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Full speed ahead for Western Digital's data center drives

03 Aug 2016

After launching its line specifically for the data center in April, Western Digital Corporation is increasing its WD Gold Hard Drives’ capacity by 25%.

The storage solutions company has just announced a new high-capacity configuration of up to 10TB for its data center hard drives.

According to the company, the drives are designed for modern enterprise storage systems and feature helium technology for high capacity, power efficient storage.

They've also been designed for a broad range of applications, including SME (Small-medium enterprise) servers and storage.

In a company statement Western Digital revealed that WD Gold 10TB data center hard drives feature an optimized design over the existing WD Gold 8TB drives. This helps to reduce TCO (Total Cost Ownership) of servers and storage systems through an 8% operating power reduction – while delivering 25% more capacity.

Western Digital claims the new configuration is beneficial for IT administrators currently challenged with keeping up with growing storage demands on limited budgets.

Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing for Western Digital, says that it is the company’s ongoing goal to provide superior reliability and compelling value to its enterprise customers.

“WD Gold drives are a key component of the overall WD portfolio, providing power efficient, capacity-optimized storage for a wide range of high workload applications,” says Collins.

Western Digital says the Gold 10TB datacenter hard drives provide:

  • Improved power efficiency 
  • Better performance 
  • High reliability 
  • Dedicated Premium Support Line ​

“The new 10TB capacity enables customers to efficiently deploy higher density storage solutions.”

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