"WD Red hard drives are designed and tested for compatibility in the unique 24x7 operating environment and demanding system requirements of home and small office NAS. With exclusive NASware technology built in, WD Red hard drive improves NAS storage performance by reducing common hard drive concerns in NAS systems including concerns for things like integration, upgradeability, reliability and cost of ownership that are experienced with a hard drive designed for desktop computers."
Anandtech [anandtech.com]has a good in-depth review of the red series.
In response to the eventual question, "WTF is Nasware?"
Answer, Fancy marketing lingo for the following:
Less aggressive head parking (no IntelliPark feature)
Configurable Time Limited Error Recovery (TLER), with a default of 7 seconds
IntelliPower disk rotation speeds (comparable to Green drives)
Vibration reduction mechanism in hardware
3-Yr. warranty and 24x7 phone support
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