WD Red Plus is a NAS hard drive designed to be a quieter and cheaper solution than WD Red Plus. red pro. This comes at the cost of performance and warranty, but it’s well placed for a budget on our list of the best hard drives. It’s not as cheap as entry-level hard drives, but it comes with an additional 1-year warranty and offers a wider capacity range as well. It’s also cheaper than his high-end NAS models, but faces competition on other fronts. However, it’s optimized for NAS and multi-drive environments, making it a better fit for his NAS than off-the-shelf offerings such as the Seagate BarraCuda Pro.
The 12TB Red Plus runs at 7200 RPM and uses CMR technology with 256MB DRAM cache, it’s a powerful combination. However, its performance seems to fall short of expectations, and it doesn’t come with Red Pro’s OptiNand technology. This puts the Red Plus in a special position, making it the perfect choice if you want a quieter, cooler multi-drive NAS solution.
|WD Red Plus
|Cost per TB
|number of revolutions
|Sustained transfer speed
|Up to 196MBps
|Workload rate limit
|1 million hours
WD Red Plus is available in different capacities with different spindle speeds and cache capacities. Today we’ll take a look at his 12TB model with 256MB cache, rated at 7200 RPM, reaching 512MB for 14TB and an internal transfer rate of 196 MB/s. That’s slower than its main competitor, the IronWolf NAS HDD, which is rated at 210 MB/s. Both drives have he 3 year warranty, MTBF rating of 1 million hours and workload rate limit of 180 TB/year. Both he uses CMR technology not SMR technology. IronWolf draws more power on paper.
The 12TB Red Plus is currently priced at $189.99, making it more expensive per terabyte than a standard hard drive. The price is closer to the IronWolf, but also closer to the Seagate BarraCuda Pro. The latter has better performance and a longer warranty, effectively making it a larger version of FireCuda. However, the BarraCuda Pro isn’t optimized for NAS and designed to run quietly like the Red Plus.
Software and accessories
WD provides downloads for Digital Dashboard and its version of Acronis True Image on their website. The former helps monitor drive health, while the latter allows for imaging and cloning drives.
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The WD Red Plus is nothing special, but it’s optimized for NAS. It’s designed to work in multi-drive environments and includes NASaware firmware. red pro. This extends his warranty by one year compared to entry-level internal storage like the Blue and Toshiba X300. The capacity range is also larger than the Blue, and the 12TB Red Plus is cheaper, so one of the advantages of the X300 is lost.
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