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Scan code: LN46168 Manufacturer code: WD30EFRX

WD Red 3TB 3.5 inch NAS Hard Disk Drive WD30EFRX

3TB WD Red WD30EFRX, 3.5" NAS HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 5400rpm, 64MB Cache, NCQ, OEM

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Scan code: LN46168 Manufacturer code: WD30EFRX
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The 3TB WD RED is a high-quality HDD that delivers incredible performance thanks to its easy to use 3.5inch form factor that is just 26.1mm in height, the drive speed is 5400rpm. The WD RED HDD's technical highlight is it’s 6Gb/s interface, which is the latest SATA III standard. This drive in particular has a storage capacity of 3TB and has a 64MB Cache with an access time of 2ms.

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Network it in RED

Our formula for success at WD has led to the growth of the WD RED making it available in the highest capacities possible. Now up to 10TB, WD offers an even broader, more comprehensive portfolio of NAS solutions for our customers spanning from a total of 1 to 8 bays. This will allow you to store even more data for your home or small business. The WD RED family just got bigger.

Other Hard Drives in the 3.5" WD RED range:

1TB 2TB 4TB 6TB 8TB 10TB

3.5" WD RED Pro range:

2TB 4TB 6TB 8TB 10TB

High-End NAS Hard Drives

Everyday Performance

Designed for NAS Storage

WD RED is the only hard drive designed for NAS systems that have 1-8 drive bays. The drives are designed and extensively tested for compatibility in the unique 24x7 operating environment and demanding system requirements of home and small office NAS. WD eliminates the confusion. These drives are designed for personal, home, and small business NAS systems up to 8-bays.

Optimise your NAS Experience

Solid Reliability

NASware grows to 3.0

Built to deliver the best NAS experience, NASware 3.0 extends our promise by further optimising WD RED for the NAS environment with added support for 6 to 8 NAS bays. WD RED now supports small NAS systems from 1 to 8 bays thanks to NASware 3.0, which further improves drive compatibility and reliability. At 80TB of total capacity in an 8 bay system, WD RED expands your NAS experience.

Ways to Use Your NAS

NAS Home

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. The WD RED NASware 3.0 experience with increased compatibility makes sharing from your mobile device, computer, TV, stereo and more an instant gratification. WD RED enables you to create your own reliable Personal Cloud.

NAS Business

NAS for Business

Increase the efficiency and productivity of your small business with WD RED hard drives for your 1 to 8 bay NAS system. WD RED comes equipped with NASware 3.0, which increases system compatibility allowing for seamless integration with your existing network infrastructure. Add value to your business by enabling your employees to quickly share their files and back up folders reliably with WD RED NAS hard drives. For medium to large business that use up to 16 bay NAS systems, use WD RED Pro.

WD RED Features


NAS Compatibility
Advanced firmware technology built into every WD RED drive, NASware 3.0 enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID.

Right Choice

The Right Choice
WD RED is designed specifically for home and small office NAS systems and PCs with RAID.


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.


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36 months
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
10 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Western Digital (UK) Ltd
01372 360055
3TB WD Red WD30EFRX, 3.5" NAS HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 5400rpm, 64MB Cache, NCQ, OEM is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Repacement for NAS Delivery was very fast - next day from Scan, price competitive, drive was exact replacement for one drive that had failed in my NAS. New drive worked fine no issues. Gave 4 stars because I'm not certain of expected life of WD Red drives.
Date published: 2020-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only time will tell.... These are good quality, reliable drives. Maybe not the fastest on the market but that's not a problem for me in a RAID5 NAS with SSD cache. They're way quieter than the old desktop drives I had before and that is a big bonus. They seem to run a bit cooler than the 7200rpm drives too. Obviously we'll see how well they perform over the next few years but they do come with a 3 year warranty so that's comforting. I feel that my data is in safe hands finally.
Date published: 2020-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good purchase Excellent service. Competive price. Easy to install and so far works very well.
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from arrived quickly and early days but all working well. arrived quickly and early days but all working well.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality and reliable product. Bought this to go with my other 3TB WD Red WD30EFRX HD to fit in my Synology Diskstation DS214+. Fantastic discs. Extremely reliable and quiet and don't get hot. Not using RAID configuration and have instead opted to have two separate volumes in Synology. New HD being used to record CCTV footage from three HikVision cameras running at full resolution. 100% perfect. Can't recommend Scan enough. No point in buying from anywhere else.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it said on the reviews I have 2 of these 3tb Red drives in my new Synology NAS716 +II running in Synology's raid 1 configuration. All seems well at this point as they as only been in 2 months or so. Only time will tell.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet, Fast, No Fuss I already use WD RED in another NAS solution, so, when the time came to update the ageing drives in my second unit I immediately looked to buy WD RED Time will tell if they are reliable of course, but, initially my NAS has reduced noise output, increased response and a 58% increased average speed of data read/write over the previous drives Allin all, a huge success
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent upgrade for RAID systems I have a Promise Pegasus R4 RAID system and was fed up of having to replace failed drives - 3 Toshiba drives failed in 3 years. The 3TB WD Red drives were recommended as a suitable replacement and upgrade by Scan computers and were easy to install and have worked faultlessly since then. It is too soon to comment on durability but I feel more confident in these drives than the originals.
Date published: 2016-11-27
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Is this the retail or component version?

By retail I mean the boxed one, not the drive that arrives in a crappy anti static bag and that will have been thrashed about by the delivery service!
Asked by: spettifer
Not boxed just in bag but was well wrapped in bubble wrap - no damage
Answered by: RedSpyder
Date published: 2020-06-07
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WD Red 3TB 3.5 inch NAS Hard Disk Drive WD30EFRX
WD Red 3TB 3.5 inch NAS Hard Disk Drive WD30EFRX