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WD Red WD30EFRX 3 TB NAS HDD Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Specifications and Closer Look
  3. Test Bench and Methodology
  4. AS SSD Benchmark
  5. ATTO Benchmark
  6. AIDA64 Sequential Access Time
  7. Boot Load Test
  8. CrystalDiskMark Benchmark
  9. HD Tune Pro Benchmark
  10. Transfer Tests
  11. PCMark Vantage and 7 HDD Suite Benchmarks
  12. Conclusion
  13. View All

The WD Red WD30EFRX 3TB drive uses SATA III interface with 64MB Cache. A 3TB drive that comes with 1TB per platter drive.

WD Red 3TB product Specification

WD Red 3TB frontWD Red 3TB Rear

As usual, the drives with all the information you’ll need+ QR Code that a lot of manufacturers irrespective of the hardware are implementing. This is a 3 TB drive with 64MB Cache made in Malaysia manufactured on 28th June 2012. As it clearly says, it comes with NASware firmware.

WD Red 3TB PCB 1

After removing 4x security Torx screws, there’s a foam with thermal pad taped in the middle to reduce Vibration between the drive and the PCB. Thermal pads are used to aid in heat dissipation.

Below the pad comes with the following:

WD Red 3TB PCB 2WD Red 3TB PCB 3

The PCB has Micron 88i9346-TFJ2 controller with 64MB Hynix DDR2 for Cache. Do note that the WD 3TB Green WD30EZRS that I’ve tested a long time ago came with DDR Cache.

One comment

  1. Very good review. And I’m particularly impressed with WD red in terms of its performance. Price is a bit steep but that happens with product just after launching.

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