Description Specifically designed and tested for small office and home office, 1-5 bay NAS systems, small media servers and PCs with RAID Warranty: 3 Year Australian Warranty & Support
MVP of NAS There’s a WD Red drive for every compatible NAS system to help fulfill your data storage needs. With drives up to 10TB, WD Red offers a wide array of solutions for customers looking to build a high performing NAS storage solution. Built for single-bay to 8-bay NAS systems, WD Red packs the power to store your precious data in one powerhouse unit. With WD Red, you’re ready for what’s next. The drive for NAS Desktop drives aren’t typically tested or designed for the rigors of a NAS system. Do right by your NAS and choose the drive with an array of features to help preserve your data and maintain optimum performance. Built for NAS Compatibility WD Red drives with NASware 3.0 technology are purpose-built to balance performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments. Keep it Cool The always-on environment of a NAS or RAID is a hot one. WD Red drives are engineered to run cool and quiet while offering optimum compatibility for demanding 24x7 environments.
Desktop drives vs. WD Red drives A desktop hard drive is not typically tested or designed for a Network Attached Storage device or RAID environment. Choose a drive that has been tested in NAS environments with an array of features to preserve your data and maintain optimum performance. Take the following into consideration when choosing a hard drive for your NAS:
- Compatibility: Without being tested for compatibility with your NAS system, optimum performance and reliability are not guaranteed.
- Reliability: The always-on environment of a NAS or RAID can lead to increased tempratures, and desktop drives are not typically designed and tested in those conditions. WD Red drives are built for NAS.
- Error recovery Controls: WD Red NAS hard drives are specifically designed with RAID error recovery control to help reduce fallouts with in the NAS system. Desktop drives are not typically designed for RAID environments where this can be an issue.
WD RED FOR HOME Stream, backup, organize and effortlessly share your digital content to your TV, PC and more. NASware technology increases your drives' compatibility with your NAS system, for better playback with your devices. WD RED FOR SMALL BUSINESS Businesses thrive on productivity and efficiency, two guiding principles built into the design of the WD Red drive. Share and backup files at the speed of your business with a WD Red drive in your NAS. Designed for NAS Desktop drives aren't purpose-built for NAS. But WD Red drives with NASware 3.0 are. Our exclusive technology takes the guesswork out of selecting a drive. We can help you find the perfect storage for your NAS system. About Computer Alliance Computer Alliance was established in 2000 and now employ over 70 staff operating primarily from our showroom at 1517 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane. Our technology product range is one of the most extensive in Australia and we support our products with a dedicated engineering team to provide Managed Services, Helpdesk, and General IT support for clients nationwide. We maintain a significant stock level at out Mount Gravatt warehouse and can ship most orders same or next day. Our stock is sourced through Authorised Australian Distributors and we are an authorised reseller of most major brands. Australian Warranty and Support We have technicians available 7 days per week available for contact by phone. We provide an Australian Warranty on all products sold for the full manufacturer’s warranty period. You can return any faulty parts directly to us, or deal direct with the manufacturers agent where more convenient (many manufacturers have agents Australia Wide and may be local to you). All our prices are GST Inclusive and your order will come with an Australian Tax Invoice. Important Shipping Information – Please tell us if you will be home to receive All orders must be signed for on delivery. To help us understand which courier is best to use for your order, please add a note at the checkout to indicate if someone will be at the shipping address during weekday business hours to sign for the order. Where you indicate someone will be available to sign for the delivery, then we may use a commercial courier such as Startrack or Couriers Please. If you indicate that no one will be available to receive the order or do not leave us a note, we will typically use Australia Post eParcel to residential addresses and commercial couriers to business addresses. With Aus Post, you will have the option to collect at the local post office if they miss you at home. We ship to Parcel Lockers, Parcel Collect, and PO Boxes using Australia Post eParcel. We cannot 100% promise the delivery method used and may vary the courier depending on other factors at our discretion such as the value of the order, size, risk of damage, and location and nature of your address. We will send you tracking information once the order has shipped. Over 90% of orders ship same or next business day, except through high volume periods, such as during promotional events, when shipping may take an extra day or two. Add as many items as you like to the shopping cart before ordering, and only pay $15 shipping on the entire order! Note that the description above is usually taken from the manufacturer website, and may be general product information that is not specific to the model on offer. Look to the Description and Item Specifics sections above for accurate product specifications, and if that is unclear please contact us to confirm the specifications of the model on offer.
- Noise and Vibration Protection: Desktop drives are not typically tested or designed to account for the noise and vibration faced in a multi-drive system. WD Red drives are designed for multi-bay NAS systems with NASware technology to help prevent this.