Thursday, July 31st 2014

ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility for New WD Red Pro and WD Red HDDs

ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced today that it has verified compatibility of 5 new WD hard drives models with ASUSTOR NAS devices. These new hard drives consist of 3 new WD Red Pro models (WD4001FFSX, WD3001FFSX, WD2001FFSX) for SMB and 2 high capacities WD Red models are available in 6 TB and 5 TB models (WD60EFRX, WD50EFRX) for home and SOHO markets. ASUSTOR NAS users will now enjoy more flexibility and choice when selecting suitable hard drives for enterprise or personal cloud storage applications.

The ASUSTOR NAS product line consists of 2, 4, 6 and 8-bay tower models along with 4, 9 and 12-bay rackmount models. All devices are powered by high-performance Intel Atom dual-core processors which are suitable for personal, home and business use. Users are free to select a disk capacity suited to their storage needs to create a dedicated cloud storage server that centralizes their data and backups.

All ASUSTOR NAS devices come with the ADM (ASUSTOR Data Master) operating system. ADM features an intuitive App-based design and integrates seamlessly with ASUSTOR's hardware to create an optimal cloud storage platform. ADM also features RAID storage technology that offers different levels of protection for data. Users are able to select different RAID levels based on the NAS model and number of hard drives in use. Furthermore, ADM's Storage Manager provides Disk Doctor and S.M.A.R.T. Scan functions that help users monitor the health of their hard drives, allowing them to take preemptive action should any abnormalities be detected, safeguarding critical data.

"The newly launched WD Red series NAS hard drives feature NASware 3.0 technoogy, which allows for increased system stability. The new WD Red hard drives are the perfect choice for 24/7 NAS environments." said Darrin Bulik, Director of Digital Video & NAS Products, WD Storage Technology. "We have been working closely with ASUSTOR in completing compatibility testing and are excited to offer these new options to the market, in order to satisfy the home and business NAS user demands for high performance storage."

"We are elated to collaborate with WD in officially verifying the compatibility of their 5 newest hard drive models with ASUSTOR products," said Quote Lin, Director of Research and Development at ASUSTOR. "ASUSTOR NAS devices were created to meet the cloud storage demands of both business and home users. Cross-platform compatibility with Windows, Mac and Unix-like operating systems along with an intuitive user interface makes ASUSTOR NAS devices an optimal choice for creating cloud storage. Undoubtedly, selecting stable hard disk storage technology is extremely important when creating a cloud storage space. WD's new WD Red series hard drives provide high capacity options, superb stability, and excellent performance. They can be combined with ASUSTOR enterprise-class models such as the AS-608T, AS-609RD or 7 series to create optimal cloud storage."

ASUSTOR will soon release its flagship enterprise-class rackmount NAS series (7 series) which includes 9 bay and 12 bay devices. These new models will be able to utilize a maximum capacity of 36TB and 48TB in WD Red Pro series hard drives. With regards to business users, this will provide high capacity storage while satisfying their needs for 24/7 operation and the creation of stable RAID storage volumes.

Find the HDD compatibility list here.
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