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WD Brings 3.5-inch XE SAS Hard Drives to the Philippines

By Lionell Go Macahilig & Joy Hou - on 23 May 2013, 5:20pm

WD Brings 3.5-inch XE SAS Hard Drives to the Philippines

WD has announced a new 3.5-inch SAS hard drive solution for legacy datacenter storage systems with the release of the WD XE, 2.5-inch, 10,000RPM SAS hard drive, now available mounted in a 3.5-inch WD performance adapter. Shipping immediately, the WD XE hard drives provide best-in-class performance, low power consumption, and an easier upgrade path for existing 3.5-inch storage systems.

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WD XE 2.5-inch SAS hard drives in 3.5-inch performance adapters feature:-

Highest performance in its class – WD XE delivers ultra-fast 6Gbps transfer rates, best-in-class sequential data rate of 204MBps, and outstanding random I/O performance;

Low power consumption – This 3.5-inch SAS drive delivers up to 67 percent lower power versus 3.5-inch 15,000RPM drives, which can result in substantially lower total cost of ownership (TCO) while increasing capacity and reliability;

Form factor – 2.5-inch drive mounted in 3.5-inch performance adapter for ease of upgrade and ultra-cool operation;

Dual port, full duplex connectivity – Offers higher reliability, performance and data availability by eliminating single points of failure, designed for high-availability datacenter systems;

NoTouch ramp load technology – The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit; and

Reliability rating – 2 million hours MTBF

The WD XE SAS enterprise hard drives in 3.5-inch performance adapters, shipping in capacities ranging from 300GB to 900GB, (models: WD3001HKHG, WD6001HKHG, and WD9001HKHG); are available through select retailers and are distributed by Verdure Xchange Tech, Inc. and Ubertech, Inc. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD XE hard drives in performance adapters range from PhP 10,999 to PhP 28,999. WD XE drives are covered by a five-year limited warranty.