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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    Posted
    jaywill78
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    I recently purchased a NAS by Synology, the DS415+. I researched HDD drives and found the Red series by Western Digital to be exactly what I needed: fast read/write speeds, reliable, and good value. I saw the same drives on another website at a lower cost. However, BestBuy offered me a price match, and I also opted to have them ship my drives to the local store so I wouldn't have to wait for shipping. Quick and painless; good deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Working like a champ.

    Posted
    Harbinger50
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    Needed this to replace a dead WD green that was in one of the external "book" cases. Case board died, drive died and i had to send it out to a recovery service (a really cheap and good one that starts at $300 for anyone that's interested, just search $300 Recovery as part of the name, they are in CA) and needed this new Red one as a replacement. So far so good and now running a continuous backup service online. No more losing data for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Home/Prosumer NAS for the money!

    Posted
    forsaken006
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    Let me start by saying that this drive is a great value when considering the capacity for the price per Gigabyte. If my math is correct it is about $0.03 per GB of storage. The WD Red series have great capacity for the Network storage niche. I have been using Western Digital drives to store my important files and information for over 10 years now. I have yet to have a drive fail on me from WD. I still have all my older drives. The only thing that changes is capacity. Western Digital's warranty is great too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    quiet

    Posted
    Fedcis09
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    I was skeptical of paying so much for such little storage because I always hate when a typically reasonably priced item is branded "x". As such all the reviews I have read said that you should buy NAS branded drives for their speed, efficiency, and reliability. So I did, and so far I am not disappointed. My initial setup is not in a RAID configuration because right now I just need the space, however I plan to add an additional 16GB and place that in a RAID 5 configuration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drive and reliable

    Posted
    Poohbee
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    Purchased this drive for my Netgear NAS server and it works quite well. I did prelimenary tests on the drive to check it for defects and it was all good. Placed the drive into the NAS server and it was recognized right away and was able to fill it up with lots of data. Drive runs cool since it only runs at 5400 rpm, which is more than enough for a NAS. It's been a couple months since I installed the drive and so far everything looks great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hard drives

    Posted
    epoljax
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    Purchased 4 of these red 4tb drives for my Qnap NAS back in in April 2015. I set them up on a Raid 5 configuration and so far no problems at all. They run smooth and quietly. Little to no noise and they get plenty of use on a daily basis with constant camera video being stored in them and plenty of streaming audio and video to multiple devices simultaneously. Extremely reliable. Best hard drives I have owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value, perfect for NAS use

    Posted
    JayBee
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    Purchased a couple of these drives to use in my NAS and they have been working perfectly. Read/write speed is faster than most people need but for NAS use, lower power consumption and reliability are priority. These drives are designed exactly for that and definitely deliver. I compared to other NAS drives and decided on the WD Red line because of lots of positive reviews and long-term usage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Purchase and Excellent Product

    Posted
    NoNose

    BestBuy's offer for a pair of these drives, just too good to ignore. The whole transaction was great and my QNAP NAS is very happy with the shiny new upgrade. WD RED is pretty much the Gold Standard for NAS drives. I was using 3TB Reds, but outgrew them. I've had 4 years of perfect performance from them, so it is very logical that they will get re-purposed very soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quiet and Reliable So Far

    Posted
    Kevin
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    I have only had this drive for a couple weeks, but so far it's been working very well. It's been very quiet, which is an improvement over my older HGST drives. I'm using it in a Synology, which I reinstalled the OS in an attempt to fix some other issues. Access has been much faster since installing the new drive, although that's probably due to the reinstall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bare Drive for a NAS

    Posted
    ITWannaBe
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    WD RED 4TB drive came packaged very well and works as expected. I had a chance to meet a rep at a conference and after researching found this to be one of most reliable and used in NAS type devices and I wanted something of quality for my back-ups. Great drive and I plan to order another soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good!

    Posted
    Selectstart
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    I'm using this for my home/office Synology NAS and so far so good! I guess it's only as good as the server software you're putting it on and monitoring it with? It's fairly quiet as any other quiet hard drives on the market. Recommended by a friend whom I trust a lot and works with these hard drives on a daily basis.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replacing the same unit from four years ago

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    KennySpade
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    I purchased this to replace a hard drive that I have had running continuously in my NAS for the last four years. I started getting bad sectors, and was able to transfer all data without any loss before the drive failed. I expect to buy another one in 4-5 years unless SSD drop dramatically in price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge!

    Posted
    KCMOSoxFan
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    I really like the Western Digital brand and the RED NAS drives really pack a lot of stability and storage into a consumer affordable package. I'm not currently using RAID with this but plan to eventually build out a real NAS when I can afford another 1 or 2 of these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Second one seems to be working

    Posted
    PThorn
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    The first drive received could not be seen by my computer. After working with the HelpDesk they suggested it was a drive problem and to return and get a new one. The second one received seems to working ok...fingers crossed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but the best.

    Posted
    goproahaulic
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    I will not use any other HDD than Western Digital. These Red drives are designed to be used 24/7. I put 2 of these with 3 other WD drives in a RAID 5 configuration giving me 14.5 TB of useable space. Sometime soon I will build another 5 HDD RAID 5 for off-site backup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It Stores Data

    Posted
    MrsSmets
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    This hard drive looks like a normal hard drive and works as required. We purchased this hard drive to replace the old one that was the same type which ceased working. As it is only a few weeks old, I cannot attest to its longevity or reliability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great NAS Drive

    Posted
    raxel
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    I wanted some Hard Drives for my media server/NAS and have read that the WD Reds are perfect for it. So far, it's working just fine. Very little noise. The noise is probably from the rest of my PC parts, like fans. I got 4 of these and so far, so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drive for NAS

    Posted
    Rusty
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    I use four of these drives in my Synology NAS. They typically run about 93-97ºF, a good 10-15º cooler than higher speed 7200 RPM drives. Cooler the drive, longer it will last. They are also very quiet. So I am quite pleased with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best all around NAS drive

    Posted
    JayBee
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    Built specifically for a NAS environment, the WD Red line of drives delivers exactly what you need. Cost per GB is reasonable, quick read/write access and lower power usage is what I was looking for and exactly what the drive delivered

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast & Reliable

    Posted
    Zman33
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    These drives are what I installed in my WD MyCloud EX4 and with the deal I got through Best Buy I was able to get a fifth drive for free which gives me a cold spare on standby should one of the drive fail for some bizarre reason. Can't beat it!

    I would recommend this to a friend