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WD Red 6TB

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WD Red 6TB

The WD Red 6TB hard drive ranks among the high load internal HDDs compatible with NAS data storage solutions. The 3.5" format is designed chiefly for data centres and desktop PCs. One of the main characteristics is obviously the rotational speed. The 5400 RPM RPM should satisfy most typical users. The hard disk provides a storage capacity of 6000 GB. The device uses a 256 MB memory cache. The data transfer between the Western Digital hard disk and the PC or other devices is facilitated using the SATA III interface.

WD Red 6TB Hard Drive Key Features

  • Read speed up to 180 MB/s and write speed up to 180 MB/s
  • 256 MB memory cache
  • Western Digital 3.5" drive fits into classic larger bays
  • Standard power consumption is 4,8 W, while in stand-by mode it holds at 0.6 W
  • You can connect it to a PC or other devices via the SATA III interface
  • HDDs don't have much resistance against physical shocks, but they are also more affordable than the newer SSDs
  • RAID technology support allows for improved data loss prevention
  • Improved data writing efficiency thanks to Advanced Format technology

Other HDD Features

Standard HDDs are notable for their construction. Inside the hard drive there is a mechanism that uses moving platters, complete with disk read and write heads. These moving parts can be damaged by a shock or impact, but at the same time you get an excellent price/storage capacity ratio. The crucial criterion that determines the speed of a platter hard disk is the number of rotations per minute (RPM). With the WD Red 6TB, you can look forward to 5400 RPM revolutions per minute. You can find these drives mainly in PCs designed for effective office work but nothing particularly performance-intensive. Data transmission and overall stability is also influenced by the disk buffer, usually called cache. The Western Digital platter drive includes a 256 MB cache that keeps the last written data for their prompt retrieval and reading.

Connecting the Western Digital Hard Disk

If you want to install the WD Red 6TB in your computer or other device, you need a 3.5" slot. Data transfer happens through the SATA III interface with a speed of 3 Gbit/s. This technology is one of the most popular HDD data transfer options available and delivers a speed of 600 MB/s.

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Type and capacity

Format (Form Factor) 3.5"
Storage capacity 6,000 GB (6 TB)
Disk capacity 6,000 GB (5.86 TB)


Width 101.6 mm (10.16 cm)
Height 26.1 mm (2.61 cm)
Depth 147 mm (14.7 cm)


Weight 640 g (0.64 kg)


Disc Series WD Red


Use For computers, Data storage, Internal


Read Speed 180 MB/s
Write speed 180 MB/s
Data recording technology SMR
Memory cache 256 MB
Special features Advanced Format, RAID
Maximum loudness 27 dB
Mean Time Before Failure 1,000,000 hr(s)
Work Load Rate 180 TB/Year


Typical power consumption 4.8 W
Standby consumption 0.6 W (600 mW)
Code:  FW233a8d
Warranty: 36 months
Product Number:  WD60EFAX
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