Western Digital has began quantity shipments of its 24 TB UltraStar & Gold CMR HDDs whereas additionally ramping up 28 TB SMR drives.
Western Digital’s 24 TB Ultrastar & Gold HDDs Are Now Delivery, 28 TB SMR HDDs Ramp
The corporate has recognized the immense demand from the cloud and information heart phase, which is why they’ve determined to introduce two completely different HDDs into the market, using the most recent tech onboard. The brand new drives by Western Digital are the Ultrastar DC HC580 24 TB and Western Digital Gold 24 TB HDDs, which include improved performance and energy effectivity.
Each of the disks characteristic energy-assisted perpendicular magnetic recording (ePMR) expertise, which has helped the corporate to supply “the very best capability HDDs in the marketplace “. By means of the combination of OptiNAND, which is a foundational structure within the drives, Western Digital goals to dominate the business by way of highly effective and environment friendly efficiency.
Talking of effectivity, the HC580 has the power to allow as much as 612TB of uncooked storage per rack unit, and the drive is 12% larger by way of per-TB energy effectivity in comparison with its earlier 22TB counterpart. The upper capability coupled with superb enhancements inside the vitality division is what makes the HC580 prepared for business software, and doubtlessly dominate within the longer run.
28TB Ultrastar DC HC680 SMR HDD
Western Digital is driving the following massive shift in cloud information heart with SMR HDDs. At 28TB, the brand new Ultrastar DC HC680 SMR HDD offers the utmost in storage density for hyperscale, cloud and enterprise clients. Designed for sequential write workloads the place storage density, watt/TB and $/TB are crucial parameters, it targets environments comparable to bulk storage, on-line backup and archive, video surveillance, cloud storage, storage for regulatory compliance, massive information storage, and different functions the place information could also be occasionally accessed.
24TB Ultrastar DC HC580 CMR HDD
Persevering with to ship innovation at scale, the Ultrastar DC HC580 24TB CMR HDD with improved OptiNAND expertise is the following leap in information density, permitting information heart clients to maximise their storage inside the similar footprint, and in power-constrained environments. For higher storage density, the HC580 can allow as much as 612TB of uncooked storage per rack unit in a 4U 102-drive bay resolution. These drives are additionally extra energy environment friendly, offering 12% much less Watt/TB in comparison with the corporate’s earlier 22TB model.
Ultrastar DC HC680 and HC580 SAS HDD variations will likely be obtainable in CYQ1’24 (FYQ3’24).
WD Gold 24TB CMR HDDs
Western Digital can be now delivery its 24TB WD Gold CMR SATA HDD into the channel. These drives are particularly designed for system integrators and resellers serving enterprises and SMBs who want extra dependable storage for giant information and enterprise storage workloads in comparison with conventional shopper HDDs. Leveraging improvements from the Ultrastar expertise platform, the WD Gold 24TB HDD offers as much as 2.5M hours MTBF (projected), options vibration safety expertise, is designed to deal with workloads as much as 550TB per yr and comes with a 5-year restricted guarantee.
By way of availability, the Western Digital Gold 24 TB is already within the delivery channels, and can most likely go for retail in a short time. Nevertheless, the Ultrastar DC HC680 and HC580 HDDs at the moment are being experimented with by the business and can be found for enterprise use solely. Western Digital intends to ship the SATA variations of the HDDs initially, however they’ve additionally disclosed that “SAS-based” variants are anticipated to drop within the first quarter of 2024.