WD Red Pro NAS hard drive released with 20TB storage capacity and 64GB flash memory

With a storage capacity of 20TB, the new version of the WD Red Pro is one of the largest NAS HDD currently available for NAS server operators, but with a price of up to $500, it also has a lot to offer.


If you don’t want to store your private data on the servers of a well-known cloud provider for a fee, a home NAS system is perhaps the most convenient alternative. Western Digital now has it for anyone who is planning to do this or has already implemented a huge new 20TB HDD NAS hard drive on offer, but it is probably more geared towards medium to large companies.

The 20TB WD Red Pro is one of the largest NAS drives on the market, offering ten times the storage space of the smallest 3.5-inch hard drive in the series. With its 7,200 revolutions per minute, this SATA hard drive achieves transfer rates of up to 268MB/s and despite the high storage density, classic CMR technology is used instead of SMR, which is why the 20TB WD Red Pro keeps its speed constant even with large data transfers should hold.

The 20TB WD Red Pro is said to be equipped with a generous 64GB of flash memory, which according to Heise in conjunction with OptiNAND technology has contributed to a capacity increase of almost 2TB. The Western Digital HDD for NAS servers comes with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty and is designed for workloads of up to 300TB per year.

WD Red Pro 20TB NAS HDD price and availability

While the official retail price of the WD Red Pro 20TB HDD is expensive at $499.99, the NAS hard drive can be pre-ordered at the Amazon.com website.

Recently, QNAP Systems introduced the NVR-QVP-41B NVR network surveillance server with an integrated Power over Ethernet switch. With sixteen Gigabit PoE ports, two RJ45/SFP combo ports, and two 2.5GbE ports, the PoE switch supports all kinds of PoE devices and allows you to quickly build an intelligent infrastructure, and is priced at $999.

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