Western Digital is expanding its color portfolio with a new line: the WD Gold datacenter hard drives. With purpose-driven designs for the datacenter, WD Gold datacenter hard drives are launching with a new, high-capacity configuration of up to 8TB that offers HelioSeal helium-technology. The new hard drives feature an optimized design with an 8TB option that helps reduce the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of servers and storage systems.
The 3.5-inch, 7200 RPM hard disk series includes 8TB, 6TB and 4TB models, all featuring a SATA 6 Gb/s interface and 128 MB cache.
WD says that the new hard drives offer 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.
WD Gold achieves one of the highest reliability ratings in the industry - 2.5 million hours MTBF (8TB offering).
Prices are $629.00 / $499 / $309 for the 8TB, 6TB and 4TB models. respectively.