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WD Red Pro 6TB and 5TB Hard Drives Now Available, See Features and Specifications

WD recently announced two new larger capacities of their WD Red Pro NAS drives, the WD Red Pro 6TB (WD6001FFWX) and Red Pro 5TB (WD5001FFWX). These two new drives features Shock Protection, NASware 3.0, Vibration Protection and comes with longer warranty coverage. Check out more of its features, specifications and prices below.

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WD Red Pro 6TB and 5TB Hard Drives Announced

See also: WD Black 6TB and 5TB Performance Hard Drives Now Available

UPDATE: The WD Red Pro 6TB capacity is now available. You can check out its latest pricing and order (or more) from Newegg here.

WD Red Pro 6TB and 5TB NAS Drives Features

WD, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions, today announced the expansion of its award-winning WD Red Pro hard drive line with the release of 5 TB and 6 TB capacities. The WD Red Pro family is ideal for NAS (network attached storage) systems having up to 16 drive bays and serving businesses with more expansive storage needs than the standard WD Red drives.

Shipping now, WD Red Pro 5 and 6 TB drives leverage an enhanced design and 128 MB cache to deliver data transfer rates of 214 megabytes per second (MB/s). WD’s NASware 3.0 features technology promoting data protection, high NAS performance and reliable integration.

According to Cindi Grace, senior vice president of WD storage technology group: “WD is providing customers a full portfolio of high capacity NAS storage solutions (WD Red and WD Red Pro) for home, consumer and business NAS solutions,”. “With the capacity expansion, there is now a path for customers to increase the storage density of their systems while knowing their data is protected with the most trusted and valued brand on the market.”

WD Red Pro 6 TB hard drives feature the following:

  • Up to 16 Bay Shock Protection – Equipped with a multi- axis shock sensor, the drive automatically detects subtle shock events and, along with dynamic fly height technology, adjusts each read-write function to compensate and protect the data, further protecting the drive in large 1- to 16-bay NAS environments.
  • NASware 3.0 – Exclusive advanced firmware enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in the demanding NAS environment.
  • Vibration Protection – Hardware vibration compensation technology monitors the drive to correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time, further increasing drive reliability and enabling high performance in higher vibration systems caused from drive to drive vibration as well as from the high speed fans used to cool the larger systems.
  • Longer Warranty Coverage – Complimenting WD Red drives at a 3-year limited warranty, WD Red Pro offers longer warranty coverage with a 5-year limited warranty.

WD Red Pro 6TB and 5TB NAS Drives Specifications

WD Red Pro 6TB and 5TB NAS Drives Specifications

Price and Availability

The new WD Red Pro 6TB and 5TB NAS drives are now available at select U.S. retailers and distributors. Both drives come with a five-year limited regional warranty, respectively. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the WD Red Pro 5 TB drive (model #: WD5001FFWX) is $269.00 USD and $299.00 USD for 6 TB (model #: WD6001FFWX).

UPDATE: The WD Red Pro 6TB capacity is now available. You can check out its latest pricing and order (or more) from Newegg here.
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