The difference between enterprise HDD and WD Red NAS HDD

Most people’s impressions of Western Digital are still in the three types of black disk, blue disk, and green disk. Now Western Digital is launching a new type: red disk. It is well known that each color of Western Digital’s disk represents its functional characteristics, and the red disk launched this time is no exception. Its characteristic technology is called NASware. This technology is aimed at the needs of NAS, and it has various characteristics such as compatibility and stability. It has been optimized to truly make it a hard disk product specially launched for NAS.

Western Digital’s red disk is specially made to be suitable for NAS environment operation. It can work continuously 7*24 hours, and it is aimed at the NAS market. It is aimed at home or small business NAS users with 1 to 5 hard drive bays. The performance is relatively close to that of the green disk, with low power consumption and low noise, making it suitable for continuous work for a long time.

Western Digital Red NAS  HDD

Compared with red disks, enterprise hard disks have the highest performance, large cache, and fast speed. With 7*24 hours of uninterrupted operation capability, the most important difference between enterprise hard disks and desktop hard disks is reliability, long-term operation, and high MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure, mean time to failure). The speed is about the same. Enterprise-level hard disks are not the same as server-level hard disks. In terms of performance, they do not necessarily have to have better performance than desktop-level hard disks. For enterprise users, stability is more important. Sudden failure will bring irreparable losses to the enterprise.

Enterprise hard disks are usually used on servers, while red disks are purely built for NAS systems, which can be said to be exclusive to NAS. In addition, we can also see the difference in the article “Differences between enterprise-level hard disks and nas hard disks”.

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