WD Misrepresenting certain 7200 RPM Reds as 5400 RPM drives.

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avtella

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Looks like WD is misrepresenting certain 7200 RPM Drives as 5400 RPM. First the CMR/SMR mess with the Red NAS drives and now this, hopefully they’re more transparent from now.

This is annoying for those who take it for face value that they’re getting a lower power draw and noise drive...because according to WDs statement the labeling represents “RPM Class” but apparently not in terms of noise/power draw or much context as to what it means in the product brief.

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