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WD now shipping its third-generation enterprise 2.5″ SAS HDDs



/ 5 years ago

The storage leader, Western Digital, has announced the availability of its third-generation WD S25 SAS hard drive, providing storage solution optimized for enterprise servers.

The new S25 comes in the small 2.5″ form factor with 10,000 RPM and SAS 6Gbps interface, offering IT professionals a more advanced array of ultra-reliable and efficient, high-performance storage. Available in capacities of 300, 450, 600 and 900 GB this line of hard drives is designed for the most demanding applications such as online transaction processing and multi-tiered networked storage arrays.

“Continuing our commitment to the industry’s fastest-growing segment — 2.5-inch drives — WD is updating our small form factor SAS offering with the advanced technology of our third-generation drive, including a new 900 GB capacity point,” said Darwin Kauffman, vice president of enterprise storage solutions, WD. “Our latest generation of WD S25 SAS drives offer a powerful combination of enterprise-class performance and industry-leading reliability that is ideal for demanding high-performance computing and mission-critical environments. WD is also delivering higher capacity offerings and the power efficiency of the small form factor footprint, providing the most efficient storage solution for IT professionals and enabling lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).”

Offering the speed required for any enterprise’s needs through its 6Gbps SAS interface, its smaller form factor allows for more free space, therefore additional airflow directly resulting in lower cooling costs. The WD S25 SAS drives require less than 8 watts to operate and features a 2.0 M hour MTBF rating – the industry’s highest.

WD’s third-generation of 2.5″ SAS drives are also the first to include support for T10 Protection Information (PI) for advanced data integrity, as well as the first to provide optional models that feature drive-level self-encryption meeting the Trusted Computing Group’s specification for Enterprise Class A encryption.

Now shipping to OEMs, the WD S25 SAS should become more widely available from select resellers and distributors worldwide during the next quarter. For an extended peace of mind, the hard drives will be covered by a five-year limited warranty.

For more information, please refer to the official product page.

Source: Press Release