Western Digital Introduces 10 TB Helium-Filled Hard Drive
In announcing the Ultrastar He10 today, WDC stated it expects its 10 TB drives “to be a key enabler of video, photo, business and other cloud-based applications, and will be a cornerstone for public and private cloud deployments moving forward”.
“As the first 10 TB drop-in ready HDD, the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD provides the highest capacity, lowest power consumption per TB and the highest reliability rating of all HDDs on the market,” WDC states of its new offering.
“This is WDC’s third-generation helium drive, which defines the best enterprise-capacity hard drive in the
WDC states that the Ultrastar He10 offers a 25 per cent increase in capacity over the previous generation and uses 56 per cent fewer watts/TB than traditional air-filled HDDs, while offering a 2.5 million mean-time-between-failures rating, along with a five-year warranty.
“Our HelioSeal platform has defied next-generation expectations around capacity, reliability and power in HDDs,” Brendan Collins, HGST vice president of product marketing, commented.
“We were the first to recognise the benefits of helium and have pushed the boundaries while others are scrambling to catch up. The Ultrastar He10 represents the third generation of our HelioSeal line. It redefines enterprise capacity HDDs, showing the industry where storage devices need to go, to stay in front of the future that data growth is hurtling towards.”
Further information can be found here.