Western Digital Red Plus 4TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

MX47915 Red Plus 4TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
MX47915 Red Plus 4TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache MX47915 Red Plus 4TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

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Average Rating: 4.1 / 5 With 9 Customer Reviews

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Sunday, September 13, 2020
By: Jeff
From: Saskatchewan

IT Technician

Strengths:

I purchased one in March of 2019 to replace 2 failed 3TB Seagate drives in my NAS. The drive has been operating solo and mostly multimedia content that feeds a secondary Multimedia server. There is data being read/written pretty much 24/7 with encoding and it is still going strong. I plan on replacing it with 2 new ones and moving this to one of my workstations by Christmas only because I want to double my storage space and don't want to pair a new drive with a 1.5 year old one. Read/Write times are excellent. Large files at 80-100 MB/s.

Weaknesses:

None that I have found.

Additional Comments:

Have been operating one in a NAS with pretty high read/writes and zero problems or complaints. Highly recommend.
Thursday, December 26, 2019
By: Malcolm
From: Montreal

Very reliable drives

Strengths:

I have 14 of these drives running in 3 drobo NAS's and I've never had any trouble with them whatsoever. It may be that we have a good electricity supply, and also perhaps that I run them through an uninterruptible (battery backup) power supply that has very good power line noise suppression. Presently, I have 33 Western Digital drives; Reds, Greens and Blacks, that are continuously in use (in 5 NAS's and two PCs) and only had one WD Black fail, but that particular drive was continuously running 24hrs/day and I was still able to recover 90% of the data from it. To me they're bullet proof. I gave my brother half a dozen of my 2TB WD drives after serving in my NAS's continuously for a couple of years, when I upgraded to the RED's, and they're still going strong. Conversely, I've had just three Seagates and they all failed in the same environment after a couple of years, perhaps just bad luck, who knows?

Weaknesses:

None that I can think of.

Additional Comments:

I highly recommend Western Digital drives, whether Red, Black or Green in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB or 6TB, ie the ones I've personally had experience with.
Friday, September 27, 2019
By: Larry
From: St Albert

Fast as lighting , maybe faster

Strengths:

Fast did I say fast, well only for big files. I was able to copy 4gig less than 4 secs. I have a STR4 AMD TR4 system, all NVME and I added this drive for slow storage. as trouble with multiple small files,. But still handles everthing decently.

Weaknesses:

None that I have found like before bit slow with multiple small files

Additional Comments:

I gave up on NAS, they all killed the drives or themselves So I can not speak to that. I have been running it for about a month and I have ran it through its paces. 4gigs, you get about 3.87 Gigs Worth it if you get it on sale like I did.
Friday, August 30, 2019
By: steve
From: brandon

doa

Weaknesses:

both dead on arrival

Additional Comments:

I must be lucky in that I've never experienced a new hdd being doa before, now I have 2 sitting here on my desk. There aren't a lot of reviews here on ME for this drive, but some other sites seem to be getting a near 50/50 positive to negative review on these wd red drives, which is unfortunate, I've always trusted western digital drives, maybe I need to rethink that. I guess I wait and see what my options are, if I get a satisfactory resolution I will make sure to update my rating
Saturday, July 06, 2019
By: Daren
From: New Westminster, BC

Quiet, reasonably quick for an HDD.

Strengths:

Decent speeds; ~150 MB/s sustained reads and writes. Inaudible during operation.

Weaknesses:

None. It's unfair to compare its performance to that of an SSD.

Additional Comments:

Works as advertised, quick sustained read and writes, good choice for a backup drive. Recommended.
Saturday, March 09, 2019
By: Kass
From: Calgary

User

Additional Comments:

1 of the 3 drives I bought for my NAS failed within 2 years of purchase. These drives are advertised to have an extremely low failure rate but 1 in 3 seems pretty high to me.
Monday, May 07, 2018
By: Glenn
From: Calgary

Excellent Drive

Strengths:

Have been very reliable, quiet

Weaknesses:

None

Additional Comments:

I have three of these drives in my Synology 418play, I will be purchasing the 4th drive soon
Monday, November 17, 2014
By: Greg
From: Calgary

Great drives

Strengths:

-fast -reliable -good price

Weaknesses:

none

Additional Comments:

I bought three for my NAS a year or so ago and they have been silent, fast and reliable since then (this has not always been my experience with other drives). Planning on picking up another if I get low on space.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
By: Matt
From: Winnipeg

Great drive

Strengths:

Capacity, price, designed for NAS environments.

Weaknesses:

None

Additional Comments:

Have 2 of these running in a Synology DS213J. Average temps around 27 degrees and silent. Very happy with them.
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