The Western Digital Red drives generally deliver average to above average performance in streaming tasks. These are fairly common in a SOHO environment.
Once again, Western Digital's Red drives demonstrate slow I/O performance. Just like in Iometer’s database, file server, Web server, and workstation benchmarks, the two drives can’t hold their own against the competition.
- NAS-Oriented Hard Drives, With A Twist
- Meet Western Digital's Red
- Technical Specifications And Test Configuration
- Benchmark Results: Data Throughput And Interface Bandwidth
- Benchmark Results: Read/Write Access Time And I/O Performance
- Benchmark Results: Streaming Reads/Writes, 4 KB Random Reads/Writes
- Benchmark Results: PCMark 7
- Power Consumption And Temperature
- Red Gets A Recommendation In NAS Appliances