Thursday, September 15th 2016

Western Digital Ships 12 TB WD Gold Hard Drives

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global data storage technology and solutions leader, has expanded its WD Gold hard drive lineup to include a 12 TB capacity model, designed to address demanding Big Data workloads. The new high-capacity hard drives provide for increased storage density in a range of enterprise and cloud storage applications. Whether data comes in the form of confidential consumer data, healthcare records or business intelligence, WD Gold hard drives provide a no-compromise storage solution that modern day IT managers need.

"As data growth continues unabated, retaining more of that data and generating meaningful insight from it becomes increasingly important," said Brendan Collins, vice president, Devices business unit, Western Digital. "Businesses that most effectively extract value from operational data are able to make smarter decisions, improve business outcomes and ultimately gain a competitive advantage."
The WD Gold hard drives are designed to store users' most precious data. Designed for heavy-workload, high-vibration server environments, the new drives have a reliability rating (2.5 million hours MTBF) that is among the highest in WD's hard drive portfolio. The drives utilize Western Digital's 4th generation HelioSeal technology, which seals helium in the drive to help provide exceptional capacity, reliability and power efficiency. The new WD Gold 12 TB leverages a 256 MB cache, 7200 RPM, and a five year warranty.

The new WD Gold 12TB hard drives (model number WD121KRYZ) feature a five-year limited warranty, and are available now through select distributors. Pricing for the 12 TB model stands at around $521.99. Source: WDC Press Room
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8 Comments on Western Digital Ships 12 TB WD Gold Hard Drives

This is cheaper then the HGST 12TB (a division of WD) by about ~$100 to $200 USD.
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Octavean said:
This is cheaper then the HGST 12TB (a division of WD) by about ~$100 to $200 USD.
It's cheaper for a reason, WD sux balls.
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drohm said:
It's cheaper for a reason, WD sux balls.
Yeah, sez you! My twelve 8TB WD Gold drives at work are running great.
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drohm said:
It's cheaper for a reason, WD sux balls.
That trap was poorly baited.
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I wonder when are they gonna add a new Black model?. The Black series is still stuck at 6TB while all their other series have moved on to atleast 10TB. I'm guessing 12TB Red Pro will come Q1 2018. Should be cheaper too than Gold. Problably around $475.
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Since when did WD suck?

Now if only they accomplish the same in SSD space.
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Since never.

Guy joined the forum over 9.5 years ago. Waits until now to contribute his first post. Makes sure it's pure unsubstantiated drivel.

Well congratulations! Here's your Most Random Troll Of The Decade award. Can't wait to hear more meaningful insights from you...:shadedshu:
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Damn you WD. Why must you tempt me to upgrade from 10TB Golds?

Good thing I am set for my ESXI media storage and can't justify this.
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