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WD - Red 3TB Internal SATA NAS Storage (OEM/Bare Drive)

Enhance your network storage capabilities with this WD Red WD30EFRXSP internal Serial ATA drive, which features a 3TB capacity to house your digital data. The 3D Active Balance Plus technology helps ensure reliable performance to protect stored files.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Manual, software, cables, and screws not included.
    • Red 3TB Internal SATA NAS Storage

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (71 out of 73)

    Features


    3TB storage capacity

    Offers ample space for videos, photos, documents and other data.

    Serial ATA interface

    Enables simple connection to a compatible network storage device with up to 8 bays.

    Data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps

    Ensure a rapid response when updating files. Internal data transfer rates up to 147MB/sec.

    64MB cache buffer

    For fast processing speed.

    3D Active Balance Plus technology

    Offers dual-plane balance control to help minimize vibration for quiet operation, reliable performance and long-lasting use.

    Manual, software, cables and mounting screws are not included.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 73 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic NAS Drive

      Posted
      WildBil52
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      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

      Posted
      ErikS
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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

      Very reliable NAS drive

      Posted
      none
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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

      Top HDD for good price

      Posted
      daringtofly
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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




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