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Deal | 16 TB WD Red Pro SATA HDD now 51% off on Amazon

WD Red Pro NAS HDD WD161KFGX model (Source: Western Digital)
WD Red Pro NAS HDD WD161KFGX model (Source: Western Digital)
Thanks to a massive 51% discount, the WD Red Pro NAS HDD (model WD161KFGX) is now down to a tempting US$279.99 (US$569.99 list price). This piece of storage hardware has a general rating of 4.6/5 stars after more than 3,500 validated user reviews, of which over 90% are 4-star and 5-star assessments.

The WD Red Pro lineup is currently available on Amazon with sizes between 2 TB and 22 TB. For now, one of the most tempting deals is the 51% discount that applies to the WD161KFGX model. This pushes the US$569.99 list price to a more manageable US$279.99. However, home users should be aware that this drive is made with data center use in mind.

This CMR drive has 256 MB cache, uses the 3.5-inch form factor, sports a SATA III connection, and comes with a rotational speed of 7200 RPM. It supports up to 300 TB per year workload, has a generous 5-year warranty period, and its reliability is increased thanks to 3D Active Balance Plus technology while NASware 3.0 controls error recovery.

WD Red Pro is the only Western Digital HDD for NAS purposes with a 5-year warranty period. The WD Red and WD Red Plus both come with just 2 years. Other drives from the same manufacturer with 5 years of warranty are the WD Purple Pro (surveillance), WD_BLACK (desktop), WD Gold, and WD Ultrastar (both enterprise). The WD Red Pro lineup has a 4.6/5 Amazon global rating, with 81% perfect scores, 10% 4/5 assessments, but also 5% minimum scores.

Buy the WD Red Pro (WD161KFGX) on Amazon

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Codrut Nistor, 2023-04-28 (Update: 2023-05- 1)