WD Red NAS Hard Drives

Here is a video about Western Digital’s Ultimate Solution for RAID Storage – WD RED NAS Hard Drives from NCIX Tech Tips.

Some of its features are :

  • No other drive is designed specifically for home and small office NAS systems.
  • Exclusive WD technology, NASware™, makes WD Red thrive in the demanding small-NAS environment.
  • Energy efficient and money-saving

Some features of WD’s exclusive NASware technology are :

  • Streaming support – NASware provides built-in compatibility with the ATA Streaming Feature Set which is important for AV storage applications such as Windows Media Center.
  • SMART Command Transport (SCT) support – NASware allows monitoring and measuring of drive performance via the SMART command set. SMART can return data like thermal profiles, drive access statistics and more. NASware also delivers temperature accuracy within 1°C.
  • Power management support – Enables optimized power usage within the NAS system.
  • BIC Performance – Optimized seek to provide BIC performance while reducing the power and acoustics.
  • Intelligent error recovery

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