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WD RED Drives (WD10EFRX WD20EFRX WD30EFRX)

Post by TonyPh12345 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:01 am

WD just announced today the new line of SoHo & Home NAS drives, called the WD Red drives.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=810

Many QNAP platforms are indicated as FIT Tested compatible.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products ... =810#tab10

Discuss. :)

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Post by schumaku » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:38 am

Excellent news - about time WD break the no-RAID-support-for-desktop-drives dead-end. Had no chance yet to get my hands or a NAS on a bunch for in-depth testing, pitty. Let's see how the WD RED will be priced - I'll consider to order a bunch for updating some test NAS here.

I hope WD will add some NAS-based disk tools available, ie. for in-depth testing.

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Post by pwilson » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:46 am

TonyPh12345 wrote:WD just announced today the new line of SoHo & Home NAS drives, called the WD Red drives.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=810

Many QNAP platforms are indicated as FIT Tested compatible.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products ... =810#tab10

Discuss. :)


Too little. Too late.

WDC has already demonstrated contempt for their customers. Especially in regards to their Caviar "Blue"/"Black"/"Green" drives.
Western Digital Corporation will never see another penny from me. Ever! (The contempt is now mutual).

'Nuff said...
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Post by Don » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:07 am

Newegg in the US is selling the 3tb model for $179.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... Tpk=22-236

Any word if QNAP has performed any testing? I know WD has but I'd like to see a statement from QNAP to say they are safe to use.
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Re: WD RED Drives (WD10EFRX WD20EFRX WD30EFRX)

Post by TonyPh12345 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:30 am

Yeah, looks like MSRP is roughly $10 more for the RED vs GREEN, but NewEgg has frequent incentives on the Greens.

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Post by jello_moto » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:24 am

Don wrote:Newegg in the US is selling the 3tb model for $179.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... Tpk=22-236

Any word if QNAP has performed any testing? I know WD has but I'd like to see a statement from QNAP to say they are safe to use.

QNAP is a launch partner for these drives. I think its safe to say they are QNAP approved...

WD Red NAS Hard Drive Launch Partners

QNAP Systems, Inc.
"The rapid growth of the global NAS market has led to hard drives optimized specifically for entry-level NAS use," said Richard Lee, CEO of QNAP Systems, Inc. "The launch of WD Red NAS hard drives offer QNAP® four-bay NAS products a reliable solution for 24x7 operations. QNAP also provides a broad range of high-end business level NAS solutions well matched with WD RAID level hard drives."

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Post by QNAPJason » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:01 am

Hi all,
WD Red drives have been tested and qualified for QNAP Turbo NAS.
http://www.qnap.com/en/?sn=3877&lang=en

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Post by Don » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:07 am

QNAPJason wrote:Hi all,
WD Red drives have been tested and qualified for QNAP Turbo NAS.
http://www.qnap.com/en/?sn=3877&lang=en

Thanks Jason.
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Re: WD RED Drives (WD10EFRX WD20EFRX WD30EFRX)

Post by mjw » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:49 pm

I've heard of the new TS-469 Pro model but what is the TS-469 L model that is also mentioned on the WD site
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products ... =810#tab10

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Post by redgoblin » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:40 pm

This is indeed welcome news - improving choice and hopefully serving to moderate prices through increased competition. WD's Hitachi stablemates apart it's interesting to note how well the million hours MTBF compares with the RE4's 1.2 million - at considerably less cost only tempered by the 3yr warranty. I also note the apparent demise of their RE4-GP as, perhaps not insignificantly, the 'alternative' link to it from their RE4 page now takes you to their Red page - "The King is dead, long live the King" succession ?

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Post by hoit » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:12 pm

So QNAP what about support for the TS219?

I have a pair of WD10EADS that stop responding on a regular basis. Yes I know that they are not recommended, but only after doing some research after encountering problems.

I might consider the new RED drives if WD offer a refund for the ** WD10EADS they sold me.

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Post by szhjcn » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:20 pm

QNAPJason wrote:Hi all,
WD Red drives have been tested and qualified for QNAP Turbo NAS.
http://www.qnap.com/en/?sn=3877&lang=en


They are classed under 'Desktop Drives'.

Looking to upgraded my NAS to a SATA III version with 3Tb drives so these could be an option. Saw the release details here: http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/10/wd-r ... #continued

But obviously someone beat me to starting this thread.

They are not available here yet but indicated prices are 209Swiss Francs (roughly 1:1 to the dollar). WIll be in the US next month so may have to bring a set back with me.

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Post by dynek » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:36 pm

Apparently WD20EFRX is cheaper than WD2003FYYS (~100$ less in Switzerland)

Might be interesting...

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Post by schumaku » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:02 pm

Where are these orerable in Switzerland? My sources don't have them available yet :roll:

The key for the HDD prcing are (beyond size and capacity):
a) RPM
b) Warranty terms
c) MTBF

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