Western Digital WD3001FFSX 3TB Hard Disk Drive
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Western Digital WD3001FFSX Red Pro 3TB 7.2K RPM HDD SATA Refurbished

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WD3001FFSX Western Digital Red Pro 3TB (Terabytes) 7200 RPM Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) Gigabits Per Second (6GBPS) 64MB (Megabyte) Buffer 3.5Inch Internal Hard Disk Drive | Made by Western Digital | Refurbished
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Product Overview of the Western Digital WD3001FFSX HDD

In the ever-evolving landscape of storage solutions, Western Digital has established itself as a prominent player, consistently delivering reliable and high-performance storage devices. Among their extensive range of products, the Western Digital WD3001FFSX Red Pro stands out as a robust internal hard disk drive (HDD) designed for professional use. In this SATA 6GBPS comprehensive review, we will delve into the various aspects of the WD3001FFSX, exploring its specifications, performance, and suitability for different applications.


The Western Digital WD3001FFSX Red Pro comes with an impressive array of specifications that cater to the needs of professional users. Let's break down its key features:

Storage Capacity

With a substantial storage capacity of 3TB 7.2K RPM, the WD3001FFSX offers ample space for storing large volumes of data. This makes it an ideal choice for users with demanding storage requirements, such as creative professionals, small businesses, and enthusiasts dealing with extensive multimedia content.

Rotation Speed

The HDD operates at a speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute (RPM). This high rotation speed enhances data access and transfer rates, resulting in quicker file retrieval and improved overall system performance. The 7.2K RPM is particularly beneficial for tasks that involve frequent read and write operations, such as video editing and data analysis.

SATA 6GBPS Interface

The WD3001FFSX Red Pro features a SATA 6GBPS interface, providing a fast and reliable connection to the host system. This interface ensures optimal data transfer rates between the HDD and the motherboard, reducing latency and enhancing the overall responsiveness of the storage system.

64MB Buffer

Equipped with a sizable 64MB buffer, the WD3001FFSX can efficiently cache frequently accessed data, minimizing access times and enhancing system responsiveness. The generous buffer size contributes to a smoother user experience, especially when dealing with large files and multitasking.


Performance is a critical factor in evaluating any storage device, and the WD3001FFSX Red Pro excels in this aspect. Its combination of high RPM, SATA 6GBPS interface, and substantial buffer size translates into impressive read and write speeds.

Sequential Read and Write Speeds

The 7,200 RPM ensures that the WD3001FFSX delivers excellent sequential read and write speeds. This is particularly advantageous for tasks that involve streaming large files, such as video playback and content creation. Users working with high-definition video footage or large datasets will appreciate the HDD's ability to handle data-intensive operations with ease.

Random Read and Write Performance

In addition to sequential performance, the WD3001FFSX demonstrates commendable random read and write capabilities. This is crucial for applications where data access patterns are unpredictable, such as gaming and certain database workloads. The combination of a high RPM and a substantial buffer size contributes to efficient random data access, ensuring a responsive computing experience.

Reliability and Durability

Western Digital is renowned for producing reliable storage solutions, and the Red Pro series is no exception. The WD3001FFSX is built with durability in mind, making it suitable for 24/7 operation in professional environments. The drive is designed to withstand the demands of constant use, offering peace of mind to users who rely on their storage solutions for mission-critical tasks.

Use Cases

The WD3001FFSX Red Pro is tailored for professional use, and its specifications make it well-suited for a variety of applications. Here are some key use cases where this HDD shines:

Network-Attached Storage (NAS) Systems

The WD3001FFSX is a popular choice for NAS systems, where its high capacity and reliability are valuable assets. Whether used in a home NAS setup or a small business environment, the drive's 3TB capacity provides ample space for storing and accessing shared files, backups, and media content.

Content Creation and Editing

Creative professionals working with large multimedia files, such as video editors and graphic designers, will benefit from the WD3001FFSX's high-speed performance. The combination of a 7,200 RPM rotation speed and a substantial buffer ensures smooth playback and efficient editing workflows.

Small Business Servers

Small businesses often require robust storage solutions for their servers. The WD3001FFSX, with its 3TB capacity and reliability features, is an excellent choice for small business servers that need to handle file sharing, backups, and other storage-intensive tasks.

Surveillance Systems

In surveillance applications, where continuous recording and storage of high-resolution video footage are essential, the WD3001FFSX's capacity and reliability make it a suitable choice. Its ability to operate 24/7 adds to its appeal in surveillance scenarios.

More Information

The Western Digital Red Pro 3TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS 64MB Buffer Internal Hard Drive (WD3001FFSX) is compatible with any system that has a SATA III (6 Gbps) interface and can support a 3.5-inch hard drive. This includes most desktop computers and some laptops that can accommodate a 3.5-inch drive bay. It is important to note that this drive is designed for use in network-attached storage (NAS) systems. so it should be compatible with most NAS devices on the market. However, you should always check the manufacturer's specifications for your specific device to ensure compatibility before purchasing. Also, This drive has a warranty of 3 years, so it should be fine for home and small business usage, but if you need long-term reliability, check if your device supports more robust drives like enterprise-class hard drives.


The Western Digital Red Pro 3TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS 64MB Buffer Internal Hard Drive (WD3001FFSX) has a rotational speed of 7,200 RPM, which is faster than the typical 5,400 RPM speed of most consumer-grade hard drives, providing faster data access and improved performance. The drive also features a 64MB cache buffer, which can help to improve performance by temporarily storing frequently accessed data for quick retrieval. It also has a high workload rate of up to 300TB per year, which makes it suitable for use in multi-bay NAS systems and can handle more load than the regular Red series.

ReliabilityThe Western Digital Red Pro 3TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS 64MB Buffer Internal Hard Drive (WD3001FFSX) is a 3-terabyte hard drive designed for use in network-attached storage (NAS) systems. The drive has a rotational speed of 7,200 RPM and a 6 Gbps SATA interface. It also features a 64MB cache buffer. It is designed to operate in multi-bay NAS systems and can handle workloads of up to 300TB per year. These are built with NASware 3.0 technology that is optimized for compatibility with your devices.Specification WD3001FFSX Western Digital Red Pro 3TB Disk Drive
  • Brand Name: Western Digital
  • Part Numberor SKU# WD3001FFSX
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
Performance Details
  • Drive Interface: SATA 6GBPS
  • Storage Capacity: 3TB
  • Rotational Speed: 7.2K RPM
  • Buffer: 64 MB
  • Size: 3.5"
  • Drive Type: Internal

Outline, the Western Digital WD3001FFSX Red Pro 3TB 7.2K RPM HDD SATA 6GBPS 64MB Buffer Internal is a compelling storage solution for professionals and enthusiasts seeking high-capacity, high-performance storage. Its impressive specifications, reliable performance, and advanced features make it well-suited for a variety of applications, ranging from content creation and editing to small business servers and NAS systems. Whether you are a creative professional, a small business owner, or a tech enthusiast, the WD3001FFSX offers a reliable and efficient storage solution that meets the demands of modern computing environments.

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