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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews

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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars

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93%would recommend to a friend
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  • Pros mentioned:
    Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast and easy data storage

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Storing all my personal data. Easy to hook up and easy to use. Still lots of room for more

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Speed

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Works for NAS Storage

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works great for NAS Storage. Tested speeds around 200mb.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet, Reliable, Speed

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    WD Red Plus 8TB: Top NAS Storage Choice

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The WD Red Plus 8TB Internal SATA NAS Hard Drive delivers exceptional performance, reliability, and compatibility for NAS users. Its 8TB capacity and 7200 RPM speed ensure fast data access, while its quiet operation and minimal heat generation maintain a stable environment. Designed specifically for 24/7 NAS setups, this drive is perfect for both home and small business use. Although priced higher than some competitors, the WD Red Plus 8TB's features make it a wise investment for those seeking top-notch NAS storage. Highly recommended for an unparalleled storage experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Nas, Speed, Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Quiet, Fast, Stable.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I bought this hard drive to expand the storage capacity of my NAS server and I am very pleased with it. It is a high-quality hard drive that offers 8TB of space and 5400 rpm of speed. It is designed for NAS systems and it supports RAID configurations and 24/7 operation. It also has a low noise level and a low power consumption. The hard drive is easy to install and configure, and it works flawlessly with my NAS server. The hard drive is durable and reliable, and it comes with a 3-year warranty. I think this hard drive is a great choice for anyone who needs a large and fast storage device for their NAS system.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Nas, Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable Storage for Your NAS

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    As someone deeply invested in maintaining a robust network-attached storage (NAS) setup, investing in the Western Digital Red Plus 8TB Internal NAS hard drive was a no-brainer. In fact, I didn't just buy one – I grabbed four of them to ensure my storage needs were more than adequately met.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Speed, Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast like lightning.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It is very fast. I use it primarily for storage of my premier projects and final vidoes. 10GB is large but now that I'm using it for my ATEM ISO projects, i may need to create a NAS system. I'm happy i didn't settle for a slower speed. Got it at a discount price saving $50. Using it as a stand alone Highspeed USB drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Overall, but...

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    My old circa 2007 Dell Precision T7400 Workstation Windows PC's BIOS and Motherboard Bus will not allow more than a 2TB Format, so I had friend format it on her PC. Properties shows it formatted at 7.27TB, but still all I can use is 2TB, and I have 1.47TB of that used already after copying files to it. I went over 2TB a few times and the PC locked up each time. So I used an old 1TB for some of the files and got the size down to 1.47TB for the 8TB Drive with about 358GB left. 5 Stars overall, but it gets a ding of only 3 Stars on "Ease of Use." It may not be the WD 8TB Red Drive's fault and you'll get the whole 8TB with SOME newer PCs, but NOT ALL OF THEM. I know because I tried with a few friends' PCs before trying it in this friend's Newer Gaming PC. There are brand new Windows 11 PCs and Laptops which absolutely cannot format above 2TB and some max out at only 1TB. I could return it, but I'll be building a powerful and fast Gaming Tower before much longer and I can use it for storage in that one at its full 8TB capacity. Therefore, I recommend this Hard Drive ONLY if you know what your computer is capable of and what it is not. I found out the hard way, but that's not Best Buy's fault.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

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    Posted . Owned for 6 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Bought 2 of these WD Reds for my Synology DS920+. I'm writing this 6 months later, still no issues, they're a lot quieter than my HGST drives.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Storage

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Good price for 8 TB of storage even if it is just an HDD. Needed to upgrade my space from my old 2 TB hard drives.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet, Reliable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable Drive

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I've always been happy with Western Digital drives. I've had 4 of them in my NAS for years and 1 of them finally died. This is the replacement. They aren't loud or get too hot. Wish they cost less but I couldn't afford to wait for a sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Reliable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Western Digital Red Nas drive

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Its western Digital Red. It plugs in and runs. Haven't had any issues with them ever. Going in a NAS.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Increased storage of my Synology NAS

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Increased the storage of my Synology NAS with this. Good price and is working well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good value for servers.

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    Posted . Owned for 6 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    These are great hard-drives. I've got 4 of them rumbling away in my NAS. Yes, they make an audible rumble. Keep in mind that these are server-grade hardware. So if you're looking for something quiet and power-efficient then these aren't for you. If you've got a server of some type then they're a good quality solution for storage volumes.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    8TB storage

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Plenty of storage for my PC, I have the total tech member club as well and they put it in for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Reliable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    They just work.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Reliable. I have 10 of these in various capacities in several nas. They just work. No SMART Flags like the esgate ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Reliable, Speed

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    CANT GO WRONG

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I only use wd red plus, i never had a problem with them. Very reliable and fast read / write speeds.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Nas

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drive for a LAN server

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    Posted . Owned for 7 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    What can I say other than they work as advertised. I purchased 2 to add to Raid device. I already had 2 of the same but a smaller size in the same device that have been working great for over 7 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Hdd

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Awesome drive. I have 4 8tb drives in a raid config on a DAS for my photography. Love that i do not have to worry anout space for anlong while.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Hard drive

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is an excellent hard drive that I needed for my Windows 11. Installed and was recognized immediately.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good value

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great product. Works as intended. I got the drive home and installed with zero issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend