The WD Gold family presently has unique 16TB and 18TB CMR HDD capacities. The latest WD Gold CMR HDDs are particularly intended for usage in enterprise-class server and storage systems and are made for the purpose of heavy workloads and a wide array of huge data applications. Additionally, they can manage workloads up to 550TB per year, by utilizing Western Digital’s HelioSeal technology that allows high volumes with a low power consumption.
Expansion of WP Gold Family
As per the proclamation, the latest 16TB, and 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 CMR HDDs are currently available for cloud, large enterprise customers, and other data center architects seeking for the highest capacity with low power for designing more effective infrastructures.
TRENDFOCUS’s vice president, John Chen stated that Western Digital’s extended group of data center HDD solutions surely discusses a diversity of customer requirements, which sets them in a distinct initial state to take benefit on cloud and OEM client transitions to 18TB and even to 20TB for those optimizing the perks of SMR. Capacity-enterprise HDDs will proceed to dominate the nearline and secondary storage market as there is utterly no other cost-effective replacement for data at scale. As a consequence, they assume nearline disk drive exabytes freight to extend at a 32.5% CAGR, spanning 1.9 zettabytes by 2024.
To take maximum advantage of the company’s enterprise-class 16TB and 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 CMR HDDs, Western Digital’s Ultrastar Data60 and Data102 JBODs, and Serv60+8 high capacity storage servers have been upgraded. It is assumed that Ultrastar platforms will be upgraded to Ultrastar DC HC650 20TB SMR HDDs in the succeeding quarter.
Besides this, Western Digital has carried out two design innovations over these platforms for additional data authenticity. Also, Western Digital’s innovative ArcticFlow thermal zone cooling technology lets drives to perform at lower and more uniform temperatures than traditional systems, ending in lower fan speeds, diminished vibration, quieter operation, lower power consumption, and eventually higher dependability.
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