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WD goes for gold, launches new Gold HDDs for data centers (Updated with pricing)

By Kenny Yeo & Ciara Alarcon - on 28 Apr 2016, 10:00am

WD goes for gold, launches new Gold HDDs for data centers (Updated with pricing)


**Updated on 28 April 2016, 1000hrs with pricing information**

WD has enhanced its portfolio with new Gold data center hard drives.

WD Gold data center hard drives are designed for a broad range of applications – including small to medium-scale enterprise servers and storage, and rack-mount data center servers and storage enclosures.

It has a new, high-capacity configuration of up to 8TB that offers HelioSeal helium-technology for performance, ideal capacity per square foot, power efficiency and low power consumption for data center environments.

WD Gold data center hard drives include:

  • Improved power efficiency - New electronics enhance power efficiency up to 15-percent. HelioSeal technology enables up to 26-percent lower power consumption.
  • Better performance – Up to 18-percent sequential performance improvement over previous generation WD Re™ 4TB datacenter drives, and up to 30-percent improvement in random write performance over previous generation WD Re 6TB datacenter drives through media-based cache, and up to 3x improvement over competitive offerings.

High reliability – WD Gold incorporates best-of-breed design, manufacturing and test processes to achieve one of the highest reliability ratings in the industry – 2.5 million hours MTBF (8TB offering)

  • Dedicated Premium Support Line and WD Gold Model Numbers – Western Digital offers a 24/7 premium support line for WD Gold customers.

The WD Gold drives will be available in Singapore later this month and pricing is as follows:

  • 8TB: WD8002FRYZ - S$979
  • 6TB: WD6002FRYZ - S$749
  • 4TB: WD4002FYYZ - S$489

Source: Western Digital