Western Digital Red WD30EFRX (3000 GB)

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Item 8966: Western Digital Red 3 TB WD30EFRX
BrandWestern Digital
Size3000 GB
Cache64 MB
Form Factor3.5"
Speed6 Gb/s
Warranty5 year
WD30EFRX Reviews5

NAS compatibility

WD eliminates the confusion. WD Red is the only hard drive designed for NAS systems that have 1 to 5 drive bays. The drives are designed and extensively tested for compatibility in the unique 24x7 operating environment and demanding system requirements of home and small business NAS.

Enhanced reliability

With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard desktop drives, the WD Red drive is designed and manufactured to be a more reliable and robust solution.

The secret is in the technology–NASware™

Advanced firmware technology built into every WD Red drive, enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID environments. (wdc.com)

Disk Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 64 3000 5 0.00

Manufacturer's Specs

InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity3,000,592 MB
Capacity3 TB
User Sectors Per Drive5,860,533,168
Rotational SpeedIntelliPower *
Buffer Size64 MB
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)6 Gb/s (Max)
MTBF1,000,000 hours
Read/Write4.40 Watts
Idle4.10 Watts
Standby0.60 Watts
Sleep0.60 Watts
Idle Mode23 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 024 dBA (average)
Height26.1 mm
Depth147 mm
Width101.6 mm
Weight0.635 kg

Western Digital WD30EFRX Reviews & Benchmarks

Legit Reviews - WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Drive Review Recommended Award - Dec. 11, 2012
Silent PC Review - Western Digital Red 3TB & 1TB Hard Drives - Aug. 10, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Western Digital Red: NAS-Specific SATA 6Gb/s Drives, Reviewed - July 24, 2012
StorageReview.com - Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive Review [WD30EFRX] - July 10, 2012

Other Western Digital Red Reviews & Benchmarks

Silent PC Review - Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives - Nov. 7, 2013
Techgage - Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive Review - Aug. 27, 2012
TechwareLabs - Western Digital Red Drive 2TB Hard Drive - Aug. 23, 2012
TweakTown - Western Digital Red Series Review: A Low Cost Validated NAS Specific HDD - July 18, 2012

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