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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

Recording Boot Times gives you a good idea of how quick the drive really is and to see first hand if its good enough to be used as a boot drive. This is useful since it shouldn’t be surprising since Blue Series drives and Seagate’s 7200.12 RPM drives have a habit disappearing and re-appearing regularly depending on the capacity and since the Mechanical Drive prices have gone crazy (not to mention that although SSD prices have slashed down considerably within 8 months at the time of writing a decent enough 120gig drive is not always enough to be used). People also have a habit of buying a large hard drive for Primary and Secondary storage- and having more than 1 partitions. This will also give those people a good idea as well so that they can make their purchase decisions accordingly.

WD Red 3TB Boot Load

WD30EFRX and WD30EZRS have the most curves in this test. Surprisingly, after the 3rd pass, there is an almost 10-second drop in boot load speed, even going below Seagate Barracuda XT. WD 600GB’s HLHX Velociraptor is the lowest of all amongst the mechanical drive put up in this graph.

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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