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WD Red and Red Pro HDD NAS Performance Analysis in RAID 5 with 10GbE (Page 2)

By Chris Ramseyer on Aug 1, 2014 at 09:06 am CDT - 1 min, 22 secs reading time for this page

WD Red 6TB

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The new release brings the 3.5-inch Red family up to a total of six drives, divided by capacity size. The sizes are 1TB to 6TB in 1TB increments.

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The newest members of this class of Red are the new 5TB and 6TB models. The new 6TB model uses five 1.2TB platters and pairs the high density with 64MB of DRAM buffer space. IntelliPower makes a return--marketing spin for 5,400 RPM WD drives. It's important to note that WD didn't need to do anything exotic to get to 6TB. Your drive will not float away from helium like HGST's 6TB, 7-platter design built for enterprise cold storage (not a reference to actual temperatures).

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Here we see the model numbers for the entire Red product family. The 2.5-inch models ship in 750GB and 1TB capacity sizes and use a smaller 16MB DRAM buffer.

Existing Red models will be updated to NASware 3.0, but there isn't a field update utility coming for existing owners of Red products. WD assured us that all Red products now support up to 8 drive bays.

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At the time of writing, users could purchase Red products at Newegg for as little as $69.99 (1TB, 3.5"). Newegg also has the new 6TB Red in stock for $299.99, but the 5TB model wasn't listed yet.

PRICING: You can find the Western Digital Red and Red Pro for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The Western Digital Red 6TB retails for $299.99 at Amazon.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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