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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

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.
Exclusive NASWare Technology
Advanced firmware technology built into this WD Network hard drive enables seamless integration, enhanced data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID environments.
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.
Capacity 3TB
Cache 64MB
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Rotational Speed IntelliPower
Formatted Capacity 3,000,592MB
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 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 Watts
Idle: 4.10 Watts
Standby: 0.60 Watts
Sleep: 0.60 Watts
Other Specifications
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.028 x 4.00 x 5.787" / 26.1 x 101.6 x 147 mm
Weight 1.40 lb / 0.635 kg
WD 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive)
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX, Red Drive)
     
    4.7

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (16)
    • Reliable (16)
    • Fast connection (11)
    • Durable (9)
    • Versatile (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (14)
      • Multimedia (10)
      • Large projects (5)
      • NAS (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (13), Multimedia professional (6), Tech professional (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (18), Business (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (10), Mac (5), Linux (4)

      Reviewed by 24 customers

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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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          5.0

          Great WD Red Drive - Perfect for NAS

          By UFO1947

          from Powell, OH

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Quality
          • Quiet
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Multimedia
            • Nas Storage

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

            Dependable, fast, and WD quality. Installed quickly in my 2-bay NAS storage. I would recommend these drives.

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

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            5.0

            Best hard drives

            By Ron y

            from La ca

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

            Great Nas drives cool to the touch when grounded!!

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            5.0

            Best NAS HD

            By jayrock

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Multimedia Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Connectivity
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Multimedia

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

              This is the best HD you can get right now if you use a raid setup. I use this with my Drobo 5D.

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

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              4.0

              So far so good...

              By Rob O

              from Reno, NV

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Connectivity
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup

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

                I bought this drive (actually I bought 2 of them) for my Synology DS214 Play NAS drive. They installed and formatted seamlessly. Durability is to be determined... so far so good!

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

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                4.0

                The drives to get for a Synology NAS

                By James Benet

                from Carlsbad CA

                About Me Multimedia Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast Connectivity
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Multimedia

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

                  Excellent speed and quietness. You can barely hear them in an office with a 5 bay Synology 1513+ NAS.

                  One of the drives was faulty out of the box reason for the 4 star rating... and B&H exchanged it for a new one paying shipping both ways by USP Ground. The new drive performs perfectly.

                  If data integrity is important to you, getting a RED drive for a redundant NAS is the way to go. Green and blue drives are not designed to run as a 24/7 server these drives are and remain cool and quiet.

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

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for NAS

                  By Den

                  from Gaithersburg, MD

                  About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • NAS

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

                    As usual, B&H shipment has good packaging. The HDD retail kit provides extra protection. So far it is working fine.

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

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                    4.0

                    Works in my NAS

                    By David

                    from Buffalo, NY

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Connectivity
                    • Quiet
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        How can you tell in a month? I bought two of these drives bundled with Synology's DS214+ NAS. The drives work properly and appear to be plenty fast for my application (serving music using a Sonos Bridge and Connect). The real test will be how long the drives last.

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

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                        4.0

                        Designed for constant use

                        By shaleh

                        from Silicon Valley, CA

                        About Me Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • media server
                          • Multimedia

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

                          I had been using some WD Green disks for my photo and video server but after reading lots of people having issues I decided I was putting too much at risk. These WD Red disks are meant to be used for constant, always on access.

                          My only complaint is that despite being a retail packaging there was no SATA cable. Luckily I had a spare.

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

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                          5.0

                          Works fine so far!

                          By Mailman Morris

                          from Pittsburgh, PA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Multimedia

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

                            Installed in NAS, started up, runs fine! No problems!

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

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                            5.0

                            Excellent NAS drive

                            By Bay Area enthusiast

                            from El Cerrito CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Quiet
                            • Reliable
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Raid Setup

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

                              Great 3TB disk for NAS and RAID.
                              I like ordering the disk from the Retail Kit, instead of OEM as it is packed very well for shipping. Despite relatively slow rotational speed, these disks perform extremely well as they are optimized for NAS/RAID. Added benefits: They don't overheat and are quiet.

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

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                              4.0

                              Flawless

                              By DugRau

                              from Columbia, SC

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Quiet
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Large Projects

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

                                The site warned me it would take 2-4 weeks for delivery and it took every bit of four weeks. Once they arrived the two 3Tb drives plugged into my new NAS and started error checking and diagnostics. Zero defects were found, I can't remember ever getting a new hard drive without some bad sector or other mishap to be aware of. The drives are a bit slow but I'm sure that adds to their reliability and in my application, I'm much more concerned about that.

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

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                                5.0

                                Stable and efficient!

                                By M&M Photos

                                from Lake Shastina, CA

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Excellent For Raid10
                                • Reliable
                                • Responsive
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Large Projects

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

                                  I've got four units installed in a Synology DS414 server on RAID 10. Everything installed without a hitch. They're fast enough to have multiple people edit and post process images directly from the NAS without hangups. Definitely the best business investment I've made to make my workflow efficient, with plenty of space to back up my projects as a side benefit. Handles multiple simultaneous access from multiple sources very well

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Outstanding Drives for RAID 10 Setup

                                  By PhotoJim

                                  from Southwest Florida

                                  About Me Creative Director, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Fast Connectivity
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Large Projects

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

                                    I built a 24 unit Storage unit to use as a RAID 10 for storing my video programs... and have been populating it 4 drives at a time. The 3 TB Wester Digital drives are reliable and do a great job. I will buy 4 more drives and have a complete 36 TB of redundant storage. I put a lot of time and work into creating digital programming... My business success relies on Western Digital's quality products.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Buy

                                    By fjh

                                    from Council Bluffs, IA

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Fast Connectivity
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup

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

                                      3TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD30EFRX) by WD

                                      The 3TB Network HDD Retail Kit from WD features a WD Red HDD equipped SATA 6 Gb/s interface along with a large 3TB storage capacity giving you fast access to a large amount of data.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      External storage

                                      By Logan

                                      from Austin, TX

                                      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, 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'm starting to replace my 1.5TB drives with these 3TB drives. I've had great success with WD drives over the years. Their long warranties come in handy when they do fail.

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

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                                        5.0

                                        nice, fast hard drive

                                        By wafer

                                        from NJ/FL

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fast Connectivity
                                        • Quiet
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Runs Cool
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            I am using this drive for external storage on a 2010 Macbook Pro via an external dock. I usually use the WD Black drives but wanted to give one of these drives a try. This drive definitely runs cooler than the WD Black drives and there is no problem running it with a Thermaltake BlacX external dock. Speeds are close with my esata connection and all works well so far.

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

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