Western Digital launches next generation S25 SAS Enterprise hard drives

Western Digital has started shipping the next third generation of its award-winning 2.5-inch SAS hard drives. The new hard drives have been specifically designed and enhanced for the performance-optimized, mission-critical enterprise server and storage market.

Coming in 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB and 900 GB capacities the new Western digital hard drives spin at 10 000 rpm, support SATA 3.0 and offer IT professionals a more advanced array of ultra-reliable and efficient, high-performance storage. The WD S25 line is designed for the most demanding applications such as online transaction processing and multi-tiered networked storage arrays.

“Continuing our commitment to the industry’s fastest-growing segment — 2.5-inch drives — WD is updating our small form factor SAS offering with the advanced technology of our third-generation drive, including a new 900 GB capacity point,” said Darwin Kauffman, vice president of enterprise storage solutions, WD. “Our latest generation of WD S25 SAS drives offer a powerful combination of enterprise-class performance and industry-leading reliability that is ideal for demanding high-performance computing and mission-critical environments. WD is also delivering higher capacity offerings and the power efficiency of the small form factor footprint, providing the most efficient storage solution for IT professionals and enabling lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).”

Western Digital enterprise hard drive

The small 2.5-inch hard drives also offer better system airflow and low power consumption of less than 8 watts to operate. All this is coupled by the industry’s highest MTBF rating of 2 million hours.

WD’s third-generation of 2.5-inch SAS drives is also its first to include support for T10 Protection Information (PI) for advanced data integrity, and the first to provide optional models that feature drive-level self-encryption that meets the Trusted Computing Group’s specification for Enterprise Class A encryption.

The new Western Digital hard drives are now shipping to OEMs with broader worldwide availability in the next quarter. All Western Digital S25 SAS hard drives come with a 5-year limited warranty.


Source: Eweek.com

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