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Western Digital Red Plus 3TB SATA III 3.5" HDD

CCL Code: HDD1494
Manufacturer Code: WD30EFRX
Manufacturer: Western Digital
Western Digital Red Plus 3TB SATA III 3.5" HDD

Tackle Intensity with WD Red™ Plus

Key Features:

  • 3TB Capacity
  • 5400RPM Spin Speed
  • SATA III Interface
  • 64MB Cache
  • 3.5" Form Factor
  • 3 Year Warranty

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Packed with power to handle the small- to medium-sized business NAS environments and increased workloads1 for SOHO customers, WD Red™ Plus is ideal for archiving and sharing, as well as RAID array rebuilding on systems using ZFS and other file systems. Built and tested for up to 8-bay NAS systems, these drives give you the flexibility, versatility, and confidence in storing and sharing your precious home and work files.

For Small or Medium Businesses 

Stream, backup, share, and organize your digital content with a NAS and WD Red™ Plus drives designed to effortlessly share content with the devices at your home or business. NASware™ 3.0 technology increases your drives’ compatibility with your existing network and devices. For larger businesses with up to 24 bays, count on WD Red™ Pro drives to deliver exceptional performance.

Exclusive NASware 3.0

Not just any drive will do. Get up to 112TB of capacity in your 8-bay NAS system and with Western Digital's exclusive NASware 3.0 technology, you can optimize each and every drive. Built into every WD Red™ Plus hard drive, NASware 3.0’s advanced technology improves storage performance by increasing compatibility, integration, upgradeability, and reliability.

Built for Optimum NAS Compatibility

WD Red™ Plus drives with NASware™ technology takes the guesswork out of selecting a drive. Optimized for NAS systems, our unique algorithm balances performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments. Simply put, a WD Red™ Plus drive is one of the most compatible drives available for NAS enclosures. But don’t take our word for it. WD Red™ Plus drives are a reflection of extensive NAS partner technology engagement and compatibility-testing. 

WD Red™ Pro for Big Business

If you’re looking for heavy duty performance for NAS, WD Red™ Pro drives deliver exceptional performance for the medium to large business customer with extreme demands. For NAS environments with 9 to 24 bays, WD Red™ Pro drives deliver uncompromising performance and unwavering assurance backed by a 5-year limited warranty. 

3D Active Balance Plus

Our enhanced dual-plane balance control technology significantly improves the overall drive performance and reliability. Hard drives that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and noise in a multi-drive system, reduce the hard drive life span, and degrade the performance over time.

24/7 Environment 

Since your NAS system is always on, a reliable drive is essential. With an MTBF of up to 1 million hours, the WD Red™ Plus drive is engineered to tackle 24x7 environments. 

Premium Support and a 3-year Limited Warranty

Confidently upgrade your NAS performance with the assurance of a 3-year limited warranty, coupled with world-class support services included with every WD Red™ Plus drive. 

Desktop Drives vs. WD Red™ Plus

Do right by your NAS and choose the drive purpose-built for NAS with an array of features to help preserve your data and maintain optimum performance. Take the following into consideration when choosing a hard drive for your NAS:  

  • Compatibility: Unlike desktop drives, these drives are specifically tested for compatibility with NAS systems for optimum performance.  
  • Reliability: The always-on environment of a NAS or RAID is a hot one, and desktop drives aren’t typically designed and tested under those conditions like WD Red™ Plus drives are. 
  • Error Recovery Controls:  WD Red™ Plus NAS hard drives are specifically designed with RAID error recovery control to help reduce failures within the NAS system. 
  • Noise and Vibration Protection: Designed to operate solo, desktop drives typically offer little or no protection from the noise and vibration present in a multi-drive system. WD Red™ Plus drives are designed to thrive in multi-bay NAS system environments. 

1 Workload Rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive. Workload Rate is annualized (TB transferred ? (8760 / recorded power-on hours)). Workload Rate will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.

Main Features

  • Available in capacities ranging from 1-14TB with support for up to 8 bays
  • 5400RPM performance class
  • Supports up to 180 TB/yr workload rate
  • NASware firmware for compatibility
  • Ideal for small or medium business NAS systems in a 24x7 environment
  • 3-year limited warranty

Hard Disk

Disk Capacity 3000 GB
Disk Size 3.5 "
Disk Speed 5400RPM
Drive Interface SATA III
Data Buffer/RAM 64 MB


Data Transfer Rates Up to 147 MB/s
Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) 1,000,000 hours


Power Requirement Spin Up (Max) 4.1 W


Operating Temperature 0 ~ 65 °C
Non Operating Temperature -40 ~ +70 °C
Shock (Operating) 30 G
Shock (Non Operating) 250 G
Acoustics (Seek Mode) 24 dBA
Acoustics (Idle Mode) 23 dBA


Form Factor Hard Disk Drive
Enclosure type Internal
In The Box Hard Disk Drive
Width 101.6 mm
Depth 147 mm
Height 26.1 mm
Weight 0.64 kg


Warranty 3 Years


Total Hard Disk Size 3 TB

Key Features

Interface Type SATA III
Cache Memory 64 MB
Solid State Drive No
Disk Form Factor 3.5
Display Model in Showroom No
Interface Type SATA III
Condition New
HDD Purpose NAS
Recording Technology CMR

Item Details

Manufacturer Western Digital
Manufacturer Code WD30EFRX
UPC 718037799674
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Western Digital
Manufacturer Code WD30EFRX

Do you have you a question about the Western Digital Red Plus 3TB Hard Drive?

Q: Can these NAS drives also be used just in a desktop PC as additional storage please? Many thanks.
Answer by Website User on 1st November 2018
Yes, it can.
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Q: Do these drives have full 3 yrs warranty, and if so is that with WD or CCL?
Answer by Dan on 24th December 2015
Yes, these drives have a three year warranty. We would cover the first year, with the remaining time with WD directly. -Danlevan
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Answer by Website User on 24th December 2015
So if only the first year of warranty is with CCL, why can I not register an OEM drive with WD for the other 2 years? The response is : "Thank you for registering your product(s), 0 product(s) were registered out of 1. The following asset(s) failed to register: because it’s either an OEM product or the warranty has been voided. For further assistance, please contact the WD support team." Their Warranty Policy shows that for this model warranty does apply to "Component Drives", their definition of which is similar to how OEM would be described. Is there a solution to this?
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Answer by Dan on 24th December 2015
The warranty should register with them, but in any event that you're unable to do so as the original seller we are able to handle the warranty replacement process with the manufacturer on your behalf. -Danlevan
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Answer by Website User on 24th December 2015
Thank you, that's good to know. All attempts to register have failed,
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Q: Hi, Are these drives NASWare 2.0 or 3.0? thanks Jason
Answer by Dan on 23rd March 2015
These drives have NASWare 3.0 -Danlevan
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Q: Are these drive NASWare 3.0 or NASWare 2.0
Answer by Matthew on 2nd October 2014
According to Western Digital, these drives have NASWare 3.0. -MR
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Answer by Website User on 18th October 2014
My 2 drives with identical part number, bought in March this year from CCL, state NASware 2.0 on the label.
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Q: Hi I want to fit 2 of these in My Synology DS211j nas unit, but their approved list of HDD's specifies an additional suffix to the part number, eg WD30EFRX - 68AX9N0 and WD30EFRX - 68EUZN0. Can you tell me which version you stock under the WD30EFRX number. Thanks
Answer by Dan on 10th February 2014
Our stock in the warehouse currently are WD30EFRX - 68EUZN0. -Danlevan
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Q: Hi, intending on using this to replace a dead Seagate 3tb drive in a QNap TS239pro NAS with another existing seagate 3tb drive in. RAID 1 configuration. This drive is listed as compatible by both Qnap and Western Digital. As far as you know, any issues to the contrary? Thanks
Answer by Adam on 16th January 2014
The WD RED NAS hard drives are the most suitable hard drives for any NAS storage so there should not be any problems. -AdamR
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Answer by Martin on 25th April 2014
I have a feeling that drives by different manufacturers, shouldn't be mixed.
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Q: Are the new NASWare 2.0 3TB WD RED drives OWM or retail?
Answer by Jake on 22nd November 2013
These drives are OEM drives, not retail drives. -Jake
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Q: Are the new NASWare 2.0 3TB WD RED drives OEM or retail?
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Q: Are the new NASWare 2.0 3TB WD RED drives OWM or retail?
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Q: Do you stock the newer models that include NASware 2.0?
Answer by Matthew on 13th November 2013
As of today (13/11/13), the 1TB and 3TB drives we have in stock are NASWare 2.0 but the 2TB drives are just NASWare. -MR
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Q: Hi, are these retail or OEM drives? - I understood that the retail drives have a 3-year warranty, but your description only states 2-year....
Answer by CCL on 1st August 2013
These are OEM drives. Regarding the warranty this is a mis-print - they come with a three-year limited warranty from Western Digital. -MR
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Q: Will this drive be ok in conjunction with 2 1TB Green Disks on a NAS server. I plan to replace the 2 1TB drives eventually
Answer by CCL on 8th April 2013
As long as you aren't raiding the drives in a mirror this should be fine, but it is recommended to match drives. -Danlevan
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Q: Does this work with the Synology CS407e?
Answer by CCL on 10th August 2012
according to the Synology compatibility list this drive will not work with your device, the max drive size supported is 2TB. Please check here for compatibility for your device or any other Synology drive enclosure http://www.synology.com/support/hd.php?lang=us
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4 / 5 3 reviews


last month

Excellent service, cheaper than the competition, and product arrived earlier than expected. Brilliant!

Quentin Lucas

8 months ago

These drives are just the best. Anyone who buys Seagate can't value there data very much as they're very unreliable. Western Digital produce the best quality Hard Disk Drives bay far. So don't waste your money on any other brand of HDD, buy once buy WD.


December 2019

Prompt delivery and it is still working after one month. A review might make more sense after a year or two. It is in a NAS so time will tell.