Western Digital raises WD Gold hard drives capacity by 25 percent

Western Digital Corporation, a world leader in storage solutions announced on Thursday adopting a new, high-capacity configuration of up to 10TB for its award-winning WD Gold datacenter hard drives. Designed formodern enterprise storage systems, WD Gold10TB datacenterhard drivesfeatureHelioSeal® helium-technology for high capacity, power efficientstorage fordatacenter environments.

WD Gold datacenter hard drives are designed for a broad range of applications – including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers and storage, and rack-mount datacenter servers and storage enclosures. WD Gold 10TB datacenter hard drives feature an optimized design over the existing WD Gold 8TB drivesthat helps reduce TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of servers and storage systems through an 8 percent operating power reduction while delivering 25 percent more capacity. This benefits IT administrators challenged with keeping up with growing storage demands onlimited budgets.

“It is Western Digital’s on-goinggoal to providesuperior reliability and compelling valueto theour enterprise customers,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, Western Digital. “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.The new 10TB capacity enables customers to efficiently deploy higher density storage solutions.”

WD Gold 10TB datacenter 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 datacenter drives

•           High reliability – WD Gold drives incorporate best-of-breed design, manufacturing and test processes 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

WD Gold 10TB hard drives (model number WD101KRYZ) are currently available at select U.S. distributors, resellers and through the WD Store.

Western Digital Corporation is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers.