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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 74 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic NAS Drive

    Posted
    WildBil52
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    I have a Freenas system with Eight 3TB drives from different drive manufacturers. A few from Toshiba, a few from HGST, a few from Hitachi, and a few from Western Digital. Since I brought the NAS up about 3 years ago, I have had 3 drives fail. None of the failed drives have been from Western Digital. I replaced every failed drive with a WD Red and have not had any problems with any WD drive in my system. I know that anecdotal evidence doesn't mean much because everyone has a favorite brand but that's just my experience. Western Digital Red drives perform very well and have been very reliable for me for years. I would recommend WD Red drives to anyone looking to build a NAS system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excelent for NAS or Home Servers

    Posted
    NYCTECH
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    I have been using the WD RED NAS drives ever since WD started making them I started with (2) 2 TB drives in my Windows Home Server 2011 running them in RAID 1 configuration. I have since upgraded to Windows Server 2012 and I am runnning the (2) 2TB WD Red drives and (4) WD Red 3 TB drives and now I just bought (2) more WD Red 3 TB drives b/c I am building a Windows Server 2012 R2 Server. So far my (2) TB drives are over 2 years old and my first (2) 3 TB drives are close to two years old now and no failures still running great. I am just too afraid to upgrade to 4 or 5 TB drives plus by limiting myself to 3TB I use 3 TB WD External drives to back up each 3 TB array and I rotate them offsite at my in-laws so if my house burns down I don't lose all them precious moments on video and picutures. Once WD finally gives us the ablitiy to Sync their Cloud drives off site then I will truly be in WD heaven.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid NAS drive so far

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    ErikS
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    I put 2x 3TB WD Red dives in a Synology DS215j. They've been up and running 24/7 for about 6 weeks. I ran the Check Disk in Windows as well as AVG's disk checking utility, and both drives are green across the board. Moving data to them can take quite awhile, but the transfer speeds were as expected. I moved files about 20GB at a time and validated each time. I've successfully streamed music, photos, and videos to my PC and smartphone without a hitch. I've had pretty good luck with hard drives from WD (8 drives in 10 years, only one showed problems and it took ~3 years), though to be fair it's been good with Seagate so far, too (2 drives with zero issues, a 3 month and a 5 year old). I hope to get 5+ years out of these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good NAS Drive

    Posted
    CraigR
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    These drives run quiet and cool. I have the 4TB & 3TB versions in a NAS enclosure and haven't given me issues yet. For comparison my desktop has a WD Black drive that runs much louder than these drives. If you're only looking for a hard drive for your desktop I'd save money and go for a WD Blue or Black, but since I'm running three of these in a compact NAS enclosure running 24/7 I opted for the WD Red hard drives.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid choice for a 24/7 server

    Posted
    Stuart
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    I've now got 2 of these drives running 24/7 in a MythTV server. They have been very reliable so far, and unlike the WD Green drive that preceded them there have been no issues so far. One of the drives has been in service for a year; the second for about a month. They run cool and quiet; speed is "good enough" for recording multiple shows at once and playing back others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid drive

    Posted
    GMan80
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    I have a 4 bay NAS I needed drives for. Was unable to order these online and had to got to the store to order them. The online order process would only let me order 3 at a time. A bit of a hassle. Best Buy will sell you the 4 bay NAS but not the drives to install. The drive itself is solid and comes with NASware 3.0

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top HDD for good price

    Posted
    daringtofly
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    I used a number of sites to compare information on hard drives for a small home server build. This drive from Western Digital met my size, price, energy use and reliability requirements perfectly. With the special that was running when I bought it the price was excellent too. Can't go wrong with one of these drives!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very reliable NAS drive

    Posted
    none
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    I have used the WD RED drives for NAS in the past. I have never had a failure. If you are running a NAS make sure you get the right drive. Do not put in a standard desktop version, Best Buy also has a terrific price. This drive is a terrific match for Synology.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value & a rock solid drive.

    Posted
    TPPIERNO
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This drive was selected for a NAS and works quite well. It is VERY quiet and responsive. No issues so far, and since it is a NAS class drive, I expect years of problem free use. At $99 it was a "no-brainer" purchase. My only regret: I did not buy a few at that price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Running smooth in my NAS so far

    Posted
    Ruma
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    I have had these drives running 24/7 in my NAS for about a month now and I almost forget that I bought them because they have operated so smoothly and without any issues. Of course we won't know how good these drives truly are until a few more years of use hopefully.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Drives

    Posted
    Tomsdiner39
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    I have my media on these drives set up in a Raid configuration, i have purchased 4 of these drives in total and have had to issues to date. The first 2 were bought about 6 months ago, the last 2 a couple months ago, but just installed them a few weeks ago and still empty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    Posted
    nikh
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    I recently bought a Qnap NAS and needed an Internal hard drive and got this prodcut.It was so easy to install and use it and don't have any issues until now and shipping was also quick even though they said it would take atleast 5-6 business days,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for NAS

    Posted
    BruceG
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    The WD Reds are perfect for NAS use. They are not the fastest drives out there (5400) but that helps with their reliability. They should be just like the Energizer Bunny....they keep going and going and going and (you get the point!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reliable NAS HD

    Posted
    Tech4Home
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    Needed a reliable HD to use on the family network. Selected WD from personal experience with their products and WD RED for how it will be used and extended warranty. After 2 weeks, which is not a long term indicator, there has been no issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice drives

    Posted
    WiFiMax
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    I was shopping for a hard drive that would last a long time for my NAS. After doing a few research, the RED drives were designed for such purpose. It's been only a month, but there's no issues with the drive. Access speed is fine too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable storage so far

    Posted
    Southbay07
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    Bought a couple of these drives to use in a RAID1 enclosure for data backup in a NAS. Drives are powered 24/7 and are working well so far. Expecting many years of error free operation. Would highly recommend WD Red drives for a NAS build.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Larger and faster hard drive than original.

    Posted
    Robert
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    This hard drive works flawlessly and was a perfect fit for my Dell computer. It was twice the thickness of the HD drive it replaced but it has three times the storage capacity as the OEM drive we were coming close to filling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best drive for a nas

    Posted
    Toli
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    I got 2 of those for my Nas drive. I have them for almost a year now. The work great. I believe those drive are the best if you have a Nas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Happy So Far!

    Posted
    ccrider
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    In spite of WD having a spattering of unhappy purchasers lately, I'm "Happy So Far!" Bought 2 of these to be used as off-line storage, so perhaps they will hold-up. tested them for 2 days without issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good and reliable

    Posted
    SG0153
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    I bought two of these an year ago and have been sitting in my nas drive. No issues so far. I back up my phone, laptop etc to this drive and very reliable. No failures until now. I wish I got a 4tb drive

    I would recommend this to a friend