route back to me. I'm going to keep them for cold spares.

      Bottom line, these are good for what they claim to be good for... small (5-bay or less) NAS systems. Anything more complex and you should take a look at WD's Raid Edition drives, or Seagate or Samsung's offerings in their respective enterprise lines. These, though, are cheap enough to have a couple extras and still pay less than the higher end drives.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Problems using it.

      I try to use it with my Multi-Function SATA Quick Dock from Manhattan. Connected with MacBook pro by USB and it only recognize only 746 gb. I know it will work inside the computer...Read complete review

      I try to use it with my Multi-Function SATA Quick Dock from Manhattan. Connected with MacBook pro by USB and it only recognize only 746 gb. I know it will work inside the computer but still this is a big issue for me.

      Reviewed by 77 customers

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      5.0

      Drives are perfect so far quiet and cool

      By Salem Metal

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage

        Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

        I installed 2 of these drives inside a Synology DS408 NAS. They are sitting next to, 2 older WD 1TB drives and they are running quieter and faster so far. How long they last will be the decider if I buy them again.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Works with my Synology DS213j

        By CatRanch

        from Vacaville, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Price Point

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

          I bought a couple of these to populate my new DS213j. It's been a few weeks now and no problems so far. 3TB was the most efficient size - dollars per terabyte. It's hard to believe my first hard drive, at 20MB, seemed big back in 1983.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          It's goot

          By Parker

          from Brooklyn NY

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

              It holds data. I don't know what else to say. Thanks!

              I'll mention that since it's WD you have to format the drive before using it because it's has that really stupid proprietary program installed.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Red is best

              By Drew

              from Sedona, AZ

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

              love it

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              5.0

              Great Drive!!!

              By Samhabs

              from California

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • High Capacity
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

              Using this in my new Qnap and we offer this to our clients when we offer Qnaps at their site. Love the drive, low noise and smart.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Linux

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              5.0

              Efficient, spacey goodness

              By agentm925

              from Pearland, TX

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • High Capacity
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage

                Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                Integrated seamlessly into my Synology DS214 and expanded without a hitch, runs silent and cool.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Works Great

                By jbjax

                from Jacksonville, FL

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High Capacity
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                  I purchased 2 of these to use in the WD My Cloud EX4.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great in its niche

                  By Beltrix

                  from MA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • No Vibration Detection

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Network Attached Storage

                  Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                  I own 7 of these. Two of them have been RMA'd. The other 5 are labeled NASware 2.0, so I assume they're a later run than the others.

                  I was using the first two in a FreeNAS server along with a mix of other drives from Samsung, Seagate, and WD. I upgraded to a Synology DS1513+ and bought 5 new WD Reds, and they've all been working flawlessly for a few weeks now. WD's return process is pretty simple, if slow, and the replacements for the RMA'd drives are en route back to me. I'm going to keep them for cold spares.

                  Bottom line, these are good for what they claim to be good for... small (5-bay or less) NAS systems. Anything more complex and you should take a look at WD's Raid Edition drives, or Seagate or Samsung's offerings in their respective enterprise lines. These, though, are cheap enough to have a couple extras and still pay less than the higher end drives.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Other

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                  5.0

                  Affordable and Fast NAS Storage

                  By Krieger

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer
                    • Iscsi Datastore
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                    Drives arrived packed well and factory sealed. Installation into a Synology DS1513+ was a snap (and a click). Drives run really cool and are super fast for NAS drives. No complaints, they read, they write, and hey they're on all the time without issue. S.M.A.R.T. support and is working in tandem with other drives using Hybrid Raid.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Great for NAS

                    By Rahul

                    from Plano, TX

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • High Capacity
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer
                    • NAS

                    Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                    I have bought two of these and installed them in Trendnet T-200, 2-bay NAS. Installation was easy and drives came up good. So far no issues, working good.I have always prefferred WD over Seagate for hard drives and till date haven't been wrong.I will recommend this drives.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Other

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                    5.0

                    WD RED drives are best for NAS systems

                    By jburkholder

                    from Sacramento, CA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • High Capacity
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                      Got these for my NAS (QNAP 5 disc) and love the speed and reliability. I highly recommend these types of drives for any NAS or RAID based system(s).

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Installed 4 into a Synology DS412+

                      By Budd

                      from Middlesex County NJ

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • File Transfer
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

                        Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                        Easy to install and these drives are quiet. Only up and running in my Synology DS412+ for 4 weeks but so far so good. B&H had them for a great $ also.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        NAS working great

                        By WayneS

                        from Massachusetts

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • No Failures Over 1 Year
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • file server
                          • Photo Storage

                          Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                          I have a Raid 6 linux server using 9 drives. The raid build when adding drives flushes out most problems, and I have seen none. I hold multi-gigabytes of photos on this server and have seen zero failures or SMART issues running over a year.

                          Many disk failures occur due to the sata controller, so I highly recommend getting a decent controller, and proper cables. I recently upgraded the server with an LSI 9211-8I controller, which works out of the box for expanding sata ports.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Linux

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                          5.0

                          Works great with Drobo

                          By ghettoyi

                          from los angeles, ca

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy to use
                          • High Capacity
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                              Plug and play in my Drobo 5n

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Perfect for NAS

                              By tim h

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                              Bought one of these to put into my synology DS214Play. Will def buy another one. Very quiet and fast.

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                              5.0

                              Great Product

                              By Photo Dan

                              from MN

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy to use
                              • High Capacity
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • Photo Storage

                                Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                                I have 4 of this drive installed in a Synology 1513+ NAS system.
                                Installation and start-up was fast & easy. Drives had no issues at start-up and are running great.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                4.0

                                Nice to have 3TB

                                By Mateo

                                from Montevideo, Uruguay

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • High Capacity

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • Photo Storage
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                                  I use it in the computer. Not good for the external diveces, dose not work with the manhattan multi-function SATA quick dock.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  Appears to be good value and performance

                                  By AJ

                                  from Montclair, NJ

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Backup
                                    • File Transfer
                                    • Photo Storage
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                                    I purchased these drives for my new DS1513+. They seem to offer excellent performance and a relatively reasonable price point. The drives seems to perform extremely well, so far.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    Good Drive

                                    By Aaron D

                                    from Kansas City, MO

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                                          Not much to say. I put two of these in an old (relatively speaking) 4-bay Drobo with two WD Green drives I already had. They do what drives do without any issues at all so far.

                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          wd red 3tb hdd good for nas

                                          By jarpi

                                          from new jersey

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • High Capacity

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup
                                            • Photo Storage

                                            Comments about 3 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive:

                                            high copacity attractive price. perfect for nas storage.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • Linux

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