WD today debuted WD Red NAS hard drives, a new line of SATA hard drives specifically designed for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with one to five drive bays.
WD Red hard drives are now shipping in 3.5-inch 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB capacities.
The WD Red line features NASware technology, designed to improve reliability and system performance and to simplify the integration process. WD Red hard drives also feature 3D Active Balance Plus, a balance control technology, which improves the overall drive performance and reliability. In an exclusive for its customers, WD is offering free premium 24x7 dedicated support and a three-year limited warranty.
The addition of WD Red expands WD?s "Power of Choice" client hard drive solutions. With distinguishable colors, the "Power of Choice" storage solutions are clear to identify: WD Blue (solid performance and reliability for everyday computing) WD Green (cool, quiet, eco-friendly), WD Black (maximum performance for power computing), and WD Red (home and small office NAS).
WD Red hard drives are available now. Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the WD Red 1 TB drive (model #: WD10EFRX) is $109.00 USD, the 2 TB drive (model #: WD20EFRX) is $139.00 USD and the 3 TB drive (model #: WD30EFRX) is $189.00 USD. on.
A list of WD Red-qualified products and manufacturers is available on the WD website