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Western Digital's new 15TB HDD is now the world's largest

By Kenny Yeo - on 26 Oct 2018, 2:44pm

Western Digital's new 15TB HDD is now the world's largest

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Western Digital has just announced a new mega hard disk drive, the new Ultrastar DC HC620 HDD will offer up to 15TB of storage, making it the world's largest HDD right now.

Like most of Western Digital's other mega capacity HDDs, the Ultrastar DC HC620 isn't targeted at people like you and me. Instead, it was designed for enterprise customers, specifically those looking to cram as much as storage in as little space as possible while keeping total cost of ownership low.

The drive will come in SATA and SAS models and will spin at 7,200rpm, offering sustained transfer rates of around 255MB/s. It also employs Western Digital's HelioSeal technology

No word yet on price but don't expect it to be cheap. Western Digital has begun shipping the drives to select partners and broader availability will be happening later this quarter.

Expect the Ultra DC HC620 to be surpassed in the capacity stakes soon because Seagate is said to be working on a 16TB drive that it plans to release this year.

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