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6.0TB Red Series Hard Disk Drive


3.5-inch | SATA 6.0 Gb/s | Variable Speed | 256MB Cache
Storage for 1 to 8 bay NAS solutions
The right choice
WD Red is designed specifically for NAS systems that have 1 to 8 drive bays in both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch form factors. The drives are designed and extensively tested for compatibility in the unique 24x7 operating environment and for the demanding system requirements of home and small office NAS.
Lower operating temperatures
Innovative technology reduces power consumption and lowers the operating temperature, resulting in a more reliable and affordable solution for always on NAS environments.
Experienced in NAS
WD Red is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner compatibility-testing list that is available on the market. That means when you buy a NAS enclosure, you can trust that WD Red will be the most compatible drive available.
NAS for Home
Take your connected home environment to the next level with a NAS system that is equipped with WD Red hard drives and enjoy streaming your media, backing up your computers, file sharing and managing your digital content faster and easier.
Enhanced reliability
Since your NAS system is always on, a highly reliable drive is essential. With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard drives, the WD Red drive with NASware 3.0 is designed for the 24x7 environment.

6.0TB Western Digital Red Hard Drisk Drive Specifications:


Form Factor
SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Rotational Speed
5,400-7200RPM Variable Speed
Cache / Data Buffer
Manufacturer Model Number
RoHS Compliant


Height (max)
2.6 cm (1.0 in) 
Width (max)
10.2 cm (4.0 in)
Length (max)
14.7 cm (5.8 in)
Weight (typical)
635.0 g (1.40 lbs)


MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
1,000,000 hours
Contact Start-Stops
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
1 per 1014 bits read


Read Mode (Max)
Up to 4.8 Watts
Write Mode (Max)
Up to 4.8 Watts
Idle Mode(Max)
Up to 3.4 Watts
Standby Mode (Max)
Up to 0.6 Watts
Sleep Mode (Max)
Up to 0.6 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

30 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5 ∼ 90%
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

250 G max at 1ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 159.8°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 65°C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5 ∼ 95%
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)


Idle (Typical)
2.3 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.7 bels
  • 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  • In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  • Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Western Digital p/n WD60EFAX


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Western Digital 6.0TB Red Hard Disk Drive Mfr P/N: WD60EFAX OWC SKU: WDGWD60EFAX with 256MB Cache Western Digital 3 Year Limited Warranty
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