WD 2 TB for NAS 3.5-inch Desktop Hard Drive (Frustration Free Packaging) - Red
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- WD Red hard drives are designed and tested for compatibility in the 24 x 7 operating environment and demanding system requirements of home and small office NAS
- Western Digital claims that these tweaks result in a 35% MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) improvement over standard desktop drives and is quick to point out that the optimisation ultimately reduces the long-term cost of NAS ownership
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WD Red is the only hard drive designed for NAS systems that have 1-5 drive bays. Available in capaticities ranging from 1 TB to 3 TB, WD Red is designed specifically for home and small office NAS systems.
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What are the benefits of NASware 3.0 ?
- Gives you an ideal NAS experience.
- Enhances compatibility
- Improves reliability
- Optimises HDD for 24 x 7 NAS environments.
The right choice for network attached storage
WD NAS hard drives are the essential solution for NAS applications. These drives are cool and quiet and offer optimum compatibility in 24 x 7 NAS systems with up to eight bays.
- Network attached storage hard drives with up to 6 TB. capacities
- Designed for personal, home and small business NAS systems up to 8 bays.
- NASware 3.0 for optimal performance and compatibility.
Experienced in network attached storage
No matter which NAS enclosure you decide to purchase, you can trust that WD Red hard drives will have a comprehensive compatibility list.
Recommended for up to 8 bay NAS systems
Available in up to 6 TB capacities, WD Red allows for a potential of 48 TB total storage space in an 8 bay NAS system.
NAS for home or small business
WD Red hard drives enable customers to create their own reliable personal cloud systems whether it's in the office or at home.
|WD Red||WD Red Pro|
|Application||Up to 8 bay NAS systems||Up to 16 bay NAS systems|
|Ideal for||Personal Home and Small Office NAS||Medium to Large Business NAS|
|Cache||16 MB and 64 MB||64 MB – 128 MB|
|Highest available capacity||6 TB||6 TB|
|Interface||SATA 6 Gb/s||SATA 6 Gb/s|
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Before taking the plastic packaging off I have decided to confirm warranty from Western Digital (WD) website.
The WD website could recognise the drive with the serial number, but wouldn't let me register the drive as they are OEM. So, there is no warranty from the WD either.
In the product listing on the "standard" drive with is OEM, Amazon listed as 3 years warranty. I don't think Amazon will give any warranty from their side for more than one year. With this confusion, I have decided to return the drives.
So, if you bought one of the OEM or Standard drive, check out the warranty in the WD website. Else you might get a surprise if your drive stop working and no warranty.
I have given 3 stars as the drives might have been fine if I tried. But dropped 2 stars due to confusion in the listing about warranty.
The drive was received inside a box with loads of scrunched up brown paper inside another box. The drive itself was inside a sealed anti-static bag, wrapped in bubble-wrap.
The drive has been incorporated into an unRAID NAS after pre-clearing and exercising to ensure it has no errors. It is currently holding about a terabyte of data built from the parity drive after a 1 terabyte drive died on me and is currently being RMA'd to Western Digital.
OUT OF REGION WARRANTY
However, on registering this drive with Western Digital, it said it was "Out of Region". Their web site explains what this means but in essence it means it does not have a Western Digital warranty so you would have to send it back to Amazon for replacement. Now Amazon say they will only give it a 1 year warranty. So I have been conversing with both Western Digital and Amazon to try and get this sorted out. The product description does not say anything about a reduction in the length of warranty. If I buy a genuine Western Digital "RED" drive I expect to receive the "RED" warranty of 3 years. I am currently asking for recompense for the reduced warranty period or a replacement drive with a genuine Western Digital "RED" warranty of 3 years. Unfortunately, you cannot tell if the drive is "Out of Region" or not until you register the product.
I will update this review when I hear from Western Digital and Amazon.
Yeah register via WDs web portal, you'll get a message saying "Out of Region" and an warranty expiry 3yrs from registration date.
At this point use the portal to raise a WD "ticket" and simply explain the situation, include your .jpegs and copy of invoice.
If you can't add pics and invoice via WD portal,just wait till WD reply to the ticket you raised, and again explain along with your pics of model and serial no's: and copy of invoice.
WD will make the HDD valid in your region with the 3yr warranty we expected.
Also these HDDs are whisper quiet (anti vibration & intellipower 5400rpm - 5900rpm) compared to the 2 Hitachi Deskstars (7200rpm) that I was previously spinning....
Bought these to replace two failed Seagate drives ( won't be getting those again )
So far so good, installed in synology NAS without issue!
Update March 2014. All three are still working flawlessly in my NAS.
It arrived promptly and well packaged. The first thing I did was go onto the WD website to register it and input extended warranty code (this comes in a booklet with a scratch panel). This is where the problems started, as once the HDD serial number was input it was then reported as "NO LIMITED WARRANTY". According to the WD website this means the product was originally sold to a system manufacturer - i.e. Not a retail product!!!!
Amazon's response was to send a replacement which, when I tried to register it, gave the same status from WD.
I reported the situation with the second HDD to Amazon, and they said they would look into it - but here I am 4 weeks later none the wiser. WD have dragged their heels on this as well. I raised the issue directly with them when nothing was forthcoming from Amazon, and I've had to provide photographic evidence of the unit along with copies of the receipt as proof of purchase. They say they are chasing this up with Amazon, but meanwhile I'm left waiting to know if the HDD does actually have the extended warranty I specifically chose and paid for before I can use it - or indeed any warranty at all!!!!
Shameful service all around, and the cost of telephone calls to customer services has added a significant premium to the total cost of the product. I did read the reviews of others who had experienced similar, but naively though Amazon would have sorted this - clearly not.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Western Digital are now my standard disk drive of choice. Black for speed, Red for NASPublished 20 hours ago by IanS
Be very wary of the OEM description. I purchased 2 drives in December 2015 since when I've had a long exchange of emails with WD when I tried to register for their 3 year... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Colin Meager
Bought 3 for my NAS. No problems so far, but it's hard to really comment until you're a few years in.Published 1 day ago by Liam Gaughan
The hard drive did not work at all- it spun up but did not register on any device I connected it to.Published 2 days ago by Peter Hamson
Update: I changed my review from 2 stars to 4. After opening a "Support Case" with WD about this, I was able to register the drive. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Sandro