Western Digital WD60EFRX 6TB Red SATA3 6GB/S 64MB Cache 3.5in Hard Drive
CAD $347.37
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Storage for 1 to 8 bay NAS solutions

WD Red is designed specifically for NAS systems that have 1 to 8 drive bays in both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch form factors. The drives are designed and extensively tested for compatibility in the unique 24x7 operating environment and for the demanding system requirements of home and small office NAS.

Main Features

  • Storage Capacity:6 TB
  • Spindle Speed (rpm):5400
  • Buffer:64 MB
  • Wireless LAN:No
  • Drive Interface:SATA
  • Drive Interface Standard:SATA/600
  • Drive Type:Internal
  • Drive Width:3.5"
  • Height:1.03" (26.10 mm)
  • Width:4" (101.60 mm)
  • Depth:5.79" (147 mm)
  • Weight (Approximate):750 g
  • Limited Warranty:3 Year

General Information
Manufacturer
  • Western Digital Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number
  • WD60EFRX
Manufacturer Website Address
  • http://www.wdc.com
Brand Name
  • WD
Product Line
  • Red
Product Model
  • WD60EFRX
Product Name
  • Red WD60EFRX Hard Drive
Product Type
  • Hard Drive
Technical Information
Storage Capacity
  • 6 TB
Platform Supported
  • PC
  • Mac
Features
  • Advanced Format
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • S.M.A.R.T
Drive Performance
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate
  • 768 MB/s (6 Gbit/s)
Spindle Speed (rpm)
  • 5400
Buffer
  • 64 MB
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN
  • No
Interfaces/Ports
Drive Interface
  • SATA
Drive Interface Standard
  • SATA/600
Network (RJ-45)
  • No
Physical Characteristics
Drive Type
  • Internal
Drive Width
  • 3.5"
Height
  • 1.03" (26.10 mm)
Width
  • 4" (101.60 mm)
Depth
  • 5.79" (147 mm)
Weight (Approximate)
  • 750 g
Miscellaneous
System Requirements
  • Operating System(s):
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 7
Warranty
Limited Warranty
  • 3 Year
Average Rating
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Out of 9 Review(s)
5 (6)
4 (1)
3 (2)
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1 (0)

By: Ron_V 2015-09-09 10:43

Pros
Very solid. Designed to run 24/7. Run cool and fairly quiet.

Cons
None so far

Summary

I've purchased 3 of these drives over the last few months and I'm quite pleased with them. Being no technical expert I don't know much about the transfer speeds and such but they work well, run cool, install simply and hold a lot of data. I haven't tried them in a NAS box yet, but I will get there eventually.

By: Sebastien_J 2015-09-03 17:10

Pros
6T

Cons
Dead after 4 mouths

Summary

I installed 4 WD Red 6T it in a Vantec hard drive tower (purchased here too), one of this hard drive completly dead after 4 months only. I lost 6T of important files. I wanted to give 1 star only but I haven't my OrderID.

By: Alan_U 2015-08-26 07:23

Pros
Silent operation

Cons
none so far

Summary

Recently after purchasing a Qnap TS-451 I had a lot of decisions to make regarding the internal storage devices. I've had great success with the Seagate Constellation drives but I decided to go with the 6tb Reds for it's capacity and great reputation. Although I'm somewhat techie....I'm simply looking for a product that is easy to find "in stock" for future replacements. This is why I found the Red drives to be a no brainer for my application. At this moment I've only purchased 3 hard drives (RAID 5). 1 of which I had shipped to my door. The NCIX shipping packaging was extremely well done for safe guarding impact of the HDD in shipping. As life is never perfect it's always a matter of time when a mechanical drive fails. I'm certain it'll happen one day but over the years of using WD I've had 1 catastrophic fail with a Black drive in the first 20 days of it's life. The replacement is still going strong for 4yrs of daily abuse. The NAS dedicated Red drive gave me a piece of mind and a thinner wallet. This is expected if your wanting a NAS system for "somewhat" of a backup with the perks of the versatility of having the functions of a NAS system. I still suggest backing up your critical files on other media so that you have a backup to your NAS. A simple 4 bay Qnap with 4x 6tb WD reds is in the ballpark of 2 grand. Once I complete my build and migrating to RAID 6 (compromise on speed but added redundancy) I'm satisfied that my personal NAS will work well for years to come. 4 stars due to this early review of owning the Reds.

By: Zageron 2015-07-09 12:27

Pros
- Not DOA - Much faster than the Green. - Cool and Quiet, even when set up externally.

Cons
A little pricey, but worth the space. I sat on this purchase for about 6 months, I'm glad I got it on sale.

Summary

I have no complaints. The drive arrived quickly, even when ordered on Canada Day. It's packaging was phenomenally done, with no change of damage. There were so many bubbles. Drive is very quiet, it generates very little heat, spin up time is awesome. Temperature is nearly as low as my SSD, even when active. On average I've found it's lower than my Green drive as well, even when I'm using the Red and not using the Green.

By: FirestormZERO 2015-07-04 10:18

Pros
- large

Cons
- pricey

Summary

Using 4 of them in my Synology NAS. Works great and no issues.

By: CoolRonZ 2015-07-03 23:32

Pros
6TB

Cons
DOA!

Summary

I have had probably 60-80 HD's over the past 20 years, this is my very first DOA drive. I would have given it a 1 star but NCIX wouldn't post my review making it a one star. it benches at roughly 165MB reads and 163MB writes, but copying larger files to it, its about 120ish, same goes for writes. Actually speeds aren't bad, its only a backup drive for me anyways. Will most likely do RAID1 down the road. But the fact still remains, DOA, come on, I guess it can happen, but I guess it slipped past quality control. I usually buy Seagate, I hear arguably WD is better, but the fact still remains, that's a personal opinion. Therefore I can not recommend a product that does not work out of the box.

This review was modfied by poster @ 07-10-15 07:40 AM

By: tbtsh12 2015-04-27 09:04

Pros
-lots of storage -runs cool and quiet

Cons
none

Summary

Works great as a general file storage drive

By: Trevor_B 2014-11-27 19:45

Pros
- lots of space - fast transfer speeds

Cons
- none

Summary

Bought this for use in my media center PC. So far it's working great. For those that are curious, the drive has 5.45TB available space after formatting.

By: Airborneforest 2014-08-29 12:14

Pros
-capacity (no kidding) -transfer speed -WD quality

Cons
None

Summary

Can't wait until someone makes a NAS compatible with these guys. Only down point if not putting into an array is that's a lot of data that could go down the drain. Happy with it and would recommend.