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WD Red 8TB Review Discussion

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The new 8TB Red HDD allows users to expand their current raw capacity without adding NAS bays. Loading an 8-bay NAS with the 8TB drives would effectively provide 16TB of additional storage space (over 6TB drives). The new Red drives use Western Digital's NASware 3.0, which optimizes the HDDs for use in a NAS environment. Loading a server with regular desktop drives, which aren't designed to withstand the vibrations of neighboring drives, would reduce performance. Using the new HelioSeal helium-technology, the WD Red drives are also built to be efficient, resulting in energy savings for the user, as well as reduced heat production, this in itself can be a huge advantage over traditional NAS drives.

WD Red 8TB Review

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So it's the same speed with lower rpms, less heat, fancy new tech and a fancy red label... Who in their right mind would buy seagate over that? Well, ok, I give up, WD has won. Hey Brian, feel free to mock me ;)

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Hi

In the conclusion, you talk abot power efficiency, but no power data is given across the review.

I has asked a similar question some time ago, and you said that the new testbed would be providing very precise power figures.. but still no data?

Many thanks for your hard work

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Correct, we have a new meter and are working toward that plan. The power figures are from the vendors that we're referencing.

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Correct, we have a new meter and are working toward that plan. The power figures are from the vendors that we're referencing.

So right now there's no indipendent data about these He Drives to check if they are any more power efficient than the 'old gen', right?

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sg claims 25/26 db while wd claims 20/29 db

anyone can compare noise of sg 8tb nas for idle/seek with sg 8tb desktop and wd 8tb red

thanks in advance

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