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BH9244
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WD Red 10 TB Variant

Post by BH9244 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:48 am

Shopping for drives and have been looking at the WD Red 10TB.

There appears to be two versions the WD100EFRX and WD101EFX.

Looking at the specs they appear the same, anyone know what the difference is ?

Thanks

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Re: WD Red 10 TB Variant

Post by dolbyman » Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:53 am

can't find the model
WD101EFX

if you mean 101EFAX

here are speculations
https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/co ... wd101efax/

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Re: WD Red 10 TB Variant

Post by BH9244 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:05 am

You are correct I gave the wrong model number, and thanks for the link explained it perfectly.

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Re: WD Red 10 TB Variant

Post by Ron1963 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:46 pm

BH9244 wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:48 am
Shopping for drives and have been looking at the WD Red 10TB. There appears to be two versions the WD100EFAX and WD101EFAX. Looking at the specs they appear the same, anyone know what the difference is ? Thanks
Reading the spec sheet of WD, see https://documents.westerndigital.com/co ... ed-hdd.pdf. The new 101 is slower, makes more noise, uses more power and can stand less shock. And apparently runs hotter reading that reddit post. And that all for a theoretical 5MB/s throughput gain.... WD doesn't give s..t about the Red brand anymore it seems. I would get the old WD100EFAX one instead of the 101EFAX if you still can.

PS Good WD specify the recording technology now in their specs.
1x TS431, 1x TS251, 1x TS253

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Re: WD Red 10 TB Variant

Post by dawsonkm » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:42 am

I’ve read somewhere that it could be helium vs air. The 101 is air.
TS-431X2 QTS 4.4.3.1439 - Static Vol 4 x 8TB Hdd Raid 5 Using 10GBE
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TS-431P2 QTS 4.4.3.1439 - Static Vol 4 x 8TB Hdd Raid 5
TS-431P2 QTS 4.4.3.1439 - Static Vol 4 x 8TB Hdd Raid 5
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