Western Digital Red 1TB NAS WD10EFRX Review

Rey Basti
 


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Desktop hard drives are not intended for NAS usage that requires continuous run time with 24x7 operations the Western Digital Red 1TB NAS WD10EFRX is the right drive for this specific type of applications. This drive is specifically design for home and small office Network Attached System. If you think that enterprise class drives are pricey, the WD Red’s are truly an exception.

The Western Digital Red 1TB NAS WD10EFRX developed an advance firmware technology which being called the NASware. This enables the flawless integration, tough data security and maximum performance for systems that requires a NAS and RAID operation.

The drive is design for low power consumption which is perfect if you’re looking to save energy to cut your monthly electric bill. This made possible with a lower revolution per minute at 5,400rpm. It also follows that the operating temperature are also lowered that offers a cooler process even for nonstop usage.

Cooler and low power consumption leads to an added reliability on the drive part, therefore, you only got the most consistent data. If you have any problem with your drive the WD customer support are 24x7 available to answer all your queries.

Every WD Red hard drive is factory tested for full compatibility that will surely work on your system when you purchase it. With the help of the NASware it further improves its compatibility with other system with proper integration for future upgrades.

Non enterprise class drives such as desktop are prone to error when applied for RAID environment, it will crash eventually in a short period of time and your precious files will lost that requires extended hours to rebuild it. This will have a negative effect on your productivity during downtime.

On the other hand, the Western Digital Red 1TB NAS WD10EFRX has a built-in intelligent error recovery control that prevents the hard drive to drop off in its RAID environment due to an extended recovery error.

Although the WD Red 2TB NAS drive operates at slower speed its performance is not sluggish as most people presume. The drive includes a 64MB memory cache to speed up its data retrieval, having a huge cache on the drive gives you the advantage of faster access time due to its immediate availability that doesn’t require going through the disc to read the data’s.

A faster SATA 6GB/s interface is being use that removes the time-consuming in a SATA 3GB/s, however, it is perfectly compatible with SATA 2 interface if you’re still using the older one. The drive comes in a 3.5-inch form factor which is slimmer compare to other drives.

This makes it possible with the Western Digital’s 1TB per platter technology. Having a highly dense platter gives us the advantage of faster read and writes time due to the closeness of each track on the disk. As a result, the WD Red 1TB NAS drive has only one platter which is further reduce its power consumption and less bulky that will perfectly suit any computer casing design.

With all these features, the Western Digital Red 1TB NAS WD10EFRX is truly a solid performing drive through written specs of 150MB/s speed which is too fast for a 5,400rpm drive. The drive will work perfectly in any PC or Mac platform.

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