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Western Digital Announces the WD XE 3.5-Inch SAS Hard Drives

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WD, a Western Digital company and a world leader in storage, today announced a new 3.5-inch SAS hard drive solution for legacy datacenter storage systems with the release of the WD XE, 2.5-inch, 10,000 RPM SAS hard drive, now available mounted in a 3.5-inch WD performance adapter. Shipping immediately, the WD XE hard drives provide best-in-class performance, low power consumption, and an easier upgrade path for existing 3.5-inch storage systems.

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$599,99 for 900GB ??? I see no need for such product. For the same price, you get a Crucial M500 960GB SSD.
 
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$599,99 for 900GB ??? I see no need for such product. For the same price, you get a Crucial M500 960GB SSD.
And I see no use of that SSD in enterprise either, it wouldn't last a month - you are comparing it to another market.
 
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And I see no use of that SSD in enterprise either, it wouldn't last a month - you are comparing it to another market.
Ok, I didn't read those spec on the Crucial site :

Life Expectancy 1.2 million hours mean time to failure (MTTF)
Endurance 72TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 40GB per day for 5 years

40GB par day is enough for most usage. But not for the enterprise market. 72TB of write in one month mean about writing at the disk at 30MB/sec for a month. Totally possible for the enterprise market.
Damm. SSD need better endurance !!