WD introduces WD Red and WD Red Pro hard drives with up to 6TB capacity

The WD Red family just got bigger! (Second from left) Wong Yen Lin, Business Senior Sales Manager, WD Malaysia, Mike Goh, Principle Field Application Engineer, WD South Asia  Region and Margaret Koh, Sales Director, Asia South, WD introducing the new range of WD Red 5TB and  6TB drives as well as the WD Red Pro.

The WD Red family just got bigger! (Second from left) Wong Yen Lin, Business
Senior Sales Manager, WD Malaysia, Mike Goh, Principle Field Application Engineer, WD South Asia
Region and Margaret Koh, Sales Director, Asia South, WD introducing the new range of WD Red 5TB and
6TB drives as well as the WD Red Pro.

Yesterday, Western Digital officially launched the WD Red with newer storage capability which now comes from 1TB up to 6TB for the 3.5-inch version. The new addition to the WD Red family is the 5TB and 6TB variants which are enormous and extremely huge capacity which meets the requirements of heavy gamer and coders. Together with these exciting storage capabilities, the system performance and reliability is much improved now with NASware 3.0, an updated version of Western Digital’s NASware technology. This also brings a great reduction of customer downtime and much simplified integration process.

WD Red Product Specifications

Since the NASware is now 3.0, the WD Red 1-6TB capacity drivers are capable of supporting up to 8 bay NAS systems. Last but not least, the WD Red hard drives now features 3D Active Balance Plus which improves stability of performance and reliability compared to previous versions and if you still have any issues, exclusively for WD Red customers you get to enjoy free premium 24×7 dedicated customer support.

WD Red pro product specifications

WD Red Pro Product Specifications

On top of the WD Red, we have a new comer in the market now which is the WD Red Pro, a much ideal and perfect disk drive for medium to large business environments as it could support up to 16 bay NAS systems. However, if you choose to get the WD Red Pro, you’re limited to only 2-4TB of storage capabilities. To make up on that, you get 5 years of limited warranty for the WD Red Pro series while the WD Red is restricted to only 3 years of limited warranty.

WD Red vs Red Pro

The price for the WD Red 5TB is set at RM819 while the WD Red 6TB is set at RM989. For the WD Red Pro series, 2TB is set at RM529, 3TB at RM659 while the 4TB is set at RM859. These hard drives are now made available to purchase at selected retailers near you.