HDD's? Are the Reds being Discontinued?

Hi. Can someone explain to me what is going on with the WD HDD’s? It looks to me like the Red HDD’s are being phased out. Is that True? What are we supposed to use with our NAS’s now? Are the WD Ultrastar’s a replacement for ALL past HDD’s? (Red, Purple, Blue, Black, etc.?) I am so confused. I wanted to upgrade my NAS soon and was trying to figure out what would be best for me but I don’t even know what WD is doing with their HDD’s now. I am about to look elsewhere but I would rather stick with WD if someone can answer me what is the deal with hardly any products available when I look in the WD Stores and such? please explain and thanks in advance for any help.

REALLY? No one, especially one who works at WD, can answer this question for me? Then I guess it is really time to find a new HDD supplier. Unbelievable.

This is a User to User forum provided to us by WD … so you’ll rarely get a direct response from WD

Anyways, looks like the RED’s are being phased out and being replaced by RED Pro’s.

Sizes 4TB to 12TB available.


Thanks for everything, especially the link to the Store, I couldnt find it before

lots of WDC disks on NewEgg, no shortages i have ever noted

I use a lot of hard disks as SSD products tend to be puny by comparison

not observing WD withdraw from market!

  • To the contrary, they have extended the sizes of existing models (i.e. 14TB WD Red NAS https://amzn.to/37US4YA) whilst also adding to the new category of Red NAS PRO + Black for Gamers (5TB https://amzn.to/37Yvzlz), and extending the SSD for NAS range (Red SA500 NAS 4TB https://amzn.to/2tvP1Y2).
  • Perhaps the timing of the product releases did not overlap with your new quest in Sept 2019…?

However, like many technologies, product release cycles and stock availability can result in challenges. Start of 2020 is likely to see intense pressure on stock for certain categories as a consequence of disruption to supply chain (manufacturing in China in particular). Perhaps also exasperated by the quarterly stock forecasting and weak rebate model to distributors/sellers. This could result in spike in demand with poor options for stock replenishment = higher prices.