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Topic # 105808 11-Jul-2012 10:28
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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
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Released in USA this week according to engadget.




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  Reply # 653942 11-Jul-2012 11:52
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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
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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 # 654204 11-Jul-2012 21:34
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  Reply # 662555 26-Jul-2012 18:33
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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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