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WD 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive)

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Product Highlights

  • 3TB Storage Capacity
  • SATA 6 Gb/s Interface
  • 3.5" Form Factor
  • 64MB Cache

Price: $119.00

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The 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit from WD features a WD Red internal HDD equipped with a SATA 6 Gb/s interface along with a large 3TB storage capacity giving you fast access to a large amount of data. This drive is designed for optimal performance in 24/7 NAS environments. Along with enhanced NAS performance you also benefit from enhanced energy efficiency, greatly reducing the cost involved in running a variety of NAS solutions.

Optimal compatibility for NAS systems
This WD Network Drive is specifically engineered for NAS systems with up to 5 drive bays. Each drive is extensively tested for compatibility in the unique 24x7 operating environment and demanding system requirements of home and small business NAS.
NASware 3.0 Technology
NASware 3.0 further optimizes the WD Red drive for the NAS environment with added support for 6 to 8 NAS bays. WD Red now supports small NAS systems from 1 to 8 bays thanks to NASware 3.0, which further improves drive compatibility and reliability. At 48 TB of total capacity in an 8 bay system, WD Red expands your NAS experience.
Energy Efficient
Take advantage of reduced power consumption and lower operating temperature, resulting in a more reliable and affordable solution for always on 24x7 NAS environments.
Enhanced Reliability
With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard desktop drives, the WD Network drives are designed and manufactured to be a more reliable and robust solution for your NAS system.
3D Active Balance Plus
The enhanced dual-plane balance control technology significantly improves the overall drive performance and reliability. Hard drives that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and noise in a multi-drive system, reduce the hard drive life span, and degrade the performance over time.
UPC: 718037815664
Capacity 3TB
Cache 64MB
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Rotational Speed IntelliPower
Formatted Capacity 3TB
User Sectors per Drive 5,860,533,168
MTBF 1,000,000 hours
Operating Systems Supported Windows/Mac
Environmental Requirements
Shock Operating Shock (Read): 65G, 2ms
Non-Operating Shock: 250G, 2ms
Acoustics Idle Mode: 23dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0: 24dBA (average)
Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
Non-Operating Temperature -40 to 158°F -40 to 70°C
Operating Humidity 5 to 95% non-condensing
Vibration Operating: 0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
Non-operating: 0.05 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
Operating
Linear: 20-300 Hz, 0.75G (0 to peak)
Electrical Specifications
12 VDC 1.73 ± 10% A (peak)
5 VDC Read/Write: 4.1 W
Idle: 2.7 W
Standby/Sleep: 0.4 W
Other Specifications
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.028 x 4.00 x 5.787" / 26.1 x 101.6 x 147 mm
Weight 1.40 lb / 0.64 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.1 x 2.6"
WD 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive)
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive)
     
    4.7

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (26)
    • Reliable (22)
    • Durable (15)
    • Fast connection (15)
    • Versatile (9)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (23)
    • Multimedia (15)
    • Large projects (9)
    • NAS (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (19), Multimedia professional (9), Tech professional (7), Technically challenged (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (27), Business (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (15), Mac (8), Linux (5), Other (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best drives for your NAS

    I bought a pair of these to put in my new Synology Diskstation (I reviewed it as well if you are in the market for one). THey are built for 24/7 use....Read complete review

    I bought a pair of these to put in my new Synology Diskstation (I reviewed it as well if you are in the market for one). THey are built for 24/7 use. They're a bit more $$ than standard drives but isn't your data worth it? mine sure is.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Are they really good?

    This drive lasted 10 months in my Synology NAS and then crashed. The warranty replacement lasted less than 48 hours. Let's see if WDC takes care of this or if I have to pay...Read complete review

    This drive lasted 10 months in my Synology NAS and then crashed. The warranty replacement lasted less than 48 hours. Let's see if WDC takes care of this or if I have to pay to send their bad replacement drive back.

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    5.0

    Works as advertised

    By John W

    from Plainfield, IN

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Quiet
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Large Projects
      • Multimedia

      Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

      I now have 4 of these drives and have been using one for over 2 years. These drives are excellent for using in a setup that houses movies for Plex, as I use them for. If I were to get rid of these drives, I'd only replace them with their Pro counterparts.

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

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      5.0

      Best Value for NAS drive

      By RM

      from Severna Park, MD

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Network Server

        Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

        A trusted name and a product designed for network attached storage devices.

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

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        3.0

        Are they really good?

        By Mark

        from USA

        Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

        This drive lasted 10 months in my Synology NAS and then crashed. The warranty replacement lasted less than 48 hours. Let's see if WDC takes care of this or if I have to pay to send their bad replacement drive back.

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        5.0

        Works fine

        By Gary

        from Johnson City, TN

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Large Projects
          • Multimedia

          Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

          Installed in an external USB 3.0 adapter and initialized and formatted fine, 1 partition 2.7 TB as expected. Moved to internal SATA cable and Windows 8.1 disk manager showed as 1 partition and unallocated space and would not do anything to the drive. After much online reading, I had to use a DOS program to reset the drive (while on SATA cable) and then disk manager initialized and formatted it fine with1 partition 2.7 TB as expected. Who knew... I always prepped my drives using the external USB 3.0 device previously but it won't work with > 2 TB drives.

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

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Jurec

          from Virginia Beach

          About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Large Projects
            • Multimedia

            Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

            Best choice for the NAS.

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

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            5.0

            Great drives with great price

            By Tuan

            from Sacramento, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

            Recommended WD Red drives for WDMyCloud EX4 and took 3-4 to go across the country. Took a few minutes to install. Very low noise to nothing when they're running and got plenty of diskspace. Will come back for more at later time.

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            5.0

            great drives

            By Azurmele

            from rhode island

            Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

            Works quickly and well. Nice buy.

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            4.0

            Easy setup, best for NAS

            By AJD

            from Maryland

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • NAS

              Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

              Took all of 3 minutes from opening the box to running in my NAS. Does not come with cables, so if you aren't using a NAS, you'll need to buy those.

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

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              5.0

              Always buy WD

              By Jeff

              from OH

              Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

              Aside from the stock drives in my computers, I have never bought or considered anything other than Western Digital. I run two of these in RAID1 and am very happy with the performance.

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              4.0

              Excellent drive, but only 5400RPM

              By plasticb

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Tech Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Slow Compared Competition

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Multimedia

              Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

              This is a solid, stable, reliable performer in the NAS category. I have about 32 of these drives, and have had 0 actual failures. I did, however, have them report failure under high temperature (>100F degrees), and then perform fine after being moved into a new enclosure. The only downside, is sustained streaming reads from ZFS are lower than what I have come to expect from 7200 or 10k drives. All that being said, you get exactly what is advertised. A solid home NAS disk, that's great for backups, streaming video, and the like.

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

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              5.0

              Great drives at a great price

              By Kimo

              from WA

              Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

              I looked around for a NAS drive and everything said this was the best. Got it home installed it and preforms as good as it should. Reads and writes as fast as I can throw data at it.

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              5.0

              Best for NAS

              By Guy With a Tie

              from Miami, FL

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Durable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Projects
                • Nas And Other Raids

                Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

                I have been using WD Reds for a while in my multi computer household.
                This time I decided to jump over the 2GB barrier.
                There is a learning curve if you are replacing a (bootable) RAID of MBR drives with the ones over 2GB ones (GPT).
                At some point I even regreted that I bought 3GB drives.
                Fortunately, I figured it all out. Now, it's just the drive quality. They are great - silent, cool, reliable.
                I was using WD Blacks before but their noise was too much to bare for a quiet office. The reds cost less too.

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

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                5.0

                western digital

                By slacker

                from Denver

                Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

                Awesome my first big drives going since I bought 2 that it will be enough for all my movies

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                4.0

                so far so good

                By rob_b

                from Phx Az

                About Me Multimedia Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

                  Will see what happens after a couple of years. Not very loud.

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

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                  5.0

                  good price plenty fast in my 4 bay RAID

                  By Ray

                  from NY, NJ, PA

                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Fast Connectivity
                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Multimedia
                    • Raid Cases

                    Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

                    Not as fast as the WD blacks but less than half the cost, use them in my OWC Thunderbay IV RAID cases

                    8 out of 8 of these arrived working perfectly, and have been running non stop for about a month (I will post again with an hour count at my first failure)

                    For a single internal drive I would want something faster (I think these are energy savers) or even SSD but with 4 bay RAID cases they rip and are not even close to being the weakest speed link in my system also more than fast enough for back up as single drives.... the price is less than half the cost as the blacksso for backup I would much rather get 2 of these that one black (all drives will fail, 2 is always better than 1)

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

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                    5.0

                    Work as expected

                    By Mike

                    from Palmdale, CA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Synology Nas

                      Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

                      I have two of these installed into a Synology NAS with a coupe tens of thousands 18meg pics (Canon 7D), movies, music, and documents. No problems to report.

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

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                      5.0

                      works great

                      By Bebimbap

                      from Dallas, TX

                      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Fast Connectivity
                      • Quiet
                      • Reliable
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Large Projects
                        • Multimedia
                        • Travel

                        Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

                        I use this in a self made server holding 6x 3TB WD red drives, and 6x 2TiB Samsung spinpoints. Runs 24x7 with a Areca 1882ix 24 raid controller with 4gb and BBU. even for low spindle rate, these hard drives are very fast. Throughput is phenomenal , I have yet to max out the bandwidth on my raid 6 even with a 6x 2TB raid5 samsungs and another 2 hard drives copying data to it at the same time.

                        Raid expansion/migration took 7 hours each which is how long the RED takes to write 3TiB/2.8TB. or about an average 116MB/s from edge center.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great drive.

                        By hiperdrive73

                        from vincennes, in

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lots of space
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • None so far

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Server Or Nas Box

                        Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

                        This drive is great so far. Right now it's just in an external enclosure. I'm gonna put it in a NAS box in the future. The speed is good for a mechanical drive and it holds lots of movies. So far it's working fine. No issues yet.

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

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                        4.0

                        So far So good

                        By pitt717

                        from NJ

                        About Me Tech Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Multimedia
                          • NAS

                          Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

                          good drive so far. seems quiet and fast in my freeness box. only con so far is wish the price came down just a little more. but as usual, B&H made the checkout easy and shipping to NJ is always fast.

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

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                          4.0

                          So far so good

                          By pitt1717

                          from NJ

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Quiet
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Price Still A Little High

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Multimedia
                          • NAS

                          Comments about 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive):

                          good drive so far. seems quiet and fast in my freeness box. only con so far is wish the price came down just a little more. but as usual, B&H made the checkout easy and shipping to NJ is always fast.

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

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