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Western Digital Confuses Everyone With ‘5400 RPM Class’ Hard Drives

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The WD Red ‘5400 RPM Class’ NAS hard drives actually spin at 7,200rpm.

By Matthew Humphries

One of the key specifications present on any hard drive is how fast it spins, with 5,400rpm and 7,200rpm being the two most well-known spinning speeds. However, Western Digital is muddying the waters by classifying some of its…

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