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WD 8TB Red Pro 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm 128MB NAS Hard Drive

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Joining the original color of NAS, WD Red Pro continues the formula of success that has led the WD Red product family by adding support beyond consumer and small business markets into medium and large 8-16 bay business storage systems. WD Red Pro hard drives integrate WD's exclusive technology, NASware, to provide unparalleled support for drive compatibility, reliability, and performance.

  • Professional solutions

    Designed specifically with SMB customers in mind the WD Red family has expanded with the addition of WD Red Pro, which is available for the 8 to 16 bay medium to large-scale NAS environments. With capacities up to 4 TB, WD Red Pro was engineered to handle the increased workloads from your business.
  • Exclusive NASware technology

    The exclusive advanced firmware technology built into every WD Red Pro drive, NASware enables seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in the demanding NAS environment.
  • 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.
  • Vibration protection

    In combination with 3D Active Balance Plus, WD Red Pro also features hardware vibration compensation technology which monitors the drive to correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time, further increasing drive reliability.
  • Enhanced accuracy for NAS

    For overall enhanced accuracy for NAS, WD Red Pro is also equipped with dual actuator technology which improves positional accuracy over the data tracks and head positioning. StableTrac technology then secures the motor shaft at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize the drive platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations. Both technologies are important for larger 8 to 16 bay NAS environments.
  • 8 to 16 Bay Shock protection

    WD Red Pro is equipped with a multi-axis shock sensor that automatically detects subtle shock events and dynamic fly height technology which adjusts each read-write function to compensate and protect the data. This combination of technology further protects the drives in large 8 to 16 bay NAS environments and increases drive reliability.
  • Extended drive testing

    The 8 to 16 bay NAS environment is very demanding on a hard drive with added vibration, heat and other factors. This is why every WD Red Pro drive is shipped with extended thermal cycle burn-in testing which ensure each drive for extended reliable operation.
  • Error recovery prevention

    Built specifically for RAID and NAS environments, WD Red Pro drives come equipped with error recovery controls as part of NASware, which prevents the drive from fallout in RAID applications.



Product Description
WD Red Pro NAS Hard Drive WD8001FFWX - hard drive - 8 TB - SATA 6Gb/s
Hard drive - internal - Advanced Format technology, NAS compatible, NASware technology, Multi-axis shock sensor, Dynamic fly height technology
8 TB
Form Factor
SATA 6Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
600 MBps
Buffer Size
128 MB
Spindle Speed
7200 rpm
Advanced Format technology, NAS compatible, NASware technology, Multi-axis shock sensor, Dynamic fly height technology, S.M.A.R.T.
Dimensions (WxDxH)
101.6 mm x 147 mm x 26.1 mm
650 g
Manufacturer Warranty
5-year warranty

Detailed Specification


Device Type
Hard drive - internal
8 TB
Form Factor
SATA 6Gb/s
Buffer Size
128 MB
Advanced Format technology, NAS compatible, NASware technology, Multi-axis shock sensor, Dynamic fly height technology, S.M.A.R.T.
101.6 mm
147 mm
26.1 mm
650 g


Drive Transfer Rate
600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate
205 MBps
Spindle Speed
7200 rpm


1,000,000 hours
Non-Recoverable Errors
10 per 10^15
Load / Unload Cycles

Expansion & Connectivity

1 x SATA 6 Gb/s
Compatible Bay


Power Consumption
7.2 Watt (read) , 7.2 Watt (write) , 5.1 Watt (idle) , 1 Watt (standby) , 1 Watt (sleep)

Software & System Requirements

OS Required
Apple MacOS, Microsoft Windows


Compliant Standards
RoHS, TUV Nord, NMB-3 Class B, CAN ICES-3 Class B

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 5 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
5 °C
Max Operating Temperature
60 °C
Shock Tolerance (operating)
65 g @ 2 ms
Shock Tolerance (non-operating)
300 g @ 2 ms
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