Western Digital Red Pro WD181KFGX 18TB 7200RPM 3.5-inch NAS Hard Drive Review 

Western Digital Red Pro WD181KFGX 18TB 7200RPM NAS Hard Drive Review

WD Red Pro HDD – Built for Optimum NAS Compatibility

This Western Digital Red Pro WD181KFGX 18TB 7200RPM 3.5-inch NAS Hard Drive specifically designed to handle high-intensity workloads for up to 24-bay NAS systems. The WD Red Pro HDD is ideal for archiving and sharing, as well as RAID array rebuilding on extended operating systems such as ZFS or other file systems. These high-capacity NAS Hard Drives from Western Digital add value to your business by enabling your employees to quickly share their files and back-up folders reliably in your NAS solution.

This WD Red 18TB hard drive using a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a 512MB cache, and a spindle speed of 7200 rpm which help to ensure fast data transfers with a rate of up to 259 MB/s. This WD Red 3.5 NAS HDD also features high levels of reliability, with 600,000 load/unload cycles, dual-plane balance control technology, and 1 million hours MTBF for 8-16 bay NAS systems.

Western Digital Red Pro WD181KFGX 18TB 7200RPM NAS Hard Drive

NASware 3.0 Technology

With advanced firmware technology built into this 18TB WD Red Pro, NASware 3.0 enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in the demanding NAS environment.

Vibration Protection

In combination with 3D Active Balance, WD Red Pro HDD also features hardware vibration compensation technology which monitors the drive to correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time, further increasing drive reliability.

Enhanced Accuracy for NAS

This WD Red NAS Hard Drive is also equipped with dual actuator and StableTrac technology which improves positional accuracy over the data tracks and head positioning. Both technologies are important for larger 8 to 16 bay NAS environments.

8 to 16 Bay Shock Protection

WD Red Pro is equipped with a multi-axis shock sensor that automatically detects subtle shock events and dynamic fly height technology which adjusts each read-write function to compensate and protect the data. This combination of technology further protects the drives in large 8 to 16 bay NAS environments and increases drive reliability.

Error Recovery Prevention

Built specifically for RAID and NAS environments, this Western Digital Red Pro HDD equipped with error recovery controls as part of NASware 3.0, which prevents the drive from fallout in RAID applications.

WD181KFGX Technical Specifications:

Manufacturer Western Digital
Part Number WD181KFGX
Series WD Red Pro
Drive Interface Serial ATA-600
Capacity 18 TB
Cache Size 64 MB
Disk Speed (RPM) 7200rpm
Form Factor 3.5 inch
Data Transfer Rate Up to 164MB/s
  • WD181KFGX Key Features:
  • Larger NAS Bay Shock Protection
  • Exclusive NASware™ 3.0 Technology
  • Built For Optimum NAS Compatibility
  • Enhanced Reliability with 3D Active Balance Plus

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