|Item Height||4 inches|
|Item Width||5.79 inches|
|Hard Drive Size||6 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||Mechanical Hard Disk|
|Hard Drive Interface||Serial ATA-600|
|Hard Disk Rotational Speed||5400 RPM|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Hardware Platform||PC, Mac|
|Are Batteries Included||No|
|Item model number||WD60EFAX|
|Product Dimensions||2.61 x 14.7 x 10.16 cm; 580 Grams|
Western Digital WD60EFAX Red NAS Hard Disk Drive, 6TB, 256MB, 5400RPM, SATA, 3.5"
|Price:||+ S$13.05 Delivery|
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- Specifically designed for use in NAS systems with up to 8 bays
- Supports up to 180 TB/yr workload rate
- NASware firmware for compatibility
- Small and home office NAS systems in a 24x7 environment
- RAID Configurations
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|WD Red||WD Red Pro|
|Application||Up to 8-bay NAS systems||Up to 24-bay NAS systems|
|Workload Rate (TB/yr)||180||300|
|Ideal for||Personal Home & Small Office NAS||Medium to Large Business NAS|
|Cache||16 MB - 256 MB||64 MB - 256 MB|
|Highest Available Capacity||12TB||12TB|
|Interface||SATA 6 Gb/s||SATA 6 Gb/s|
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To make matters worse, WD does not advertise this as an SMR drive or list it in any spec sheet. And while SMR isn't necessarily a bad thing, it does not perform well for parity based RAID or any sort of frequent or heavy write operations which is very common in “NAS” environments this drive is supposedly labeled for. SMR is an important fact and absolutely needs to be considered when purchasing a drive. The fact that WD doesn't list this specification is a form of false advertising as far as I’m concerned.
There is no easy way to determine for sure if WD's drives use SMR or not without having the serial number and asking support. Even if you do ask there is no guarantee they will give you the information. I only discovered that this drive uses SMR because I was having issues with them, so I decided to go read more online reviews of it. In some reviews, some people recommended looking at Synology's hard drive compatibility chart. Though you can't guarantee that is an accurate way to determine if a drive is SMR or not, it did say that this drive is SMR. So their compatibility chart is at least a place to start, especially if you are researching a drive before buying it.
So in the end, I can't recommend this drive for anything other than non parity RAID setups, and mostly-read environments, or archival storage where you simply write the data then leave it for months or years.
I really hope WD will decide to start adding whether or not their drives use SMR on the product description and spec sheets. SMR isn’t inherently bad, it is just not good for parity-based RAID or write-intensive usage scenarios – so the WD60EFAX drive isn’t good for those scenarios either.
It has been a nightmare. Western Digital has secretly changed the design of their RED NAS drives, causing compatibility issues with existing systems. This is NOT an NAS drive. Shame on WD for its deception.
There are many users like me who found themselves in the same positon. After a lot of troubleshooting and research, I learned that WD wouldn't even admit to the RED drives using SMR until very recently. They still don't label them as such on Amazon.
My raid was running fine before adding this drive. Now it's in a critical state, inaccessible, and I have open support tickets with both WD and DROBO.
There should be a class-action lawsuit brought against WD for its deception and recklessness with their user's trust, time, and data.
After ejecting the 3TB, I put in the new WD Red 6TB. The Drobo seemed to accept it, it spun it up, but then very quickly it showed as “FAILED”. I ejected it and tried it again— no luck.
Finally, I read online that sometimes you need to wait for the Drobo to finish layout with one drive missing, and then reboot it with he new drive inserted. I did this, and it was recognized as an SSD— that’s a little weird! But then it tried to re-layout and would go for a few hours and the have to restart again. I finally left it for the weekend, and it finally finished.
However, it disconnects from the computer ALL THE TIME.
Finally, I read that WD Red, which are DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR NAS/RAID use, are using SMR technology. This makes them completely unsuitable for RAID use! I can’t believe that they would make this change, and I’ll never buy another WD drive ever again. I just ordered an Seagate IronWolf as a replacement.