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Storage

Western Digital Red 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive

(22 Ratings, 4.5 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Western Digital

Part #

WD40EFRX

Manufacturer

Western Digital

Capacity

4 TB

Price / GB

€0.029

Type

5400RPM

Cache

64 MB

Form Factor

3.5"

Interface

SATA 6 Gb/s

NVME

No

Price History

    Reviews

    WorkofHart
    • 565 points
    • 30 months ago

    from completed build Atlas Evolv'd X99

    I use one of these drives as my bulk storage for photos, movies and downloads. For a 5,400rpm drive, it's pretty quick, and being a WD Red, I can count on it to be energy efficient and reliable. I even have 5 more of these same drives installed in my Drobo for backup purposes.

    esojsounds
    • 65 points
    • 18 months ago

    from completed build Fun in White

    Holds all my stuff well.

    WorkofHart
    • 33 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build x99 HackPro

    I use one of these drives as my bulk storage for photos, movies and downloads. For a 5,400rpm drive, it's pretty quick, and being a WD Red, I can count on it to be energy efficient and reliable. I even have 5 more of these same drives installed in my Drobo for backup purposes.

    shikazi
    • 17 points
    • 36 months ago

    from completed build The Nomad Gaming/Productivity Rig

    This is where my data mostly sits. Designed to be used within 24-hours, this is the best that can handle it. However the noise is a little unbearable. Not ideal for silent seekers.

    obsideo
    • 16 points
    • 54 months ago

    from completed build Home Media Server

    To store all the data, I have two RAID 0 arrays setup with the 4x4TB drives (added in Aug, 2014). The main array is hardware striped for performance, the backup is software spanned. Although, RAID 10 is easier to setup, its advantage of lower array failure require six or more disks. I have decreased energy use and decreased latency due to less disks having to spin up on access. I spanned the 2nd array for two reasons; performance is not as important, and a spanned array has a better chance for data recovery in the event of a failure. At the time, there was a good deal on these drives on Newegg, and I did manage to get these from two different batches (by luck).

    cabuilder
    • 16 points
    • 17 months ago

    from completed build 2018 Killer Build

    Red series is not only for NAS, I chose it as my main storage disk in this build because it's fast and quiet. Don't be duped by 5400 RPM, it's actually faster than most 7200 RPM disks (at least which I used before). This is also related to the size of the disk, for example a 4GB disk is faster than a 1GB disk. I had Black series in the past but damn that thing was noisy. So this thing is sufficient for gaming from my experience (no need to trash SSDs), the games I tried loaded fast (or normal). I usually trust Western Digital disks, they never disappoint me.

    Apach3
    • 13 points
    • 49 months ago

    from completed build 3 Minutes 2 1mpact

    As a lone drive, it's great but there are less expensive options out there, but for anyone wishing to build a NAS (as they have been designed for) these are good drives. They run cool and quiet, and I haven't had any operating problems with it for the last thirteen months . I've always used Western Digital hard drives in my systems, and this is another reason why.

    cornellouis
    • 12 points
    • 32 months ago

    from completed build The Dragon

    This was my original media drive before I got a Synology DS1815+ NAS. I couldn't use it in the NAS b/c it was the drive I was transferring stuff from, and I had set the NAS up w/ 6TB drives and SHR, so you can't install < 6TB drives later. It sat around for a few months until I built this machine, and now it's a great place for steam games to live.

    Thunder7ga
    • 10 points
    • 29 months ago

    from completed build Thunder Media Server

    A no brainer when coming to a system that will operate 24/7. The WD Reds are reliable and will last many years.

    pakng
    • 8 points
    • 38 months ago

    Besides the colour, I was not expecting much difference between the WD Red and Green, however, I've noticed that this Red one runs a bit quieter than its Green counterpart (they both run at 5400RPM).

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