Western Digital today introduced the Ultrastar DC HC530 hard drive, which at uses conventional magnetic recording (CMR) to squeeze 14TB of data.
Built on Western Digital's fifth-generation HelioSeal technology, the 14TB Ultrastar DC HC530 drive is a follow-on to the first 14TB SMR (shingled magnetic recording) drive and it is based on conventional magnetic recording (CMR) technology for drop-in simplicity in enterprise and cloud data centers.
Designed to handle workloads up to 550TB per year, features TDMR technology (two-dimensional magnetic recording) and a third-generation dual-stage microactuator work together to enhance head-positioning accuracy and deliver better performance, data integrity and overall drive reliability.
The drive is available with either 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s SATA interfaces. It also helps protect end user data with encryption, it has amongst the industry's highest MTBF rating at 2.5M hours and comes with a 5-year limited warranty.
WD is currently shipping the Ultrastar DC HC530 14TB HDD to hyperscale cloud customers for qualification.