WD NAS Family
WD has an expansive NAS family of HDD's to suit every need. In today's product evaluation, we compare the performance of the Red, Se and Re.
The primary purpose of the Red HDDs is to serve the NAS and RAID user base. This is accomplished through a mixture of features that are tailored for small-scale NAS usage. The recommended limit of 1-5 drives per NAS or RAID group limits the Red's to home and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) usage models. The Red HDD's include IntelliPower, NASware 2.0, and 3D Active Balance to suit them for NAS usage. Typical desktop HDD's do not include these features. The Red HDDs have a three-year warranty period.
For larger deployments of 6-12 hard drives, the WD Se series provides optimal storage for NAS and scale-out architectures. The 7,2000 RPM Se is designed for Small-Medium Business (SMB) and large-scale enterprise use with a moderate workload requirement. The Se drives spin at 7,200 RPM and feature enterprise-specific characteristics such as StableTrac, RAFF, TLER and enterprise-class firmware. The Se series also has a longer warranty period of five years.
The Re series spins at 7,2000 RPM and offers many of the same features as the Se model, but is designed for heavier workloads. The Re series is intended for entry to high-end datacenter NAS use in rack-mount environments with large numbers of HDDs. These drives feature many of the same features of the Se, but also come in with the option of SAS for high-availability and SATA 3GB/s.
The final offering from WD comes in the form of the 10,000 RPM XE, which is designed for high performance storage. These drives are only available with a SAS connection, and feature a five-year warranty period.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [WD NAS Family]
- Page 3 [WD Red Internals]
- Page 4 [Test System and Methodology]
- Page 5 [4K Random Read/Write]
- Page 6 [128K Sequential Read/Write]
- Page 7 [Database/OLTP and Fileserver]
- Page 8 [Emailserver and Webserver]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- AMD's next-gen AM4 socket pictured on the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Impact
- Tesla inks $9 billion deal to build a new factory in China
- Battlefield 1: experimenting with weapons in closed alpha test
- Blade Runner meets Fallout 4 in this amazing settlement creation
- Resident Evil 7 isn't a reboot, you play a powerless, ordinary person
- which has appears diagnosing to whom the people additionally energy y
- Owen stayed at true to her bit
- Why does my Monitor show static and lines occasionally when using 144hz?
- Considering a DK-04 when they come in stock, just have a few questions beforehand.
- Skylake Overclocking i7 6700k help please
- ADATA launches the Premier SP550 M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSD
- Mangstor's NX-Series storage arrays accelerate HPC throughput with new burst buffer capabilities
- Swiftech unveils new Komodo Waterblocks for NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080 and GTX1070 flagship video cards
- ADATA releases the HD700 and HV620S external hard drives
- BIOSTAR teams up with Apacer and Thermaltake to showcase high-end gaming machines