07/11/2012- Why is July 11th 2012 a big day for Western Digital and the storage industry? The reason is exciting; the data storage expert is to launch, on that day, their new line of product, the Red™ drives. Bringing to the market a drive made especially for NAS devices, WD Red™ drives combine with a Thecus® NAS will show the storage world what digital data is all about.
WD Red™ NAS hard drives
WD Red™ hard drives are designed specifically for NAS systems that range from 1 to 5 bays. The drives are designed and extensively tested for compatibility in the unique 24x7 demanding system requirements of home and small office NAS. Already tested by Thecus® engineers, the Red™ series have passed the test with many of our devices. As announced at the launch, the NAS listed below were showing great performances with the Red™ HDD mounted inside:
Compatible Thecus® NAS:
WD Red™ hard drives:
Specifications: SATA 6 GB/S interface, width of 3.5” and height of 1”, Rotational speed managed by IntelliPower™.
With a current capacity range of 1TB, 2TB and 3TB, the 3.5” SATA Red™ HDD combine with the latest series of Thecus® NAS, the Vision series (N2800, N4800 and N5550), the users could reach a total storage pool of 6, 12 and 15TBs. And that is not counting the external hard drives that can be added to the NAS through their complete connectivity of USB 3.0 or eSATA ports.
“The compatibility of Thecus® NAS with the new and dynamic WD Red HDDs is excellent news for all,” said Florence Shih, general manager of Thecus. “To realize this vision, users can experience firsthand, true power and performance. Ultimately, the congruency among WD Red hard drives with Thecus NAS brings great opportunities to the storage industry.”
The two latest devices from the Thecus® Vision series, the N4800 and the N5550, are of course compatible with the Red™ HDD. The 4 bay and 5 bay NAS are both design and oriented towards multimedia applications. The two devices feature an HDMI output, which means that the users can directly stream movies, photos or music stored on their WD Red™ HDD to their HDTV screen. And with the SATA 6GB/S interface of the Red™ HDD compatible with the Thecus® NAS; the users can be assured fast transfer and smooth streaming!
Finally, the NAS exclusive WD Red™, part of the WD's complete lineup of internal hard drives, is warmly welcomed in the compatibility list. Thecus® is proud to be able to support this NAS only and energy efficient HDD.
For the complete compatibility list of WD HDD, go to:
For more information on WD and the Red™ drives, go to:
Established in 2004, Thecus Technology Corp provides market leading network attached storage and network video recorder solutions, committed to revolutionize how everyone from home user to enterprise level business centrally stores, manages and accesses their digital data both onsite and cloud-based. Thecus strives to deliver continuous innovation through cutting edge technology and design to provide data storage with the most customer-friendly platform, rapid performance and robust security. In May 2016, Thecus was formally acquired by Ennoconn Corporation and thus became part of the Foxconn IPC Technology group. Partnered together this diverse group of companies work in tandem to provide a total IoT (Internet of Things) solution. Now with an unparalleled portfolio to work with, Thecus is collaborating to bring unprecedented change to the network storage industry.