WD Adds New Red Plus HDDs

Answering to SMR controversy

This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on July 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm

This article was posted on a blog of Western Digital Corp. on June 23, 2020.

WD Red for NAS R11; Now More Choices for Customers
We want to thank our customers and partners for your feedback on our WD Red family of NAS HDDs. Your real-world insights shared through in-depth reviews, blogs, forums and from our trusted partners are directly contributing to our work on an expansion of models and clarity of choice for customers. Please continue sharing your experiences and expectations of our products, as this input influences our development.

Due to the fact that the range of use cases for NAS has become increasingly diverse, we are now making it easier for users to match the right drive with their applications and workloads R11; from moderate SOHO workloads to intensive SMB use, as well as more demanding environments.

WD Red family for NAS use-cases

  • Current device-managed shingled magnetic recording (DMSMR) (2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 6TB) WD Red series will be for the majority of NAS owners whose demands are lighter SOHO workloads.
  • WD Red Plus is the new name for CMR-based NAS drives in the WD Red family, including all capacities from 1TB to 14TB. These will be the choice for those whose applications require more write-intensive SMB workloads such as ZFS. Red Plus in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB and 6TB capacities will be available soon.
  • WD Red Pro (CMR 2TB to 14TB) series for the highest-intensity usage remains the same.

Wd Red Nas

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