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Albert Chang discusses WD's latest internal hard drives

By Ashley Lucas - on 22 Mar 2016, 2:05pm

Albert Chang discusses WD's latest internal hard drives


The first company to label its drives with color, WD sets out to conquer new heights with its latest lineup of color-coded internal hard drives.

Starting with a brief explanation of the importance of storage and why we need hard disk drives (HDDs), Albert Chang, Senior Regional Marketing of WD APAC, gave us the pros and cons of WD’s latest drives.

With the WD Blue, users will get entry-level features and capacities ideal for everyday computing needs. Upgrade it to the WD Blue SSHD, and you’ll get a drive with high-performance NAND flash SSD technology with huge storage capacities.

Meanwhile, users who demand high performance, high capacity, and high reliability should choose the WD Black hard drive, as it combines a high performance 7200 RPM spin speed, 16MB cache, and SATA 6 Gbps interface.

The WD Red NAS hard drives, on the other hand, offers a wide array of solutions for customers looking to build the biggest and best-performing NAS storage solution. It is built for up to 8-bay NAS systems, and has a noise and vibration protection. There’s also the WD Red Pro, which comes equipped with NASware 3.0, allowing seamless integration with users’ existing network infrastructure, and the WD Re, which is perfect for high-availability storage arrays.

Last but not the least is the WD Purple hard drive built for 24/7 surveillance use that comes with support for up to 8 hard drives and 32 cameras. Another option is the WD Purple NV hard drive that adds support for systems with higher drive bay configurations and up to 64 HD cameras.