WD Red 12tb and larger capacities release date



since the Red product line is stuck at 10TB and there is much competition up to 14TB, when are there going to be 12TB models (and larger) for the Red and Red Pro lines?

Thank you in advance


Yeah, I too would like to know an approximate release date for the 12TB Red! It seems long overdue.


Well, i need to change 4x 8TB in my personal NAS and about a dozen more in friends’ devices.

2x4=8TB more only if i upgrade to 10TB drives, but if 12TB drives come out, there is huge gain in space.

Would be great if there are plans for release in the next 2-3months


It doesn’t look like WD is going to give us any advance notice. They will only give us the release date on the day it’s released.


I guess you are right. I only hope that they release it one year after the 10TB model, which if i remember correctly it was released approx. July 2017.
It has to be in the works though, they wouldn’t let so much time pass between 10TB and 12TB, but they also have to grow some numbers for the Gold 12TB.


I had expected the 12TB WD Red August 2018 (extrapolating from release dates for the 8TB and 10TB; sorry I can’t reproduce that research now). I sure hope they come out with it (at lease, if not a 14TB WD Red!) before too long. I love this line, and need huge 5400 rpm HDDs that are as cool as this line.)

I would think that 5400 rpm HDDs would PRECEDE faster ones of a given capacity.

It’s also odd that they don’t tease products, so that those of us who then might be willing to wait would.