Western Digital Red drives hit 4TB

The NAS-focused WD Red drive range has now added a 4TB option, making massive redundant storage more affordable than ever.

The NAS-focused — and CNET Australia Editors' Choice award-winning — WD Red drive range has now added a 4TB option, making massive redundant storage more affordable than ever.

WD Red. Now in 4TB. (Credit: Screenshot by CNET Australia)

Anyone who runs a NAS knows that three things matter more than anything else: reliability, stability and capacity. So it comes as great news that the WD Red drive range, noted for its excellent reliability and stability of performance, is now available in up to 4TB.

WD Red drives launched in late 2012, built specifically for the demands of operating in NAS environments. The hardware is designed to support always on performance rather than the stop-start desktop environment. The parts are built for balance to avoid vibration and related wear, for good power consumption, good stability of sustained data throughput, lower noise, lower operating temperature and comes with a three year warranty.

For those who know the WD drive range well, the Red strikes a balance between the highly economical Green range and the high performance Black range. A balance that makes for one very impressive set of drives.

After our testing at launch, we awarded the WD Red drive an Editor's Choice rating of 9.0 .

The arrival of 4TB options will be a great boost to arrays both small and large.

At AU$249, the WD Red drives are an excellent buy.

You can also buy Red in 1TB (AU$99), 2TB (AU$139) and 3TB (AU$189) options. Red also comes in 2.5-inch variants, 750GB (AU$94) and 1TB ($120).

 

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