- DS418play, DS213j, DS3621+, DSM 7.0.4-11091
In addition to taking customer and partner feedback seriously, we conduct in-house testing on the WD Red family of drives for compatibility, performance, endurance and other factors.
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SourceThe WD Red Family
Here’s a breakdown of our products for NAS use-cases:
• Our current device-managed shingled magnetic recording (DMSMR) (2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 6TB) WD Red series will be the choice for the majority of NAS owners whose demands are lighter SOHO workloads.
• WD Red Plus is the new name for conventional magnetic recording (CMR)-based NAS drives in the WD Red family, including all capacities from 1TB to 14TB. These will be the choice for those whose applications require more write-intensive SMB workloads such as ZFS. WD Red Plus in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB and 6TB capacities will be available soon.
• Our WD Red Pro (CMR 2TB to 14TB) series for the highest-intensity usage remains the same.
Prediction: CMR prices will increase.