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WD 6TB Red NAS HDD , 3.5" SATA3 SMR 256M Cache, Designed and tested for RAID environments 1-8 Bay NAS, 3 Years warranty

WD 6TB Red NAS HDD , 3.5" SATA3 SMR 256M Cache, Designed and tested for RAID environments 1-8 Bay NAS, 3 Years warranty
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WD 6TB Red NAS HDD , 3.5" SATA3 SMR 256M Cache, Designed and tested for RAID environments 1-8 Bay NAS, 3 Years warranty

WD 6TB Red NAS HDD , 3.5" SATA3 SMR 256M Cache, Designed and tested for RAID environments 1-8 Bay...

  • Brand: WD
  • MPN: WD60EFAX
  • Part #: HDDWD22601
  • UPC:718037860947
  • HDD Capacity:6TB HDD
  • Form Factor:3.5"
  • RPM:5400RPM
  • Cache:256MB
  • Interface:SATA3

Features

Optimized for RAID environments, keep your important data safe!

The WD Reds are part of the WD hard drive family which consists of five different colours: blue, green, purple, red and black. They all have different purposes and while they are all quite similar, they are all fine tuned to perform a particular task or be fit for a certain type of application. The WD Reds are designed for use in RAID, designed to protect your important files while still providing optimal performance. It features TLER which stands for time-limited error recovery, this is useful because most RAID controllers will drop a hard drive from the RAID array if there is no response for a couple of seconds. TLER helps prevent the RAID controller dropping the drive by aborting the recovery process if it takes more than 7 seconds which means your data transfer won't be interrupted. They also feature vibration reduction, which helps stabilize the drives when they are used together making it possible to put these in an 8 bay NAS. The speed of which these drives spin at are determined by Intellipower, which is WDs optimzed speed to power ratio for the drives, ranging from 5400 to 7200 rpm, making these drives a lot more efficient. If you are after a drive to protect your data in a small RAID environment, the WD Reds are the perfect choice.

The WD Red family just got bigger

Our formula of success has led to the growth of WD Red into the highest capacities possible. Available up to 6 TB, WD offers an even broader, more comprehensive portfolio of NAS solutions for our customers spanning from a total of 1 to 16 bays. The WD Red family just got bigger.

NASware grows to 3.0

Built off of our determination to deliver the best NAS experience, NASware 3.0 extends our promise by further optimizing WD Red for the NAS environment with added support for 6 to 8 NAS bays. WD Red now supports small NAS systems from 1 to 8 bays thanks to NASware 3.0, which further improves drive compatibility and reliability. At 48 TB of total capacity in an 8 bay system, WD Red expands your NAS experience.

Professional solutions

Designed specifically with SMB customers in mind, the WD Red family has expanded with the addition of WD Red Pro, which is available for the 8 to 16 bay medium to large-scale NAS environments. With capacities up to 4 TB, WD Red Pro carries a 5-year limited warranty and was engineered to handle the increased workloads from your business.

Experienced in NAS

WD Red is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner compatibility- testing list that is available on the market.* That means when you buy a NAS enclosure, you can trust that WD Red will be the most compatible drive available. Our pride is in our product and our vision is shared with our customers.

NAS for Home

Take your connected home environment to the next level with a NAS system that is equipped with WD Red hard drives and enjoy streaming your media, backing up your computers, file sharing and managing your digital content faster and easier. The WD Red NASware 3.0 experience with increased compatibility makes sharing from your mobile device, computer, TV, stereo and more an instant gratification. WD Red enables you to create your own reliable Personal Cloud.

NAS for Small Business

Increase the efficiency and productivity of your small business with WD Red hard drives for your 1 to 8 bay NAS system. WD Red comes equipped with NASware 3.0, which increases system compatibility allowing for seamless integration with your existing network infrastructure. Add value to your business by enabling your employees to quickly share their files and back up folders reliably with WD Red NAS hard drives in your NAS solution. For medium to large business environments that use up to 16 bay NAS systems, use WD Red Pro.

3D Active Balance Plus

Our enhanced dual-plane balance control technology significantly improves the overall drive performance and reliability. Hard drives that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and noise in a multi-drive system, reduce the hard drive life span, and degrade the performance over time.

The Right Choice!

WD Red is designed specifically for home and small office NAS systems and PCs with RAID.

Enhanced Reliability

Since your NAS system is always on, a highly reliable drive is essential. With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard drives, the WD Red drive with NASware 3.0 is designed for the 24x7 environment.

NAS Compatibility

Advanced firmware technology built into every WD Red drive, NASware 3.0 enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID environments.

Lower Operating Temperatures

Innovative technology reduces power consumption and lowers the operating temperature, resulting in a more reliable and affordable solution for always on NAS environments.

Specifications

Interface 

SATA 6 Gb/s

Rotational Speed 

IntelliPower

Buffer Size 

256 MB

Transfer Rates

Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 6 Gb/s (Max)

Capacity

6 TB

Form Factor 

3.5 Inch

MTBF 

1,000,000 hours

Dimensions

Height 
26.1 mm
Depth 
147 mm
Width 
101.6 mm

Weight 

0.75 kg

Operating Shock (Read) 

65G, 2 ms

Non-operating Shock 

250G, 2 ms

Idle Mode 

23 dBA (average)

Seek Mode

24 dBA (average)

Operating 

-0 C to 70 C

Non-operating 

-40° C to 70° C

Operating Humidity

5-95% RH non-condensing

Operating Vibration

0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)

Non-operating Vibration

0.05 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)

Current Requirements

12 VDC
Read/Write 250 mA
Idle 230 mA
Standby 7 mA
Sleep 7 mA
5 VDC
Read/Write 280 mA
Idle 260 mA
Standby 105 mA
Sleep 105 mA

Power Dissipation

Read/Write 4.40 Watts
Idle 4.10 Watts
Standby 0.60 Watts
Sleep 0.60 Watts

Compatibility 

Windows/Mac/Linux

Manufacturer Part No: WD60EFAX Brand: WD Product Type: -
UPC 718037860947 Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 0.63 kg
PB Part No: HDDWD22601 Product Model: -

Warranty: 36 months local warranty *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

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Avoid if using RAID and/or ZFS

This is one of the new WD Red models that are using inferior SMR platters. Get the 8TB+ Reds or Ironwolfs instead.

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By: Guest 20/04/20
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The only time you want a Sea(gate) of (WD) Red

What can I say, I got an email from my Synology that another Seagate 3TB hard drive had died. Was I surprised? No. While the prospect of spending my hard earned money on something I really shouldn't have too, the only shining light in this situation was it was the last Seagate in that particular NAS, so I'm not expecting to get one of these emails ever again, mainly because all of the remaining drives are WD Red. Rock solid performers.

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By: Guest 17/10/19
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Nope

Don't get these or any WD drive with EFAX in the model number if you are buying for a NAS. They use SMR technology and have issues, for example with random write workloads and especially with RAID rebuilds (28 days in our case).

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By: SimonC33 11/08/20
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WD NAS Hard Drive.

WD Nas drives fall over on a regular basis make sure you check them each month this is the 3rd 6TB I have had to replace 2 under warranty and 1 out of warranty . The 10TB Version I have had to replace 2 under warranty . The Nas drives are all in cool area with UPS power supplies . Try another brand or calculate on them working just up to the Warrenty

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By: SeanC657 02/04/20
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WD 6TB Red NAS HDD , 3.5" SATA3 SMR 256M Cache, Designed and tested for RAID environments 1-8 Bay NAS, 3 Years warranty

  • Brand: WD
  • MPN: WD60EFAX
  • Part #: HDDWD22601
  • UPC:718037860947
PB Tech price: $319.00 Excluding GSTPB Tech price:$366.85 Including GST
Date Created: 19:22, 24-09-2020
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Features

Optimized for RAID environments, keep your important data safe!

The WD Reds are part of the WD hard drive family which consists of five different colours: blue, green, purple, red and black. They all have different purposes and while they are all quite similar, they are all fine tuned to perform a particular task or be fit for a certain type of application. The WD Reds are designed for use in RAID, designed to protect your important files while still providing optimal performance. It features TLER which stands for time-limited error recovery, this is useful because most RAID controllers will drop a hard drive from the RAID array if there is no response for a couple of seconds. TLER helps prevent the RAID controller dropping the drive by aborting the recovery process if it takes more than 7 seconds which means your data transfer won't be interrupted. They also feature vibration reduction, which helps stabilize the drives when they are used together making it possible to put these in an 8 bay NAS. The speed of which these drives spin at are determined by Intellipower, which is WDs optimzed speed to power ratio for the drives, ranging from 5400 to 7200 rpm, making these drives a lot more efficient. If you are after a drive to protect your data in a small RAID environment, the WD Reds are the perfect choice.

The WD Red family just got bigger

Our formula of success has led to the growth of WD Red into the highest capacities possible. Available up to 6 TB, WD offers an even broader, more comprehensive portfolio of NAS solutions for our customers spanning from a total of 1 to 16 bays. The WD Red family just got bigger.

NASware grows to 3.0

Built off of our determination to deliver the best NAS experience, NASware 3.0 extends our promise by further optimizing WD Red for the NAS environment with added support for 6 to 8 NAS bays. WD Red now supports small NAS systems from 1 to 8 bays thanks to NASware 3.0, which further improves drive compatibility and reliability. At 48 TB of total capacity in an 8 bay system, WD Red expands your NAS experience.

Professional solutions

Designed specifically with SMB customers in mind, the WD Red family has expanded with the addition of WD Red Pro, which is available for the 8 to 16 bay medium to large-scale NAS environments. With capacities up to 4 TB, WD Red Pro carries a 5-year limited warranty and was engineered to handle the increased workloads from your business.

Experienced in NAS

WD Red is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner compatibility- testing list that is available on the market.* That means when you buy a NAS enclosure, you can trust that WD Red will be the most compatible drive available. Our pride is in our product and our vision is shared with our customers.

NAS for Home

Take your connected home environment to the next level with a NAS system that is equipped with WD Red hard drives and enjoy streaming your media, backing up your computers, file sharing and managing your digital content faster and easier. The WD Red NASware 3.0 experience with increased compatibility makes sharing from your mobile device, computer, TV, stereo and more an instant gratification. WD Red enables you to create your own reliable Personal Cloud.

NAS for Small Business

Increase the efficiency and productivity of your small business with WD Red hard drives for your 1 to 8 bay NAS system. WD Red comes equipped with NASware 3.0, which increases system compatibility allowing for seamless integration with your existing network infrastructure. Add value to your business by enabling your employees to quickly share their files and back up folders reliably with WD Red NAS hard drives in your NAS solution. For medium to large business environments that use up to 16 bay NAS systems, use WD Red Pro.

3D Active Balance Plus

Our enhanced dual-plane balance control technology significantly improves the overall drive performance and reliability. Hard drives that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and noise in a multi-drive system, reduce the hard drive life span, and degrade the performance over time.

The Right Choice!

WD Red is designed specifically for home and small office NAS systems and PCs with RAID.

Enhanced Reliability

Since your NAS system is always on, a highly reliable drive is essential. With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard drives, the WD Red drive with NASware 3.0 is designed for the 24x7 environment.

NAS Compatibility

Advanced firmware technology built into every WD Red drive, NASware 3.0 enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID environments.

Lower Operating Temperatures

Innovative technology reduces power consumption and lowers the operating temperature, resulting in a more reliable and affordable solution for always on NAS environments.

Specifications

Interface 

SATA 6 Gb/s

Rotational Speed 

IntelliPower

Buffer Size 

256 MB

Transfer Rates

Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 6 Gb/s (Max)

Capacity

6 TB

Form Factor 

3.5 Inch

MTBF 

1,000,000 hours

Dimensions

Height 
26.1 mm
Depth 
147 mm
Width 
101.6 mm

Weight 

0.75 kg

Operating Shock (Read) 

65G, 2 ms

Non-operating Shock 

250G, 2 ms

Idle Mode 

23 dBA (average)

Seek Mode

24 dBA (average)

Operating 

-0 C to 70 C

Non-operating 

-40° C to 70° C

Operating Humidity

5-95% RH non-condensing

Operating Vibration

0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)

Non-operating Vibration

0.05 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)

Current Requirements

12 VDC
Read/Write 250 mA
Idle 230 mA
Standby 7 mA
Sleep 7 mA
5 VDC
Read/Write 280 mA
Idle 260 mA
Standby 105 mA
Sleep 105 mA

Power Dissipation

Read/Write 4.40 Watts
Idle 4.10 Watts
Standby 0.60 Watts
Sleep 0.60 Watts

Compatibility 

Windows/Mac/Linux

Date Created: 19:22, 24-09-2020
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HDDWD22601/WD-6TB-Red-NAS-HDD--35-SATA3-SMR-256M-Cache-Design
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