WD - Red 8TB Internal SATA NAS Hard Drive for Desktops

Store important data, program and media files on this Western Digital Red hard drive. Its 8TB storage capacity can hold millions of songs or thousands of hours of movies. This Western Digital Red hard drive works with NAS systems and is designed for reliable performance under constant home or business use.

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$274.99

Overview

What's Included


  • WD Red 8TB Internal SATA NAS Hard Drive for Desktops

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 16)

Features


8TB storage capacity

Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.

SATA lll interface

Offers simple connection to your computer.

Data transfer rates up to 600 MBps

For quick response when updating files.

Compatible with PC and Mac

For wide-ranging installation options.


Overall customer rating

4.6
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Loud, Loud, Loud

    Posted
    xproject6
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I wanted to replace my 4 x 3TB raid array in my NAS with these 8TB drives to store my photos, videos, and their source files. I was very satisfied with the amount of space that these drives provided but I was not ready for the amount of noise that the drives made. I cannot stress how noisy drives are and I cannot imagine anyone using these in an HTPC or in a quiet area as I can hear the drives make rattling noises from an adjacent room. I originally thought that maybe one of the drives was defective so I proceeded to test them. I have tested each drive individually and I can say that they all consistently sound like a fist full of coins rattling around in a can. If you are thinking of putting these in a machine in a bedroom, living room, or a quiet location I would recommend against it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of space, not too much noise

    Posted
    Erick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I've been using this HDD on a NAS for over a month already, it has plenty of space for my needs (movie storage), and it doesn't make that much noise. You can definitely hear it if you sit close to it, but you won't notice it at all when watching movies and/or if you have another source of noise running (like a mini-split AC). I'm planning to buy another one to set them up as Raid 1, but I'll wait until Black Friday, maybe I'm lucky and can get it for cheap.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Dead on Arrival

    Posted
    JayJay
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This Hard drive died within the first 10min of use. I bought another one and that was died too! I ended up switching brands and that one worked perfectly fine. I guess I had bad luck. That being said, if you get a working one you will be happy. I have bought WD drives in the past with no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great NAS Hard drive.

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

    I purchased this to upgrade one if two 4TB hard drive in 2 bay Western digital cloud drive. need more space for my growing media collection. went from 8tb to now 12tb. transfered all my media from back up to the new set up. everyting work's great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drive

    Posted
    ScottH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Works exactly as expected. I replaced a smaller drive in a Drobo. I have a huge number of photos, and love adding a big drive of this size to increase available space. It's my third WD red drive (but the largest).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, reliable, and affordable storage

    Posted
    sirocket
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased a few of these for my Synology Nas and they work great. They are reliable, fast, and affordable. I have also purchased another one for my personal computer to store large amounts of data and it works great too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Little Noisy but Great Capacity

    Posted
    pscdoc
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I got this drive to incorporate all my medica I had over the years on 2TB drives into one big drive and it worked out great. The drive is a bit noisy on start up but when reading but no too bothersome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    does the job

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

    I purchased this to replace a 4TB dirve as I ran out of space on my NAS enclosure. I always used Western Digital Hard Drives as they stand up to the test and have 3 yr. waranty. highly recomend using them in any capacity.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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