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WD Red Review (6TB, NASware 3.0) Discussion

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For those looking maximize their storage capabilities in a NAS, the WD Red 6TB drives are a great option. Not only to they perform very well, but they offer 2TB more capacity than anything else currently in the market on a third generation platform that has been battle-tested.

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Agreed. And the RPM used to be listed by everyone.

WD: Intellipower = 5400 RPM

Seagate: if RPM unlisted = 5900 RPM

Toshiba: always lists RPM. Imagine that.

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Just got 2 of these and put them in a Synology DS 214+.

They thump when there's big writes going on or formatting. Should I return the drives, or the NaS, or both? I can feel the thumping when I put my hand up against the drives, haven't been able to isolate it to one of the two of them. Thinking of breaking the mirror and hitting the one drive hard, if the DSM will let me do that or be unhappy about me having broken the mirror.

Anyone got a recco for a good hardware test? This is big time frustration, brand new everything, and suspect behavior out of the box. Doesn't speak well for WD.

Drives were shipped by NewEgg if that matters.

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If you have no data on them yet, I'd probably hook them up to a PC if you can and see what behavior you find there. I doubt the NAS has anything to do with it.

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