14 May 2013

Western Digital (WD) Unveiled New 3.5 Inch SAS Hard Drive Solution

Western Digital(WD®) has been focused lately on this innovative hard disk product. This leader of storage launched its new 3.5 inches SAS hard drive solution with the release of WD XE™ (2.5inch, 10,000 RPM SAS hard disk).

WD XE™ is now mounted to 3.5inch WD performance adapter.

WD® 3.5-Inch SAS WD XE™ Hard Drives offer flexibility, 
Extension of DATACENTER hardware INVESTMENTs 
New 3.5-Inch WD Performance Adapter Readies 2.5-Inch SAS Drives for  Legacy 3.5-inch Datacenter Storage Systems 

WD XE performs very well, thus provides:
  • best-in-class performance
  • lower power consumption
  • easy upgrade
  • reliability

Rich Rutledge, senior vice president of WD’s datacenters business unit, said:

  • “Delivering up to50 percent higher capacity,similar or better maximum sequential performance, higher reliability and up to 67 percent lower power consumption versus 3.5-inch,15,000 RPM drives, the new WD XE drives are the answer for data center server and storage solutions needing a transition strategy,”  “IT managers now have a worry-free migration path to the latest enterprise performance drives from WD, while preserving their chassis and solution investments.” 

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 6 Gb/s transfer rates, best-in-class sequential data rate of 204 MB/s, and outstanding random I/O performance;
  • Low power consumption – This 3.5-inch SAS drive delivers up to 67%  less power VS 3.5-inch 15,000 RPM 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 
Industry’s highest reliability rating – 2 million hours MTBF.

Price & Availability

Models from 300 GB to 900GB (WD3001HKHG, WD6001HKHG, and WD9001HKHG). Mostly available and are distributed by  Verdure Xchange Tech, Inc. and Ubertech, Inc. A manufacturer with its SRP(Suggested Retail Price) ranging from P10,999.00 - P28,999.

This WD XE HD has a five(5) year limited warranty.Y terms may be found on the company's website at http://wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=10.

Source: WD Press
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