Specifically designed for use in NAS systems with up to 8 bays Tested for 24x7 reliability. Date on item is manufacturing date. NASware firmware for compatibility. WD Red NAS hard drives are recommended for use in home and small office 1-8 bay NAS systems. For systems that use more than 8 bays please consider WD Red Pro hard drives 3-year limited warranty Small and home office NAS systems in a 24x7 enviornment Package includes a hard drive only - no screws, cables, manuals included. Please purchase mounting hardware and cables separately if necessary. Ships in WD-certified box for safe transit during shipping Capacity: 3 TB Rotational Speed (RPM): IntelliPower Microsoft operating systems prior to Vista, 32-bit operating systems, and Mac systems prior to OSX 10.4 may not support volumes greater than 2TB. To recognize the full capacity of this drive, you may need multiple partitions. Check with the manufacturer to verify your system's compatibility. Interface: SATA3 Data Transfer Rate: 6 Gb/s Buffer to Host (max); 145 MB/s Host to/from drive (typical) Form Factor: 3.5 inch Read/Write: 4.4 Watts Standby: 0.6 Watt
Here is a quote from a review at pcper.comI'm going to let the cat out of the bag right here and now. Everyone's home RAID is likely an accident waiting to happen. If you're using regular consumer drives in a large array, there are some very simple (and likely) scenarios that can cause it to completely fail. I'm guilty of operating under this same false hope - I have an 8-drive array of 3TB WD Caviar Greens in a RAID-5. For those uninitiated, RAID-5 is ..
On Windows it comes out to 5.45TB. I transferred a little over 2TB to it and average write speed was 110MB/s. Right now it's just sitting on top of my computer case but after that long transfer I used a temp gun and the surface of the case was 87F and the drive was 101F.UPDATE ****I just purchased a second drive and did some testing on it while blank and uploaded the results under customer images to the right. ..