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Western Digital Red 4TB NAS HDD Consumer Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 24, 2013 2:01 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Western Digital

WD Red 4TB HDD

 

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The WD Red was delivered in it bare form. Capacity at the top is listed at 4TB, with a manufacture date of August 11th 2013.

 

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The back of the drive houses a green PCB, standard SATA connections at the bottom.

 

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The SATA power and data connections are placed in position for wide compatibility.

 

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Removing the PCB, we find a set of pins at the bottom for the heads, while the spindle carries a set of gold contacts.

 

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The PCB houses the 64MB DRAM cache manufactured by SK-Hynix. The drives controller is manufactured by Marvell with the model number 88i9446. To the right you will find the spindle motor controller.

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