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

Power Consumption And Temperature

High data density (at 1 TB per platter) and low speed (5400 RPM) make these two Red drives winners in all of our power consumption benchmarks.

The Red drives consequently deliver the best performance per watt ratio.


No other drive even comes close to the Red drives' 31 degrees Celsius operating temperature.