WD, a Western Digital company, has expanded its WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with the release of a 5 TB and 6 TB capacity for NAS-specific storage and the introduction of WD Red Pro hard drives for the medium to large business NAS market. WD Red 3.5-inch hard drives are now shipping in 1 TB to 6 TB capacities, and the new WD Red Pro 3.5-inch hard drives are available in 2 TB to 4 TB capacities.
With the release of 5 TB and 6 TB models, the WD Red line of hard drives now feature greater storage capacity and increased performance with NASware 3.0, an enhanced version of WD’s original NASware technology, designed to improve reliability and system performance, reduce customer downtime, and to simplify the integration process. By increasing NASware 3.0 capability, the WD Red 1–6 TB capacity drives are capable of supporting up to eight bay NAS systems boasting no negative impact to performance.
WD Red Pro
Designed for medium to large business environments, the new WD Red Pro line of NAS hard drives supports eight to 16 bay NAS systems. The enhanced design offers high performance storage powered by NASware 3.0.
WD 6 TB hard drives will integrate with WD’s My Cloud, My Cloud EX2, My Cloud EX4, My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage as well as My Book, and My Book Duo external drive solutions and are compatible to work with an array of WD OEM NAS partners.
Available now at select U.S. retailers and distributors, WD Red and WD Red Pro have three- and five-year limited regional warranties, respectively. Manufacturer's suggested retail price for WD Red 5 TB is $249.00 USD and $299.00 USD for 6 TB. Pricing for WD Red Pro 2 TB is $159.00 USD, $199.00 USD for 3 TB, and $259.00 USD for 4 TB. For more information about WD Red hard drives, visit the company’s website.