Buffer - Buffers are holding areas for data shared by devices that operate at different speeds or have different priorities. A buffer allows a device to operate without the delays that other devices might impose.
Form Factor/Type - The physical size of the hardware components in your system. For example, the form factor for an HDD might be 2.5 inches or 3.6 inches.
Interface - An interface is the means by which two independent systems communicate. For HDDs, the interface refers to a connector that plugs your HDD into your computer so it can receive power or data.
SATA - Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. It's a type of interface that connects a storage device to your computer's motherboard — think of it like an umbilical cord because it allows data to flow between the two. SATA is measured by how fast data transfers to/from the device. There are three SATA speeds, SATA I (1.5Gb/s), SATA II (3.0Gb/s or ATA-300) and SATA III (6.0Gb/s or ATA-600).
Spindle speed - The rotational frequency of the hard drive platter, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). Spindle speed affects how fast the hard drive delivers data.
WD’s exclusive NASware technology, built into every WD Red hard drive, improves NAS storage performance by reducing common hard drive concerns in NAS systems including concerns for things like compatibility, integration, upgradeability, reliability and cost of ownership that are experienced with a hard drive designed for desktop computers.
Beyond desktop with NASware WD Red drives include WD’s exclusive NASware technology that addresses many of the challenges a traditional desktop hard drive has in a NAS system. WD works directly with the partners to test compatibility and reduce thecustomer’s guess work as to which drive is right for their NAS system. Designed to deliver a better customer experience in small NAS systems, this innovative firmware finely balances the most important attributes of performance, power, and reliability in multiple drive environments. The unique algorithms in NASware optimize power and performance without compromising on the attributes that NAS-system owner’s value.
Important features for system integrators In addition to features that make WD Red drives perfect for populating or upgrading NAS systems, NASware brings features that system integrators need when building specialized NAS systems.
Save power and money NASware optimizes power use resulting in significant power savings and lower hard drive operating temperatures. This improves the overall reliability and performance of the drive and reduces the NAS cost of ownership.
Intelligent error recovery With built in intelligent error recovery controls, NASware also prevents hard drives from being dropped off the RAID due to extended error recovery. This provides more availability and less down time rebuilding the RAID.
Command completion To further improve reliability, NASware minimizes the data corruption or loss in the event of an unexpected power loss by completing the command in process before shutting down.
Type: Hard drive - internal
Capacity: 1 TB
Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H
Interface: Serial ATA-600
Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBps
Buffer Size: 64 MB
Features: IntelliPower, Advanced Format technology, NAS compatible, NASware technology, 3D Active Balance Plus , S.M.A.R.T.