Monday, December 3rd 2012

Western Digital WD Green and WD Red Series Get 5 TB Models in Late 2013

It will be towards the end of 2013, when Western Digital will have 5 terabyte (or 5000 GB) models of its NAS-optimized WD Red, and energy-efficient consumer-optimized WD Green lines of consumer hard drives. According to launch plans unearthed by Russian website AlwaysMoreDigital, the 5 TB WD Red (model: WD50ERFX) and 5 TB WD Green (WD50EZRX) will be launched in Q4 (in or after October 2013). A little earlier than that, the two lines will be updated with 4 TB variants, the WD40ERFX and WD40EZRX. All four drives feature 64 MB of cache, SATA 6 Gb/s interface, and are built in the 3.5-inch form-factor.

Sources: AlwaysMoreDigital, Hardware.info
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19 Comments on Western Digital WD Green and WD Red Series Get 5 TB Models in Late 2013

#1
Dj-ElectriC
I'm happy to see that the HDD market keeps on growing. They must be really happy about how f*cking much we pay for HDD's today, eh?
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
the 5TB's would be great for a low power NAS or file server.
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#3
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Kind of depressing how long it is taking to get beyond 3 TB. :(

It would seem we have reached the end of the perpendicular recording boom. Hopefully we'll see the laser HDDs sooner rather than later.
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#4
TheGuruStud
What's the point if the drives fail so fast? You need multiple spares. :shadedshu
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Dj-ElectriC
I'm happy to see that the HDD market keeps on growing. They must be really happy about how f*cking much we pay for HDD's today, eh?
Meh, I think they're about right now. Preflood prices was not the norm.

by: TheGuruStud
What's the point if the drives fail so fast? You need multiple spares. :shadedshu
The point is someone has to make the first drive. ;)
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#6
LTUGamer
Need bigger Blue series because they suggests best price performance ratio (Greens are quite slow while black is quite expensive)
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#7
natr0n
I just got the 1.5tb ezrx green model listed, for a storage dump. It's pretty fast.
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#8
Zubasa
by: LTUGamer
Need bigger Blue series because they suggests best price performance ratio (Greens are quite slow while black is quite expensive)
High capacity HDDs are for data storage anyways, get a SSD if you want performance.
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#9
EarlZ
by: Zubasa
High capacity HDDs are for data storage anyways, get a SSD if you want performance.
For storage greens are quite slow despite the minimal gap in benchmarks with the blues ( at least in my experience )

I'm guessing the low price before is what was slowing capacity development.. I mean i bought my Samsung F1 1Tb for $48 and now its around $105 in where i live it.
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#10
jihadjoe
Woohoo! More space for pr0n! :roll:
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#11
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I'm more worried about Seagate getting a 4TB drive on the market so we can see the prices for 4TB drives come down a little. I'm out of space, but I really hate to buy 3TB drives with 4TB drives available. But I also don't like paying double for a 4TB drive only to get 1TB more space...
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#12
KissSh0t
With 5TB I could finally put everything from my burned DVD's onto my Hard Drive *___*
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#13
Widjaja
I find 3TB more than enough for me at the moment.
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#14
1c3d0g
I'm already chewing through an external 2TB USB 3.0 hard drive, these damned 1080p movies take up A LOT of space! :eek:
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#15
Wile E
Power User
I only have about 1TB free out of 9 on my server. It's all JBOD because I bought my drives piecemeal. Hoping to build a nice big RAID5 array around tax time. I'd like to see these release soon, so the 3 and 4TB models go down.
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#16
SaltyFish
by: FordGT90Concept
Kind of depressing how long it is taking to get beyond 3 TB. :(

It would seem we have reached the end of the perpendicular recording boom. Hopefully we'll see the laser HDDs sooner rather than later.
The upper limit has been 4 TB, not 3 TB, for quite a while. Thus, the 5 TB capacity means a technological breakthrough (or at the very least, massive cross-patent licensing) happened.
by: LTUGamer
Need bigger Blue series because they suggests best price performance ratio (Greens are quite slow while black is quite expensive)
Does WD still have the Blue line for desktops? I thought they dropped that a while ago.
by: Dj-ElectriC
I'm happy to see that the HDD market keeps on growing. They must be really happy about how f*cking much we pay for HDD's today, eh?
by: 1c3d0g
I'm already chewing through an external 2TB USB 3.0 hard drive, these damned 1080p movies take up A LOT of space! :eek:
You can never have enough hard drive space. Having more hard drive space means you'll want bigger files. Wanting bigger files means hard drive space goes down faster. It's a vicious cycle. Thus demand for it will never go down. Though hard drive capacity not keeping up with space required for high-res videos does make it much worse.

EDIT: How about 2 TB VelociRaptor drive while you're at it, WD?
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#17
Drmark
Hitachi has had the 4's out for quite awhile. Good to see WD is finally catching up. So based on this, Hitachi will have a 5 out is a couple of months, Seagate a 4tb by March and complaining about how they ARE the market leader.
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#18
Prima.Vera
I want a cheap 5TB USB 3.0 model please.
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#19
Jizzler
Nice.

Just bought a Lian-Li PC-A04 (7 x 3.5") on Black Friday to start my home server. Will have 10TB usable to start with, which should just about hold me over til these drives are out.
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