WD launches 2.5-inch WD Red 1 TB
New Delhi, India, September 18, 2013: Western Digital(WD), a company and storage industry, today announced the expansion of its WD Red line of SATA hard drives specifically designed for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with one- to five-drive bays. WD Red hard drives are now available in a 2.5-inch form factor offering 1 TB capacity and a new 3.5-inch 4 TB capacity. Powered by NASware 2.0 technology.
Matt Rutledge, vice president of client storage for WD said, “WD defined the NAS drive category by leading the development of hard drives specifically built for small NAS environments. The WD Red product line serves the unique environment of NAS and meets the growing demand for affordable, reliable, and compatible storage. Through dialogue with our NAS partners and customer advocacy for WD Red, we saw the need for additional capacity in the 3.5-inch form factor and delivered our new 4 TB offering. We also wanted to deliver a highly reliable and compatible 2.5-inch hard drive built specifically for small NAS. This small form factor enables our customers to use high capacity NAS hard drives with high performance, quiet operation and low power consumption in compact NAS enclosures. We also see an opportunity in smaller-footprint NAS systems, media players and other industrial applications. Our pride in our product and our vision is shared with our customers.”
The next generation of WD Red hard drives delivers NAS experience for customers with a new version of NASware 2.0, which further protects customer data in the event of a power loss or disruption. WD Red hard drives also feature 3D Active Balance Plus, an enhanced balance control technology, which significantly improves overall drive performance and reliability.
Price and Availability
2.5-inch WD Red(WD10JFCX) 1 TB is available at Rs. 6700 (plus local taxes) and the 3.5-inchWD Red(WD40EFRX) 4 TB is available at Rs. 15,652 (plus local taxes).
Shipping now through select distributors and resellers, WD Red hard drives are covered by a three-year limited warranty.
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