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WD RED 3TB 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 64MB Hard Drive

WD RED 3TB 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 64MB Hard Drive

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  • - 3yr warranty

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Manufacturer ID: WD30EFRX

WD RED 3TB 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 64MB Hard Product Description

The WD formula of success has led the growth of the Red NAS range into higher capacities and expansion into new 2.5-inch solutions. WD now offer a broader, more comprehensive portfolio of NAS hard drives, it is not just about NAS drives any more, it is REDvolutionary.
  • 3.5" Form Factor
  • SATA-III Interface
  • Intellipower = A balance of spin speed, transfer rate designed to save power and maximise performance
  • 64MB Cache
Next generation experience
Every component, line of code, and product decision was built on WD's passion and determination to deliver the best NAS experience.The next generation of WD Red hard drives delivers on this promise with massive capacity and NASware 2.0, which further improves drive reliability and protects your data in the event of a power loss or power disruption.

WD Red Is Ideal for:
Specifically designed and tested for small office and home office, 1-5 bay NAS systems, small media servers and PCs with RAID.

Experienced in NAS
In all the cultures around the world, first impressions are what leave a mark. With superior technology that is driven to impress, 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.
Check Compatability HERE

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.
WD Red's NASware 2.0 experience with increased compatibility makes sharing from your mobile device, computer, TV, stereo and more an instant gratification. And with capacities now available in 4 TB, a 5-bay NAS system can hold close to 20 terabytes of data!

NAS for small business
Increase the efficiency and productivity of your small business with WD Red hard drives for your 1 to 5 bay NAS system. WD Red comes equipped with NASware 2.0, 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.

Exclusive NASware 2.0 technology
WD's exclusive technology, NASware 2.0, makes WD Red thrive in the demanding small-NAS environment. By adding WD Red to your NAS system, not only is everything more efficient and reliable, you get to enjoy a REDvolutionary NAS experience.

3D Active Balance Plus
WD's 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
The right choice for NAS, no other drive 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 desktop drives, the WD Red drive with NASware 2.0 is designed and manufactured to be a more reliable and robust solution.

NAS compatibility
Advanced firmware technology built into every WD Red drive, NASware 2.0 enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID environments.

The secret is the next-generation technology
WD's next generation NASware 2.0 technology improves NAS storage performance by reducing common hard drive concerns in NAS systems. This includes concerns for things like compatibility, integration, upgrade ability, reliability and cost of ownership that are experienced with a hard drive designed for desktop computers.

Longer warranty coverage
WD Red hard drives are backed by a 3-year limited warranty for greater peace of mind.

Energy efficient and money saving
WD keep power consumption low, which keeps your NAS system happy, and your wallet too.

Lower operating temperatures
Reduce your electricity bill and carbon footprint with WD Red drives. Innovative technology reduces power consumption and lowers the operating temperature, resulting in a more reliable and affordable solution for always on 24x7 NAS environments.

Need help? WD offer premium support.
Every WD Red hard drive comes with our world-class professional support services including a premium dedicated 24/7 support line and a 3-year limited warranty.

WD RED 3TB 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 64MB Hard Product Reviews

Western WD30EFRX (3TB 3.5inch SATA6 Internal) reviews collected by Reevoo

Value for money
Overall rating
Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 265 reviews
10 out of 10


Large storage size.
Good value for money.
Reasonably fast (it's not a SSD).

I cannot comment on reliability until another few years down the road, hence me not scoring it.
None at the moment.
Confirmed purchase: 13 March 2014
8 out of 10

Confirmed purchaser

Speed and capacity
Bit noisy
Confirmed purchase: 30 January 2014
9 out of 10


Sussex GB
Fast, quiet, efficient, the fan in the enclosure makes more noise than the disk.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 15 January 2014
10 out of 10


Glasgow GB
Good performance
No issues so far (a friend has had 5 REDs in a RAID for almost 2 years and no issues with any of them).
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 07 January 2014
10 out of 10


Leeds GB
I put into the HP Windows home server, and I get messages every morning saying all the home PCs have backed up. It's quiet and effective, and I haven't noticed the drive since I fitted it, which is the way it should be!
Confirmed purchase: 07 January 2014
10 out of 10


London GB
Does what I need it to do
3 year warranty
None as yet (2 weeks in)!
Confirmed purchase: 30 December 2013
10 out of 10


Reading GB
Quiet drives just what you expect from WD.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 18 December 2013
10 out of 10


Andover GB
Quiet, runs cool in my NAS, performance is good enough to receive write data over gigabit and play a DVD via a media server (4 red drives, RAID 5)
None unless you buy this thinking it is a 7200 drive as it is not.
Confirmed purchase: 12 December 2013
10 out of 10


Portsmouth GB
+ Much quicker than my Samsung F4
+ Decent warranty
- None
Confirmed purchase: 09 December 2013
9 out of 10

Dave the dogs owner

Sunderland GB
Confirmed purchase: 06 December 2013

Technical Specification

Manufacturer ID: WD30EFRX


Device TypeHard drive - internal
Capacity3 TB
Form Factor3.5" x 1/3H
InterfaceSerial ATA-600
Buffer Size64 MB
FeaturesIntelliPower, Advanced Format technology, NAS compatible, NASware technology, 3D Active Balance Plus , S.M.A.R.T.
Width10.16 cm
Depth14.7 cm
Height2.61 cm
Weight640 g


Drive Transfer Rate600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate145 MBps


MTBF1,000,000 hour(s)
Non-Recoverable Errors1 per 10^14
Start / Stop Cycles600,000

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces1 x Serial ATA-600 - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H


Compliant StandardsRoHS

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support3 years warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - 3 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature70 °C
Shock Tolerance65 g @ 2ms (operating) / 250 g @ 1ms (non-operating)
Sound Emission23 dBA

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