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WD Gold data center hard drive now available at 10TB capacity

By Ashley Lucas - on 5 Sep 2016, 1:30pm

WD Gold data center hard drive now available at 10TB capacity

Continuing to provide a capacity-optimized storage for a wide range of high workload applications, Western Digital has announced a new high-capacity configuration of up to 10TB for the WD Gold data center hard drives.

WD Gold hard drives are designed for a broad range of applications that include small and medium-sized business servers and storage, as well as rack data center servers and storage enclosures.

Featuring an optimized design, the WD Gold 10TB hard drive is set to help reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of servers and storage systems through an eight percent operating power reduction, while delivering 25 percent more capacity. This benefits IT administrators with limited budgets.

The WD Gold 10TB data center hard drives provide:

  • Improved power efficiency – HelioSeal Technology delivers lower power with an increase in capacity. Power efficiency (watts/TB) during operation is improved up to 26 percent over the WD Gold 8TB drive.
  • Better performance – Up to 21 percent sequential performance improvement over WD Gold 8TB data center drives.
  • High reliability – WD Gold drives incorporate best-of-breed design, manufacturing and test processed to achieve one of the highest reliability ratings in the industry – 2.5 million hours MTBF (8TB and 10TB offerings).
  • Dedicated Premium Support Line– Western Digital offers a 24/7 premium support line for WD Gold drive customers and can be reached at U.S.: (855) 559-3733; International: +80055593733.

WD Gold 10TB hard drives (model number WD101KRYZ) are currently available at Iontech Technologies Inc. and Ubertech Technologies Inc.

Source: Western Digital