16 October 2013

Western Digital Announced Mew Ultra-Compact Network Storage Plus

Do you run a small business enterprise? If you are then this device could help your data stay safe and secure. 

Western Digital (WD) unveiled its new small-and-medium sized (SMB) storage solutions: WD Sentinel ™ DS5100 and WD Sentinel DS6100 (S-series) ultra-compact network storage plus servers.

How could these devices help the businesses?

WD Sentinel has a great performance which equips with Intel® Xeon® processors. It is pre-installed in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials.
 According to Bill Evans, General Manager of WD's Business Storage solutions group.

“WD is using enterprise-class components to build a new family of network appliances  for small businesses. The WD Sentinel S-series network appliances are engineered with Intel Xeon processors, pre-populated with WD Se® datacenter 3.5-inch hard drives for rapid deployment, and feature dedicated 2.5-inch boot drives for maximum reliability. No other vendor offers a comparable network storage plus server in an equally small form factor. With a small footprint and quiet fan, an S-series appliance can be deployed anywhere.”

Proven Components from Intel, Microsoft, and WD

These devices are built by Western Digital and are powered by Intel Xeon processor which run on Windows Server 2012 RC Essentials.

 Jamie Hamilton, Director of Marketing, OEM Division at Microsoft Corp. said that:
 “Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials gives customers the benefit of built-in, groundbreaking, low-cost storage technologies, and WD’s Sentinel S-series hardware helps small businesses take advantage of these technologies,” said “We are pleased to work with WD to tackle the small business, first-server opportunity. WD’s hardware engineering expertise, previous success with network storage products based on Windows Storage Server, and leadership in offering an R2 version of Windows Server 2012 Essentials puts WD in a good position to serve this industry.”

The WD Sentinel S-series include WD 3.5-inch datacenter-class hard drives for  enhanced data security. With this kind of feature, companies will assure reliability class performance with dual dedicated boot drives, dual gigabit Ethernet ports, and dual external DC-in power ports.


Redundancy basically is an important factor to provide reliability service. Thus, WD builds professionally engineered to provide quality and reliable implementation.

Affordable First Server for Any Small Business

These devices could configured to offer automatic backup and restore up to 25 users and 50 computers which starts to P135,990.00.

Kevin Royalty, Microsoft MVP and Managing Partner of Total Care Computer Consulting in Centerville, Ohio said:
 “Finally, a network storage vendor has delivered a low-cost, turn-key solution that meets my customers’ requirements—with no assembly required. Small  business customers want a packaged solution with balanced disk, processor, memory,and operating system that is engineered and tested as a unit. The DS5100 and DS6100 appliances are ideal as a ‘first server’ due to the high-performance Intel Xeon processor, Windows Server, high-capacity enterprise-class disk storage, and tiny footprint.”

  • Five (5) models of WD Sentinel S-series are available.
  • SRP: P135,990 for WD Sentinel DS5100 4 TB network storage plus server.
  • WD Guardian™ Services, which offer flexible, affordable and hassle-free technical support, are available for periods of one or more years.
  • Available at any selected retailers and distributed by Iontech.
  • Available: WD Sentinel DS5100 4/8 TB
  • Available: WD Sentinel DS6100 is available with capacities of 8, 12, or 16 TB.
Source: WD Press

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