Western Digital is a solid 3.5" hard drive with a capacity of 1TB, purpose-built to balance performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments.
The WD Red is the world's first model to be developed exclusively for NAS systems. The unit is tested to be usable in 24x7 continuous operation at home or small business NAS.
NASware 3.0 technology is the result of WD's efforts to provide the best NAS. It includes further optimising the WD Red series for NAS environments and is now supported by the 6-8 position NAS. The WD Red drive now also supports small NAS systems with 1-8 positions and offers greater compatibility and reliability, thanks to NASware 3.0.
The main goal is to increase the MTBF statistics (mean time between failures) by up to 35%. The MTBF value indicates the median time in hours during which the equipment is expected to work flawlessly. A desktop hard drive is not typically tested and designed for NAS environments. WD Red has features such as NAS compatibility, increased reliability and more.