|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Series||WD Red 10TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - WD100EFAX|
|Item model number||WD100EFAX|
|Product Dimensions||14.71 x 10.16 x 2.62 cm; 635.03 Grams|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||14.7 x 10.2 x 2.6 centimeters|
|Flash Memory Size||256|
|Hard Disk Interface||Serial ATA|
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed||5400 RPM|
Compare Offers on Amazon
+ CDN$ 76.53 shipping
3 Year Data Recovery Planfrom After Solution
- If your drive stops working, the Rescue data recovery plan will recover the data from the failed drive and return it to you on a new piece of external storage
- Covers new single-disk bare (internal) drives of any brand when purchased within 30 days (receipt must be retained for purchases not on the same transaction). Not eligible on enterprise class or multi-drive devices
- Free shipping for in-lab data recovery; 24/7 online case status tracking
- If your data isn't recovered, you get your money back
- If you purchase this service plan and eligible product for this service plan, you acknowledge that Amazon may send the service plan seller relevant product and price information for the purpose of administering the plan
WD Red 10TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD100EFAX
+ CDN$ 55.42 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit.
*We will collect the Import Fees Deposit at the time of your purchase and manage the customs process from there. Learn more
|Digital Storage Capacity||10 TB|
|Hardware Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Type of product||3.5 inch|
About this item
- Specifically designed for use in NAS systems with up to 8 bays
- Supports up to 180 TB/yr. workload rate
- NASware firmware for compatibility. 3D Active Balance Plus
- 3-year limited warranty
- Small and home office NAS systems in a 24x7 environment
There is a newer model of this item:
Frequently bought together
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community.
Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
WD Red is the only hard drive designed for NAS systems that have 1-5 drive bays. Available in captivities ranging from 1 TB to 10 TB, WD Red is designed specifically for home and small office NAS systems. The drives are extensively tested for compatibility and reliability in the demanding operating environment of a 24x7 NAS system. WD's exclusive NASware firmware technology enables seamless integration and balanced performance. Innovative technology reduces power consumption and lowers the operating temperature, and with a 35% improvement in MTBF over desktop drives, WD Red is a more reliable and robust NAS hard drive solution.
Top reviews from Canada
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I've currently got 6 x 4TB (4 of which are in a RAID 5 array), 2 x 8TB, and 2 x 10TB. I've had a number of 2TB drives as well. All have performed very well.
- Very reliable drives
- Low power consumption
- Operates at low temperatures
- Quiet operation
10TB: 256MB cache, 210 MB/s sequential performance
*8TB: 128MB cache, 178 MB/s sequential performance
6TB: 64MB cache, 175 MB/s sequential performance
1-4TB: 64MB cache, ~150 MB/s sequential performance
*The 8TB sold here (model WD80EFZX) has a 128MB cache, but it's worth noting that there's other versions of this drive (models WD80EFAX and WD80EMAZ) which have a 256MB cache.
The 8TB/10TB models use a sealed helium chamber to reduce platter friction — HGST developed the technology for their expensive enterprise drives and WD acquired this technology when they purchased HGST. WD has now implemented it in the consumer space relatively unchanged but at roughly a fifth of the cost.
(I've had a number of Seagate drives in the past as well but I'll never buy another Seagate product as most of my Seagate drives failed rather miserably, including 2 in a RAID 5 array which failed almost simultaneously, resulting in the loss of a lot of important data. A couple of years ago Backblaze noted that their Seagate drives had a 73.5% survival rate over 36 months, with a burst of deaths near the 20 month mark. Their WD drives had a 94.8% survival rate over the same period — i.e. the WD drives were 5x less likely to fail within the first 3 years when compared to Seagate.)
My biggest gripe is actually unrelated to the product itself but with Amazon's limit of 1 drive per customer — this really makes no sense for NAS drives seeing as most people will need 2-4 of them. To use an audio analogy, this would be like having a limit of 1 speaker or 1 DJ turntable per customer... pretty silly.
(EDIT: I can confirm that you're able to reorder after exactly 7 days.)
While not specific to this drive, I strongly recommend doing an 'Extended Scan' on all new HDDs you purchase to check for bad sectors before using them (whether WD, Seagate or otherwise.) It takes a bit of time but well worth it. If you find any bad sectors you can do an RMA before entrusting it with your data. For WD drives, you can use DLDIAG (Data Lifeguard Diagnostics) which you can download free from WD's website.
I have never had a WD Red fail. ever.
All hard drives fail, you should prepare for it as an inevitability,
That's why I keep two of these drives as hot spares at all times.
However, for what it's worth, my failure rate of these drives has been zero thus far. and I have 16 of them active. and have for about 4 years, 24/7, with high load.
With respect to WD RED Drives, it's all we use in our data center and I've always loved them for the price point, and functionality. As I said, I hope these are OK.......
It performs similar to a 3TB WD Blue 5400rpm dirve I have. As far as I can tell the warranty is the only thing different and the marketing branding they put on the red drives for "NAS" usage.
If I had more RAID ports on my motherboard i'd likely be running two of these but the data I have on it isn't change often so backups are good enough for it.
I prefer the 5400rpms because i don't need the extra speed and want maximum durability and minimum heat and power usage.
Nothing more to say, the thing is silent, no clicks, no weird noises and been working great just as my similar WD Blue drives of the same size and speed. Can't say the same about Seagate drives, most of the seagates i own click and sound like they are dying the second I start using them.
Bought this to future proof something and I think that this is overkill but we shall see. I've felt that way in the past.
I replaced a desktop rated HDD ... 1TB WD Black, which i repurposed on my other pc.
During windows configuration I had ONE little "issue" ... which is actually more like a limitation on the partitioning table.
Anyway, it was required for me to use GPT to thus enable me to use/see the full 3TB. This actually turned out to work better that way for me. As i then set my drives in a Dynamic and Mirrored(Raid 1) configuration. Once i did that, everything was A-OKAY!
The drive performs exactly the same as my previous drive... actually better, as it powers/spins up much faster!
so now i'm a happy camper that my data will now be safe on these reliable NAS designed drives!
The 3TB drives are a mix of WD Reds and a Toshiba and Seagate. The Reds are the quietest drives so I've relegated the others to act as the parity unit so they only spin up at night to update. "Even" the Seagate has been reliably performing for nearly 4 years (bought black friday 2012). My opinion is that reliable cooling (I have two 120mm Noctua case fans keeping seven stacked drives at a fairly constant temperature) and a good power supply (a Seasonic X460 gold) are key factors to hard drive longevity.
Top reviews from other countries
médiocre. Effectivement j'ai reçu le disque dur dans une boite en carton complètement libre de mouvements, je suis en train de le tester secteur par secteur et même si ça me prend 15 heures, je ne peut pas risquer d'y balancer toutes mes données en risquant de les perdre.
AMAZON devrait vérifier la qualité de ses vendeurs externes, afin de proposer une qualité optimum, voila pourquoi 1 étoile !
Lors de ma commande sur le site Amazon, j'ai relevé dans la spécification que cet article était garanti FABRICANT pendant 3 ANS. En tout état de cause, il n'était pas indiqué une quelconque restriction de garantie du fait ci-dessus.
Il faudrait d'ailleurs se poser la question sur le droit de distribution de ces articles directement à des consommateurs !!!
VOUS VOUDREZ BIEN ME CONFIRMER L'ETENDUE DE LA GARANTIE DE CE PRODUIT, QUI POUR MOI NE PEUT ÊTRE INFERIEUR A 3 ANS.
ETA: Re concerns some might have about packaging. My disks arrived well packaged in separate cardboard boxes within a cardboard container with large air bags used to prevent movement. Each disk came sealed in an antistatic bag, which was suspended using cling film from a cardboard insert in its box. There were no signs that the individual boxes could move around inside the container. The external appearance of the container indicated that it had not been dropped or otherwise roughly handled by the Royal Mail.