The Western Digital Red ushered in the next generation of reliable storage solutions aimed at the one to five bay NAS appliance market. Adding the 4TB capacity to its portfolio, WD has enabled the average consumer increased storage capacity of 20TB in a five bay appliance, all while maintaining the high performance and low power consumption that they desire.
As seen on the previous pages, the WD Red performed quite well and in most cases better than the previous 1TB capacity. Benchmarks such as HD Tune had the 4TB Red hovering around 144 MB/s read and write, while our AIDA64 read and write access times put the WD Red at the top of our charts, with a peak of 17ms read and 20ms write, a full 37ms quicker than the comparable Seagate NAS HDD.
At the time of writing, Western Digital offers the Red in four capacities. The 1TB, 2TB and 3TB models come in at $79.99, $104.99 and $139.99 respectively, while the 4TB is currently listed at $209.99.
In the future, you can expect the price of the 4TB model to decline as production ramps up and WD engages the Seagate NAS offering.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [WD Red 4TB HDD]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - BootRacer and Resume from S4 Hibernation]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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