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Benchmark Results: Read/Write Access Time And I/O Performance

Western Digital Red: NAS-Specific SATA 6Gb/s Drives, Reviewed
By , Achim Roos

The Western Digital Red drives bring up the rear when it comes to access time measurements. They’ve clearly been optimized for quiet operation and avoiding load actuator movements at the cost of this metric, which would probably be more important on the desktop.

The Red series isn’t a good choice for high I/O NAS environments.

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