WD Red Pro drives now available in 6 TB
The NAS hard drives enable higher storage density for systems up to 16 bays
WD has expanded its WD Red Pro hard drive line with the release of 5 TB and 6 TB capacities.
The WD Red Pro family is ideal for NAS (network-attached storage) systems, having up to 16 drive bays and serving businesses with more expansive storage needs than the standard WD Red drives.
WD Red Pro 5 and 6 TB drives come with a 128 MB cache to deliver data transfer rates of 214 Megabytes per second (MB/s). WD’s NASware 3.0 features technology promoting data protection, high NAS performance and reliable integration.
Spending on IT infrastructure in the region has been going up year on year and this trend is said to continue for the next five years. With ICT spending in the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region set to cross USD 270 billion in 2015, the need for NAS systems will be driven up even more. According to IDC, the demand for storage devices in the region is being increasingly driven by NAS solutions.
“WD is providing customers a full portfolio of high-capacity NAS storage solutions (WD Red and WD Red Pro) for home, consumer and business NAS solutions,” said Khwaja Saifuddin, senior sales director for South Asia, the Middle East and Africa at Western Digital. “With the capacity expansion, there is now a path for customers to increase the storage density of their systems while knowing their data is protected with the most trusted and valued brand on the market.”
WD Red Pro 6 TB hard drives feature the following:
- Up to 16 Bay shock protection – Equipped with a multi-axis shock sensor, the drive automatically detects subtle shock events and, along with dynamic fly height technology, adjusts each read-write function to compensate and protect the data, further protecting the drive in large 1- to 16-bay NAS environments.
- NASware 3.0 – Exclusive advanced firmware enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in the demanding NAS environment.- Vibration protection
– Hardware vibration compensation technology monitors the drive to correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time, further increasing drive reliability and enabling high performance in higher vibration systems caused from drive to drive vibration as well as from the high speed fans used to cool the larger systems.
- Longer warranty coverage –WD Red Pro offers longer warranty coverage with a 5-year limited warranty.