Western Digital Red Pro 6 TB Hard Drive for NAS

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    One more from WD as they also announced the WD Red Pro up-to 6 TB - ideal for NAS (network attached storage) systems having up to 16 drive bays and serving businesses with more expansive storage need...

    Western Digital Red Pro 6 TB Hard Drive for NAS
     
  2. Ven0m

    Ven0m Ancient Guru

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    in short, the differences are:

    1) 5 year warranty on the pro vs 3 year warranty on the non-pro
    2) gaurenteed 7200 rpm on the pro vs 5400-7200 rpm on the non-pro
    3) the pro is designed for 8-16 drive enclosures, whereas the non-pro is designed for 5-8 drive enclosures.

    really the red pro is aimed at businesses who want some additional gaurantees for performance and reliability, and the non-pro is more aimed at a home NAS which shouldn't be put under the same level of usage as a business environment.

    hope that helps :)
     
  4. BarryB

    BarryB Maha Guru

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    I bought 2 x 6TB Reds just over a year ago for my 2 bay NAS in RAID1, no problems so far! The price though has only dropped just £4 in that time from the same place I bought them, now that is surprising.
     

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    I'd like to see these in 12TB flavors. That way I wont have to worry about ever having to upgrade my nas for a very long time :D
     

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