Next generation experience
Experienced in NAS
In all of our cultures around the world, first impressions are what leave a mark. With superior technology that is driven to impress, WD Red is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner compatibility-testing list that is available on the market*. That means when you buy a NAS enclosure, you can trust that WD Red will be the most compatible drive available. Our pride is in our product and our vision is shared with our customers.
*Data reflects products in production as of August 2013.
NAS for home
NAS for small business
Exclusive NASware 2.0 technology
3D Active Balance Plus
The right choice
The secret is the next-generation technology
Longer warranty coverage
Energy efficient and money saving
Lower operating temperatures
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Next generation 2.0 experience
WD's exclusive NASware technology, built into every WD Red hard drive.
WD's exclusive NASware 2.0 technology, which is built into every WD Red hard drive, improves NAS storage performance by reducing common hard drive concerns in NAS systems. They include concerns for things like compatibility, integration, upgradeability, reliability and cost-of-ownership that are experienced with a hard drive designed for desktop computers.
Desktop hard drives are designed for desktop computers.WD Red is for NAS.
Save power and money
Beyond the Desktop with NASware 2.0
WD Red drives include WD's exclusive NASware 2.0 technology that addresses many of the challenges a traditional desktop hard drive has in a NAS system. WD works directly with our partners to test compatibility and reduce our customer's guess work as to which drive is right for their NAS system. Designed to deliver a better customer experience in small NAS systems, this innovative firmware finely balances the most important attributes of performance, power, and reliability in multiple drive environments. The unique algorithms in NASware 2.0 optimize power and performance without compromising on the attributes that NAS-system owner's value.
Intelligent error recovery
With built in intelligent error recovery controls, NASware 2.0 also prevents hard drives from being dropped off the RAID due to extended error recovery. This feature provides more availability and less down time when rebuilding the RAID.
Important features for system integrators
You spoke, we listened
Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.
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