Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

Western Digital Increases WD Gold Hard Drives Capacity by 25 Percent

Western Digital Corporation, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced a new, high-capacity configuration of up to 10TB for its award-winning WD Gold datacenter hard drives. Designed for modern enterprise storage systems, WD Gold 10 TB datacenter hard drives feature HelioSeal helium-technology for high capacity, power efficient storage for datacenter 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 10 TB datacenter hard drives feature an optimized design over the existing WD Gold 8 TB drives that 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 on limited budgets.
"It is Western Digital's ongoing goal to provide superior reliability and compelling value to our 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 10 TB capacity enables customers to efficiently deploy higher density storage solutions."

WD Gold 10 TB 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 8 TB drive.
  • Better performance - Up to 21 percent sequential performance improvement over WD Gold 8 TB 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 (8 TB and 10 TB offerings)
  • Dedicated Premium Support Line - Western Digital offers a 24/7 premium support line for WD Gold drive customers and can be reached at U.S.: (855) 559-3733; International: +80055593733.
WD Gold 10 TB hard drives (model number WD101KRYZ) are currently available at select U.S. distributors, resellers and through the WD Store.
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18 Comments on Western Digital Increases WD Gold Hard Drives Capacity by 25 Percent

#2
AsRock
TPU addict
Well the 8TB ones are near $600, so i will go with expensive.
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#3
Jism
AsRock
Well the 8TB ones are near $600, so i will go with expensive.
In enterprise market, costs of 20k a server including complete storage setup is not unusual.

The MBTF is more important for enterprise. You want a disk that lasts at least 3+ years with 24/7 usage.

That's what you pay for as well.
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
Stating the obvious, never said it was or wasn't ( but i guess i did that too ), i only stated that it be expensive.
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#5
SniperHF
Jism
In enterprise market, costs of 20k a server including complete storage setup is not unusual.

The MBTF is more important for enterprise. You want a disk that lasts at least 3+ years with 24/7 usage.

That's what you pay for as well.
Yep. We just got in a bunch of HP Enterprise 1.92 TB SSD's here at work and let's just say I'm glad I wasn't the one paying for them :laugh:
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#6
ZoneDymo
AsRock
Stating the obvious, never said it was or wasn't ( but i guess i did that too ), i only stated that it be expensive.
hmm depends a bit on how you look at the meaning of "expensive".
if you cannot really compare these HDD's with standard consumer HDD's, can you really compare prices then?
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#7
Caring1
Prima.Vera
Price???????/
Plus 30% probably :D
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#8
buggalugs
holy crap, i remember when hard drives had like 16 GBs, and the really early ones had one megabyte.
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#9
Fx
Cool. Based upon this news, I bet it won't be too much longer until they release 10TB Reds. These have slower performance with only have 3 year warranty but run very cool.

Still, I can't wait for the reviews of these 10TB Golds.
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#10
1c3d0g
buggalugs
holy crap, i remember when hard drives had like 16 GBs, and the really early ones had one megabyte.
Haha, indeed! I remember back then when having a 8GB Quantum Fireball meant you were one of the elite few who owned such a "monster". :D
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#11
AsRock
TPU addict
buggalugs
holy crap, i remember when hard drives had like 16 GBs, and the really early ones had one megabyte.
I still have a Seagate that's about 120MB lol and going by the pics above it's about 2 times bigger at least lol.

1c3d0g
Haha, indeed! I remember back then when having a 8GB Quantum Fireball meant you were one of the elite few who owned such a "monster". :D
I still have such monster, although now it's no monster :P, don't remember if it's thr SCSI or IDE version as i have had both over the time and don't remember if moved to the US with it or not some 15 year ago, maybe i should check lol.
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#12
R-T-B
buggalugs
holy crap, i remember when hard drives had like 16 GBs, and the really early ones had one megabyte.
I think the first HD has 10MBs, but I get your point.
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#13
Jetster
I went from a 20Mb (first drive) drive to a 600 Mb dive and thought. I will never be able to fill this thing up
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#14
buggalugs
R-T-B
I think the first HD has 10MBs, but I get your point.
The really early ones were One megabyte, I think we;re talking 60's 70's and I think it was the size of a refrigerator. It depends what form factor we're talking about.

It used to cost $10,000 per megabyte of storage back in the day. Scary
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#15
R-T-B
buggalugs
The really early ones were One megabyte, I think we;re talking 60's 70's and I think it was the size of a refrigerator. It depends what form factor we're talking about.

It used to cost $10,000 per megabyte of storage back in the day. Scary
I'm pretty sure the first IBM HDD ever was made in literally a hollowed out washing machine, and featured 10MBs, but unsure as to where I read it.
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#16
Athlonite
AsRock
I still have a Seagate that's about 120MB lol and going by the pics above it's about 2 times bigger at least lol.



I still have such monster, although now it's no monster :p, don't remember if it's thr SCSI or IDE version as i have had both over the time and don't remember if moved to the US with it or not some 15 year ago, maybe i should check lol.
I still have a seagate that's 545MB it's a noisy little fecker but still runs like was a new drive LOL
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#17
Athlonite
buggalugs
The really early ones were One megabyte, I think we;re talking 60's 70's and I think it was the size of a refrigerator. It depends what form factor we're talking about.

It used to cost $10,000 per megabyte of storage back in the day. Scary
they were bigger than a fridge infact most would have had their own sound proof 8x6 room
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#18
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Fx
Cool. Based upon this news, I bet it won't be too much longer until they release 10TB Reds. These have slower performance with only have 3 year warranty but run very cool.

Still, I can't wait for the reviews of these 10TB Golds.
My server is all Reds. They run 24/7, and some have happily done so for nearly 4 years now. Despite the only 3 year warranty and the plethora of negative user reviews, I have found them to be reliable, and cool, as you stated. :)

Jetster
I went from a 20Mb (first drive) drive to a 600 Mb dive and thought. I will never be able to fill this thing up
I got a 1GB with my first new Gateway computer (not a cobbled together piece of old parts), and I thought the same! I felt sure the drive would die before I ran out of room.. LOL, how quickly times change.
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