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WD Red Plus 8TB

£179.92 without VAT

WD Red Plus 8TB

The WD Red Plus 8TB hard disk is one of the high load internal HDDs compatible with NAS data storage solutions. 3.5" HDDs are designed primarily for desktop PCs, data centres, and other data-processing devices. One of the crucial characteristics is obviously the rotational speed. The 7200 RPM RPM ensures better system response across the board. The hard disk provides a storage capacity of 8000 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 via the SATA III interface.

WD Red Plus 8TB Hard Disk Key Features

  • Read speed up to 210 MB/s and write speed up to 210 MB/s
  • 256 MB memory cache
  • Western Digital 3.5" drive for ordinary drive bays
  • Typically, the power consumption of the hard drive is 8,8 W, while in stand-by mode it makes 0.8 W
  • You can connect it to a PC or other devices using the SATA III interface
  • Standard hard drives are admittedly more susceptible to physical damage, but they are also more affordable than the newer SSDs

Other Hard Disk Features

The HDD boasts a unique design. Inside the enclosure there is a mechanism that utilises moving platters, complete with disk read/write heads. These mechanical parts don't take shocks and impact well, but this design delivers a great combo of a low price and great storage capacity. The important criterion that determines the speed of a hard drive is the number of rotations per minute (RPM). With the WD Red Plus 8TB, you can look forward to 7200 RPM revolutions per minute. This should delight the more demanding users, such as graphic or video editors - in short, people who work with large amounts of data. System responsivity and overall stability is also affected by the disk buffer, usually called cache. The Western Digital HDD features a 256 MB cache that keeps the last written data for their fast retrieval and reading.

Connecting the Western Digital HDD

If you want to mount the WD Red Plus 8TB in the device of your choice, you need a 3.5" slot. Data transfer is done through the SATA III interface with a standard speed of 6 Gbit/s. This technology ranks among the most popular HDD data transfer solutions available and delivers a speed of 600 MB/s.

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Type and capacity

Format (Form Factor) 3.5"
Storage capacity 8,000 GB (8 TB)
Disk capacity 8,000 GB (7.81 TB)


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


Weight 715 g (0.72 kg)


Colour Red


Disc Series WD Red


Use For servers, Data storage, Internal


Read Speed 210 MB/s
Write speed 210 MB/s
Data recording technology CMR
Memory cache 256 MB
Maximum loudness 29 dB(A)
Mean Time Before Failure 1,000,000 hr(s)
Work Load Rate 180 TB/Year


Typical power consumption 8.8 W
Standby consumption 0.8 W (800 mW)
Code:  FW233b1e
Warranty: 36 months
Product Number:  WD80EFBX
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