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Western Digital Red Drive 2TB Hard Drive

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Majority of electronics fall into one of two categories: consumer or enterprise. Typically the price tags very significantly between the two, but you usually get what you pay for. Enterprise equipment is generally put through more quality assurance testing than the consumer edition of the same product. Large corporations are happy to front the bill for enterprise equipment if it means they can have that much less downtime. When it comes to SOHO, the bill can be a bit more difficult to front. SOHO still need as much up time as possible, but don’t always have the budget. Western Digital tries to address this market with their new line of Red Drives. Sticking to their color theme, this drive series is aimed at NAS devices. They sport many of the features of the enterprise RE line that Western Digital already has, but at a much lower price point. Today we take a look at the 2TB version of the Red Drive and see how it stacks up in our lab.



Product Specifications   Environmental Specifications
 Interface    SATA 6 Gb/s   Shock
Performance Specifications    Operating Shock (Read) 65G, 2 ms
 Rotational Speed    IntelliPower    Non-operating Shock 250G, 2 ms
 Buffer Size    64MB   Acoustics
Transfer Rates    Idle Mode 23 dBA (average)
 Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)    6 Gb/s (Max)    Seek Mode 0 24 dBA (average)
Physical Specifications   Temperature (English)
 Formatted Capacity    2,000,398 MB    Operating 32° F to 158° F
 Capacity    2 TB    Non-operating -40° F to 158° F
 User Sectors Per Drive    3,907,029,168   Temperature (Metric)
Performance Specifications    Operating -0° C to 70° C
Target Performance    Non-operating -40° C to 70° C
 MTBF    1,000,000 hours   Humidity
Physical Dimensions    Operating 5-95% RH non-condensing
English   Vibration
 Height    1.028 Inches    Operating 0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
 Depth    5.787 Inches    Non-operating 0.05 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
 Width    4.00 Inches    Operating
 Weight    1.40 Pounds    Linear 20-300 Hz, 0.75G (0 to peak)
Metric   Electrical Specifications
 Height    26.1 mm   Current Requirements
 Depth    147 mm   12 VDC
 Width    101.6 mm    Read/Write 250 mA
 Weight    0.635 kg    Idle 230 mA
   Standby 7 mA
   Sleep 7 mA
  5 VDC
   Read/Write 280 mA
   Idle 260 mA
   Standby 105 mA
   Sleep 105 mA
  Power Dissipation
   Read/Write 4.40 Watts
   Idle 4.10 Watts
   Standby 0.60 Watts
   Sleep 0.60 Watts

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