Western Digital disc makers introduced new models of red series. In addition to the higher capacity of 3.5 ků units, this is the first SSD for this name.
Classic 3.5-inch WD Red (and Red Pro) units upgraded to 14 TB. Currently, the largest sold capacity is 16TB, where Seagate is still a leader, in 14TB WD already offers Ultrastar or Gold models. But WD Red could offer a better price. But we have to wait for HAMR. The new models will be labeled as WD140EFFX and WD141KFGX
Both have a buffer of 256 GB, but differ in the rest of the parameters. Red is designed to handle 180 TB of written data (annually), Red Pro handles almost twice (300 TB). The average speed is also higher, which is also due to the higher speed. Red Pro should have 7200 rpm and also a five year warranty
Red SSD for the first time
More interesting is the SSD, which is already available in the WD series Green, blue and black. The WD Red SA500 is designed to fit NAS needs, which is also reflected in its custom firmware (just like hard drives). Its task is to work as a buffer. WD manufactures it in 2.5 ″ and also as M.2 . It will be sold with capacity from 256 GB to 4 TB (less for M.2)
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A NAS that only functions as a data and multimedia storage usually does not need anything like it, but powerful NASs that have the data they work with and have a 10 GB network card may know the difference. WD says it is also suitable for NAS used to process 4K and 8K video
Recalculated to actual capacity (TiB), the 14TB disk in the system will of course be somewhat smaller. Its size should not be about 12.7 TB. A large 3.5 ″ WD Red with a capacity of 14 TB will cost 539 € (about 13,990 CZK), the Red Pro model will be 90 € more expensive. For 4TB SSD then you give € 359.