Western Digital WD60EFRX Red reviews

55 customer reviews

+ This hard drive scores high on capacity. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£219 – £306 at 10 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.2 out of 10 based on 55 reviews.
6000GB Storage, 64 See full product description
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Melvyn, Retired

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Bought 2 - 1 failed
Bad points:
1 failed
Overall rating 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 5.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Sep 2015

Kenny, London Heavy media user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Speed and space, also very quiet.
Bad points:
nothing noted
Overall rating 8.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Dec 2015

Kat, Cambridge Graphic Designer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Does exactly what I need and considerably cheaper than some other brands
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Jan 2015

Levent, Heavy media user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
- There are some 8TB disks out there but these have huge capacity
- Low power
- Pretty quiet
- Read write speeds are pretty decent
- In terms of reliability, the drives I have are only 8 months or so old, so far so good. SMART gives them all green.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Dec 2015

Lorna, London IT Professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Perfect does exactly what it should do
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Sep 2015

Lee, Bath IT Professional

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
speed. Compared to my old drives. These are 4 x faster on comparisons
Bad points:
Price, but you get what you pay for!
Overall rating 9.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Aug 2015

Chris, Newcastle IT Professional

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good performance
Bad points:
Expensive
Overall rating 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Jun 2015

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 6000
Cache (MB) 64

Also known as: Western Digital Red

 

Manufacturer's Description

The 6TB Western Digital WD60EFRX Red NAS hard drive is designed and tested for compatibility in the unique 24×7 operating environment and demanding system requirements of home and small office Network Attached Storage (NAS). Built in NASware optimises power use resulting in significant power savings and lower hard drive operating temperatures. This improves the overall reliability and performance of the drive and reduces the NAS cost of ownership.

Vital Statistics

Model Number: WD60EFRX
Capacity: 6TB
Speed: IntelliPower
Cache: 64MB
Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
Form factor: 3.5 inch
WD’s exclusive NASware technology
WD’s exclusive NASware technology, built into every Western Digital WD60EFRX Red hard drive, improves NAS storage performance by reducing common hard drive concerns in NAS systems including concerns for things like compatibility, integration, upgradeability, reliability and cost of ownership that are experienced with a hard drive designed for desktop computers.

Desktop hard drives are designed for desktop computers.
Desktop hard drive are designed for optimum performance and reliability in a desktop personal computer. Although they are an affordable alternative to enterprise-class drives, desktop drives have a higher level of risk for potential data loss and failure in an always-on RAID configured NAS system. Specific issues that you may experience using desktop drives in a NAS or RAID environment include:

Compatibility: Desktop hard drives are not always tested for compatibility in NAS and can present problems during integration.
Reliability: Most desktop drives are not designed for the high operating temperatures or for 24×7 operating environments making them less reliable when used in a NAS system.
Error recovery controls: Desktop drives are not traditionally designed for RAID environments and have controls that prevent the RAID controller from assisting in the event of an error which can cause the hard drive to drop off the RAID after a period of time. Rebuilding a RAID often requires several hours and can have a significant impact on downtime and productivity.
Noise and vibration: Typically designed for single drive applications, average desktop drives are not optimised for multi-drive systems which have higher noise and vibration levels. When these drives are added to a NAS, the additional vibration can reduce the reliability and life span of the drive.
Enhanced reliability.
Your NAS systems is always on, a highly reliable drive is essential. With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard desktop drives, this Western Digital WD60EFRX Red drive is designed and manufactured to be a more reliable and robust solution.

Energy efficient.
Reduce your electricity bill and carbon footprint with the 6TB Western Digital WD60EFRX Red drives. Innovative technology reduces power consumption and lowers the operating temperature, resulting in a more reliable and affordable solution for always on 24×7 NAS environments.

The 6TB Western Digital WD60EFRX Red NAS Hard Drive holds:

Up to 1,200,000 digital photos
Up to 1,500,000 songs (MP3)
Up to 1,200,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
Up to 70 hours of Digital Video (DV)
Up to 400 hours of DVD quality video
Up to 35 hours of HD video


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