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|Rotation Speed:||5400RPM||SATA Form Factor:||3.5 in|
|This Western Digital Red 2.9TB internal hard drive was specially engineered for use in Network Attached Storage applications. This WD Red WD30EFRX hard disk is built for low noise processing, low temperature operation, and maximum compatibility with NAS systems. This hard drive can be an excellent choice for a NAS system with up to eight bays, which can operate at home or at the office.This 3.5 inch form factor hard drive was built for internal use. The standard size can make it easy to slot into an open bay. With 2.9TB of space, this can store lots of software, games, files, photos, and full HD videos. You can have all the room you need for a wide variety of personal or business files. In addition, this WD Red device boasts a spinning speed of 7200 RPM. This means that you can experience fast access to your saved files.This hard disk comes complete with NASWare, a specialized system that can improve the reliability and durability of technology installed in a NAS system. NASWare includes intelligent error recovery, which can ensure that all of your drives remain fully networked at all times. These Red drives are also engineered with 3D Active Balance, which can help to eradicate vibration in order to increase performance. These drives have been designed for operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with constant access to a network. These SATA devices can be suitable for all brands of NAS enclosures. They have been widely tested for maximum compatibility across the spectrum of NAS devices. With a 6GB/s buffer to host and 145 MB/s host to drive SATA interface, the quick interaction between these drives and the requesting computer can be rapidly responsive. It features a generous 64MB of DDR2 cache to always keep your most frequently accessed files at hand.Western Digital Red 3TB drives can help you to create a personal cloud system for your home or business. You can create networked storage that keeps all of your important files accessible across your entire network for instant access. This 2.9TB model can bring immense volume to your networked storage. Specialized options like these Western Digital models can make a great choice for maximized responsiveness, security, and reliability.These 3TB devices also feature the Intellipower system designed to help you conserve energy and go green. They consume 4.4 W of power while reading and writing, 4.1 W while idle and functioning, and 0.6 W while in standby mode. Intellipower can help to determine the best rate of operation at any time. It can also work to keep them powered and cool, running at an operating temperature from 0 to 70 Celsius. This WD 2.9TB drive can also run quietly, with a sound level of 23 dBA while idle and 24 dBA while actively seeking. It measures 5.7 inches by 4.0 inches by 1.0 inch to fit a standard internal slot, and it weighs 1.4 pounds.You can also install this Western Digital Red series HDD in a home theater PC or other media intensive environments. This drive can bring great capacity, size, and speed to your personal or business desktop model computer as well. It can also be an excellent choice for use in a DVR for security surveillance or any other 24/7 operation.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||115935870|
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|Additional Product Features|
|Drive Interface||SATA III|
|Platform||M·A·C, PC Products|
|Features||3d Active Balance Plus|
|External Data Transfer Rate||600Mbps|
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Fast enough, quiet enough, cool enough, reliable enough, a solid winner
Needed a large hard drive for file sharing duty, and it had to be reasonably fast without roasting itself inside a hard drive dock. WD Red met all specs on paper, exceeded all specs in reality. Other drives in docks around my home needed a small fan attached to remain below 40 C during hot summer months, whereas the WD Red 3TB has been rock solid at 35 C without a fan, even during days exceeding 100 F outside and 80 F inside the house. It did reach 41 C once, during a 48GB write over USB 3.0, but it also reached 140MBytes per second writing that video file. Never tested in a RAID or NAS enclosure, don't need such things. Potential buyers should be aware of 2TB limit in older motherboards, necessitating two partitions for compatibility between such boards and newer ones. Usage in a hard drive dock also requires simple precautions in line with all hard drives, such as allowing the platters to spin down before removing from the dock, and allowing for air movement around the drive to prevent heat building up during long backups. WD has a winner in this line of drives. They're fast enough, quiet enough, run cool and available in very large capacities. They're not cheap, but then, with this drive, I got exactly what I wanted, for what I was willing to pay. The only real complaint I have is that I did not buy more of them, an issue I plan to rectify as soon as possible.
Great Performance and a quick easy install
I was looking for a higher capacity hard drive with good performance. I found the WD Red drive to be every thing I was looking for. It was very easy to install and it made me lose focus on the time it took to load because it was just that fast. I always look for the biggest bang for my buck and I do believe I found it! The drive has really nothing negative to say about it. I would buy another just like it!
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: myxuyen_corp
Good value, widely available makes for good prices
Using these for both SDI security camera DVR (x8) and 2 extras in the PC as backup drives. I bought some used under warranty and several were replaced promptly by WD going through their RMA process. These drives are more widely available than the AV spec drives made specifically for DVR type recording and so the prices are a bit lower. I think since they are meant for constant on in NAS environment, they will endure very well in the dvr. I have had very few WD hard drives fail when properly installed and used.
Fast and good
Bought two of these to use in RAID 1 NAS and they work like a charm. Only downside is that when using RAID 1 they are even slower than a normal HDD. I don't think it matters since RAID 1 is used for backup and you write much less than you read from it and the read speeds are as great as a normal HDD. When using them to max (both reading and writing a lot of data) they are still more silent than my fans so I have never heard then.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: k8ndx4ja
Best high capacity internal I have ever purchased. A/V streaming powerhouse
I'm using this drive in my combo main Computer/Media server as a A/V storage and streaming drive. This is my first drive larger than 2.5TB and my first WD Red..It will not be my last! I monitor all my HD's in R/T and while I generally have had good experiences with WD drives, this 3TB Red is exceptional! Of course time will tell, but I have a unusually trusting feeling about this drive, It's SMART stats are the best I've seen on a post flood drive and I think it would run fairly cool without the active cooling I use on all my HD's. And to top it all off, this drive is FAST! I will only be buying WD Red's from now on, and since this drive only has 600GB free, I will be buying another two very soon!