What is WD Red NAS hard drive?

Error recovery controls: WD Red™ NAS hard drives are specifically designed with RAID error recovery control to help reduce failures within the NAS system. WD Red™ drives are designed to thrive in multi-bay NAS system environments.

Is WD Red Pro CMR?

WD Red Plus is the new name for conventional magnetic recording (CMR)-based NAS drives in the WD Red family, including all capacities from 1TB to 14TB. WD Red Plus in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB and 6TB capacities will be available soon. • Our WD Red Pro (CMR 2TB to 18TB) series for the highest-intensity usage remains the same.

Are WD Red reliable?

Overall, the WD Red 14TB NAS HDD is a reliable NAS drive that features great performance in specific configurations, while its massive capacity gives users the (budget-friendly) flexibility they need to grow as their data requirements expand.

How reliable are 4TB drives?

4TB HGST and Seagate drives are much more reliable than 3TB drives, with an annual failure rate (AFR) of only 2.6 percent vs 9.3 percent for 3TB drives. They don’t have good numbers for WD 4TB drives because they cost more, so they haven’t bought many.

What is a WD purple hard drive?

The new WD Purple drive is very much a traditional desktop hard drive that supports the latest SATA3 (6Gbps) standard. However, designed specifically for video surveillance units, the drive can work 24/7 for always-on environments. Most other hard drives are designed to work about 8 hours per day.

What is a WD drive?

A Western Digital external hard drive meant for backing up and holding large files. Comes with different capacities ranging from 3 to 20 terabytes. USB 3.0 port insures fast transfer speeds for larger files. Built-in encryption software is easy to use. Larger size of the hard drive makes it difficult to carry around or to use with laptops.