WD ships new NAS-specific Red internal hard drives

WD's Red internal hard drives are designed specifically for network attached storage (NAS) servers.

The new WD Red hard drives from WD.
The new WD Red hard drives WD

WD has some great news for people with a network attached storage (NAS) server, such as the Synology DS1513+ or the QNAP TS-469 Pro: new Red internal hard drives.

These SATA hard drives are specifically designed for home and small office NAS systems that come with one to five drive bays. The new drives are available in both 2.5-inch (750GB and 1TB capacities) and 3.5-inch (4TB) designs.

The WD Red lineup is a family of regular internal hard drives that work wherever other SATA hard drives are used. WD Red drives are compatibility-tested with top NAS systems and optimized for performance at reduced power consumption. The drive also offers improved reliability and protects customer data in the event of a power loss or disruption. The drive is slated to produce much less vibration during operation.

Most importantly, the WD Red is more affordable than other hard drives of the same capacities that are designed for common usage.

The new hard drive is available now with a three-year warranty and costs just $229 for 4TB (desktop version). The laptop version costs just $79 and $99 for 750GB and 1TB, respectively.

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