Designed specifically with SMB customers in mind, WD Red Pro is available for up to 16 bay medium to large-scale NAS environments. Engineered to handle increased workloads from your business, WD Red Pro is extensively tested and carries a longer 5-year limited warranty.
NAS for Big Business
Increase the efficiency and productivity of your business with WD Red Pro hard drives for up to 16 bay NAS system. WD Red Pro comes equipped with NASware 3.0, 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 Pro NAS hard drives in your NAS solution.
Exclusive NASware 3.0 technology
Our exclusive advanced firmware technology, NASware 3.0 enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for NAS systems operating under heavy demand.
Built for optimum NAS compatibility
Desktop drives aren't purpose-built for NAS. But WD Red Pro drives with NASware are. Our exclusive technology takes the guesswork out of selecting a drive and balances performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments. Simply put, WD Red Pro is the most compatible drive available for medium to large NAS enclosures. But don't take our word for it. WD Red Pro is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner compatibility-testing list that is available on the market.*
Larger NAS Bay Shock Protection
WD Red Pro is equipped with a multi-axis shock sensor that automatically detects subtle shock events and dynamic fly height technology which adjusts each read-write function to compensate and protect the data. This combination of technology further protects the drives in larger 1 to 16 bay NAS environments and helps increase hard drive reliability.
Disk Utilities and Migration Tools
Acronis True Image WD Edition can clone drives, backup your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data, while also having the ability to securely wipe any data you no longer need. You can quickly and easily deploy a new hard drive to your PC or laptop and automatically migrate your operating system, applications, and all of your important data, including images, music, and documents.
Our 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.Extended Drive Testing
A NAS environment that has up to 16 bays is very demanding on a hard drive with added vibration, heat and other factors. This is why every WD Red Pro drive is shipped with extended thermal cycle burn-in testing which ensure each drive for extended reliable operation.Vibration Protection
In combination with 3D Active BalanceTM Plus, WD Red Pro also features hardware vibration compensation technology which monitors the drive to correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time, further increasing drive reliability.
Built specifically for RAID and NAS environments, WD Red Pro drives come equipped with error recovery controls as part of NASware 3.0, which prevents the drive from fallout in RAID applications.Longer Warranty Coverage
Complementing WD Red at a 3-year limited warranty, WD Red Pro offers longer warranty coverage with a 5-year limited warranty for an even greater peace of mind.Ideal for:
Specifically designed and tested for medium to large business NAS applications with up to 16 bays.
For systems that use less than 8 bays, please consider WD Red hard drives.*
Desktop hard drives are designed for desktop computers. WD Red = NAS.
Desktop hard drives are designed for optimum performance and reliability in a desktop personal computer. Although they are an affordable alternative to enterprise-class drives, desktop drives have a higher level of risk for potential data loss and failure in an always-on RAID configured NAS system. Specific issues that you may experience using desktop drives in a NAS or RAID environment include: