WD - 3TB Internal Hard Drive (NAS)

Store your data on this WD network hard drive, which features a 3TB capacity for storing media and is designed for use with most NAS systems with up to 5 drive bays. Data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps ensure efficient performance.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • 3TB Internal Hard Drive (NAS)
    • Acronis True Image WD Edition cloning software
    • Mounting screws
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (101 out of 105)

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    Features


    3TB storage capacity

    Provides ample space for storing documents, videos, photos, music and other media.

    Serial ATA interface

    For connecting to your NAS system.

    Data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps

    Ensure fast response when updating files.

    64MB cache buffer

    For rapid processing speed.

    IntelliPower technology

    Delivers dependable performance and helps reduce power consumption.

    Cool, quiet operation

    Helps keep your drive at an optimal temperature and ensures minimal noise.

    Compatible with most NAS systems with up to 5 bays

    For simple integration with your existing setup.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      WD30EFRX

      Posted
      emiliosic
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      This is the 'retail version' of WD30EFRX, which is the current model for 3TB NAS drive from WD. In the box there is the drive and mounting screws. Not sure why WD30EFRX isn't displayed on the product listing. The server recognizes it as such. While this is a new drive and time will tell, had WD NAS drives installed over two years ago with no issues. These drives are 5400 RPM and 64MB Cache, and have firmware specific to be used in NAS/RAID configurations in smaller arrays up to 5 drives, for home and small business. It's designed to be always-on and has additional heat and vibration related designs that don't apply to desktop drives. Note that there's a separate 'NAS PRO' line for bigger and faster arrays. It comes with a 3-year warranty. Used these drives with Synology NAS enclosures and connected to Linux PCs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Solid Drives

      Posted
      dmoschetti
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      Purchased 4 in total for a qnap NAS. They're not speed demons but were never intended to be. They've been running for weeks with no issue. These drives are NAS drives and wouldn't necessarily be suitable for a desktop where speed is concerned but work great in a raid array for storage. Nice and quiet and running at a reasonable 95 degrees for the drives closest to the cpu and 93 degrees for the drives farthest from. The price is right also. If you have a 4 drive enclosure and intend to do a raid 10 I would recommend larger drives as the 4 drives total 12TB total but only 6TB usable after raid 10 is setup. Raid 6 would give you better mileage but worse performance.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fast no problems WD is the best!

      Posted
      NerdyGeek
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      Installed three WD Red 3TB in TerraMaster NAS, no problems so far. Picked up a fourth one today to fill my last bay in the NAS since they were back in stock. Should be able to just plug in and the raid array will see it and ask if I want to initialize the drive and rebuild the array for added storage. Have been using WD drives since the mid 1980s, anyone remember the WD Winchester drives?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for storage

      Posted
      KimM
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      My NAS finally died so I decided to build a whole new box. Picked up six of these drives total over the course of a few days to run 3 mirrored arrays. My previous drives were all WD Reds, from when they first came onto the market. I have been completely satisfied with their quality and lifespan. Only reason I give 4 stars is because write speeds could be faster, though I could just be spoiled by SSDs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Works well so far!

      Posted
      misterpc23
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I am pleased with this drive as it has served me well so far, BUT I regret not spending the extra $ on the GOLD enterprise class drives as they are substantially less likely to lose all of your data due to a minor earthquake or someone bumping your PC... I will be purchasing a few GOLD drives as my primary means of backups as I do not trust these after hearing how many people have lost their data.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great for backups/NAS

      Posted
      EDGE
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      I wanted a larger capacity drive to replace a near full HDD in my current NAS. This drive is quiet, and setup/formatting is pretty basic. You can get a larger capacity for about the same price online but I was in a pinch and this is all that was in stock. Good for any user for storage but the drive read/write speed is average. If you can swing it the WD Red Pro is a step up but so is the price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good for mid-capacity storage drive - not fast

      Posted
      Larry
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      NAS drives hopefully better longevity than consumer drives, and better RAID compatibility (though I'm not using that). Price was decent for those attributes. I have had several of these for a few months, so way too early to tell how they'll hold up. Not fast, but for backup / USB storage (hoping they) are good enough.Time will tell...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Standard WD NAS Hard Drive

      Posted
      splunker
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      I utilize this hard drive(4 of them) in a QNAP NAS. They perform well and provide good performance(in spite of the lower RPMs. Using these in RAID 5, they perform well and write speeds are fairly quick. You are essentially limited by your network connectivity more so than the NAS drives itself(unless of course you have a 10 Gigabit connection).

      I would recommend this to a friend




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