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Topic # 105808 11-Jul-2012 10:28 Send private message

Western Digital has released the Red HDD for NAS.

Variable speed drive, but still supports RAID.

Designed for home and small business and come in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=810


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  Reply # 653909 11-Jul-2012 11:06 Send private message

Released in USA this week according to engadget.




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  Reply # 653942 11-Jul-2012 11:52 Send private message

Hmm, interesting. Might save some grief with windows always kicking the green ones out of a mirror and telling me its at risk every second week or so.




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  Reply # 654126 11-Jul-2012 18:34 Send private message

Interesting, thanks. I have been reading up on NAS options recently, as I will be putting one as part of my network overhaul in a few months. Hopefully, pricing will be back to its pre-flooding trajectory by then.

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  Reply # 662555 26-Jul-2012 18:33 Send private message

Western Digital Red: NAS-Specific SATA 6Gb/s Drives, Reviewed

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/red-wd20efrx-wd30efrx-nas,3248.html#

Hardware Information QNAP TS-112

CPU Usage: 2.9 %
Total Memory: 249.6MB
Free Memory: 170.3MB
System Temperature: 43°C/109°F
HDD 1 Temperature: 44°C/111°F


Given a WD Red drive operates at around 31C, my WD Black drive could be consider to be running a bit on the warm side at 44C.

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