by Lyle Smith

WD Gold Datacenter 10TB HDD Now Available

Western Digital has announced the addition of a high-capacity 10TB model (WD101KRYZ) to their WD Gold line of datacenter hard drives, which were unveiled back in April. Built mainly for modern enterprise storage systems, the 10TB WD Gold features HelioSeal helium-technology for high capacity, power efficient storage datacenter environments.

The WD Gold datacenter hard drives are suitable for a variety of applications, including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers and storage, and rack-mount datacenter servers and storage enclosures. WD adds that their new 10TB drive improves on the 8TB WD Gold model, helping to reduce the TCO of servers and storage systems with an 8 percent operating power reduction coupled with a 25 percent increase in capacity. IT administrators can thus meet growing storage demands--even on limited budgets.

WD indicates the following features of their WD Gold 10TB drives:

  • 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 8TB drive.
  • Better performance: Up to 21 percent sequential performance improvement over WD Gold 8TB datacenter drives
  • High reliability: WD Gold drives can achieve 2.5 million hours MTBF (8TB and 10TB offerings)
  • Dedicated Premium Support Line: Western Digital offers a 24/7 premium support line for WD Gold drive customers.

The WD Gold 10TB hard drives are now available at select U.S. distributors, resellers and through the WD Store.

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