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WD Red Drive Failing

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by SpitfireTT, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. SpitfireTT


    Joined: Nov 28, 2016

    Posts: 28

    Hello All,

    I Currently have a DS918+ running with 4x WD Red 3TB , over the past 2 years I have had to sent back 2 drives to WD as my Synology detected bad sectors on the drives.

    Now this morning my NAS has detected a "Failing" drive After running a SMART extended test and was advised by synology to put the drive into a caddy and run the WD Diagnostics test on my pc , its currently running a extended test - 28 hours to go

    Are WD RED Drives known for high failure rate or am I just unlucky ?

    I think this drive which has failed is out of warranty , if it is - what are the best drives to replace it with , can you mix and match drives ?
  2. nicknack35

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 5, 2014

    Posts: 1,458

    Seen a few people rate the Ironwolf drives. Not sure how good they are im looking to get a NAS this weekend. I currently have a 6tb WD RED PRO in my PC not ideal.So that be going in my NAS following other drives week after. So id like to know the Answer to your question also regarding drives