WD Red 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD80EFAX

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  • Specifically designed for use in NAS systems with up to 8 bays
  • Supports up to 180 TB/yr workload rate workload rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive Workload Rate is annualized (TB transferred times (8760/ recorded power on hours) Workload Rate will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations
  • Nasware firmware for compatibility

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WD Red 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 256 MB Cache 3 5" - WD80EFAX. Recording technology - CMR WD10JFCX (1TB) WD10EFRX (1TB) WD20EFRX (2TB) WD30EFRX (3TB) WD40EFRX (4TB) WD60EFRX (6TB) WD80EFAX (8TB) WD100EFAX (10TB) WD101EFAX (10TB) WD120EFAX (12TB) WD140EFAX (14TB) SMR WD20EFAX (2TB) WD30EFAX (3TB) WD40EFAX (4TB) WD60EFAX (6TB)


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WD Red WD Red Pro
Application Up to 8-bay NAS systems Up to 24-bay NAS systems
RPM Class 5400 7200
Workload Rate (TB/yr) 180 300
Ideal for Personal Home & Small Office NAS Medium to Large Business NAS
Cache 16 MB - 256 MB 64 MB - 256 MB
Highest Available Capacity 12TB 12TB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s

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Reviewed in Canada on July 16, 2020
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Reviewed in Canada on October 19, 2020
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2.0 out of 5 stars This is a lie, its the wrong model, this is the air filled one that overheat.
By Benoit D. on October 19, 2020
The seller clearly states that the model is a WD80EFAX-68LHPN0, the helium filled HDD which is way more efficient, up to 20% faster, produce less heat, and use way less power than the model I received. The WD80EFAX-68KNBN0 model is air filled and is really problematic to use in home or small office server. Do not use in a rackmount server or it will overheat, especially if you have more than 2 of those drives.

If it wasn't for the downtime required to ship back and get new drives I would have done it without a doubt in my mind.

Again, if you own a rackmount server, or if you already have you should avoid this model if you can and try to find one that is helium filled, this one is a "no-no".

WD are usually good drives, this is the only reason I didn't give it only one star.
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Reviewed in Canada on July 4, 2020
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Reviewed in Canada on December 5, 2020
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good 8tb drive. But this is the air-filled (revised) model that's louder and runs hotter.
By KL on December 5, 2020
Just a follow-up

I ordered from amazon and it arrived. But the listing is for the helium model(68LHPN0). What actually arrived was the air model

WD80EFAX-68KNBN0

OK, I decided to give it a try in my synology anyways. However, it's much louder with annoying drive seeks. This confirms that 1) air filled model and b) 8tb platters are louder anyways and 3) that WD is labelling 7200 rpm drives as 5400 drives but spinning at the higher speeds. This is coming from 4tb wd red (cmr) drives. Put the old drive back in; whisper quiet.

Shame on WD for changing the specs without making it clear. On the back of the SMR WD Red scandal; they are lucky they have an oligopoly on the market.

This is NOT a problem if your NAS or desktop is in a place where noise isn't an issue. But I run mine in the TV room right beside my couch and I was specifically looking for the quieter 5400 rpm helium models.
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Reviewed in Canada on March 16, 2021
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Reviewed in Canada on May 2, 2019
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Reviewed in Canada on April 8, 2019
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Reviewed in Canada on June 20, 2020
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1.0 out of 5 stars Common problem or used product?
By Carlson Cheung on June 20, 2020
Noticed cracked plastic around the L shaped SATA connection point as soon as I opened it, was able to still plug it in and it does work fine so far but it's just a bad first impression. Also doing some searches on reddit it seems like this and the surrounding plastic have some tendency to crack.
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1.0 out of 5 stars 買わないほうがいいよ 爆☆熱
Reviewed in Japan on November 5, 2018
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1.0 out of 5 stars 買わないほうがいいよ 爆☆熱
Reviewed in Japan on November 5, 2018
はい
他の方も書いていますが爆熱です
しかも使い始めて1ヶ月経たないでMFT破損
RMAを使って交換したら薄い段ボール商品箱に入った破損したブリスターパックと破損した商品
あれ?RMAで送り返すとき結構きびしめに
商品保護して送れとか書いてましたよね?
この商品またRMAしなきゃいけないの?
送り賃こっち負担なんだけど
しかもAmazonに返品出来ないんだなこれ
もう最悪なんですけど
Western Digitalの商品はもう買わねーわ
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Federico
1.0 out of 5 stars Ok il disco, attenzione al recesso con fabiostore
Reviewed in Italy on October 12, 2019
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Digital_Influx
2.0 out of 5 stars Low resonance hum - not for those sensitive to noise
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 12, 2020
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John
3.0 out of 5 stars Too noisy
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2019
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M. Parfitt
4.0 out of 5 stars Only time can tell
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 8, 2019
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